Wood Saws

Panel saws, sliding table saws & other wood cutting machines 130 Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,200 x 3,300 x 1,600 mm
Year of manufacture 1985
Weight approx. 950 kg
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Delivery terms FCA CHADWELL HEATH, loaded on truck
CHADWELL HEATH United Kingdom, RM6 5SD CHADWELL HEATH
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,300 x 2,200 x 1,600 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 1,100 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Coatbridge, loaded on truck
Coatbridge United Kingdom, ML5 4TF Coatbridge
26/11/2020 14:09
8 Bids
1,100€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,500 x 1,300 x 2,700 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 1,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Coatbridge, loaded on truck
Coatbridge United Kingdom, ML5 4TF Coatbridge
26/11/2020 14:12
5 Bids
700€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,400 x 750 x 1,750 mm
Weight approx. 400 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Coatbridge, loaded on truck
Coatbridge United Kingdom, ML5 4TF Coatbridge
26/11/2020 14:17
1 Bid
250€
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HUNDEGGER Machining center for sawmill Sawmills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 25,000 x 5,000 x 2,600 mm
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
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region Avellino Italy, region Avellino
05/11/2020 11:37
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40,000€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 25,000 x 7,000 x 2,350 mm
Year of manufacture 2013
Weight approx. 29,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Vyskov, loaded on truck
Vyskov Czech Republic, 682 01 Vyskov
04/11/2020 10:03
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35,000€
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SCHELLING FH4 430/430 Panel Saw Panel Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 9,000 x 2,400 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2008
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Höchstadt a.d. Aisch, loaded on truck
Höchstadt a.d.… Germany, 91315 Höchstadt a.d. Aisch
23/11/2020 10:01
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20,000€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 34,000 x 16,000 x 4,100 mm
Year of manufacture 1991
Weight approx. 30,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
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region Avellino Italy, region Avellino
05/11/2020 10:37
1 Bid
20,000€
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PAUL S 1200 Trimming Line Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 35,000 x 10,000 x 5,000 mm
Weight approx. 35,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
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region Avellino Italy, region Avellino
05/11/2020 10:17
1 Bid
20,000€
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SELCO WNTR 600 Panel Saw with Lift Table Panel Saws with Lift Table
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 11,000 x 13,000 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 19,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Alzira, loaded on truck
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Alzira Spain, 46600 Alzira
17/11/2020 10:30
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19,000€
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OGAM PO 680/D Multi-blade line Multi Blade Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 16,500 x 7,000 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1991
Weight approx. 30,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
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region Avellino Italy, region Avellino
05/11/2020 10:27
1 Bid
18,000€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,000 x 1,400 x 1,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2018
Weight approx. 800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Heddesheim, loaded on truck
Heddesheim Germany, 68542 Heddesheim
06/11/2020 10:52
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15,500€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,420 x 4,200 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2017
Weight approx. 1,240 kg
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Delivery terms FCA San Pedro de Bercianos (León), loaded on truck
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San Pedro de B… Spain, 24252 San Pedro de Bercianos (León)
18/11/2020 10:05
0 Bids
8,100€
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KASTO TWIN A4 Automatic Band Saw Band Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,900 x 2,700 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2005
Weight approx. 2,400 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Maarheeze, loaded on truck
Maarheeze Netherlands, 6026 RB Maarheeze
23/11/2020 12:49
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7,500€
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Year of manufacture 1998-2010
Weight approx. 350,000 kg
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Delivery terms EXW Stephanskirchen, ex foundation, unpackaged
Stephanskirchen Germany, 83071 Stephanskirchen
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SELCO EBT 120 L Panel Saw
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SELCO EBT 120 L Panel Saw Panel Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 7,200 x 9,900 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2002
Weight approx. 8,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Alzira, loaded on truck
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Alzira Spain, 46600 Alzira
17/11/2020 10:44
1 Bid
6,500€
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MARTIN T 60 Sliding Table Saw Sliding Table Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,400 x 1,400 x 1,400 mm
Year of manufacture 2008
Weight approx. 800 kg
Machine available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Höchstadt a.d. Aisch, loaded on truck
Höchstadt a.d.… Germany, 91315 Höchstadt a.d. Aisch
23/11/2020 10:04
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4,200€
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MöHRINGER iFrame 700/75 Sawmill
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 55,000 x 10,000 x 4,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2015
Weight approx. 40,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Burriana, loaded on truck
Burriana Spain, 12530 Burriana
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ALTENDORF TKR-45 Sliding Table Saw Sliding Table Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,770 x 1,500 x 1,100 mm
Year of manufacture 1986
Weight approx. 950 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Kilb, loaded on truck
Kilb Austria, 3233 Kilb
09/11/2020 10:28
5 Bids
1,400€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 81,600 x 2,400 x 3,900 mm
Year of manufacture 1982 - 1984
Weight approx. 40,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Goldenstedt, loaded on truck
Goldenstedt Germany, 49424 Goldenstedt
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BONGIOANNI ARTIGLIO CGH 1000 Log Band Saw
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 42,900 x 8,470 x 3,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 13,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Italy
12/11/2020 11:17
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75,000€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 13,500 x 2,400 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2019
Weight approx. 5,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Rietberg, loaded on truck
Rietberg Germany, 33397 Rietberg
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57,300€
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HOMAG PROFI FPL255/4 Single sided mitre machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,500 x 2,000 x 1,800 mm
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Mannheim-Käfertal-Süd, loaded on truck
Mannheim-Käfer… Germany, 68309 Mannheim-Käfertal-Süd
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Delivery terms EXW Pinsdorf, ex foundation, unpackaged
Pinsdorf Austria, 4812 Pinsdorf
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,300 x 1,800 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2019
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Rietberg, loaded on truck
Rietberg Germany, 33397 Rietberg
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 700 x 100 mm
Year of manufacture 2015
Weight approx. 60 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Westercappeln, loaded on truck
Westercappeln Germany, 49492 Westercappeln
06/11/2020 10:16
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10,000€
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FIMAL Concept 350 Panel Saw
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,400 x 1,100 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2016
Weight approx. 1,400 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Isernhagen, loaded on truck
Isernhagen Germany, 30916 Isernhagen
06/11/2020 10:08
4 Bids
11,000€
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OMGA T 522 OPT Optimizing crosscut saw Mitre Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 12,500 x 2,100 x 1,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2018
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Vyskov, loaded on truck
Vyskov Czech Republic, 682 01 Vyskov
04/11/2020 10:00
15 Bids
14,000€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,420 x 4,200 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2017
Weight approx. 1,240 kg
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Delivery terms FCA San Pedro de Bercianos (León), loaded on truck
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San Pedro de B… Spain, 24252 San Pedro de Bercianos (León)
18/11/2020 10:35
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8,100€
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GIBEN SIGMA 201 Panel Saw & Angular Plant Machine
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GIBEN SIGMA 201 Panel Saw & Angular Plant Machine Panel Saws & Angular Plant Machinery
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 11,500 x 17,500 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 15,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Asti (AT), loaded on truck
Asti (AT) Italy, 14100 Asti (AT)
02/12/2020 10:00
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6,800€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 10,000 x 1,600 x 1,200 mm
Year of manufacture 1975
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Lembruch, loaded on truck
Lembruch Germany, 49459 Lembruch
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 39,000 x 2,450 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture 1997/2008
Weight approx. 9,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Vyskov, loaded on truck
Vyskov Czech Republic, 682 01 Vyskov
04/11/2020 10:34
11 Bids
5,600€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 13,500 x 2,400 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2006
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Vyskov, loaded on truck
Vyskov Czech Republic, 682 01 Vyskov
04/11/2020 10:25
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5,600€
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BARBERAN PCL 100/300 Automatic Chop Saw Mitre Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,600 x 1,100 x 1,900 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Italy
13/11/2020 12:43
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3,500€
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PAOLONI P 30 Sliding Table Saw Sliding Table Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,100 x 4,000 x 1,500 mm
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
12/11/2020 11:00
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 20,500 x 1,400 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1991
Weight approx. 1,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
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region Avellino Italy, region Avellino
05/11/2020 10:00
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3,000€
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EGURKO ORTZA IDEAL 38 Angular Vertical Beam Saw
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 11,500 x 2,200 x 3,750 mm
Year of manufacture 2002
Weight approx. 5,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA San Pedro de Bercianos (León), loaded on truck
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San Pedro de B… Spain, 24252 San Pedro de Bercianos (León)
18/11/2020 10:13
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2,700€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,300 x 2,400 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2002
Weight approx. 2,800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Vyskov, loaded on truck
Vyskov Czech Republic, 682 01 Vyskov
04/11/2020 10:28
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6,350€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,300 x 2,400 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2005
Weight approx. 2,800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Vyskov, loaded on truck
Vyskov Czech Republic, 682 01 Vyskov
04/11/2020 10:24
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11,150€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,000 x 4,000 x 1,400 mm
Year of manufacture 1993
Weight approx. 800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Italy
13/11/2020 10:01
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1,900€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,350 x 1,600 x 1,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2011
Weight approx. 750 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Leipzig / OT Rehbach, loaded on truck
Leipzig / OT R… Germany, 04249 Leipzig / OT Rehbach
19/11/2020 10:09
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2,200€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 1,400 x 2,950 mm
Weight approx. 600 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Italy
13/11/2020 13:04
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1,800€
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PAOLONI P 300 Sliding Table Saw
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,250 x 3,100 x 1,300 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Alzira, loaded on truck
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Alzira Spain, 46600 Alzira
17/11/2020 10:05
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 1,400 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1987
Weight approx. 950 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Heroldstatt, loaded on truck
Heroldstatt Germany, 72535 Heroldstatt
20/11/2020 14:13
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,500 x 1,500 x 1,600 mm
Year of manufacture 1993
Weight approx. 700 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Heede (ems), loaded on truck
Heede (ems) Germany, 26892 Heede (ems)
06/11/2020 10:22
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,350 x 7,000 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA San Pedro de Bercianos (León), loaded on truck
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San Pedro de B… Spain, 24252 San Pedro de Bercianos (León)
18/11/2020 10:03
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,700 x 1,500 x 1,200 mm
Weight approx. 850 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Lembruch, loaded on truck
Lembruch Germany, 49459 Lembruch
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 7,000 x 2,450 x 3,000 mm
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Westercappeln, loaded on truck
Westercappeln Germany, 49492 Westercappeln
23/11/2020 10:08
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Definition: Saws

Saws are standard machines for the wood industry and woodworking. They are used in acquiring the wooden materials, and for the later stages in which it is developed the end product. This is why there are many types, including simple handsaws and powerful circular saws for lumber mills. Countless types of saws have been developed to efficiently process wood components such as furniture, windows or doors. Among them there are band saws, chopsaws, sliding table saws, miter saws and panel saws. At Surplex you will find a wide selection of used saws, also modern models!

Industrial saws for woodworking at Surplex

Index

  1. Saw machines in woodworking
  2. Types of saws and peripheral woodworking devices
    1. Bandsaws
    2. Scroll saws
    3. Combined trimming saws
    4. Sliding table saws
    5. Mitre saws
    6. Cross-cut saws
    7. Panel saws
    8. Multi-blade saws
    9. Equipment for loading & stacking in sawing machines
    10. Complete sawmills
  3. What should I be aware of when buying a wood saw machine?

Saw machines in woodworking

Saw machines are typically intended as woodworking machines. They are used in acquiring the wooden materials from the original source (the forest), and for the later stages in which it is developed into the end product. Wood saws can cut through tree trunks in any direction to enable the ideal starting material. A variety of wood cutting machines have been developed to enable industrial operations to efficiently process any volume of wood into every product imaginable.

Definition of saws

Saws work by the processes of dividing and machining. They use a toothed blade that is pushed into and across the material via circular or oscillating movements. The saw blade can be flat or round. Circular saws can achieve higher sawing speeds and feature a mechanically simpler construction, however, their cutting depth is always limited to a maximum of 40-45% of the saw blade diameter. This means greater cutting depths always require very large blades, which makes handling them relatively difficult.

As such, bandsaws are the primary choice in applications requiring deep cuts into the material. In timber harvesting, the chainsaw is the most widespread and also features heavily in later stages of timber production and preparation.

Types of saws and peripheral woodworking devices

The wood is harvested from the forest, cut to size in the sawmill, and sent on for further processing in the carpentry workshop. The further the raw timber is along the path to end product, the higher the precision that is required of the wood cutter machine. This is why each stage of the processing chain has its own preferred woodsaws, from either the circular saw, bandsaw or chainsaw product ranges.

Bandsaws

The sawing unit within a bandsaw consists of a loop-shaped metal belt with teeth on one side. This metal loop is clamped between a drive roller and tensioning roller.

Bandsaws are driven electrically and are available in a wide range of sizes depending on the intended application. In the sawmill, they are used for trimming logs lengthwise into planks and boards. Once cut into thin boards, they can be turned into planks through a number of side-cuts using a circular saw.

In carpentry workshops, their main use is for cutting long beams into whatever width is desired. They are technically simple and reliable machines.

Well-known manufacturers of bandsaws include:


Scroll saws

Scroll saws are a variation of the bandsaw design. Instead of a flat belt, or ‘band’, they use a thin cutting wire, which enables operators to create intricate curves and cut out workpieces radially from a given material. Scroll saws are the industrial equivalent of fret saws.

Popular manufacturers of scroll saws include BLITZ, FROMMIA, HEGNER and SCHEPPACH.

Combined trimming saws

Combined trimming saws make it possible to machine board materials on both sides within a single work cycle. This is most beneficial when it comes to batch processing precise workpieces where it increases efficiency and productivity.

On a technical level, they consist of a circular saw with two saw blades, which can be very precisely aligned with each other. In recent years, however, they have been largely replaced by panel-dividing systems and sliding table saws. They are no longer produced today but can be found on the second-hand market at very affordable prices.

The best-known manufacturers of combined trimming saws are BÄUERLE, BARBERAN and OMGA.

Sliding table saws

Sliding table saws are the standard tool of choice for carpenters and joineries. They make it possible to create extremely precise, linear cuts in panels and board materials. Sliding table saws feature a large range of settings and options, such as for maximum/minimum panel length/breadth, as well as producing precise mitres and angles.

Sliding table saws were invented by the German company ALTENDORF, which is still the market leader in this sector. A range of other companies have also turned to this machine and supply the market a wide selection of products.

The most prestigious makers of sliding table saws are:


Mitre saws

Mitres are 90° cuts into wooden profiles and strips used to create precise joints, which are widely used in parquet and laminate flooring. Mitre saws are one of the key tools of interior outfitters and the term can encompass both mitre and cross-cut saws as the machine can offer a combination of both functions.

Mitre and cross-cut saws are generally small and light enough for them to be transported from site to site. But there are also heavier, stationary mitre saws intended for carpentry workshops, which are often combination mitre saws capable of creating mitre cuts on both sides of a profile in a single work cycle.

Popular manufacturers of mitre saws include ELUMATEC, FOM, RAPID and STRIFFLER.

Cross-cut saws

Cross-cut saws are used for shortening long materials in a variety of ways, but in contrast to normal circular saws, they can only cut the short side of a slat or narrow board to the desired angle. However, the angle can be adjusted in terms of both width and depth.

A cross-cut saw comprises a machine table featuring a rotary and adjusting unit for the saw blade and a return mechanism arranged above the table. Cross-cutting involves clamping a workpiece onto the work table, adjusting the circular saw to the desired parameters, and pushing it across the material using a hand-operated lever. The result: precise cross-cuts.

Some of the best-known manufacturers of cross-cut saw are ELU, MAKITA, METABO and OMS.

Panel saws

Panel saws are used for efficiently dividing up large panel/board materials. They are used by furniture builders and are frequently found in hardware stores.

Panel saws generally operate using one or more circular saw units and can be extended with extra equipment, such as a turnover station. This allows panels and boards to be processed on both sides and then stacked once the procedure is complete.

HOLZMA, HOMAG, GIBEN, SCHELLING and STRIEBIG count amongst the best manufacturers of panel saws.

Multi-blade saws

Multi-blade saws enable boards, panels and chipboard to be simultaneously cut to the desired size. Depending on the type of machine, they can produce a range of strips in one or several widths in just one work cycle. Multi-blade saws are primarily used to saw wood with thin dimensions and cannot handle materials which are more than a few centimetres thick.

Popular manufacturers of multi-blade saws include RAIMANN and ABMI.

Equipment for loading & stacking in sawing machines

The efficient processing of tree trunks requires the highest performing types of transport system. The most widespread are roller tracks, conveyor belts and turnover stations, which ensure the right materials are in the correct place for ongoing processing in a sawmill or panel wood cutting machine. A wood saw also generally needs a way of clamping or holding the material in place, i.e. via magnets and gripping mechanisms, but more fragile panels and boards are frequently held via vacuum lifters, which ensure no damage to the wood.

The main producers of feeding and stacking machines for wood cutting saws are FRILUMAC, RBO WINSTORE and SIRIO.

Complete sawmills

Sawmills are heavy-duty pieces of equipment which break down tree trunks into boards and planks. They also collect all the wood chips produced and forward them for onward processing (depending on chip quality). Sawmills are also often equipped with veneer peeling machines, which enable the tree trunks to be directly processed into veneer sheets. Sawmills primarily work using bandsaws and circular saws.

Popular manufacturers of complete sawmills include SERRA and BRENTA.

What should I be aware of when buying a wood saw machine?

Before looking for wood saws for sale, buyers should carefully consider what the saw will be used for since there is a large variety on offer.

Chainsaws are the best choice for harvesting timber, whereas circular saws are ideal for construction site operation. For interior furnishings, cross-cut and mitre saws can provide the best results. But, for all saws, there is one rule of thumb: quality above price. Wood cutting saws from well-known manufacturers are generally more powerful and reliable in operation, and as such, should be preferred over all other affordable in professional woodworking settings.

The best woodworking saw for a carpenter or joinery would be a sliding table saw. With these saws, the more important aspect is the equipment fitted rather than the sawing performance statistics, which particular applies when it comes to buying used saws for sale. Simple sliding table saws offer a comprehensive range of processing options, but their manual design means they are not well-suited to serial production and other large-scale manufacturing. Manufacturers today offer a range of convenient features, which makes it easy to master even the most complex applications. Used wood cutting machines also frequently feature digital support for the operator, provided the construction year of the machine is within recent decades.

In the fields of exotic- and hard wood processing, the bandsaw is king – it can cut at a continuous thickness and very low material wastage is ensured through the cutting process. Purchasers of bandsaws should first look at cutting speed and then, if machine-supported; the feed rate, which are reliable indicators of machine performance. Another key point to consider is that there are different types of bandsaw which are not compatible with every type of wood. The potential applications of each machine should be investigated.

Sawmills, on the other hand, are heavy-duty machines for roughly cutting through tree trunks. The circular saws, bandsaws and chainsaws used only offer basic cutting quality and approximate dimensional accuracy. However, they are designed to shift and process huge volumes of wood outdoor under the full force of the elements. A saw made for rough wood-cutting cannot deliver the results of a carpentry-grade machine, but their excellent reliability, strength and performance mean they are more than capable of processing very hard or damp wood.

Buying second-hand

In summary, professional woodworking saws are robust and long-lasting machines, which means major damage to the machine table or base frame is unlikely.

On a technical level, wood cutting machines are very simple: the cutting unit (a circular saw or bandsaw) is basic and can often be dismantled, cleaned and overhauled with little expense.

In recent years, wood saw machines have made great strides in terms of efficiency, which means a good supply of used machines on the second-hand market as more and more saws are replaced for higher performing models. However, thanks to the durability and quality inherent in all major saw brands, these used machines can continue to be operated productively for many years to come.

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