The Metabo TK 1685 table saw is a medium-sized machine from the Magnum series. The Magnum machines are generally considered some of the best stationary machines made by Metabo and are quite sought after on the second-hand market.
The Metabo TK 1685 is the larger brother of the TK 1256, and some of the parts are exchangeable. The TK 1685 was succeeded in the late 1980s/early 1990s by the TK 1688, which is mostly the same with some finetuning and improvements.
Not all parts are the same, so take care when comparing parts from the TK 1256, TK 1685, and TK 1688. For example, the mitre slot of the TK 1685 and TK 1688 are not the same.
There are several optional features available, among which a metal stand and a cabinet stand with drawers. There also is a sliding table, and table extensions (width and length-wise).
Other special features are a
mortising chuck and table, and a
vertical spindle moulder block. This means it cannot be used like a normal (horizontal) spindle moulder/shaper, but only to cut dados and grooves. Rarely seen on other machines.
Prices can vary wildly depending on the number of extra options present.
Good machine from the Metabo Magnum series. Can be expensive on the second-hand market.
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All the specs and options for the Metabo TK 1685
|Motor Voltage||3x 400V 1x 230V|
|Motor Frequency||50 Hz|
|Extra Features and Options|
|Groove cutter block||Option|
|Table extensions (width and length)||Option|
|Cabinet stand (with drawers)||Option|
|Maximum Cutting Height||85 mm|
|Saw Blade Diameter||315 mm|
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