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Description

There is still only one F 45.

The new F 45 is a masterpiece of technology and design. The comprehensively redesigned machine frame combines absolutely unprecedented torsion resistance with extremely low levels of vibration, while the smooth front and clear foot space on the floor enable you to operate closer to the machine and the workpiece. The famously smooth-running sliding table, which has received a number of design tweaks, remains the undisputed benchmark for precision cutting and minimal maintenance. Complementing these winning features is the eye-level control unit, with which you determine the height and tilt of the saw blade plus, depending on your choice of control package, speed and other functions. The crisp new industrial design underlines the distinctive quality of the Altendorf brand, melding meaningful design and timeless aesthetics.

And this is how it works.

Wave goodbye to compromise: from now on you and only you decide what features your new F 45 will have. Which control unit you work with is entirely up to you, as is the choice of labour-saving features. The most important thing to know is that there are three control units available, every one of which (!) allows you to move up to four axes and tilt the saw unit – to either side. And you can choose exactly the options you need irrespective of the control unit selected. The new F 45 is the first and hitherto only sliding table saw to offer you these options. Only one decision have we taken out of your hands completely: whichever control unit you pick for your new F 45, it will be mounted at eye level. This configuration makes the operator's life much simpler, because the swivel-mounted display is always visible from any working position – even from the right-hand side of the saw blade. Fit out your new F 45 to your precise requirements: it really is time to wave goodbye to compromise.

Choose your control unit.

F 45 ProDrive

Control up to four axes and more.

The control unit, which swivels where you want it, offers unprecedented ease of use, clarity, safety and convenience. This basic control unit already provides control of all four axes. All values and functions are displayed clearly on the screen, which has a 90 mm diagonal. The green keys give you access to the following functions: saw blade height and tilt (up to 46° in either direction) plus, depending on machine specification, motorized rip fence, motorized crosscut fence, scorer and VARIO (infinitely variable speed control between 2,000 and 6,000 rpm). The white keys are used to enter the numerical values. Obviously the control unit can only control the options you've chosen, so make sure you choose the configuration precisely that you need for your Altendorf.

F 45 EvoDrive

Efficiency-boosting features already on board.

The new F 45 EvoDrive has a 7" touch screen with a separate keyboard for entering numerical values. It can control up to four axes, including saw blade tilt to either side. What distinguishes it from the F 45 ProDrive is its preinstalled application technology: the F 45 EvoDrive defines inside and outside dimensions automatically from the material thickness data supplied, for example. You also benefit from grooving, incremental dimension and bevel rip features, which should simplify your work considerably - as, indeed, should the compound mitre function and the tool management system. The F 45 EvoDrive lets you store 999 programs for rapid retrieval via the keyboard too. The green navigation buttons below the screen allow you to move between functions, access the main menu or go back to the previous page. You can also adjust the display to suit different ambient lighting conditions - dark background or light background - so you always have a good view of everything you need. Try the F 45 EvoDrive and discover how we have already done much of the hard work for you!

F 45 ElmoDrive

Control technology without equal.

The F 45 ElmoDrive incorporates the most advanced and comprehensive control technology in existence for sliding table saws. Positioned at eye level, it combines optimal ease of use and presentation with practical and ergonomic operations. The calculator, geometric shapes, compound mitre and tool management functions are easily accessed and clearly presented on the 12" touch screen. The F 45 ElmoDrive gives you motorized control of all axes, of course, and the ability to tilt the saw unit by up to 46° to either side.* The lower part of the display can be used to store functions you return to regularly (desktop function) for even more efficient operation. The F 45 ElmoDrive is the only control unit that can be linked with a cut optimization package. All in all, nothing comes close to the F 45 ElmoDrive for control technology. Day after day after day.

* with corresponding optional equipment

Specifications

Basic specification

  • Motorized rise/fall and tilt adjustment
    • Motorized rise/fall and tilt adjustment (0 - 46°) for main saw blade with automatic cutting height correction when saw blade tilted
  • Eye-level control unit
    • eye-level control unit, swivel-mounted
  • Sliding table
    • Sliding table, table length from 2250 to 5000 mm
  • Rip fence
    • Rip fence, manual adjustment using graduated scale, includes fine adjustment, cutting width up to 1300 mm
  • Crosscut fence
    • Fixed 90° angle or mitre crosscut fences.
  • Saw blade projection
    • Maximum saw blade projection 150 mm, maximum saw blade diameter 450 mm (204 mm optional)
  • Motor rating
    • Basic Motor rating 4 kW (7 HP), single speed (4,000 rpm)

Available controls

  • ProDrive: Control up to four axes and more
  • EvoDrive: Efficiency-boosting features already on board
  • ElmoDrive: Control technology without equal

Advanced options

  • Sliding table from 2250 mm to 5000 mm
  • Tip Servo motorized drive on the slider
  • Main motor power from 7.5HP to 15 HP with 3 speeds
  • Vario Drive unit 7.5HP or 10 HP offering infinitely variable speed control from 2000 to 6000 RPM
  • Extended cutting height up to 204 mm
  • Two way tilt up to 46° to either side
  • Rapido scoring system
  • Two or three axes scoring unit
  • LED illumination
  • Manual, pneumatic or vacuum clamping systems
  • Crosscut fixed or mitre fences with stops up to 3200 mm with manual or digital measurement readings.
  • Parallelogram cross slide (PQS)
  • Motorized CNC crosscut fence
  • Manual, digital or CNC motorized rip fence
  • Duplex double-sided mitre fence with manual or digital readouts
  • And many others

 

 

A word from the boss 

The Boss found winter long... (19-05-14)

The first snow storm hit us on November 10 and the Boss remembers because he had to finish his autumnal outdoor work in the snow. Since then, the snow and cold settled in and lasted until the end of April. Almost 6 months…

Winter has been long for all but, nevertheless, has had a positive effect on the growth of our internet sales. Woodworkers have used this indoor time to properly equip themselves and keep busy. For those who have not yet completed their projects, there is still two months before closing up shop for some well-earned vacation time.

For the others, like the Boss, have your bicycle tuned and get some fresh air.