The Swarm 2000 9-hp heavy-duty bridge saw, distributed by Hard Rock Tool, features a 16-inch blade capacity and a 101⁄2- x 61⁄2-foot cutting area. The saw is constructed in steel for vibration-free cutting, and the positioning of the X and Y axes is digitally controlled for greater accuracy.

The cutting motion is controlled by rack-and-pinion, and the saw is capable of miter cuts. The manual-to-computer set speed rate -- called "Smart Speed" -- allows the operator to slowly sink the blade into the center cut, and a combination slide/V-groove bearing guide system creates a smooth, yet rigid head travel. The machine has a remote positioning pad with kill switch, and it can be equipped with an optional laser.