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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!

Rip Saw
Rip Saw Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1000 x 1040 x 200 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 250 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Barton On Sea, loaded on truck
Barton On Sea United Kingdom, BH25 7BP Barton On Sea
26/09/2019 09:27
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 930 x 1050 x 510 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 150 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Barton On Sea, loaded on truck
Barton On Sea United Kingdom, BH25 7BP Barton On Sea
26/09/2019 09:25
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GIBEN SIGMATIC 105 Panel Saw / Angular System
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 12000 x 15000 x 2700 mm
Year of manufacture: 2008
Weight approx.: 15000 kg
Machine available from: Week 43
Delivery terms: FCA Poirino (TO), loaded on truck
Poirino (TO) Italy, 10046 Poirino (TO)
18/09/2019 10:01
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3420 x 4200 x 1800 mm
Year of manufacture: 2017
Weight approx.: 1240 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA San Pedro de Bercianos (León), loaded on truck
San Pedro de B… Spain, 24252 San Pedro de Bercianos (León)
18/09/2019 10:09
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14,000€
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HOLZMA HPP 510/43/43/X Panel Saw with Air Cushion Tables on Rear Side
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 17000 x 2400 x 2300 mm
Year of manufacture: 2006
Weight approx.: 8000 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Rheinberg, loaded on truck
Rheinberg Germany, 47495 Rheinberg
24/09/2019 10:03
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9,250€
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CUT MILLING Sliding Table Saw
CUT MILLING Sliding Table Saw Sliding Table Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 4000 x 2200 x 1550 mm
Year of manufacture: 2017
Weight approx.: 1100 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Barcelona, loaded on truck
Barcelona Spain, 08570 Torello Barcelona
26/09/2019 11:09
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1 x 1 x 1 mm
Year of manufacture: 2015
Weight approx.: 50000 kg
Machine available from: Please request information
Delivery terms: EXW Karolinka, ex foundation, unpackaged
Karolinka Czech Republic, 3810 Karolinka
 
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MöHRINGER 144.001.58 Sawmill
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 55000 x 10000 x 4000 mm
Year of manufacture: 2015
Weight approx.: 40000 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Mogente, loaded on truck
Mogente Spain, 46640 Mogente
 
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Band Sawing Line
Band Sawing Line Band Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 8300 x 3800 x 3100 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 5500 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Mogente, loaded on truck
Mogente Spain, 46640 Mogente
26/09/2019 11:02
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2,800€
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HOLZMA OPTIMAT HPP 82/31 Panel Saw
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 12000 x 2300 x 1500 mm
Year of manufacture: 2001
Weight approx.: 3500 kg
Machine available from: fix, Friday 18.10.2019 at 9.00 a.m.
Delivery terms: FCA Deizisau, loaded on truck
Deizisau Germany, 73779 Deizisau
01/10/2019 10:05
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4,650€
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CILLET TO 1200 Band Rip Saw Band Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2500 x 1200 x 3750 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 2500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA San Pedro de Bercianos (León), loaded on truck
San Pedro de B… Spain, 24252 San Pedro de Bercianos (León)
18/09/2019 10:03
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1,800€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 6520 x 1520 x 2970 mm
Year of manufacture: 2000
Weight approx.: 1200 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA San Pedro de Bercianos (León), loaded on truck
San Pedro de B… Spain, 24252 San Pedro de Bercianos (León)
18/09/2019 10:08
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 6350 x 7000 x 2100 mm
Year of manufacture: 1996
Weight approx.: 4000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA San Pedro de Bercianos (León), loaded on truck
San Pedro de B… Spain, 24252 San Pedro de Bercianos (León)
18/09/2019 10:44
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1,600€
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BAR - GAR GR.DES.TRONZ.BG-9A Sawmill
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 39800 x 6000 x 4000 mm
Year of manufacture: 2015
Weight approx.: 25000 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Mogente, loaded on truck
Mogente Spain, 46640 Mogente
 
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 6500 x 2200 x 1000 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 4000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Götzis, loaded on truck
Götzis Austria, 6840 Götzis
26/09/2019 09:12
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 81600 x 2400 x 3900 mm
Year of manufacture: 1982 - 1984
Weight approx.: 40000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Goldenstedt, loaded on truck
Goldenstedt Germany, 49424 Goldenstedt
 
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SELCO WMTR 7 Panel Saw with Lift Table Panel Saws with Lift Table
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1 x 1 x 1 mm
Year of manufacture: 2016
Weight approx.: 1 kg
Machine available from: at once
Delivery terms: EXW Bydgoszcz, ex foundation, unpackaged
Bydgoszcz Poland, 85-840 Bydgoszcz
 
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 27200 x 2450 x 2450 mm
Year of manufacture: 2016
Weight approx.: 15000 kg
Machine available from: approx. December 2019
Delivery terms: FCA Lauenburg/Elbe, loaded on truck
Lauenburg/Elbe Germany, 21481 Lauenburg/Elbe
 
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1 x 1 x 1 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 1 kg
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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.: 1x1x1 mm
Year of manufacture: 2003
Weight approx.: 7000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Biel/Bienne, loaded on truck
Biel/Bienne Switzerland, 2502 Biel/Bienne
24/09/2019 10:04
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9,750€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 6190 x 12620 x 2200 mm
Year of manufacture: 2005
Weight approx.: 15000 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Stepanovice u Ceskych Budejovic, loaded on truck
Stepanovice u … Czech Republic, 37373 Stepanovice u Ceskych Budejovic
26/09/2019 09:28
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8,500€
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BONANY Multi Blade Saw Multi Blade Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 7000 x 3200 x 3100 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 6000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Mogente, loaded on truck
Mogente Spain, 46640 Mogente
26/09/2019 11:00
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7,000€
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MARTIN T73 Automatic Sliding Table Saw Sliding Table Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 5200x 2250 x 1800 mm
Year of manufacture: 2001
Weight approx.: 1950 kg
Machine available from: Calendar week 38
Delivery terms: FCA Westercappeln, loaded on truck
Westercappeln Germany, 49492 Westercappeln
24/09/2019 10:02
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6,500€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 10000 x 2450 x 2100 mm
Year of manufacture: 1999
Weight approx.: 6000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Sachseln, loaded on truck
Sachseln Switzerland, 6072 Sachseln
17/10/2019 11:01
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6,400€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 7000 x 2450 x 3000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1995
Weight approx.: 1000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Westercappeln, loaded on truck
Westercappeln Germany, 49492 Westercappeln
24/09/2019 10:05
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 6000 x 2450 x 2400 mm
Year of manufacture: 1994
Weight approx.: 1500 kg
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Delivery terms: EXW Westercappeln, ex foundation, unpackaged
Westercappeln Germany, 49492 Westercappeln
24/09/2019 10:26
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1 x 1 x 1 mm
Year of manufacture: 1983
Weight approx.: 1 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Oron-la-Ville, loaded on truck
Oron-la-Ville Switzerland, 1610 Oron-la-Ville
24/09/2019 10:20
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4,000€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3500 x 2200 x 1200 mm
Year of manufacture: 2017
Weight approx.: 900 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Barcelona, loaded on truck
Barcelona Spain, 08570 Torello Barcelona
26/09/2019 12:25
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3500 x 2200 x 1200 mm
Year of manufacture: 2017
Weight approx.: 900 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Torello, loaded on truck
Torello Spain, 08570 Torello
26/09/2019 11:03
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3,500€
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COSMEC SM 320 Multi-Blade Saw Multi Blade Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1530 x 2000 x 1820 mm
Year of manufacture: 1998
Weight approx.: 2200 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA San Pedro de Bercianos (León), loaded on truck
San Pedro de B… Spain, 24252 San Pedro de Bercianos (León)
18/09/2019 10:04
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5,250€
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CELASCHI Double Edge Squaring Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 6000 x 2800 x 1500 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 5500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Trofarello (to), loaded on truck
Trofarello (to) Italy, 10028 Trofarello (to)
16/10/2019 12:58
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MARTIN T 72 Sliding Table Saw Sliding Table Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2600x1000x2200 mm
Year of manufacture: 1995
Weight approx.: 400 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Rellingen, loaded on truck
Rellingen Germany, 25462 Rellingen
15/10/2019 10:02
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1,800€
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Band Resaw
Band Resaw Band Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2900 x 1500 x 3600 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 2500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA San Pedro de Bercianos (León), loaded on truck
San Pedro de B… Spain, 24252 San Pedro de Bercianos (León)
18/09/2019 10:46
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1400 x 1400 x 1500 mm
Year of manufacture: 2001
Weight approx.: 650 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Angera, loaded on truck
Angera Italy, 21021 Angera
16/10/2019 10:47
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3800 x 1400 x 3150 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 2400 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Mogente, loaded on truck
Mogente Spain, 46640 Mogente
26/09/2019 11:50
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1 x 1 x 1 mm
Year of manufacture: 1983
Weight approx.: 1 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Oron-la-Ville, free on truck
Oron-la-Ville Switzerland, 1610 Oron-la-Ville
24/09/2019 10:03
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1,400€
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ALTENDORF F 45 Sliding Table Saw Sliding Table Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3000 x 1700 x 1000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1988
Weight approx.: 1200 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Rheinfelden, loaded on truck
Rheinfelden Germany, 79618 Rheinfelden
01/10/2019 11:03
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 7000 x 2450 x 3000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1982
Weight approx.: 1000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Westercappeln, loaded on truck
Westercappeln Germany, 49492 Westercappeln
24/09/2019 10:27
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 5800 x 8800 x 2100 mm
Year of manufacture: 1990
Weight approx.: 10000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA San Pedro de Bercianos (León), loaded on truck
San Pedro de B… Spain, 24252 San Pedro de Bercianos (León)
18/09/2019 11:18
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3500 x 2200 x 1200 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 900 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Espinelves, loaded on truck
Espinelves Spain, 17405 Espinelves
26/09/2019 12:28
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ORTZA SE-320-T Sliding Table Saw Sliding Table Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3270 x 3160 x 1010 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 800 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Mogente, loaded on truck
Mogente Spain, 46640 Mogente
26/09/2019 12:43
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 6000 x 1200 x 1700 mm
Year of manufacture: 1995
Weight approx.: 2500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Warburg, free on truck
Warburg Germany, 34414 Warburg
24/09/2019 10:47
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1300x1000x1500 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 300 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Rietberg, loaded on truck
Rietberg Germany, 33397 Rietberg
01/10/2019 10:51
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2000 x 900 x 1400 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 600 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Elche - Alicante, loaded on truck
Elche - Alicante Spain, 03203 Elche - Alicante
19/09/2019 11:18
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GUILLET Bandsaw Band Saws
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 700 x 800 x 2400 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 550 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Figueres (Girona), loaded on truck
Figueres (Girona) Spain, 17600 Figueres (Girona)
26/09/2019 12:30
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1750 x 1250 x 2720 mm
Year of manufacture: 1967
Weight approx.: 8000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Pirmasens, loaded on truck
Pirmasens Germany, 66955 Pirmasens
30/09/2019 11:44
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 6600 x 1500 x 2900 mm
Year of manufacture: 1989
Weight approx.: 850 kg
Machine available from: 18.11.2019
Delivery terms: FCA Nettetal-Breyel, loaded on truck
Nettetal-Breyel Germany, 41334 Nettetal-Breyel
01/10/2019 11:00
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 6000 x 1200 x 2500 mm
Year of manufacture: 1999
Weight approx.: 900 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Warburg, free on truck
Warburg Germany, 34414 Warburg
24/09/2019 10:54
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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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