Cantek R18 Bottom Cutting Glue Line Ripsaw

Cantek R18 Bottom Cutting Glue Line Ripsaw

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  • SKU: CA-R18-20HP-xxx
  • MPN: R18-20HP-xxx
  • Weight: 3,960.00 LBS
  • Width: 66.00 (in)
  • Height: 65.00 (in)
  • Depth: 89.00 (in)
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Cantek R18 Bottom Cutting Glue Line Ripsaw

The R18 is a precision straight line ripsaw with improved safety features making it suitable for high production, industrial environments.

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. Just like on a table saw, the blade can project up above the workpiece to allow the gullet to clear the chips leading to less heat buildup, 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. If you have the need to efficiently process high volumes of material day in and day out, this massive saw is a great solution. 

Key Features:

  • Cutting from below has a distinct advantage - the gullet of the sawblade projects above the stock to better clear the shavings compared to a fixed, top blade model, providing superior finish results and extended blade life.
  • Bottom cutting  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 fingers facilitate 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 - optional power elevation available.
  • 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.
  • Includes 14” rip saw blade: 14mm pin holes on 65mm centers. 
  • Optional laser light to project the cutting line available.


Minimum length


Maximum sawblade diameter


Sawblade included with machine


Maximum cutting thickness:


14” Blade

16” Blade

18” Blade



Sawblade bore


Main motor

20 HP

Feed motor

3 HP

Feed speed (variable)

42~164 FPM

Saw arbor brake system


Number of pressure rolls

8 rolls

Distance from saw blade to column


Table dimensions

78 ¾” x 40″

Table height from floor


Table width to left of blade


Table width to right of blade


Dust ports

Top: 4″; Bottom: 6″

CFM Required

1400 CFM

Machine dimensions (LxWxH)

91″ x 66″ x 53″

Machine weight

3750 lbs

Shipping dimensions (LxWxH)

89″ x 66″ x 65″

Shipping weight

3970 lbs


460/3/60 @ 32 Amps | 230/3/60 optional