Altendorf WA80X Panel Saw

Altendorf WA80X Panel Saw

Brand: Altendorf

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Altendorf WA80X Panel Saw

Ergonomic: The Altendorf WA 80 X with three motorised axes.

Number one for ease of operation and ergonomics: The eye level control panel of the Altendorf WA 80 X can be pivoted to the most convenient position for the operator. The rip fence is motorised. Square cuts and mitres are both carried out using the same crosscut-mitre fence.

Motorised rise/fall and tilt adjustment

Eye-level operating panel

All major control functions are always visible. The panel pivots into the most convenient position and is accessible from both sides of the machine. Adjustment of both the saw blade and the rip fence are motorised.

Sliding table

The Altendorf sliding table is renowned for its smooth and exact running. This is hallmark of an Altendorf, and it all comes down to design: the table runs on large dumb bell rollers sandwiched between hard chromed guide bars, guaranteeing absolute precision. The system’s large rollers ensure smooth action, meaning the table takes less effort to move and glides as securely as if it were on rails. This quality running will endure decades of heavy load bearing in the constant presence of dust and chips, and it needs virtually no maintenance. Each time the table moves, the brush fitted to the upper part automatically cleans the round guide bars. The system operates without any lubrication. The table’s hollow multi-chamber aluminium extrusion guarantees optimal torsion resistance and rigidity.

Motorised rip fence

The rip fence is smooth and precise to adjust. The hard chrome-plated round bar ensures the fence moves smoothly. If you need to divide large panels, you can swing the rip fence away under the level of the machine table.

Crosscut-mitre fence

This fence simplifies crosscuts and mitre cuts because it does both. Switching between front and rear positions on the cross slide can be achieved without lifting the fence. In either position, the mitre angle can be adjusted by up to 49° using a scale. Even when the fence is angled, a large supporting surface area is available for workpieces.

Motor rating

Motor rating 5.5 kW (7.5 HP), with three speeds 3 /4/5 000 rpm, manually adjusted

Cutting height

Cutting height max. 125 mm

Extraction hood

The large Altendorf extraction and safety hood system boasts a design which ensures optimised airflow. You can switch between narrow and wide hoods in seconds. The hood allows cutting heights of up to 125 mm (with or without scoring unit) and can be swung away fully to one side.

Machine frame

The WA 80 has a torsion-resistant machine frame built in the same way as the machine frames for the F 45 series. The frame design ensures very smooth running and stability. The machine frame is fully enclosed.

Saw unit

The Altendorf saw unit is the engineering heart of all our saws. It is a powerhouse produced with the latest manufacturing technology. The saw shaft runs incredibly smoothly: this is because it is electronically  balanced as a fully assembled unit, and extensive use is made of cast components. The high-precision vertical movement of the unit is linear with maintenance-free guide bearings. The robust tilt quadrants incorporate the traditional Altendorf tongue and groove connection system, which allows the whole unit to tilt easily and precisely to exactly the correct angle.


Cutting widths (mm)


1 000

1 300



Maximum cutting lengths when using clamping shoe or crosscut fence


Table length (mm)




Cutting length (mm)




Cutting lengths refer to mechanical travel, i. e. from end stop to end stop on the sliding table.




With or without scoring saw blade


Saw blade diameter (mm)






Depth of cut vertical (mm)






Depth of cut at 45° (mm)







The scorer prevents chipping out on the underside of laminated panels. The rise and fall is motorised, the lateral adjustment manual. When the scoring blade is switched on, the scorer moves to the height stored. When either the main or scoring blade is switched off, the scorer moves back under the table. The scorer has an independent 0.75 kW (1 HP) motor and turns at 8 200 rpm.


The RAPIDO scoring system makes it easier and quicker to adjust the cutting width to match that of the main blade. How quick? About three minutes, max! Compared to working with shims, where you have to take the blade off the machine to alter its width, the RAPIDO saves at least ten minutes, as the blade stays on the machine during adjustment. Adjustment is continuous so the RAPIDO can be fine-tuned to match any main blade. 

Adjustment range: 2.8 – 3.8 mm.

One-sided mitre fence

The one-sided mitre fence enables precise cutting of mitres. It is easy to set and can be positioned on the sliding table with the minimum of effort.


For 1/10 mm accuracy when setting the length dimension. The display shows all stop settings at the same time, and allows calibration of all stops in one operation. High-capacity batteries and a charger are included. The WA 80 X can also be equipped with the DIGIT LD: it also displays the angle digitally, allowing precise adjustment to +/- 1/100°. The length dimension is calculated automatically as a function of the mitre angle, so test cuts are unnecessary.


DUPLEX fences make it possible to cut any angle between 0 and 90° very quickly and exactly. At 45°, the mitre can be cut on both sides of the workpiece without having to adjust the fence. The dimen sions are set using a magnifying glass, measuring scale and length compensation scale. The fence can be positioned anywhere along the length of the sliding table. It is also available as DUPLEX D, with a digital display of the angles which calculates the values to an accuracy of 1/100°.


An exclusive Altendorf development, the DUPLEX DD has been patented worldwide. The high precision DUPLEX DD electronics incorporate automatic length compensation and calculate the distance to the stops
as a function of the angle on both sides of the fence and display both figures digitally. Checking of asurements, complicated calculations and test cuts are all unnecessary.


Enlarges support area (width: 400 mm) for wider workpieces. Makes it much easier to size large panels.

Manual quick-action clamp

The manual clamp can be easily positioned on the sliding table and is equally easy to fix. The workpiece is then firmly secured on the table and held firmly against the crosscut fence. This provides extra safety at very little extra cost.


Long narrow workpieces can be cut parallel or into a conical shape with absolute accuracy using the PALIN fence. As the fence itself is flush with the sliding table in the vertical plane and the workpiece is laid sideways against the stop, there is no reduction in cutting length and workpieces of differing lengths can be cut without moving the fence up and down the sliding table. With the measuring system removed, the fence acts as an additional workpiece support. Also available in digital form as PALIN D.