Altendorf WA8

Solid build quality with flexibility and performance you can count on
Altendorf WA8
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Altendorf WA8 Panel Saw

A high-performance panel saw that you can count on

Looking for a robust panel saw that is ready for the any task and easy to operate? Look no further than 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 WA8 stands-out with a solid build quality and ergonomic flexibility. This sliding table is typically Altendorf – smooth running, accurate and incredibly reliable.

From £14,995 + VAT

Two Models, One Promise: Performance you can count on

R&J Machinery is proud to present the Altendorf WA8, a robust sliding table saw available in stock in TE and X models to the UK market. Whether you're squaring panels or cutting complex angles and mitres, the Altendorf WA8 panel saw is a capable companion for you.

A photo of an Altendorf WA8TE sliding table saw A photo of an Altendorf WA8X sliding table saw
Altendorf WA8 TE

The Altendorf WA8 TE with motorised rise/fall and tilt adjustment of the main saw blade – offering simple and accurate adjustment at the touch of a button. The digital display of the angle remains in your field of vision at all times during the cutting operation.

Altendorf WA8 X

The Altendorf WA8 X is number one for ease of operation and ergonomics, with an eye level control panel that can be pivoted to the most convenient position for the operator. The rip fence is motorised with a traverse speed of 250 mm/sec.

Motorised Rise & Fall and Tilt Adjustment Motorised rise/fall and tilt adjustment of the main saw blade
Sliding Table 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.
Altendorf WA8 Sliding Table
Altendorf WA8 Sliding Table
Rip Fence The rip fence is smooth and precise to adjust. The hard chromeplated 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.
Altendorf WA8TE Rip Fence
Altendorf WA8TE Rip Fence
Motorised Rip Fence 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.
Altendorf WA8X Motorised Rip Fence
Altendorf WA8X Motorised Rip Fence
Crosscut Fence The robustly mounted crosscut fence enables precise cutting of 90° angles. All settings are easy to read off the slanted scales. The flip stops are robust, free of play and are easy to slide individually along the full crosscutting range.
Altendorf WA8 Crosscut Fence
Altendorf WA8 Crosscut Fence
Motor Rating Motor rating 5.5 kW (7.5 HP), with three speeds (3,000, 4,000 and 5,000 rpm), manually adjusted.
Cutting Height Cutting height 125 mm max.
Large Extraction Hood 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.
Altendorf WA8 Large Extraction Hood
Altendorf WA8 Large Extraction Hood
Machine Frame The WA8 has a torsion-resistant machine frame built in the same way as the machine frames for the F45 series. The frame design ensures very smooth running and stability. The machine frame is fully enclosed.
Altendorf WA8 Machine Frame
Altendorf WA8 Machine Frame
Machine Frame Control Panel 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. The tilt angle is shown on the digital display.
Altendorf WA8TE Machine Frame Control Panel
Altendorf WA8TE Machine Frame Control Panel
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.
Altendorf WA8X Eye-level Operating Panel
Altendorf WA8X Eye-level Operating Panel
Saw Unit 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.
Altendorf WA8 Saw Unit
Altendorf WA8 Saw Unit
Scoring Unit with Motorised Adjustment The scorer prevents chipping out on the underside of laminated panels. The rise and fall is motorised, the lateral adjustment manual. When the scoring blade is switched on, the scorer moves to the height stored. When either the main or scoring blade is switched off, the scorer moves back under the table. The scorer has an independent 0.75 kW (1 HP) motor and turns at 8,200 rpm.
Altendorf WA8 Scoring Unit with Motorised Adjustment
Altendorf WA8 Scoring Unit with Motorised Adjustment

Altendorf WA8
Additional Options

Already extremely performant, the Altendorf WA8 can be further extended with this range of additional options. Please call our team for latest pricing and availability.

Altendorf WA8 RAPIDO Scoring Tool
RAPIDO Scoring Tool

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 at least ten minutes, 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 – 3.8mm.

Altendorf WA8 Rip Fence with Fine Adjustment
Rip Fence with Fine Adjustment

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

Altendorf WA8 DIGIT X

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.

Altendorf WA8 Crosscut Fence DIGIT L
Crosscut Fence DIGIT L

For 1/10mm accuracy when setting the length dimension. The display shows all stop settings at the same time, and allows calibration of all stops in one operation.

Altendorf WA8 DUPLEX Double-Sided Mitre Fence
DUPLEX Double-Sided Mitre Fence

The DUPLEX fence makes 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. The fence can be positioned anywhere along the length of the sliding table.

Altendorf WA8 One-Sided Mitre Fence
One-Sided Mitre Fence

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.

Altendorf WA8 PALIN

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.

Altendorf WA8 STEG
STEG – Second Support on the Sliding Table

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

Altendorf WA8 Manual Quick-Action Clamp
Manual Quick-Action Clamp

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.

Altendorf Exclusives

As the UK's Main Altendorf Dealer, R&J Machinery is pleased to present a selection of exclusive benefits that no other UK supplier can provide. To discuss Altendorf exclusives, please call our office team on 01455 840224.

Used Altendorf

R&J Machinery are pleased to offer a selection of used Altendorf machines that have been fully serviced and prepared by our Altendorf-trained engineers. These machines will provide amazing service for years to come.

Here is a small selection of the used Altendorf in our showroom. Stock moves quickly so please act fast.

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Altendorf Servicing

Woodworking machines are only as good as their preparation. Our in-house team of trained engineers are on-hand to visit your workshop and provide you with scheduled Altendorf servicing, ensuring that your machines are optimised for maximum performance and continue to meet safety standards.

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Altendorf Spares

As Altendorf's Main UK Agent, we are the supplier of choice to get your Altendorf spares to you in the quickest time at the best price. We can even fit them for you too should you need further assistance. Our spares e-commerce store will launch shortly, but in the meantime please call 01455 840224 to place your order.

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Altendorf Manuals

With a long history of partnership with Altendorf, we have amassed an extensive collection of manuals for almost all Altendorf's that have ever been built. We will soon be launching our Manual Archive to provide these documents to you, but until then please contact us with your requirements and we will check through our library.

A photo of an original Altendorf panel saw
Precision machinery since 1906

Altendorf are responsible for the introduction of the first sliding table panel saws. Designed by Wilhiem Altendorf in Berlin back in 1906, Altendorf panel saws were used for his own production of furniture.

Today, Altendorf employs over 260 people, has factories in Germany, China, and Brazil and sells over 2,600 sliding table saws per year into the wood, metal and plastic industries. As a company it is renowned as a specialist manufacturer of sliding table saws with a patented table mechanism, meaning that Altendorf panel saws are still the most desired woodworking machines on the market.

R&J Machinery is proud to be the Main UK Agent for Altendorf

R&J Machinery has a long relationship with Altendorf dating back to 1994, and we are proud to be the Main UK Agent and Sole UK Importer for their machines and spare parts. We are one of the top-tier suppliers of Altendorf saws across all of Europe, and our team of service and repair engineers travels to Altendorf in Germany annually for training on the latest machinery developments.

You can be sure that our team are fully qualified to offer you guidance on the ideal Altendorf table saw for you, and are fully qualified to service and maintain your existing machines to the highest standard. We look forward to talking to you soon about all things Altendorf!

For sales, servicing, parts, advice and support, please call our office team on 01455 840224.

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Like the Altendorf WA8? Book a Demo!
Test-drive our machinery in our 16,000 sq ft facility

Our machines are ready for your inspection and testing at short notice in a purpose-built environment. Why not visit us at our location in Leicestershire to compare and contrast similar machines, and have our experts show you the key differences between models and brands?

Request Altendorf Servicing Information

R&J Machinery's in-house team of trained engineers are on-hand to visit your workshop and provide you with scheduled Altendorf servicing. To request more information about the servicing packages we offer, please speak to our knowledgeable team on 01455 840224 or complete this enquiry form.