The saw assembly
Convincing in all areas
The Format-4 kappa 400 x-motion is convincing in every area. With extremely good value for money all the other factors fit together perfectly: 3 controlled axis, heavy duty saw assembly, format sliding table, ease of use and precision.
... FORMAT-4 Premium machines for premium requirements
The kappa 400 has dado capability. Used with the massive specially designed Format-4 dado cutter head clean, precise dado cuts from 1/4”–3/4” (6–20 mm) are guaranteed.
A red LED strip immediately signals the operation of the scoring unit and offers even more working safety. (Option)
The clamping system is maintenance free and offers premium comfort for many years: Change saw blades effortlessly in literally no time at all.
An alternative to the worldwide unique Format-4 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.
CNC-drive control unit with 5.7” (145 mm) TFT screen situated in the overhead control panel functions
The rip fence is positioned by a motor and runs via a dust-free integrated ball spindle in the saw table. With an accuracy of .004” (.1 mm), the rapid and simultaneous positioning of the rip fence, saw blade height and cutting angle ensure precision, increased productivity and higher profits.
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.
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.
“X-Roll” makes a difference:
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.
The new and solidly built parallelogram outrigger table enables infinitely variable miter cuts from -45° up to +45°. The surface available for the workpiece remains the same regardless of the angle setting. The digital display of the angle setting is accurate to 1/100th of a degree. The angle/length compensation is carried out using either a Nonius scale or “digi-compensation plus”
No reading errors due to scales and vernier. No time-wasting due to arduous approximations of angle values. The advantage of the FORMAT-4 degree index is that the stop is set and fixed without losing time or making reading errors.
The outrigger table with workpiece roller is large in its design and the eight ball bearing guide rollers in the support arm ensure an extremely smooth movement, even when under maximum load.
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.
On request, we’ll equip your Format-4 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 overhead saw guard is height adjustable and can be swung away. The average depth for especially wide work-pieces is 608 mm.
For the processing of non-ferrous metals, your Format-4 can be fitted with spraying equipment. This enables high performance lubricating oil to be sprayed directly onto the sawblade.
The tried and tested tool compartment positioned directly at the front of the machine has now been made even more practical with the addition of two magnets for the storage of the riving knife and the scoring blade. There will also be the possibility to attach the edging shoe directly to the machine for storage. So everything is always in its place!
The new Kappa 400, a lot of saw for your money!