Why I use a Prazi Beam Cutter instead of a chainsaw

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Every time I share a picture or video using my Prazi Beam Cutter I get many comments that I could have just used a chainsaw, or a table saw, or a number of other machines.  Yes, I could have.  But here’s a few reasons WHY I prefer the Prazi https://amzn.to/36ddKRq for the type of cuts I’m making in my shop. 

Prazi Beam Cutter starting a beam


The Prazi Beam Cutter attaches right to my Makita circular saw base.

It gives me the benefit of a chainsaw with the added precision of a base plate.  Since the saw is running off of the plate’s angle I get more true cuts (as long as the beam is straight) than I would have with a traditional chainsaw. 

Accuracy and reduced waste are important to my business of taking reclaimed timber to make furniture and décor.  In some cases I only have one beam to work with, leaving little room for do-overs.  Other times I am trying to preserve and feature a certain characteristic in the beam and there is no recovery from mis-cuts. 

I always want to create unique woodwork featuring the history of each piece of lumber, all the while building safe and functional products for my customers. 

Prazi Beam Cutter half way through beam


When pairing the Prazi with the Makita I end up with a really nice square cut. 

Large boards and beams can be processed in one long slice up to 12” thick, which saves me a ton of time and headache.  Truth be told it is not as precise as a circular saw on it’s own, as it is cut with a chainsaw blade that isn’t designed for fine precise cuts, but it gets me close enough without me having to flip the beam over and over and over on my chop saw. 

Prazi Beam Cutter coming out back side of beam

Imagine a 20’ long 10x10 beam.  To do anything with it would mean having to cut the front, the top, and the bottom, and then you’d still have to go in there with a hand saw to finish up. The Prazi Beam Cutter does this in one pass with no need to roll that monster beam over.

The chances of mistake and injury get higher as you have to make more adjustments and saw passes.  This setup just chews right through it like a hungry monster in one swift pass. It is also a cool looking tool to have on the wall.

 Here’s what you need to know about this amazing tool:
  • You can perform single pass cuts on large items like beams, posts and logs
  • Attaching this to a circular saw base increases your cut capacity from 2 ½” to 12”
  • Cuts angles up to 45 degrees, maxes out the 12” reach at 90 degrees
  • Fits most regular 7 ¼” circular saws
  • You can also get a 16” beam saw made by Prazi

Prazi Beam Cutter finish cut

Here's where you can find out more information - https://amzn.to/36ddKRq

If large lumber is a common obstacle for you, I highly suggest adding the Prazi Beam Cutter to your arsenal. 


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