Cantek | R18 Bottom Cutting Straight Line Ripsaw

by Cantek
SKU WSI-CantekR18

A precision straight line ripsaw for high production with improved safety features.

The Cantek R18 bottom cutting straight line ripsaw is designed with performance and added safety in mind.  Cutting from below forces the workpiece down on to the feed chain for superior hold down.  In addition the blade can project up above the workpiece to allow the gullet to clear the chips which leads to less heat buildup resulting in longer blade life and improved cut quality.  The R18 is capable of producing a glue joint cut up to 12 feet.  The user friendly floating fence allows the operator to easily line up the material for optimum yield resulting in greater efficiencies.   The powerful 20HP direct drive ensures optimum feed rates no matter what material or thickness you are cutting.

  • Cutting from below has a distinct advantage in that the gullet of the sawblade projects above the stock to clear the shavings halfway through the cut providing for superior finish results and extended blade life
  • Bottom cutting also forces the material down on to the chain surface providing for safer operation
  • Powerful 20HP motor allows for optimum feed speeds no matter what the material or thickness
  • Extended hold down assembly with guaranteed glue joint ripping from 1’ to 12’
  • Precision cast-iron split feed chain with automatic lubrication for maximum wear protection
  • Floating infeed fence with pneumatic quick locking or mechanical locking
  • Auto-lowering bottom anti-kickback finders to facilitate with lining up the workpiece on the table
  • Extra heavy-duty machine frame made of thick welded steel and cast iron
  • Split chain, double feed track with HRC60 Rockwell Hardened Guideways
  • Massive steel table with 26” maximum rip capacity
  • (11) hold down rolls and 41” long chain above the table ensures precision straight-line ripping
  • Automatic chain and track lubrication system ensures long life of the chain & track assembly
  • Saw arbor height is adjusted manually
  • Manual adjustment with linear scale for thickness setting
  • Saw arbor brake included
  • Anti-kickback fingers top and bottom for safe operation
  • Safety interlock on access door
  • Comes with 14” rip saw blade: 14mm pin holes on 65mm centers
  • Optional laser light to project the cutting line to help with cutting yield
Minimum length
Maximum sawblade diameter
Sawblade included with machine
Maximum cutting thickness:
14” Blade
16” Blade
18” Blade
Sawblade bore
Main motor
20 HP
Feed motor
3 HP
Feed speed (variable)
42~164 FPM
13-50 m/min
Saw arbor brake system
Number of pressure rolls
8 rolls
Distance from saw blade to column
Table dimensions
78 ¾” x 40″
2000 x 1015mm
Table height from floor
Table width to left of blade
Table width to right of blade
Dust ports
Top: 4″; Bottom: 6″
Top: 100mm; Bottom: 150mm
CFM Required
1400 CFM
Machine dimensions (LxWxH)
91″ x 66″ x 53″
Machine weight
3750 lbs
1700 kgs
Shipping dimensions (LxWxH)
89″ x 66″ x 65″
Shipping weight
3970 lbs
1800 kgs
460/3/60 @ 32 Amps
230V & 575V optional

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