As a starting point in equipment manufacturing, sawing plays an important role in industrial production. Intelligent manufacturing equipment is an important carrier of intelligent manufacturing technologies. Due to the backwardness of intelligent technology, the comprehensive performance of sawing equipments in China is obviously different from that in foreign countries. State of the art of advanced sawing equipments is investigated along with the technical bottleneck of sawing machine tool manufacturing, and a new industrial scheme of replacing turning-milling by sawing is described. The key technologies of processing-measuring integrated control, multi-body dynamic optimization, the collaborative sawing network framework, the distributed cloud sawing platform, and the self-adapting service method are analyzed; with consideration of the problems of poor processing control stableness, low single machine intelligence level, no on-line processing data service and active flutter suppression of sawing with wide-width and heavy-load working conditions. Suggested directions for further research, industry implementation, and industry-research collaboration are provided.