March 2, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Felder Sliding Table Saw K 940 S: Production Woodworking Made Easy

Felder sliding table saw K 940 S

Rolling solidly into the category of “Life-Changing Tools” is the K 940 S Felder sliding table saw. In case the Felder name is new to you, it’s an Austrian brand under the Felder Group that also includes Format 4 (high-end CNC), Hammer (more affordability for smaller shops), Nr.1 Machine Market (used machinery marketplace), and Silent-Power (carbide spiral cutterblocks).

Felder specializes in combining excellent ease of use with “perfect results” for Pro-level woodworking.

10-Second Summary

  • Incredibly precise
  • Safer and easier to use than a cabinet saw, especially for one person
  • Outstanding dust collection
  • ~$20,000 (Shop Tool Reviews’ setup)

If you’re looking at a Felder sliding table saw, it’s likely in part due to their promise of incredible precision and ease of use. While the full feature set that backs up those claims are much greater than the scope of this article, you’ll notice things like a remote start for cutting or scoring on the end of the table so you don’t have to walk back to the saw to start it. The height and bevel of the blade have digital adjustments so there’s no guesswork on your part. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg – there are plenty of upgrades to increase its usefulness and value in your shop.

Felder sliding table saw K 940 S

Moving into the sliding table saw sector from a cabinet saw with add-on rollers give you an additional layer of safety to go along with the easier use. Since your material is completely supported by the table, a one-man team can easily slide the workpiece across without having to figure out how to catch it on the other side of the cut.

Key Safety Considerations

  • Sliding table handles the support and movement of material instead of you
  • Your hands are further away from the blade
  • You stand to the side of the material rather than behind it where kickback is a risk
  • Slider and outrigger support material better to reduce the chance of kickback
  • The blade is protected by the overhead guard at all times

Our team over at Shop Tool Reviews went over to visit Jon Bucklew at his shop where he’s using the Felder K 940 S for furniture building. Here’s a quick breakdown of the setup:

  • 3-phase, 7.5 HP motor
  • 12′ sliding table
  • XL outrigger table
  • 16″ blade

Felder K 940 S Sliding Table Saw Video Review

Felder Sliding Table Saw Key Features

  • The right machine for every budget
  • Complete reliability in professional use
  • Tailor-made machine solutions
  • High quality cast iron machine table and aggregates
  • Innovative detail solutions derived from 60 years of experience – already included in the standard configuration
  • First class manufacturing and finishing standards
  • Intuitive application concepts
  • Modern, distinct design
  • Quality and precision from Austria
  • Powerful and efficient
  • Complete package: Comprehensive service support
  • CE + GS dust certified

Felder Sliding Table Saw Standard Specifications Without Upgrades

  • Model: Felder K 940 S
  • Volage: 3 phase 400 V Standard equipment
  • Hertz: 50Hz Standard equipment
  • Horsepower: 5.5 HP (4.0 kW)* Standard equipment
  • Speed: Electronic speed display (only with 3 speeds)
  • Cutting height:  133 mm, 3 speeds (3500/4500/5500 rpm)
  • Saw blade tilt: by hand wheel and display by clock
  • Rip capacity with full table length: 800 mm per min. transport width 1000 mm
  • Overhead saw guard: for 800/1250 mm cutting width, swings away from the working area
  • Dimension sliding table F, cutting length 2500 mm(98″), anodized** with edging shoe
  • Dimension sliding table: anodized
  • Outrigger table: 1300 mm Outrigger table for 1300–2500 mm sliding tables
  • Crosscut fence: 2600 mm for outrigger table (#159/160)
  • Working height: 890mm
  • Min. transport width (without option 012): 1000 mm
  • Extractor connection port diameter on overhead saw guard: 120/80mm
  • Weight (with standard configuration) 885 kg

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