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sliding table saws kappa 550 format4 wood panel plastic

Powerful. Smart. Safe. The new edition of the successful top model sliding table panel saw
 

Design, precision, automation and safety put in a nutshell in the smartest of ways. For more than a decade, the kappa 550 has been the first choice for sliding table panel saws and in its new edition it continues to be right at the cutting edge. Individual specifications, an intelligent operating concept and numerous new impressive Format4 features ensure maximum efficiency and a noticeable increase in productivity.

The e-motion features of the Format4kappa 550 impress with an automatic rip fence, unlimited tool storage and programmable cutting sequences in the smart, in-house software. All axes of the machine can be controlled ergonomically and intuitively by the central operating unit with 15 "touch screen.

The Format4 premium sliding table panel saw kappa 550 is also the world's only sliding table saw with the revolutionary PCS® safety system.

FORMAT4. Uncompromising expertise for the highest of requirements

The Felder Group premium brand has met the highest standards of professional users since 2001. The customised high-performance solutions are uncompromisingly innovative, offer maximum operating comfort and complete productivity.

The most important highlights at a glance

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... FORMAT4 Premium machines for premium requirements

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  • Constantly high performance in industrial continuous operation
  • Customer specific optimised production solutions
  • Solid design with premium components
  • Many variations of specification packages with high-tech solutions
  • Complete engineering precision
  • Premium user comfort
  • Award winning design
  • Quality and precision from Austria
  • Uncompromised productivity
  • Perfect service package before, during and after the purchase
  • Tailor made financing solutions

Details

Serious accidents on the sliding table panel saws are a thing of the past - PCS®  is currently the fastest non-contact triggering safety device, worldwide.

  • PCS detects accident hazards before contact with the saw blade.
  • PCS eliminates the hazardous situation in milliseconds.
  • PCS is 100% safe against damage to machine and saw blade.
  • PCS allows safe operation close to the saw blade.
  • PCS supports groove cuts.
  • PCS is ready to be used again at the push of a button.
  • PCS requires no additional maintenance and cleaning cycles.
  • PCS works without additional external energy sources and without external sensors or video systems.
  • PCS is resistant to dust and dirt.

Find out more about PCS® here

*PCS® does not replace any of the legal protective devices required. The machine must be operated with the splitter and the saw guard properly installed according to regulations.

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The updated heavy cast-iron Format4 saw assembly offers precision, performance and smooth operation:

  • 3-axis “Control” scoring unit
  • Scoring unit park position
  • Change the saw blade without tools!
  • Large cutting depth, even with a scoring unit
  • Spraying equipment for the processing of non-ferrous metals and plastics
  • Saw unit with “Easy-Glide” tilt segment guiding system
  • Tilting of saw-blade 0°-46°
  • Oversized saw arbor with double bearing trunnions
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  • Absolute vibration-free machining
  • Incredible power transmission due to the ultra efficient Poly-V-belt drive technology
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  • Precise double trunnion system
  • High load-bearing capacity and operating life
  • Play free tilt
  • Unaffected by dust
  • Completely maintenance free
  • No lubrication required
  • 6 year guarantee
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With the new kappa 550 you can dramatically increase the cutting height of your panel saw. The kappa 550 gives you 202 mm at 90° and 141 mm at 45°. When you are looking at premium class panel saws, these are the figures you should be searching for!

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  • Tilting of saw-blade 0°-46°
  • 8” (202 mm) of cutting height at 90 degrees
  • 5” (141 mm) of cutting height at 45 degrees
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    The kappa 400 has dado capability. Used with the massive specially designed Format4 dado cutter head clean, precise dado cuts from 1/4”–3/4” (6–20 mm) are guaranteed.

    The clamping system is maintenance free and offers premium comfort for many years: Change saw blades effortlessly in literally no time at all.

    Choose between two high performance scoring units: Classic, Automatic Both units combine reliable operating and drive technology for perfect scoring results. That’s guaranteed with a 5 inch diameter scoring blade and a speed of 10300 rpm (60Hz).

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    A red LED strip immediately signals the operation of the scoring unit and offers even more working safety. (Option)
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    An alternative to the worldwide unique Format4 saw blade quick change system "Easy-lock" is now the "Quick-lock" clamping system, which with the use of just one tool makes it quick and easy to change the saw blade.

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    The rip fence is positioned by a motor and runs via a dust-free integrated ball spindle in the saw table. The 1/10 mm precision, the high positioning speed, as well as the simultaneous positioning of the crosscut fence, saw blade height and saw blade angle ensure precision and save valuable working time.

    • Optional with the x-motion
    • Standard on the e-motion model
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    “A masterpiece of engineering”, guarantees precision and smooth operation! This precision guiding system will accept maximum loads without compromising the smooth and accurate movement of the sliding table. The “X” configuration of the roller bearings optimally distributes work-piece weight to all sides, with the full width of the bearing in contact with the guiding track. With no single point of contact between the bearing and the guiding track as found on conventional ball bearing systems, the roller bearing will never wear a groove into the guiding track. This ensures play-free guiding for the lifetime of the machine. The “X-Roll” system is backed with a 10 year factory warranty.
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    As an option, it is also possible to equip the saw with the wireless push button control “ON” switch of the main blade and scoring blade to the sliding table, speeding up the work process further.
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    The tried and tested "X-Roll" sliding table with linear guide system is now equipped with a stainless steel latch plate which enables the sliding table to be locked in almost any position.
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    The integrated guide rollers of the outrigger table ensure an incredibly smooth operation upon maximum load capacity. The bearing rail is moved along a “X-Roll” guide and is fast and micro-adjustable. The LED display enables you to set the required angle to one tenth of a degree. The fence can be tilted to any position between -45° and +45° and guarantees precise mitre cuts.

    The digital angle and length compensation module "digi-compensation plus" for X-roll or parallelogram outrigger tables compensate any changes in the length difference of the crosscut fence settings, as the angle is changed. The direct communication with the controls, also enables it to compensate the fence position of the crosscut stop to the width of the tooth and the tilt of the saw blade. This ensures that you always get an exact measurement without any recalibration when using different saw blades.
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    Infinite adjustment range –45 bis +45°. With the LED display you can set your required angle accurate to a tenth of a degree. With the e-motion models this is integrated into the TFT screen. Miter length compensation is done via the vernier scale with the standard fence, with the CNC crosscut fence the length compensation is automatic.
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    On request, we’ll equip your Format4 with the digital telescopic fence. Below, you see the cleverly integrated electronic digital scale with values correct to 4/1000” (0.1 mm). Additional functions, for example the setting of successive measurements, make your daily working life easier.

    The telescopic fence enables crosscuts of up to 126”. The easy to read scale along with the magnifier on the fence stop ensure precise settings and adjustments for repeatable and accurate cutting.
    The crosscut fence on the outrigger is now even easier to tilt from zero to 45 degrees with the improved locking lever. The large dimensioned, ergonomic clamping lever can be used at every angle.
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    The outrigger table can be swung out of the way with ease. You no longer have to worry about the hassle of mounting and dismounting the outrigger table. The swing away system of the outrigger table ensures extreme ease of use and at the same time can provide you with extra working space when you need it.

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    The FORMAT4 overhead saw guard is integrated nicely into the machine design. It is easy and convenient to use. With only a flick of the wrist the saw guard can be moved and tilted completely away from the machine area. The dust extraction hood adjusts itself automatically to the work piece height and always provides optimal working safety and dust extraction performance.

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    In the overhead saw guard handle a signal lamp is integrated, which indicates the operating status of the PCS® to the operator.

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    The newly developed overhead saw guard and dust removal system deliver perfect extraction results. The overhead saw guard, with its striking design, is on linear guides making it very easy to adjust the height. The dust and shavings are sucked from the saw guard into the extraction pipe via a short hose. The dust extraction below the table encloses the complete saw unit. The dust channel is from an exctraction point of view perfectly designed, providing an optimum air flow and perfect main blade and scoring unit extraction results.
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    The maintenance free linear laser is mounted to the overhead saw guard and can be adjusted to any position. The easily visible cutting marker makes it easier to trim or cut along cracked wood.
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  • Easy clamping of workpieces with maximum flexibility, can be used on all panel saws and spindle moulders that have a sliding table
  • Magnetic fitting makes it easy to install and adjust
  • Safety cylinder ensures maximum work safety
  • Pressure bar function possible with every sliding table length
  • Locking height 95 mm
  • Clamp. force approx. 300 kg
  • For the processing of non-ferrous ­metals, your Format4 can be ­fitted with spraying equipment. This enables high performance lubricating oil to be sprayed directly onto the sawblade.

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    The new full surface and magnetic mounted supports on the outrigger table offer an increased support surface and guarantees a safe grip and a stable support for the processing of smaller workpieces.
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    For crosscuts between +45° and –45°, the crosscut fence is set with the miter-scale that’s integrated into the saw sliding table. Quick attachment without tools is made possible by a T-slot and quick coupling on the side of the saw sliding table. The miter scale and the magnifying glass on the fence-stop, readable from the operating area, allow you to make precise adjustments up to 43/80 inches.
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    The ideal accessory for parallel cuts on the sliding table! Take advantage of your sliding table and the outrigger together with the rip fence which guarantee the exact positioning of your workpiece. The rip fence is clamped to the sliding table. The integrated scale from 25 to 1000 mm is easily read through the lens.
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    One of the valuable accessories in daily use on woodworking machines is the patented double mitre gauge from Format4. It enables double miter cuts on workpieces of different widths at any angle. The input of the of the workpiece widths A, B and the input of the desired frame angle, is carried out on the integrated computer via the keypad. Das Einstell­ergebnis erscheint zehntelgrad­genau am Display. Just set the double miter gauge at the calculated value and work away with results of … pinpoint accuracy! The fence stop on the fence plates can be adjusted up to 53 inches with the scale. Depending on set angles, the length compensating vernier scale is available. With this you can also set the exact workpiece length when angle cutting.

    At last: Quickly, comfortably and without any effort, you can now remove or install your outrigger table with the help of the transport and mounting unit. The outrigger with the crosscut fence attached is now conveniently stored away!
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    The scoring unit blade width and height adapt automatically to the tool information that has been saved in regards to the tool diameter and width of the teeth. Any changes to these standard scoring settings can be saved and retrieved when using the same tool in the future.
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    You now no longer need to remove the scoring unit when using large diameter saw blades. At the touch of a button the new Format4 will park the scoring blade, leaving enough space for a large diameter blade, and in doing so saves valuable production time. Additionally the park position also protects the scoring blade from resin.

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    All axes of the machine can be controlled ergonomically and intuitively by the central operating unit with 15 "touch screen. The in-house software with graphical user interface, a multitude of programs, a USB interface and the prepared network connection make work easier and guarantee efficiency and productivity. The USB interface for importing and exporting data is prepared for network connection and remote maintenance.

    Cutting programmes / outrigger table functions / crosscut fence:

    • Wrong Mitre
    • Compound Mitre Cut (except with controlled crosscut fence)
    • Processing of the cutting plans of a cutting optimisation software
    • Mitre Cut

    Cutting programs / functions in conjunction with a controlled rip fence:

    • Rebate
    • Groove
    • Notches
    • Bevel Cut
    • Diagonal cut plus
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    Upon request, the "smartouch" machine control system can be extended with numerous other programs for geometric functions: knee bar, parallelogram, trapezoid, polygon, staircase, triangle, pyramid, cuboid, slots / tenon, corner bench rest

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    Every cut with the Format4 sliding table saw is a masterpiece of precision. For example, when cutting a pyramid, which is one of 18 predefined cutting programs.

    Rabbets, grooves, notches, wrong mitre, rafter cut and various geometric shapes, in short videos we show you how it works: Enter workpiece shape and workpiece dimensions on the touch screen, follow the visual cutting plan - done.

    View cutting program videos here

    *Please note that some of the cutting programmes shown are not possible on machines without double tilt.

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    Due to the integration of the Format4 cutting optimization system into the machine and operating concept, all phases of processing can be carried out quickly, efficiently and centrally. No training is necessary as the user interface is intuitive, clear and easy to use.

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    Not only does the label printer enable the workpieces to be labeled correctly, it also enables a logical post-processing. This makes it possible to load programs for subsequent processes on the CNC and edgebanders simply by using the bar code scanner. Save valuable production time with the label printer and increase productivity, quality and as a result, your profit.
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    No reading errors due to the vernier scale. No more time wasted due to ­arduous approximations of angle values. The advantage of the Felder degree index is that the stop is set and fixed with-out losing time or ­making reading errors. Highly precise index positions allow for the accurate ­production of polygons like 5.625º (32 sided), 11.25º (16 sided) and 22.5º (8 sided). In addition, index positions at 15º, 20º, 25º, 30º, 35º, 40º and 45º can be used when working with the fence in both the fore and aft positions on the outrigger. Every index position is equipped with a length compensator and individual fine adjustment. This highly precise Felder degree index system is adjusted at the factory. This cost effective index system integrates well into the machine design and will increase your productivity.
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    The e-motion models can be equipped with the CNC controlled crosscut fence. The controlled crosscut fence can be used on both sides of the outrigger and is equipped with two fence stops. The maximum adjustable length measures 3400 mm. The extendable component can be removed to save space. The length compensation takes place automatically depending on the set angle.

    • Electronic crosscut fence with 2 crosscut stops and extendable to a maximum of 3400 mm
    • automatic angle/length compensation
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    The overhead saw guard can be unlocked with one movement and completely swung away from machine table area. If desired, the overhead saw guard can be unlocked directly via a lever on the hood.

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    Upon request we can equip your kappa with LED lighting and an integrated tool compartment for 4 saw blades with a diameter of max. 400 mm, 1 saw blade with a diameter of max. 550 mm and 2 splitters.

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    The convenient parts list holder with A4 clipboard is mounted on the overhead control panel, keeping your parts lists in sight at all times.

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    kappa 550 x-motion

    The scoring unit blade width and height adapt automatically to the tool information that has been saved in regards to the tool diameter and width of the teeth. Any changes to these standard scoring settings can be saved and retrieved when using the same tool in the future.
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    You now no longer need to remove the scoring unit when using large diameter saw blades. At the touch of a button the new Format4 will park the scoring blade, leaving enough space for a large diameter blade, and in doing so saves valuable production time. Additionally the park position also protects the scoring blade from resin.

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    All axes of the machine can be controlled ergonomically and intuitively by the central operating unit with 10.1 "touch screen. The in-house software with graphical user interface, a multitude of programs, a USB interface and the prepared network connection make work easier and guarantee efficiency and productivity. The USB interface for importing and exporting data is prepared for network connection and remote maintenance.

    Cutting programmes / outrigger table functions / crosscut fence:

    • Wrong Mitre
    • Compound Mitre Cut (except with controlled crosscut fence)
    • Processing of the cutting plans of a cutting optimisation software
    • Mitre Cut

    Cutting programs / functions in conjunction with a controlled rip fence:

    • Rebate
    • Groove
    • Notches
    • Bevel Cut
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    Due to the integration of the Format4 cutting optimization system into the machine and operating concept, all phases of processing can be carried out quickly, efficiently and centrally. No training is necessary as the user interface is intuitive, clear and easy to use.

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    The rip fence standard features are the easy to read scale, the fine adjustment knob, fence extrusion position adjustment, and the tilt-away function.
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    The rip fence can be fitted with an electronic digital-display. The perfect integration of the electronic unit allows you to turn the display around 90°, so the values are clearly and exactly readable from the operating area. Additional functions such as the input of successive measurements make your daily working life easier. Further highlights:

    • Bright, easy to read LED display
    • No batteries are required due to a direct connection to the machine's power supply
    • Automatic recognition of vertical or horizontal fence position
    • Measurement compensation of the saw blade tooth width
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    No reading errors due to the vernier scale. No more time wasted due to ­arduous approximations of angle values. The advantage of the Felder degree index is that the stop is set and fixed with-out losing time or ­making reading errors. Highly precise index positions allow for the accurate ­production of polygons like 5.625º (32 sided), 11.25º (16 sided) and 22.5º (8 sided). In addition, index positions at 15º, 20º, 25º, 30º, 35º, 40º and 45º can be used when working with the fence in both the fore and aft positions on the outrigger. Every index position is equipped with a length compensator and individual fine adjustment. This highly precise Felder degree index system is adjusted at the factory. This cost effective index system integrates well into the machine design and will increase your productivity.
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    The e-motion models can be equipped with the CNC controlled crosscut fence. The controlled crosscut fence can be used on both sides of the outrigger and is equipped with two fence stops. The maximum adjustable length measures 3400 mm. The extendable component can be removed to save space. The length compensation takes place automatically depending on the set angle.

    • Electronic crosscut fence with 2 crosscut stops and extendable to a maximum of 3400 mm
    • automatic angle/length compensation
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    The overhead saw guard can be unlocked with one movement and completely swung away from machine table area. If desired, the overhead saw guard can be unlocked directly via a lever on the hood.

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    Upon request we can equip your kappa with LED lighting and an integrated tool compartment for 4 saw blades with a diameter of max. 400 mm, 1 saw blade with a diameter of max. 550 mm and 2 splitters.

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    The convenient parts list holder with A4 clipboard is mounted on the overhead control panel, keeping your parts lists in sight at all times.

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    kappa 550

    CNC-drive control unit with LED displays
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    The rip fence standard features are the easy to read scale, the fine adjustment knob, fence extrusion position adjustment, and the tilt-away function.
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    • Standard table scale
    • Standard fine adjustment
    • Optional electronic digital indicator for the standard rip fence
    • Optional position control, rip capacity reading from the electronic digital indicator Easy moving, the rip fence almost hovers over the guide bar on the saw sliding table saw. The single-handed quick clamping and the fine adjustment ensure the quick and accurate setting of the rip fence to your required measurement! The aluminum rip fence plate can be adjusted to optimize the feed of workpieces. When working with narrow and thin cuts of wood or with the sawblade tilted, it can be inverted and used in the lying position.
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    The rip fence can be fitted with an electronic digital-display. The perfect integration of the electronic unit allows you to turn the display around 90°, so the values are clearly and exactly readable from the operating area. Additional functions such as the input of successive measurements make your daily working life easier. Further highlights:

    • Bright, easy to read LED display
    • No batteries are required due to a direct connection to the machine's power supply
    • Automatic recognition of vertical or horizontal fence position
    • Measurement compensation of the saw blade tooth width
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    Variations

    Models
    kappa 550 x-motion
    • Your benefits15

    kappa 550 x-motion

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    sliding table saws kappa 550 x-motion format4 wood panel plastic
    • Cutting length: 86½"–145¾" (2,200–3,700 mm)
    • “X-Roll” sliding table, 10 year guarantee
    • Cutting width: 39¼"–63" (1,000–1,600 mm)
    • Cutting height: 8" (202 mm)
    • Control system: x-motion
    • 9x99 program spaces + cutting sequences
    • PCS® Optional
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    kappa 550 e-motion

    kappa 550 x-motion
    sliding table saws kappa 550 e-motion format4 wood panel plastic
    • Cutting length: 86½"–145¾" (2,200–3,700 mm)
    • “X-Roll” sliding table, 10 year guarantee
    • Cutting width: 39¼"–63" (1,000–1,600 mm)
    • Cutting height: 8" (202 mm)
    • Control system: e-motion
    • ∞ program spaces + ARDIS cutting optimisation
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    kappa 550

    kappa 550 x-motion
    sliding table saws kappa 550 format4 wood panel plastic
    • Cutting length: 86½"–145¾" (2,200–3,700 mm)
    • “X-Roll” sliding table, 10 year guarantee
    • Cutting width: 39¼"–63" (1,000–1,600 mm)
    • Cutting height: 8" (202 mm)
    • Control system: “Digi-Drive”
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    The new Format4 Felder kappa 550 Sliding Table Panel Saw | Powerful. Smart. Safe

    Customer service & maintenance

    Specially trained service personnel are always available to provide specialised on-site service for you. If the matter is urgent you can call our hotline centre for straightforward immediate help.  Contact our consultants or report your request conveniently online around the clock.
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    Do you have any questions?

    We are happy to advise you online, over the phone or on-site at one of our more than 270 sales and service centres worldwide. 

    Showrooms

    FELDER GROUP USA Headquarters

    FELDER GROUP USA Headquarters
    USA Headquarters | New Castle, Delaware Showroom
    2 Lukens Drive, Suite 100-400
    New Castle, DE 19720
    Tel.: 866-792-5288
    Fax: 302-322-9865

    Business Hours: Mo. – Fr. | 8am – 5pm (EST)

    FELDER GROUP USA Dallas

    FELDER GROUP USA Dallas
    South Division | Dallas, Texas Showroom
    1420 Halsey Way / Suite 100
    Carrollton, TX 75007
    Tel.: 866-792-5288

    Business Hours: Mo. – Fr. | 8am – 5pm (CST)

    FELDER GROUP USA West Sacramento

    FELDER GROUP USA West Sacramento
    West Division | West Sacramento, California Showroom
    1747 Enterprise Blvd.
    West Sacramento, CA 95691
    Tel.: 866-792-5288
    Fax: 916-375-3194

    Business Hours: Mo. – Fr. | 8am – 5pm (PST)

    FELDER GROUP USA Anaheim

    FELDER GROUP USA Anaheim
    West Division | Anaheim, California Showroom
    3531 E. Miraloma Ave., Unit 1
    Anaheim, CA 92806
    Tel.: 866-792-5288

    Business Hours: Mo. – Fr. | 8am – 5pm (PST)

    FELDER GROUP USA Denver

    FELDER GROUP USA Denver
    West Division | Denver, Colorado

    Tel.: 866-792-5288

    Business Hours: On appointment
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