New Sliding Table Saw: Manual or Programmable
February 5, 2013 | 12:23 pm CST

New Sliding Table Saw: Manual or ProgrammableThe SCM SI400 16" sliding table saw has been introduced in two versions: one programmable (SI400ep), the other manual (SI400). SCM says both versions of the SI400 Nova safely and accurately square panels, or straight-line thick, solid wood lumber. With 9-hp motor and 1-hp scoring motor, its 16" blade capacity (with scoring blade mounted) lets shops cut through 5.5" of material. Externally each offers a large 10´ sliding table that rides on hardened steel guideways with ball bearings.

Internally the SI400s incorporate a massive cast-iron blade group, with a completely enclosed structure for lifelong durability. The blade tilts using a large industrial screw, sits in a double-hung trunnion mechanism, the entire blade group rising and falling with the blade as depth of cut adjustments are made. The tilting arbor ranges from 0° to 45°.

A patented design ensures a smooth fluid movement in both tilting and raising/lowering the blade, and also prevents wood pitch and sawdust from building in the gear system – another patented feature. The rip fence has a large steel round bar with heavy-cast iron knuckle, and has a micro-adjusting feature with a cam lock to ensure solid positioning.

In the manual version, two-hand wheel blade controls are located ergonomically on the front of the machine.

In the programmable Si400ep version, the LCD controls can operate the saw manually, semi-automatically or fully automatically with memory of up 99 programs, 4-axes “Easy” electronic control and motorized programmable rip fence.

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