Altendorf accessories and basics


With the variety of options for sliding table saws, it is not always easy to keep track of the various functions. Our Altendorf Basics are intended to remedy this situation and provide an overview of the accessories. In short videos directly from the manufacturer we show the most important basic functions of our options and controls - the basics just to make sawing easier. Something is missing? Then we look forward to your feedback! Just write us a short e-mail and we will try to fulfill your wishes.



What is hovering there? Our air cushion table facilitates the handling of heavy workpieces enormously. The compressed air unit acts on the right side of the saw blade to facilitate working on the rip fence. Due to the almost contact-free transport over the machine table, there are no scratches.


The special feature of this control system is its very simple operation and its clarity. All values and functions are displayed clearly on the screen, which has a 90 mm diagonal. The green keys can be used to call up all motorized axes and the additional function "Grooving". Use the white input keys to enter the values. The swivel-mounted control unit offers unprecedented ease of use, clarity, safety and convenience.


This electronic measuring system ensures rapid and precise positioning of the rip fence. Recurring dimensions can be reproduced exactly and checked on the DIGIT X display.The correction for the rip fence position is shown digitally on the machine control unit’s display when working with the saw blade tilted. Dimensions are corrected automatically when the fence is switched between the upright and the flat position.



The main feature of the control system is the large 7 "touch screen, which allows me to select the axes and the various software functions. The input of the values takes place via this keyboard, which gives me a nice feedback about my entered values. The main difference to the F 45 ProDrive control unit is the already integrated application technology, which I can select here via the menu. In the main menu we find various utilities such as grooving, bevel cutting with oversize allowance, the incremental dimension function and the compound mitre. On the other hand, we have various program settings, the setting of the scorer, the tool management and the basic machine settings.


Setting the fence is easy; the precision fine adjustment makes for great accuracy. The rip fence drops down clear of the machine table level to free up extra space for dividing large panels.


Simply precise cutting: the crosscut-mitre fence with integral length compensation, makes it easier to perform bevel cuts and mitre cuts precisely in one function. The set angle can be adjusted continuously over a range of 49° with a graduated scale. The flip stops can be positioned individually at any distance up to a maximum of 3,500 mm.


Accurate and wear-free, this system features a robust 90° locking mechanism that ensures the right-angle position is absolutely reproducible. The fence can be angled by up to 47° in either direction. The integrated digital display shows the set angle with an accuracy of 1/100° for optimal precision. Also included is length compensation, which is simply taken from a scale when the fence is angled.


The F 45 ElmoDrive incorporates the most advanced and comprehensive control technology in existence for sliding table saws. Positioned at eye level, it combines optimal ease of use and presentation with practical and ergonomic operation. The functions are easily accessed and clearly presented on the 12" touch screen. In addition to the functions of the Pro and EvoDrive controls, the ElmoDrive control has many other software and application options, such as the practical desktop function. You can easily store regularly required functions in the lower part of the screen. All in all, nothing comes close to the F 45 ElmoDrive for control technology. Day after day after day.