The T65: MARTIN’s interpretation of the premium entry level-class saw.
The T65 combines traditional operating methods with the most modern electronic support from a controller with keypad. This innovative control structure speeds up work and leads to a more intuitive understanding of the machine’s function by the operator. With the brand new 3,5“ controller, the operator is guided through individual work processes step by step. Sturdy mechanical design in combination with sophisticated control technology form a well-balanced machine. MARTIN does not only set industry standards when it comes to technology but also when it comes to user-friendliness.
Easy to operate
The direct access key offers the operator quick and direct access to individual sections of the menu. A LED clearly shows you the part of the main menu that is activated at the moment. This way you always keep track and control over your work processes and you save time as well. At the center of the machine operation is the “HOME” page that you select quickly and easily over the corresponding menu key. The menu offers you a quick overview on the important settings like cutting height and angle and is the basis for adjustment of the machine. If you want to input a new cutting angle with the support of the controller, you activate the input field for the angle over the “HOME” menu with the navigation key and simply input the angle value in the input field and confirm. The machine then positions itself to the desired angle.
For the precision calculation of your cuts and quick tool change you can store up to 50 different saw blades in the tool menu. A saw blade that has been stored once is immediately available and fully integrated in the controller. This way the 3-axis scoring unit automatically adjusts to the kerf of the main saw blade. Time consuming test cuts can be omitted almost completely and you can concentrate on the task at hand.
Powerful cut up to 204 mm in height
The massive cutting height of 204 mm and the tilting angle of 0 to 46° provides greater flexibility for complex tasks. With the Pro-Lock-System, the main as well as the scoring saw blades can be replaced quickly and easily. The rotational speed can be changed by an opening in the cast-iron trunnion. With the optional variable speed control the RPM’s can be adjusted to a wide variety of different man-made materials. You simply enter the desired rotational speed of the saw blade without having to turn off the machine.
Technology in detail
The T65’s solid and heavy machine frame that is reinforced with a concrete composite is unique and in the woodworking machinery industry only to be found on MARTIN machines with this technical perfection. Otto Martin invented this method of construction in the 1920s and had it registered as a patent back then. Today, after 90 years of continual improvement, Martin still uses this simple and effective type of frame construction. The combination of steel and concrete create a high quality machine frame that is unparalleled when it comes to sturdiness, absorbing capacity and torsion resistance. This design has been proven to have up to six times the vibration dampening properties than that of a traditional cast-iron or welded frame.
The MARTIN hardened steel guide system that has been steadily improved since 1959, is the core of every sliding table saw. The unbeatable technical advantage of this system is the permanent smooth and precision guidance of the table. The hardened steel guide strips are permanently lubricated in oil to make sure that the surfaces are unaffected by dust and chips. The hardened guide strips are cleaned every time the operator strokes the table and is the only way to permanently ensure a smooth and easy movement of the sliding table over time. Another important quality characteristic is that no plastic parts were used in the construction of this component; a valuable consideration when it comes to cut quality.
Another unique MARTIN standard is the replaceable table lip that is bolted to the main sliding table extrusion. This makes it easy to repair damage caused by deflected saw blades. The table can also be locked down every 20 mm along the length of the machine. Whether you work with various cutting devices or load the table down with heavy material, the MARTIN sliding table is always positioned where you need it.
Precise rip fence
The rip fence of the T65 can easily be manually moved and thanks to the standard fine adjustment can be set very precisely. The precision rip fence’s wear-free grooved ball-bearing guide system further ensures maximum precision and allows the fence to glide over the table smoothly and without support. If large panels have to be cut, where the machine table must be cleared, the rip fence can be removed from the carriage in no time at all. With the optional hand-wheel, the cutting dimension can be indicated from the operating position over the full cutting width. The digital display (resolution 0.1 mm) integrated in the control ensures maximum precision. You can also offset the workpiece thickness in the controller so that the readout for the rip fence references the top of the workpiece instead of the bottom side, allowing the operator to make precise bevelled cuts. Compound miter cuts to the left side of the blade are reduced to childs play. The optional motorized rip fence quickly (approx. 300 mm per second) and precisely (0.1 mm) handles the entries made in the controller. Additionally, the machine independently recognizes the danger zone around the saw blade and has the rip fence slowly move towards the blade line to increase operator safety.
Precise cross-cut fence
Experienced woodworkers say that fine adjustment is a very important quality feature on a precise cross-cut fence. It is quite common that the cutting dimension has to be altered just a little; without fine adjustment… no chance! Every T65 is equipped with a magnifying glass, an easy to read scale and standard fine adjustment of the stop elements. Another convincing detail of the cross-cut fence is the smooth and precision guidance of the stop elements. The quality ball bearing construction of the stops allow them to glide easily from one position to the next. The cross-cut fence can be positioned in either the forward or rear position on the cross-cut table. In either position the miter angle can be infinitly adjusted to a scale up to 50°. The exact compensated calculation of the cut is performed by the controller.
Scoring saw for all requirements
A scoring saw prevents workpiece tear-out on the edges of decorative veneered and laminated panels. Two scoring units are available for the T65. Both units can be turned on and off and positioned electrically via the operator control panel while the lifting and lowering is done pneumatically.
The 2-axis system automatically adjusts left/right in relation to the right shoulder of the main saw blade in use; the scoring height has to be entered in the controller. Adjustment is always made automatically to every main saw blade stored in the tool menu. The kerf width is adjusted with stacked shims. The saw blades as well as the flange can be removed quickly and easily and saw blades of up to 550 mm in diameter can be used. With the ScribeMaster saw blade system the kerf width can be adjusted with an allen key in a matter of seconds. Set-up times can be reduced by 10 to 15 minutes with this system as the time-consuming de-mounting of the two-part scoring blades and the flanges can be avoided. The scoring width is infinitely variable within a range of 2.8 to 3.6 mm in relation to the cutting width of the main saw blade without removing the whole unit.
With the patented MARTIN 3-axis scoring saw system, you can adjust the blade including the scoring blade kerf width while the machine is running. The fully integrated scoring saw is linked to the controllers tool menu, allowing the automatic positioning of the scoring saw width to match every main saw blade that has previously been entered in the controller. The system needs to be calibrated only once. Time-consuming sample cuts are avoided almost completely. The scoring width is infinitely variable within a range 2.8 to 4.8 mm. Thanks to the unique MARTIN tool-less quick change system the scoring blades can be easily removed. The whole blade unit can be removed within seconds and saw blades of up to 550 mm in diameter can be used.
Miter cross-cut table / RadioCompens system / ParaGlider
Otto Martin invented the miter cross-cut table more than 50 years ago to enable operators to make precise angle cuts on larger panels. Since then this popular accessory has been steadily improved and optimized. In 1958 a scale was sufficient to set miter cuts to. Today a modern digital angle display is integrated in the table. The table can be adjusted to any angle up to 47° with a resolution of 0.01°. A rigid central lock ensures exact repeatability when restoring the table to 0°. It is not without good reason that more than three quarters of all the customers that buy MARTIN sliding table saws opt for the sturdiness, functionality and precision of this convincing invention. When using the cross-cut fence for precise angular cuts, compensation for the offset of the length measurement is also necessary. With the “RadioCompens” system, the table is moved to its miter position and the workpiece length is automatically compensated for. After setting the table angle, both digital displays show the adjusted cutting length, reducing set-up times to a minimum.
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