Daltons Wadkin are the longest established woodworking machinery suppliers in the UK and have been supplying the latest crosscutting technology for generations.

Established in 1901, the company ethos is to help customers ‘machine smarter’, by providing the latest advances in machinery, training and support.

Alex Dalton, fourth generation family member and company director enthuses on all things Salvador.
‘As sole distributors for Salvador crosscut saws in the UK and Ireland we have established ourselves
as crosscutting experts with extensive experience with industries manufacturing a range of products including joinery, garden equipment, housing, doors, windows, parquetflooring, joists, pallets and cases’.

Salvador, also a family run business, has similar values to Daltons Wadkin, forming a synergy between manufacturer and supplier. Founded 35 years ago by Giorgio Salvador in Northern Italy, the company concentrates exclusively on the production and development of automatic crosscut saws. This dedicated focus has seen the name Salvador become synonymous with versatile, reliable crosscutting solutions.

‘Traditional crosscutting is one of the most dangerous operations in a workshop’, comments Alex. ‘Increasingly employers are looking to reduce the skill level and number of operators required from the crosscutting process. A Salvador not only delivers safety, but boosts productivity, reduces waste and ultimately saves money. In addition, a cutting accuracy of +/- 0.1 mm speeds up frame assembly further down the production line with no reprocessing required.’

For high volume production there are three Salvador models most suited to Pallet and Case manufacturing.

For 90° cutting the Salvador SuperPush 200 and 250 models feature programmable cutting
lists with optimising and defecting facility as standard. The heavy duty pusher runs up to 120 m/min and will process pieces up to 110 kg. The cutting time can be regulated between 0.1 to 2 seconds depending on the material with an ‘intelligent’ pressure beam adjusting to the material height minimising processing time.

Varying lengths of timber are loaded onto the static or optional chain infeed table before the machine scans and measure each piece, individually optimising the lengths to be cut to ensure maximum yield.

A range of out feed options are available for the SuperPush models including waste trap door, tilt-and- return collection plane, automatic outfeed length selectors and label or injet printing.

For angle cutting the Salvador SuperAngle 600 is increasingly popular in the UK timber frame sector. The SuperAngle will optimise

Salvador SuperPush 250 with automatic chain infeed and defect angled cutting lists up to +/- 70° with a precision of +/- 0.1°. Saw setting between cuts takes no more than 1 second to position from 0 to 70°. As with the SuperPush models the SuperAngle is available with chain infeed loading and automatic outfeed options depending on customer production requirements.

All Salvador automatic crosscut saws are equipped as standard with full PC control running powerful but intuitive cutting list and control software. The machine can run in standard cut to length mode, optimising mode, or defecting mode. Cutting lists can be programmed directly at the machine or remotely from an office based PC with files uploaded via a network connection or USB drive.

For more information on Salvador crosscut saws or to arrange a working demonstration call 0115 986 5201, email or