MARTIN-brand saws include sliding table saws, circular saws as well as panel saws. The current MARTIN saw range, however, only includes sliding table saws. Their popular T17 saw, for instance, is now only available second-hand.
MARTIN sliding table saws are available from three categories: Basic Line, Compact and Premium.
Series Basic Line Kompakt Premium TC660 T60A T70 T60C T75PreX T65
Consisting solely of the TC660 model, the Basic Line is an especially affordable way of making a first step into the world of sliding table saws. It is primarily used by training sites, small-scale manufacturers and amateur carpenters. This entry-level machine can be relied on to precisely cut a whole range of wooden materials. A comprehensive selection of equipment comes as standard to ensure a high level of efficiency and ease-of-use. Although a digital display is present, buyers of this machine must do without fully-electronic controls and adjust scaling and other settings manually. This model is thus unsuitable for high cycle rates but is sufficient for workshops with lower production demands.
The compact range of MARTIN sliding table saws consists of models T60, T60C and T65. In contrast to the TC660, these machines come equipped with top-class, digital control systems and also offer some additional features making them superior to the T660 in many regards. As for MARTIN’s T60 and T60C saws, they are basically the same model and only differ in terms of the optional accessories available. For instance, the T60 Classic can be equipped with a 3-axis scoring saw unit and a sturdy cross-cut table, which are not available on the basic T60 model. The compact class is primarily aimed at large-scale operations or smaller manufacturers of serially-produced wooden products.
The T70 marks the beginning of MARTIN’s premium saw range. Robust mechanics, excellent ease-of-use and well-designed touchscreen controls make it simple and quick to produce a range of products. Even with just basic equipment, this machine features three controllable axes for cutting height, cutting angle and cutting depth. A motorised mitre cut system and cross-cut table can also be equipped by adding a fourth and fifth axis. A patented 3-axis scorer is also included, which can be set using the controls provided. In total, the T70 can operated across eight interconnected axes, which reduces set-up and changeover times considerably.
The cutting of seams, grooves and slot/pin connections is directly supported by powerful assistants in the control system. Making corrections during ongoing production is quick and easy using the touchscreen, which clearly displays the minimum and maximum limits values on-screen for the operator. It features a tool menu where more than 100 different saw blades can be stored thus bypassing the need for trial cuts entirely. The machine design is very high-quality and vibrations are even better prevented by the combination of steel and concrete than by cast-metal frameworks. Featuring length and parallel stops plus a cross-cut table, this model is unique amongst MARTIN machines.
The T75 sliding table saw goes a step further and incorporates five controllable axes and a saw blade capable of pivoting up to 45°. The T75 PREX version enables the execution of any mitre cut on the cross-cut and rip fence thanks to a combination of a 299mm+ cutting height and a swivelling range of 2x 46°
MARTIN sliding table saws on the second-hand market
MARTIN first started production of sliding table saws in the mid-1980s. As a result, used MARTIN sliding table saws will be no older than 30 years. These machines have been heavy-duty, top-quality instruments since the very beginning and have been able to withstand very tough conditions without suffering any major damage. It is very rare for a used MARTIN sliding table saw to be irreparable – the provision of services, documentation and replacement parts still continues today. Prices for used MARTIN saws start relatively affordable, which means they are still of interest to private individuals.