The saddle cutter offers the possibility to produce two different cuts with one machine. Depending on the preference of the customer, the saddle of the bird can be cut symmetrically through the spine to produce two identical leg quarters. Or the spine can be cut from the saddle to produce whole legs without spinal cord. Like the other cut up machines, productivity, reliability, precision and hygiene are key design features. The saddle cutter can be placed after the saddle trimmer or the front half cutter.