Altendorf WA80X Panel Saw
he WA 80 series impresses with its enormous stability. This means for you, no matter what material you are working on – whether it is panels or solid wood – the WA 80 masters every challenge thanks to a maximum saw blade protrusion of 150 mm. Another important feature: the variety of options. For example, a maximum drive power of 7.5 kW or a maximum cutting length of 4300 mm is possible. You can equip your machine according to your needs! This has the advantage for you that your machine fits perfectly to your workshop and your workflow.
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.
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.
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 5.5 kW (7.5 HP), with three speeds 3 /4/5 000 rpm, manually adjusted
Cutting height max. 125 mm
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.
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.
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.