This machine has been designed for the lengthwise cutting of rods and for making glazing bead channels. These operations are performed simultaneously in a non-stop production cycle without altering the profile finishing in any way. The machine features two independent cutting units. The splitting unit can be set in any position, making it suitable for performing various operations such as grooves, channels, ledges and chamfers at any point of the rod. Thanks to a system of upper and lower drive rollers, the work-piece feeding is non-stop, uniform and smooth. This machine, easy to use and maintain, can be operated by unskilled labour and gives high production output, in terms of both quality and quantity.