Altendorf to demo Hand Guard table saw at Wood Pro and Closets Expos
Altendorf saw safety system

Hand Guard was developed to detect a potentially dangerous situation before any contact is made with the saw blade.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Altendorf’s multi award-winning Hand Guard sliding table saw will be featured in the Running Machine Demonstrations at Wood Pro Expo Florida and the Closets Expo, April 13-14 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

Harn Guard recently won a World Technology Leader Award for its AI–controlled safety assistance system. It was the latest in a string of awards that the Altendorf Hand Guard has received.

According to Altendorf, Hand Guard was developed to detect a potentially dangerous situation before any contact is made with the saw blade. The early-recognition system incorporates a pair of cameras that the company says can bring a 400mm saw blade spinning at about 5,000 rpm to a standstill in a fraction of a second if the operator’s fingers advance too close to the blade. What’s more, downtime is eliminated because the saw can resume work immediately after an incident occurs.

Hebrock F 5 edgebander from Altendorf Group

Altendorf Group America will also demo the Herbrock F 5 edgebander. Key features include:

  • 15” touchscreen with 3D graphics support.
  • Integrated buffer unit to polish edges
  • Radius profile scraper to smooth edge material.
  • Multi-radius profile scraper
  • Maximum edge thickness: 3 mm
  • Maximum. workpiece thickness: 50 mm
  • Minimum workpiece length: 160 mm

Learn more at booth #255 or visit

About the 2023 Closets Conference & Expo and Wood Pro Expo Florida

Wood Pro Expo Florida



The annual Closets Conference & Expo is the only national event for all closet and home storage professionals. It is co-located with Wood Pro Expo Florida (WPE), a regional marketplace for woodworking professionals. The events are organized by Closets & Organized Storage and FDMC magazines respectively. Each is a distinct media brand of Woodworking Network. The twin-bill event is scheduled for April 12-14, 2023, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.




The Closets Expo and WPE each kick off with a separate full-day conference on April 12, followed by the two-day expo, April 13-14, featuring woodworking machinery, supplies, and components. Additional educational programming is offered on both days of the expo. Tours of local manufacturing plants and the popular Top Shelf Design Awards networking reception are also key features of the event.

For information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Laurel Didier, publisher of Closets & Organized Storage. For all other inquiries, contact Kim Lebel, show manager. 

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Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.