Methods of steel cutting include
- Band Saw: is a saw with a long, sharp blade consisting of a continuous band of toothed metal stretched between two or more wheels to cut material. They are used to cut a variety of materials including metals.
- Abrasive Saw: is a power tool which is typically used to cut hard materials, such as metals, tile, and concrete. The cutting action is performed by an abrasive disc similar to a thin grinding wheel.
- Cold Saw: a circular saw designed to cut metal which uses a toothed blade to transfer the heat generated by cutting to the chips created by the saw blade, allowing both the blade and material being cut to remain cool.
- Grinder: is a handheld power tool used for grinding (abrasive cutting) and polishing
- Laser Cutting: is a technology that uses a laser to cut materials, and is typically used for industrial manufacturing applications, although there is growing market among schools, small businesses and hobbyists.
- Plasma Cutting: a process that cuts through electrically conductive materials by means of an accelerated jet of hot plasma. Typical materials cut with a plasma torch include steel, stainless steel, aluminium and brass and copper, although other conductive metals may be cut as well.