Rod Cutters: The Basics

If you need something to cut metal, you have several choices. In metal fabrication, the metal and its characteristics will help to determine the preference for one tool over another. If the fabricator is looking at a bar of metal, the most common choice will be rod cutters.

Characteristics of a High-Quality Rod Cutter

A rod cutter has one major purpose. It is to cut through either threaded and/or non-threaded bars or rods of metal. The perfect rod cutter will be able to do so without difficulty. Moreover, its actions will be characterized by certain properties. In other words, the rod cutter will cut:

 * Cleanly

 * Quickly

 * Precisely

 * Quietly

 * A variety of rod sizes – this will depend upon the specific model of the rod cutter

 * Both stainless and mild steel as well as other materials – this will depend upon the capabilities of the cutter

It will also not produce any sparks, making it safe to use for certain applications and in specific situations. Indeed, the best rod cutter does not endanger workers employed on a spark-free worksite. It is also easy to use and greatly magnifies the strength of the user.

Overall, the ideal rod cutters provide a cut so clean, so precise and so clear, the work will not require further actions such as deburring, grinding or filing. In fact, you can bolt the workpiece directly. This saves you both time and money.

Applications of Rod Cutters

A rod cutter has a number of applications. It can cut the threaded pipes or rods employed in hanging pipe systems for the ceiling including:

 * Air conditioning

 * Sprinkler installations

It is, therefore, a favorite tool for electricians, mechanics and plumbers. They can employ it at the workplace and on the job site with safety and accuracy. Both cordless and corded models of rod cutters are available.

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