The body has a gantry structure and dual side drive systems. Work proceeds smoothly at all times since the body is well balanced and very responsive. A rack and pinion backlash free drive is used for both the cross (X-axis) and longitudinal (Y-axis) directions, which achieves accurate and repeatable motion. Highly accurate, smooth operation is assured thanks to precision machined steel rails and a stable longitudinal drive mechanism. Up to five additional oxy-fuel tool carriages can be attached to a steel band which is not susceptible to slag deposits. The specialized rapid-action coupling allows for efficient manual positioning of the tool carriages and multi-torch cutting.