The portable types have a cutting disc, handle and a small working surface. The three parts are assembled on a small chassis that has wheel for easier movement from place to place. The portable cut machine is generally used to conduct small cutting operations especially for domestic assemblies. It has limited power, which means it cannot be used to produce deep cuts in large pieces. It produces straight cuts and uses manual power (works by pressing the cutting disc towards the workpiece using the handle). It is used to produce simple cuts and cannot be programmed to work on numerous pieces without supervision.
The second type of cut machine is the table type. It is generally larger and has more capabilities than the portable type. Some types have a handle that is used to press the cutting disc into the workpiece while others are automated to conduct the whole process without supervision. They can be able to produce deep cuts and can be used for both domestic and industrial purposes. Some are equipped with LED display systems that can be used to program the functions of the machine. However, others are simply large in size but manual in operation.
The floor type cut machines are generally large and are mounted on the floor using fasteners or cement. They have extremely outstanding capabilities and can be used to perform virtually all types of cuts in metal. They have powerful motor systems and cutting discs that can be used to produce deep cuts when dealing with bulky work pieces. Most of them are programmable and can interpret simple CAD designs into machine language in order to produce different types of cuts. They have outstanding accuracy and precision and can be used to produce very intricate designs within seconds. They are generally used in various industries such as the automotive industry, marine industry and aerospace industry among others.