How to choose a vertical panel saw

How to choose a vertical panel saw

How to choose a vertical panel saw

Matt Pearce, sales director at woodworking machinery equipment supplier, T.M. Machinery Sales, has drawn up a useful checklist of what to look for when buying a vertical panel saw.

“With a profusion of makes available to choose from, there are five key areas you need to look into before making the final purchase decision. These are the machine’s technical specification, its cut quality and accuracy, its ease of use, its durability, and the after-sales back-up service provided.

The specification of the saw is vitally important. Does the supplier fully understand and have experience of your particular requirements, and can they supply a machine of the right specification with a range of useful options to suit? Does the machine meet all current and future legislation requirements?

To guarantee accurate and clean cutting, the machine should have as a minimum the following six elements:

  • A rigid braced and welded single piece saw frame.

  • A heavy duty saw beam with twin locking.

  • Slides machined to within 0.01mm.

  • A powerful motor for consistently smooth running.

  • A fully adjustable and vibration free saw head.

Remember, a machine that is easy to operate and ‘nice’ to use will be more efficient and is less likely to be damaged through incorrect use or abuse.

Durability is a crucial concern. Will the machine still perform the job it was bought to do in 10, 15, or more years’ time? The best way to tell is to look at the suppliers’ machines that are still in operation and the number of second-hand machines available.

Finally, once the saw has been purchased and installed, can you rely on any problems being dealt with by the supplier quickly and efficiently? An efficient after-sales service is essential if unnecessary downtime is to be avoided.

The Swiss-made Striebig range of vertical panel saws we offer ticks all of the above boxes.

We provide a tailor-made machine to suit each customer, suitable for cutting practically all sheet materials, such as wood-based panels, plaster board, plastics and aluminium panels, available with a two-year parts and labour warranty.

These include a choice of five models, nine standard frame sizes and a huge range of options for added productivity. They all come with guarding, braking, noise control and dust extraction that far surpasses current European health and safety legislation, and are accurate to 0.1mm with unmatched cut quality

Striebig users benefit from 40 years of research and development from a company that specialises only in the design and manufacture of highly advanced vertical panel saws.

All machines have conveniently and logically grouped controls, and are evenly balanced and smooth running with only minimal physical effort required by the operator.

They are long-lasting and commonly found in operation after more than 25 years’ use. Add to this their high resale value and the fact that they are the most sought after second-hand machine of their type.

We have over two decades of unrivalled expertise in delivering both a sales and after-sales service. We have a large team of specialist Striebig-trained engineers, offer a next day spare parts delivery from vast UK-based stocks, with spares available for all machines built since 1968.”


Sales enquiries to Matt Pearce, T.M. Machinery Sales. Tel: 0116 271 7155. Fax: 0116 271 5862. Email: Web:

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