FS-170 Friction Saw for Tube and Pipe - Thermatool Corp.

FS-170 Friction Saw

For fast single-blade friction cuts up to a 6.625-inch (170 mm) diameter, a FS-170 friction saw delivers accuracy and overall durability for high strength steel and mechanical tubing applications. This flying saw tracks tube and pipe speed during production and cuts (using a 75 HP accelerator motor and high-performance low-backlash rack and pinion) precisely at line speeds up to 320 FPM (100 MPM) with a single 35-inch (900 mm) diameter blade. This cost-effective flying saw, with its variable speed blade drive, is an ideal match for heavy wall applications where production speed is critical. The FS-170 is easy to setup and maintain by utilizing simple low-cost tooling.


Thermatool Corp.

31 Commerce St., East Haven, CT. 06512


  • Excellent cut length control ±0.125 inch in 20 ft (3 mm in 6 m)
  • Programmable for round, square and rectangle profiles
  • Controllable cutting speed for various tube sizes
  • Display of cumulative cross-sectional area of metal removed during cutting
  • Dynamic home saw positioning to maximize production capability
  • Full system diagnostics
  • Batch length setup for up to ten products
  • Cut length display for each cut
  • Simple low-cost tooling
  • Easy to maintain

Tech Specs

Maximum Tube O.D. 6.625″ (170 mm)
Minimum Tube O.D. 0.500″ (12.7 mm)
Maximum Wall Thickness 0.160″ (4.1 mm)
Minimum Wall Thickness 0.028″ (0.71 mm)
Material CRS/HRS
Maximum Mill Speed 320 FPM (100 MPM)*
Cut Length Tolerance 0.080″ (2 mm)
Accelerator Motor 75 HP Drive
Blade Motor 100 HP
Line Direction Right to Left / Left to Right
Pass Line Height 36″ (914 mm) Nominal