Tempest 397K Cutoff Saw


The 397K Cutoff Saw is the newest addition to the Ventmaster line of durable cutting tools for the fire service. Incorporating features found on no other fire/rescue cutoff saw, the Ventmaster 397K meets the needs of today’s fire service personnel.

The 397K Saw is available in three configurations:

Full Option package:
• D-ring starter handle
• KIS-360 Depth gauge
• Stabilization roller
• Choice of any 14"
Diamond blade (View)

Package without Depth Gauge
• D-ring starter handle
• Stabilization roller
• Choice of any 14"
Diamond blade (View)

Basic Saw: No options & No blade. Contact Us for pricing.

KIS-360 Depth Gauge

Available only from Tempest, the patented KIS-360 depth gauge allows for precise control of cutting depth. KIS-360 Depth Gauge Kit includes templates and hardware to mount depth gauge on most manufacturers' cutoff saws.

Smoother operation, reduced wear: The 397K features the most advanced air intake filtration and cooling system available today. The patented "Centrifugal Force" Active Filtration System mechanically filters 97% of airborne contaminants, preventing premature clogging. The cleaning system allows for longer intervals between filter cleanings and provides for smoother operation and reduced wear.

Stabilizing Roller Assembly: The 397K features a 1.5” diameter by 7” wide saw support roller attached underneath the engine head to provide for more stable operation and to support the weight of the saw during long trench cuts. Also provides leverage during plunge cuts.

Fast, Easy Starting: The unique Decompression valve reduces piston pressure during starting. The valve reduces required pulling force therefore making starting easier and reducing wear on starter parts. The large D-Ring Starter Handle and One Step Starting make the 397K faster and easier than the competition.

Versatility for Tough Cutting Jobs: The high-power and wide torque enables this saw to work with large diameter cutting discs for greater cutting depths. The reversible cutting arm allows for cutting in close, confined spaces. With its slim saw body and high center of gravity the 397K is handy and easy to use in tough situations and harsh environments.

397K Specifications:

Engine Size

94cc / 6.1 hp

Husqvarna Power Head


Dry Weight

23.4 lbs.

Blade Speed

4,725 rpm

Blade Size


Fuel Tank Capacity

0.24 US Gal.

Cutting Depth 4.75” w/ 14” blade
Grouped product items
SKU Product Name Qty
TV406-507 397K Cutoff Saw - Full Package
TV406-607 397K Cutoff Saw - Package w/o Depth Gauge