A leader among burn table manufacturers, Messer Cutting Systems produces a wide range of burn tables, also known as cutting tables. Our burn tables are available in a range of sizes, styles, and specifications. They are rugged and durable to meet your cutting needs. Burn tables can be used with plasma, oxyfuel, and laser cutting processes.

What is a Burn Table?

For years the term “burn tables” has been used to refer to an oxyfuel or plasma cutting machine. Also, a photo tracer or CNC controlled machinery referred to the same.

The oxyfuel and plasma cutting process, which uses a flame or arc to cut steel, or to “burn” the material. hence the name burn table.

Cutting tables are often used interchangeably with burn tables. The cutting table holds the material that will be cut, or burned by these processes, plasma, oxyfuel, or laser using a CNC cutting machine. Click on the links below review the many options and features of a cutting table, along with suggestions of the best CNC cutting machines to fit your applications.

Specific Types of Burn Tables

Additional Burn Table Types

Messer has additional information on other types of cutting tables. Learn more.

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Downdraft Table

The downdraft cutting table is like no other cutting table anywhere. The downdraft is specially designed to work with smaller machines and has a maximum plate capacity of 3″ thick plate.

Water Tables

Water burn tables, also called water tables, do not require the use of a dust collector. Water burn tables reduce noise, eliminate dangerous arc light, minimize heat distortion, and keep cut parts cool.

The slagger


The Slagger® cutting table is like no other in its ability to move slag. Whether produced from oxyfuel or plasma cutting, slag moves from one side of the table and deposits the slag into a collection bucket at the end of the table in just minutes.