Number one for ease of operation and ergonomics: The eye level control panel of the Altendorf WA 8 X can be pivoted to the most convenient position for the operator. The rip fence is motorised.
Robust and torsion free: The Altendorf machine frame.
The WA 8 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 WA 8 X 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 X – you will be amazed!
The WA 8 X 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 X is capable of executing all cuts that a modern workshop requires. An Altendorf WA 8 X will do a perfect job for you every time, no matter whether you are cutting wood, plastics or non-ferrous metals.
The motorised rip fence has a traverse speed of 250 mm/sec. and an accuracy of +/− 1/10 mm. The high precision five-point recirculating ball spindle system needs little maintenance and, along with the motor, is well protected by its integration into the aluminium profile. The fence automatically recognizes the position it’s in, especially when it reaches the danger area around the saw blade. It has an emergency cut-out to prevent the risk of crushing.
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 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.
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.
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.
Enlarges support area (width: 400 mm) for wider workpieces. Makes it much easier to size large panels
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
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.
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.