The beam cutter does what a chain saw or a circular saw cannot do. Will rip in depth to 12. Will cut angles up to 45. Will cut rafters in one operation. Will cut cleanly through railroad ties.Double-guarded, kickback resistant guide bar. Plate thickness (in): 0.16. Progressive blade tooth spacing: no. Blade diameter (in): 3 3/8. Footplate and built-in site ensures gliding manageability while cutting perfectly straight lines.