If you’ve ever used a saw in any capacity, you are undoubtedly aware of the amazing amount of heat the tool creates. Whether you are using a handsaw or a bandsaw, the friction heats both the blade and the material you’re cutting. For most applications, this isn’t a huge concern, but there are times when the heat generated by sawing can be hazardous to your materials.
While it may seem like something out of a science-fiction flick, waterjet cutting has, to a large extent, solved this problem. A water jet cutter uses extremely pressurized water to cut through everything from metal and wood to minerals. There are several variations of this machine, but they all offer the same advantage; precision cutting without excess heat.