Case Study: The Excel ECS Vario 350 Metal Cutting Chopsaw ( Cold Saw ) and how it has benefited Precise Engineering Ltd.

Dave Webster, Owner of Precise Engineering Ltd, has recently invested in a new Excel Vario 350 Metal Cutting Chopsaw, (commonly known as a “ Cold Saw ”) from Data Powertools Ltd based in South Wales, UK.



Dave needed to cut a large variety of materials – from sectional aluminium to solid mild steel round bar.


The Vario 350 offers a large capacity due to the large 350mm saw blade – and also offers excellent versatility due to the “vario” function which allows him to vary the speed between 24rpm and 120rpm at the touch of a button.


“I’m delighted with the power of this machine even when slowed right down for cutting solid mild steel – there is no loss of power when the speed is reduced. The build quality of the machine is fantastic even though the price does not reflect that.


This machine offers everything a conventional cold saw does, and more. It will play a key role in my manufacturing process for many years to come”  says Dave.


Video CS 350 VARIO 415V (3 Phase) in action

For more information and to make enquiries on how to purchase this machine click here or contact our technical sales specialist Nick Dando on 07970 990339

Kasto BSMe2 Semi-Automatic Metal Cutting Bandsaw – Review

German manufacturer Kasto’s BSME2  is the ideal saw for a fabrication workshop offering large capacity cuts with automatic, adjustable downfeed.This sturdily constructed machine is brilliantly versatile covering a multitude of applications with it’s double mitring facility. Sawing box section, tubes and solids will become a breeze.

Kasto BSMe2 Semi Automatic Metal Band Saw
Available for viewing and demonstrations at our Cardiff Showroom

An economical Band Sawing Machine of sturdy construction, with two cutting speeds, for solutions of all kinds of cutting tasks, 90° and mitre cutting (-45°/+60°) of tubes, structural and solid material, designed for rough use in workshops. The KASTObsm E 2 offers uncompromising solutions for light to medium sawing tasks in machine shops. The universal bandsaw in sturdy construction is convincing in all sawing and mitre tasks (-45°/+60°) with reliability and process safety whether sawing tubes, profiles or solids. Among other things, the saw feed is controlled by an adjustable valve and the machine turns off automatically after the cut is finished.

In summary, this machine  is an ideal edition to any metal workshop. Once installed you won’t remember what it was like to be using that old machine with inaccurate and slow cuts….

To see more information and technical specification check the catalogue page at our main site here.