Altendorf WA80 TE

Sliding Table Panel Saw

  • Powered rise/ fall/ tilt
  • Optional scoring saw unit
  • Fine adjustment rip fence

The Altendorf WA 80 TE sliding table panel saw is an industrial work horse designed to cope with the challenges of every day production use. The WA 80 range is manufactured at Altendorf’s German ...

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  • Features
    • Powered rise/ fall/ tilt
    • Optional scoring saw unit
    • Fine adjustment rip fence
    • Digital display of tilt angle
    • 150 mm depth of cut
    • Overhead crown guard with extraction port
    • AKE quick change saw blade system
    • Choice of sliding table lengths
  • Description

    The Altendorf WA 80 TE sliding table panel saw is an industrial work horse designed to cope with the challenges of every day production use. The WA 80 range is manufactured at Altendorf’s German headquarters and has been designed to deliver high quality performance at an affordable price. The extensive range of options available allow it to be customised for working with a range of materials including solid wood, panels, composites and non-ferrous metals.


    All of the main controls are mounted on the machine frame for easy access to start stop of the main saw unit and scoring saw, control over blade height and tilt. There is an electronic digital readout for precise setting of the tilt angle. Optional sliding table mounted start stop controls are also available.

    Sliding table

    Perhaps one of the most desirable aspects of Altendorf panel saws is the sliding table. Large diameter rollers travel on hard wearing chromed guidance bars ensuring a smooth action and accurate cutting for decades of service. Virtually no maintenance is required as brushes, fitted to the upper section of table, continually clean the guidance bars without the need for lubrication.

    The aluminium table features multi-chamber construction for optimal tension and rigidity. Surface ground tables can create a suction effect when equally flat panels are placed on top making it hard for the operator to manoeuvre the material – think about two planes of glass stuck to one another. To overcome this, Altendorf take considerable time in planing each table creating a precision ripple effect on the surface allowing panels to run smoothly across the table.

    The standard table on the WA 80 TE is 3000mm but can be reduced to 2250mm if space is tight, or increased to 3200mm, 3400mm, 3800mm and 4300mm lengths.

    Rip fence

    Available cutting widths on the WA 80 TE include 800mm, 1000mm and 1300mm. The manually operated fence runs smoothly across the hard chrome-plated fence bar for precise positioning using the fine adjustment setting.

    For accurate repeatability no matter the operator, the optional DIGIT X provides an electronic digital readout mounted directly onto the fence itself. When the fence is changed from its upright to flat position the digital readout automatically adjusts to compensate.

    For powered rip fence movement see the Altendorf WA 80 X and Altendorf F 45 models.

    Crosscut fence

    As standard the WA 80 TE is supplied with a fixed 90° crosscut fence and can be quickly positioned either at the front or back of the cross-slide support. Two ‘zero play’ flip over stops can be independently set using the incremental scale with telescopic extension up to 3200mm.

    For mitre work the optional crosscut-mitre fence is available with a working range of 0 – 49°. Integrated length compensation means that the distance from the saw line to the flip over stops remains accurate when the fence is angled.

    Additional options for DIGIT L and DIGIT LD add electronic digital readouts to the flip over stop position and fence angle with a repeatable accuracy of 1-10mm on length +/- 1/100° for angles.

    Saw unit

    The Altendorf saw unit is the heart of the machine. The latest manufacturing techniques are used to ensure high precision movement, and reliable performance. The electronically balanced saw shaft runs smoothly with extensive use of cast iron components for vibration free cutting.

    The WA 80 TE now features an increased cutting depth of 150mm. Blade diameters up to 450mm can be fitted using the quick change AKE tool clamp system. The standard single speed (4000 rpm) 4 kW (5.5 HP) motor can be increased to a three speed (3/4/5000 rpm) 5.5 kW (7.5 HP) or 7.5 kW (10 HP) motor as required.

    A dedicated scoring saw unit can be added to the Altendorf WA 80 TE to prevent breakout on the underside of laminated materials. Powered by an independent 0.75 (1 HP) motor, the scoring saw automatically raises to its working height when started, and retracts beneath the table when stopped.

    Optional equipment

    In addition to the optional features already described above, the Altendorf WA 80 TE can also be equipped with the following;

    RAPIDO scoring system – this quick set scoring saw can be adjusted to match the main blade without the need to remove it from the machine. Compared to working with traditional shims the RAPDIO saves up to 10 mins taking about 3 minutes to set.

    Parallelogram cross-slide – for regular mitre cutting this system allows the entire cross-slide to be angled with the fence ensuring optimal work piece support is maintained. An electronic digital display shows the angle position to an accuracy of 1-100°.

    Single-sided mitre fence – this independent mitre fence locks quickly onto the sliding table for precise cutting of mitres.

    DUPLEX double-sided mitre fence – a separate high precision mitre fence that can be quickly mounted to the WA6 sliding table with angle adjustment from 0 to 90°. When set at 45° mitre cuts can be made on both sides of the work piece without having to adjust the fence. Length compensation allows for precise measurements to be made from the saw line to the flip over stops.

    DUPLEX DD double-sided mitre fence – in addition to the features found on the standard DUPLEX, the DD incorporates a large electronic digital display for the angle and stop positions for fast, high precision setting.

    Laser cutting line – clearly displays the sawing line in front of the blade when cutting to marked jobs or adjusting material for trimming.

    Palin – this additional side fence allows long, thin work pieces to be accurately set for parallel ripping or conical cutting.

    Pneumatic pressure beam – long thin materials can be securely clamped along the length of the table, close to the saw line. It is pneumatically operated with two separate clamping zones.

    Manual quick action clamp – easily positioned along the length of the sliding table firmly securing the work piece.

    STEG second support – easily mounted on the side of the sliding table providing additional support for wider materials.

    Infeed roller support – a 300mm wide infeed support roller that can be quickly folded away when not required. Useful when cutting longer materials against the rip fence.

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  • Specification
    • Blade diameter, max. 450 mm
    • Cutting depth, max. 150 mm
    • Sliding table length 2250/ 3000/ 3200/ 3400/ 3800/ 4300 mm
    • Rip fence capacity 800/ 1000/ 1300 mm
    • Blade tilt 0 - 46°
    • Blade speed 4000 rpm
    • Crosscut fence capacity 3200 mm
    • Extraction outlet(s) Top 80 mm, bottom 120 mm
    • Table height 910 mm
    • Motor, main 4 kW (5.5 HP)
    • Power 3 phase
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  • Important information

    Our suppliers have a policy of continuous product development and improvement, specifications are therefore subject to change without notice. We can accept no liability for discrepancies in specifications or illustrations contained in our publications or the publications of our suppliers.

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