During the manufacturing stage, cutting materials is an important part of the process. There are many cutters on the marker from torches to saws. Water jet cutters (such as those from Cincinnati Ventilating Company Inc) have many advantages over traditional cutting systems. 


Torches cut through metal by melting it. The metal slag thus created will run out of the metal and create a mess. The metal the torch melts is wasted and can create a mess. A water jet does not melt the metal it cuts through and therefore does not create as much of a mess. You don't have to worry, for example, that the metal will start a fire. 

Wasted Material

As a torch cuts through a piece of metal, it does not just melt the metal that the torch is applied to. It will also melt the metal to either side, except that this metal is not heated enough to turn to liquid. Because a water jet does not melt the material it cuts, it preserves the structural integrity of the material that it is cutting. 

Operating Costs

With the right set up, you can recycle the water used in a water jet. The main components of such a system are a receiving tank that funnels the water toward a filter. Reusing the water means that you don't have to pay for a new supply as you would with an acetylene torch or saw blades.  


An acetylene torch can only be used to cut metals because they could ignite wood and could damage crystals. Water jets, on the other hand, can be used to cut all sort of materials. Simply by adding abrasives to the water used in the jet it can be used to cut everything from metal to wood, to stone, to crystals. 


One of the chief disadvantages of a water jet is that it takes more time to cut some materials. For example, a torch will cut through metals faster than a water jet and a water jet can be harder to transport than a torch or a saw. 

If you are looking for a way to outfit an industrial shop, then buying a water jet is worth looking into. You can make precise cuts through all sorts of materials. Buying a water jet makes a lot of sense as either a primary cutting tool or for use as a secondary cutting tool. The right water jet can increase productivity and decrease operating costs.