Cantek R18 (20HP) Bottom Cutting Glue Line Ripsaw

$ 29,715

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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.

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  • 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: 6″ (150 mm)
Maximum sawblade diameter: 18″ (455 mm)
Sawblade included with machine: 14″ (355 mm)
Maximum cutting thickness-
14” Blade: 3" (75 mm)
16” Blade: 4" (100 mm)
18” Blade: 5" (125 mm)
Sawblade bore: 2″ (50.8 mm)
Main motor: 20 HP
Feed motor: 3hp
Feed speed (variable): 42~164 FPM (13-50 m/min)
Saw arbor brake system: Standard
Number of pressure rolls: 8 rolls
Distance from saw blade to column: 26″ (660 mm)
Table dimensions: 78-3/4” x 40″ (2,000 x 1,015 mm)
Table height from floor: 33.46″ (850 mm)
Table width to left of blade: 16.73″ (425 mm)
Table width to right of blade: 23.23″ (590 mm)
Dust ports- Top: 4″; Bottom: 6″ Top: 100mm; Bottom: 150mm
CFM Required: 1400 CFM
Machine dimensions (L x W x H): 91″ x 66″ x 53″
Machine weight: 4,400 lbs.
Shipping dimensions (L x W x H): 89″ x 66″ x 65″
Shipping weight: 4,740 lbs. 
Electrics: 460/3/60 @ 32 Amps or 230V & 575V optional



Please note: Items being shipped to extremely remote areas or areas with limited delivery access (such as islands only accessible by ferry) may incur additional shipping or freight fees. If your order requires any additional fees other than what is already included in the price, you will be contacted before those fees are applied and before your item ships. This is rare and will not apply to most orders.

SKU: R18 (20HP)

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