The Amsaw production sawing machines are designed to use carbide blades to reduce the cutting time of ferrous and non-ferrous material. The machines can saw bars, billets, rails, profiles, pipes and tubes. Standard design features include hardened spindle gears ground to reduce backlash and a special saw blade guide/damping device to stabilize the blade and prolong tool life. Sawing can be performed without coolant. Saw blades can be changed in fewer than 3 minutes. Double and triple measurement strokes can be applied for overly long cuts. The chip disposal system is designed to be fast and dependable. Options include stock size measuring, automated length measuring systems, bar manipulating systems, infeed and out-feed systems and stackers.