Sagetech launched their re-engineered ZM panel saws at the recent Woodworking Machinery Show. They reported a positive response, which they says is due to to its "attractive pricing and the enhanced precision from this updated model". With woodworkers seeking much higher accuracy levels than those normally required in the signmaking industry, the machine’s performance is set to be particularly attractive to signmakers, says the company.
The new units have laser cut edges at their core to achieve higher accuracy, with enhanced bearing systems to give smoother running and high precision. The new version also has a significantly strengthened frame, better stops, improved material supports, and better positional locking systems.
The ZM range is available in two sizes; the ZM12 (cutting capacity 2500 x 1250 mm) and the ZM16 (cutting capacity 3100 x 1600mm). For those wanting to cut the larger 3M x 2M sheets, the company offers its Koolkut range, models KF21 and KK21.
The ZM is just one of the four ranges of machines offered by British manufacturer Sagetech, who specialise in vertical panel saws for the smaller business. The Zapkut brand is for lighter duties, starting with the unique ZK8 portable, which when not in use can be folded up compactly and stored conveniently. The Zapkut ZM range is also suitable for cutting sign making materials, but will handle small quantities of MDF or chipboard. The Koolkut brand is for those needing a heavier duty machine, where the KF and KK Koolkut units offer capacities up to 3.1 x 2.1M.