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Type of machine

Panel Saw

Manufacturer

Metabo

Designed in

Germany

Aimed at

Hobbyists,
Semi-Professionals

Production status

Vintage

Specifications
Blade Diameter: 250 mm Power: 2100 W
Max cutting height: 83 mm Max ripping width: 330 mm
Sliding Table Length: 920 mm
Blade Tilt: -1.5 - 46.5 °

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The Metabo TKU 1693 panel saw is a medium-sized machine which was part of the well-known Magnum series. It is the successor of the TK 1688, and has a more sophisticated and stable sliding table. In comparison to its predecessor and sibling (the TK 1256), it is a proper panel saw, and not a table saw with a sliding table.

In addition to the sliding table (a long and shorter version), a scoring knife and table extensions (length and width) are available. The TK 1693 misses some of the unique features (groove cutter head, mortising table) of the 1688, but most people won’t miss those on a panel saw.

This is one of the only panel saws which has a pull-push saw system, which nowadays is most well known on machines like the Mafell Erika and Festool Precisio.

The TK 1693 was also sold as the Metabo PKU 250, Lurem DEL18, and Emco Max after Metabo took over both the Austrian manufacturer Emco and the French company Lurem. The Elektra Beckum PK 255 V8 is also extremely similar.

Value for money

B

Quality

A

What we don't like

  • Often expensive on the second-hand market
  • Misses some features of the TK 1688

What we like

  • Full sized panel saw with a sophisticated sliding table
  • From the quality Magnum series
  • Pull-push system for accurate cross-cuts

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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the Metabo TKU 1693

General
Weight (standard configuration)86 kg
Motor
Motor Voltage3x 400V 1x 230V
Motor Frequency50 Hz
Extra Features and Options
Sliding tables (small and large)Option
Table extensions (width and length)Option
Longer crosscut fenceOption
Scoring bladeOption
Panel Saw
Maximum Ripping Width330 mm
Sliding Table Length920 mm
Saw blade
Saw Blade Diameter250 mm
Saw Blade RPM4400
Maximum Cutting Height83 mm
Tilt-1.5 - 46.5°

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