Altendorf Panel Saw WA8

if you’re looking for a machine which is robust, ready for the anything and easy to operate, you’re right on target with the Altendorf WA8. Whether you’re squaring panels or cutting complex angles and mitres, the Altendorf WA8 is the right companion for you. Manufactured to Altendorf’s rigorous technological standards, the WA 8 entices with its solid build quality and ergonomic flexibility. As soon as you have one, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without one. That’s what happens when you decide to invest in the high quality only the world market leader can provide.

Altendorf Panel Saw WA8

  • Manual rise/fall and tilt adjustment of main saw blade
  • Motorized rise/fall tilt adjustment of main saw blade for TE Version
  • Sliding table length 2000, 2600, 3000 or 3200mm
  • Rip fence with manual adjustment, Cutting width 1000 or 1300mm
  • Crosscut fence, crosscut to 3200mm
  • Motor rating 5.5kw (7.5HP), With three speeds 3/4/5000rpm, manually adjusted
  • Cutting height max. 100mm
  • Cutting height max. 125mm

Main Saw Carriage

The WA 8 boasts a multiplicity of technical features that make it a highly versatile machine for any workshop. Fully equipped with everything a woodworker needs day-in, day-out. Work with the WA 8 – you will be amazed!

Sliding Table

The WA 8 was developed specially for companies who need to keep a tight rein on their budget, but who do not want to sacrifice quality. At the same time it has the ideal features for use as a second machine. The WA 8 is capable of executing all cuts that a modern workshop requires. An Altendorf WA 8 will do a perfect job for you every time, no matter whether you are cutting wood, plastics or non-ferrous metals.

Manual Rise/ Fall for T Version

The Control panel on the machine frame incorporates a digital display of the tilt angle the rise and fall and tilt adjustment of the blade are via handwheel

Motorised Rise/ Fall for TE Version

All functions are easily accessed on the control panel on the machine frame. You can control the rise / fall and tilt of the main saw blade at the touch of a button

Crosscut Fence

The robustly mounted crrosscut fence enables precise cutting of 90oangles.  All setting are easy to lead read off the slanted scales. The flip stops are robust free of play end are easy to slide individually along the full crosscutting range.

Rip fence

Manual fine adjustment enables the rip fence to be adjusted precisely. The fence can be set with pinpoint precision by means of the adjusting screw

Protection Hood (Optional)

The riving knife mounted protection hood allows a maximum saw blade diameter of 350 mm with a max. cutting height of 100mm

Rip fence with fine adjustment (Optional)

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.

One Sided Mitre Fence (Optional)

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

STEG (Optional)

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

Manual Quick Clamp (Optional)

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

Digit X For Reference (Optional)

A digital cutting width display for the rip fence with manual fine adjustment. This electronic measuring system guarantees rapid, precise adjustment of the rip fence. DIGIT X also offers repeat accuracy: the fence can be moved and then returned to exactly where it was previously. The system is immune to both wear and dust. Dimensions are corrected automatically when the fence is changed from the upright to the flat position.

Duplex Double - Sided Fence (Optional)

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 dimensions are set using a magnifying glass, measuring scale and length compensation scale. Also available as DUPLEX D with digital angle display.

Crosscut Fence Digit L (Optional)

This fence has a digital length display with fine adjustment allowing precise setting to within +/ – 1/10 mm over a range from 150 – 3200 mm. The stop being displayed changes at the touch of a button. Calibration, e.g. after changing saw blades, is quick and easy, all three stop positions being calibrated in a single operation. The electronics are on permanently so they can be used at any time

Rapido Scoring Tool (Optional)

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 up to 30 minutes time, 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.