Norton Clipper CM501 Major 18-20" Masonry Saw

The Clipper CM501 masonry saw is the original site workhorse since 1937. Not only does it lead its class, it is universally recognised as the industry benchmark for masonry and stone cutting saws, dominating building sites, educational institutions and industrial facilities alike around the world. When people think of a brick saw, they are generally thinking of the CM501 Clipper Major.

This high performance masonry saw is suitable for cutting a wide variety of smaller and medium sized materials such as bricks, blocks, concrete, natural stone, refractory products, roof tiles and masonry materials. It features both winding handle and foot pedal depth control which allows the operator the flexibility to either multiple step cut or fixed cut (full depth) material.  The incorporated stay level blade guard provides excellent visibility of the work piece, whatever the elevation of the cutting head.

The Clipper CM501 is available with a choice of drive units; petrol engine or electric motor (110V, 230V or 415V). Max cutting length 500mm. Max depth of cut 165/195mm.

CM501 3.60.P (Honda Petrol) - (6.5Hp/4.8Kw). Ideal for use in remote locations and virgin sites with no access to power.

CM501 3.20.1 (110V 1ph) - (3.0Hp/2.2Kw). Ideal for site use and in noise sensitive or poorly ventilated areas.

Minimum 32A, 10kVA continuous supplySee our transformer guide for more info.

CM501 3.55.1 (230V 1ph) - (3.0Hp/2.2Kw). Ideal for static, more prolonged use. 16A direct supply.

CM501 3.55.3 (415V 3ph) - (5.5Hp/4.0Kw). Ideal for static, more prolonged use and more forgiving than single phase. 32A 3-phase supply.

Why not add to your purchase a Clipper 20” Pro Beton diamond blade for the concessionary low price of just £125.00 +VAT (RRP: £632.00 +VAT)?

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  CM501 3.60.P
CM501 3.20.1 CM501 3.55.1
CM501 3.55.3
MPN 70184627020 70184628235 70184628236 70184627018
Motor Power 6.5Hp/4.8kW 3.0Hp/2.2kW 3.0Hp/2.2kW 5.5Hp/4.0kW
Voltage N/A. 110V Electric 230V Electric 415V Electric
Fuse N/A. 32A (1-phase) 16A (1-phase) 16A (3-phase)
Minimum Transformer
N/A. 10KVA Continuous* N/A. N/A.
Engine Honda GX200 Petrol N/A. N/A. N/A.
Engine Gross Power 6.5Hp/4.8kW N/A. N/A. N/A.
Maximum Cutting Length 500mm 500mm 500mm 500mm
Blade Capacity 450mm/18" / 500mm/20" 450mm/18" / 500mm/20" 450mm/18" / 500mm/20" 450mm/18" / 500mm/20"
Bore Size 25.4mm/1" 25.4mm/1" 25.4mm/1" 25.4mm/1"
Maximum Cutting Depth 165mm / 195mm 165mm / 195mm 165mm / 195mm 165mm / 195mm
Maximum Material Height 355mm 355mm 355mm 355mm
Maximum Cutting Length 500mm 500mm 500mm 500mm
Table Size 580 x 420mm 580 x 420mm 580 x 420mm 580 x 420mm
Overall Dimensions (W x H x L) 610 x 1700 x 1480mm 610 x 1700 x 1480mm 610 x 1700 x 1480mm 610 x 1700 x 1480mm
Weight 165kg 165kg 165kg 165kg
HAV rating <2.5m/s² <2.5m/s² <2.5m/s² <2.5m/s²
Our Price (Exc.VAT) £2838.00 £2882.00 £2858.00 £3025.00

*See our transformer guide for more info.

The Clipper CM 501 Major is the successor to the highly popular Clipper EDW Major, which was the clear favourite of the construction industry for over 30 years. It retains many of the same features as the EDW and is equally as responsive, quick and easy to use.

The CM501 with its more flowing design and contours is considered to be more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. This highly popular, highly versatile bench saw includes an integrated recirculating water pump for wet cutting applications and fork lift eyes for ease of transportation. It can alternatively be used for dry cutting applications or connected to a mains feed or purified water supply. The flat conveyor cart of the saw includes friction resistant tilted wheels, which provide better cart stability, fluid free-flowing movement and improved accuracy of cut.

Such is the flexibility of the saw, it is used for an incredibly diverse range of applications, from general site and educational use, cutting refractories in industrial facilities, teaching the next generation of construction workers in educational institutions to a core saw cutting core samples in the depths of Siberia or remote locations like the gold fields of Africa.

When using a CM501 the reason for its popularity, success and market dominance for so very long is evident and clear.