CANTEK | R18 BOTTOM CUTTING STRAIGHT LINE RIPSAW

A precision straight line ripsaw for high production with improved safety features.

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 powerful 20HP direct drive ensures optimum feed rates no matter what material or thickness you are cutting.

Why Cantek R18 Bottom Cutting Straight Line Ripsaw?

  • 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
  • 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 rip fence adjustment by handwheel and rack & pinion with dual inch/metric scale
  • Manual thickness adjustment with linear scale
  • 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

Akhurst Machinery Group, a distinguished leader in the North American machinery industry, is excited to announce a significant milestone in their longstanding strategic partnership with Marinus Machinebouw, as they are selected as the exclusive distributor of Marinus for North America.

Akhurst Machinery Group, a prominent player in the North American machinery industry, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Modular Building Automation (MBA), a Dutch company specializing in machinery for prefabricated homes, modular buildings, and offsite construction solutions. MBA, a joint venture of the renowned companies J.J. Smith in the UK and Ireland and H&M headquartered in the Netherlands, is involved in the design, manufacturing, distribution, and worldwide sales of MBA equipment.

Akhurst Machinery Group, a prominent player in the machinery industry, proudly announces a strategic partnership with Stromab SPA, an Italian manufacturer of innovative crosscutting solutions. This collaboration signifies a major commitment by both companies to bring cutting-edge technology and comprehensive solutions to the North American market. Akhurst Machinery Group, the parent company behind the well-known brands of Cantek and Leadermac USA, will leverage Stromab SPA’s expertise in crosscutting solutions to enhance its offerings in North America.