Try ringing around a few dealers, Im sure you would get an Altendorf for your budget.Yes, but even second hand Altendorf are very pricey. I’d say my budget will be around 10k
Thanks Robin for your advice and links.Try ringing around a few dealers, Im sure you would get an Altendorf for your budget.
I don’t know how an SCM or Genesis machine would compare to an Altendorf, but I know a few Altendorf owners who are very happy - and as it’s a leading brand, resale value will be good.
ive used a few SCM machines - they are decent machines, but built to a budget and not in the league of Altendorf, Martin or Panhans. However I would choose SCM over other less known brands for a middle range machine - because they have a large service department in the UK so parts are easily obtained.
here’s a Martin T60A for £10k (plus vat of course)
Its worth trying places like NEY - they supply new machinery and will sell trade in stuff at a good price if they have a buyer ready when A customer is upgrading.
or sawtec perhaps
Altendorf UK Agent Stocking New Altendorf Panel Saws. Visit our showroom in Eastleigh, Hampshire and see the Altendorf WA6, WA8, WA80 & F45 Panel Saws.www.sawtec.co.uk
Years ago I bought a Robland panel saw ….It was a pretty good machine, the sliding part was good, the rip fence was good, but the handles, accessories etc werent that great. The connection of cross cut fence to sliding table was a bit [email protected] and it didn’t stay square.Thanks Robin for your advice and links.
Thanks.Years ago I bought a Robland panel saw ….It was a pretty good machine, the sliding part was good, the rip fence was good, but the handles, accessories etc werent that great. The connection of cross cut fence to sliding table was a bit [email protected] and it didn’t stay square.
Unfortunately these things dont become obvious until you’ve used it a while.
Ive had a good look online at the Genesis and SCM offerings - they both look pretty good and at your price level, a new machine should function as well as a 2nd hand top end brand……but the only way you will find out the user experience niggles is to use it long term…….you could ask the dealers if they’ve sold a machine near you and go and visit and ask the guys using it what it’s like.
I may well be looking at a machine next year so I would be most grateful if you could update the thread on what you choose.
Enjoy hunting for your new toy.
Im currently using an Egurko Ortza 32 - it’s not mine, I’m sort of taking over from a guy who is now working on site.What machine you have currently?
Thanks for another auction. If you know more send us links please.don't think you will get it for £10k but i'd just whack in a £10k (allow for commmission and vat) bid for this
A 2014 Otto Martin T60A sliding table panel saw no. 531526 with scoring saw unit
Yes, I do know they need a lot space. I’ll be moving soon to the new workshop 700sqf, not huge but much bigger than current. Plan is to put the saw in few benches and small spray booth.Just remember you need a big footprint (clear space) for these saws, min 6m x 4.5m, I have allowed 7m x 5m clear space and on the odd occasion I have to cut things by a different method as I haven't room on the saw.