Since
1922
The production range now includes
combined spindle moulders, surface
planers, band saws and combined planers.
The concrete/steel machine frame is
invented and introduced; instead of
wooden table tops, the machines now
come with cast steel table tops.
1925
On 2nd November, the company moves to Ottobeuren.
1930
The company sets up a foundry on its own premises.
 
The last F22 tractor is delivered on 24th June. In total, 440 of these tractors were built.
1942
Tractor production is discontinued after 507 deliveries. These tractors are very popular collector’s items today.
 
The first combined dressing machine / surface planer is developed and produced. The first export contacts are made.
1950
The integriated thickness indicator on the hand wheel of the thickness planer is introduced.
1952
Permanent cutter arbor attachment
becomes the subject of a DIN standard proposal.
1958
The motors of all machines can be braked without wear by a direct current brake .
 
Introduction of the T51 surface planer.
 
Introduction of the exchangeable table lip on the sliding table.
1960
Otto Martin senior dies on 14th April 1964.
The company is converted to a Ltd company,
Otto Martin Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG,
with the sons of the company’s founder, Otto Martin junior and Max Martin, joining the company.
1964
Presentation of the T23 tilting arbor spindle router.
 
The rip fence of the panel saw can be folded backwards in the end position, while the ruler guide remains stationary on the cast steel table top.
 
A recess in the table top facilitates the removal of work pieces from the table.
1966
The T27 tenon cutter is introduced.
 
The hydraulic table adjustment for the infeed table of the planer is introduced.
1968
The world’s first spindle moulder with alternating spindle up/down is introduced, representing great progress in window construction.
1970
Start of Model T80 panel saw production with a portal design. Already at that time, the machine had a number of pioneering details. For example, the saw blade could already be tilted to 45°.
 
Company’s 50-year anniversary with an open day.
1972
The rotational speed or belt of the sliding table saws can now generally be changed from the top through an opening in the table.
The hydraulic height and tilt adjustment of the saw blade clearly facilitates operation of the sliding table saw.
1976
The first T52 surface planing machine with a steel/concrete composite design machine frame is presented.
1981
Discontinuation of panel saw production, having produced a total of 177 machines. Among other countries, panel saws have been delivered in the USA, Australia and France.
1984
A swivel device for the fence of the spindle moulders is presented to facilitate work on the ring fence.
 
MARTIN becomes the licence holder for TERSA in Germany, making a significant contribution to the popularity of this cutter system
1986
At the 41st “International Craft Fair” in Munich, the company receives the “Federal Award for Outstanding Innovational Performance in the Craft Sector” for TERSA items.
 
The spindle moulder can be optionally equipped with a fence with digital displays (Pat.No. 3903906).
1989
The T90 four-sided planer is presented. This machine is set to revolutionise planing of solid woods. With its 2-axis controls, the machine is extremely easy and quick to operate.
 
Presentation of the T71 sliding table saw.
1991
The rip fence of the sliding table saws can now also be optionally pneumatically folded from the operating position (Pat No. 4 316587).
1993
Presentation of the T72 A automatic sliding table saw with up to 4 controlled axes. The new scoring saw is a worldwide first – with the height, angle and width of the scores adjustable while the machine is running (Pat.No. EP0813939).
 
Introduction of the T54 surface planer.
 
On 13/ 03, MARTIN quality management is certified by DQS.
1996
The T26 CNC with its high-performance controls opens up hitherto unimaginable options for reducing set-up times.
 
The T20 spindle moulder is presented; with its T20 DuoControl, this constitutes a world first in electronic spindle moulders.
 
The branch “MARTIN Wooodworking Machinery” is established in Charlotte, NC / USA.
1999
On 4th February, MARTIN celebrates its 80th anniversary.
 
At the Nuremberg Wood Craft Fair, the company presents its new T26 DuoControl, a tilting arbor spindle moulder with 2-axis controls.
2002
Market launch of the T92 profiling machine. The most outstanding of the many technical innovations of the new machine is certainly the beltless direct drive of the tools.
2005
Market launch of the T27 spindle moulder. The touchscreen has now also become part of the moulding business.
2007
Market launch of the T75 PreX sliding table saw. Once again MARTIN has highlighted its leading role: the T75 PreX is a worldwide first with its swivel range of 2x 46°, combined with a cutting height of more than 200 mm.
 
For the first time, MARTIN is providing planers with spiral cutterblocks. The customers are thrilled with the smooth running of the machine and its surface quality.
2010
MARTIN has every reason to celebrate this year: For the past 90 years, its name has stood for first-class wood-processing machines.
 
The new T60A, T65 and T70 sliding table saws are presented to the public for the first time at the 2012 Wood Craft Fair.
 
Based on the great success of the spiral cutterblocks imported from the USA, MARTIN presents the Xplane cutterblock developed in-house.
2012
Market launch of the Q-FIN. The main benefit of this machine is that the need for intermediate sanding is dispensed with when manufacturing wooden window frames. According to the first customers, this machine is a revolution in the manufacturing of wooden window frames.
2015
On 4th February, MARTIN celebrated its 95th anniversary.
Now we are looking forward to our 100th anniversary.
2017
We are very pleased about the nomination of our special sanding machine Q-FIN for the German Innovation Award 2018.
The German Innovation Award is an award that selects or distinguishes details, processes and products that convince in terms of their effectiveness and their added value.
2017

Good tools for good work. 
Made in Germany. By MARTIN.
 
baumstamm

At MARTIN, we have developed innovative and practical solutions for professional woodworking worldwide every year for almost 95 years now.
 
Otto Martin was born on 5th March 1902. By establishing his business on 4th February 1922 at the age of 20 years, he laid the foundation stone for the current company. What started in 1922 with a few robust machines set up by the founder Otto Martin continuously developed over the next more than nine decades to become a benchmark for quality and functionality in the industry.
Focusing on the core business set the course for the company’s subsequent major success in producing wood-processing machines. Just two examples to mention here are the world’s first sliding table saw with a swivel saw blade – the legendary T75 – or the only scoring-saw unit on the market with 3 electronically adjustable axes. Over the past 95 years, the company and its employees have experienced many high points, while also successfully coping with many low points. Based on this, we are confident of coping with future challenges successfully and that the name MARTIN will continue to stand for top quality, pioneering machine technology and optimum customer service.
1922
Otto Martin established the company on 4th February 1922 at the age of 20 years in Benningen near Ottobeuren. The first wood-processing machine produced by the company was a combined circular saw, spindle moulder and slot-drilling machine to be used for woodwork.
1926
The first spindle moulder is produced.
1937
The first MARTIN diesel tractor
is delivered.
1949
Start of serial production of a combined circular saw,
milling/drilling machine in a grey cast iron frame.
1951
The company participates in the “Hanover
fair” for the first time.
1954
The T50 surface planer receives an award at
the “Hanover fair” for “good industrial design”.
 
Introduction of the wear-resistant oil circulation lubrication for the spindle moulders.
1959
Start of exports to the USA with the
delivery of a T17 circular table saw.
 
Delivery of the T75, the world’s first
sliding table saw, with a saw blade
that can be tilted at up to 45°, begins.
 
Invention of the still popular mitre cross-cut
table for sliding table saws.
 
Introduction of the
steel forced guide of the sliding table
, according to a principle still in use today.
1962
Introduction of single-hand operation for the
edge jointing fence clamp on
surface planers.
1965
The thickness planing machine can be equipped with rubber feed rollers on request. This ensures that the work pieces are transported more reliably and carefully (Gbm.No. DE 1919313).
 
The incline of the table insert rings of the spindle moulders protects the rings against resin deposits (Gbm.No. DE 1916095).
1967
The T41 thickness planer is awarded a prize at the “Hanover fair” for its “good industrial design“.
1969
For the first time, the height and lateral incline of the scoring saw can be adjusted while the machine is running, to the great benefit of the user.
1971
A training workshop is set up separately from the business.
As of 2016, well over 400 boys and girls have received specialised training.
1973
All machines are converted as standard to wear-free electrical brakes.
1977
Start of production of T83 panel saw in a steel/cast grey concrete composite design.
1983
The cutter arbor attachment with the undetachable arbor nut feature is developed and becomes a standard recommendation for spindle moulders.
 
All machine frames now have a composite design.
1985
Installation of the first TERSA cutterblocks.
 
Presentation of the T78 sliding table saw.
1988
Introduction of the T53 surface planer. 
1990
Handrad für die Positionierung des Parallelanschlags
The cutting angle display on the sliding table saw can now be electronic, with a resolution of 0.01 degrees.
 
A hand wheel to adjust the width of the rip fence considerably facilitates adjustment of this important fence.
1992
The T90 receives the award for “human workplace design” from the EUMACOP dealers’ association.
1995
Presentation of the new T44 planer. All planers, including the four-sided planer, are now equipped as standard with TERSA cutterblocks.
 
The T25 CNC tilting arbor spindle moulder with 5 controlled axes is presented. The electrically adjustable table insert rings of the spindle moulders impress customers (Pat. 19518613)
1998
Presentation of the T26 tilting arbor spindle moulder, which for the first time has a swivel range of the spindle of 2x 45.5°. An innovative infeed support for this spindle moulder was also presented, thus facilitating and speeding up the essential adjustment work (Gbm. AZ 29813272.9).
 
On the occasion of the company’s 75th anniversary, a new standard colour, “aqua blue” is introduced to replace the traditional green.
2001
Presentation of the T73 sliding table saw at LIGNA. This is the first time that we have presented a powerful tool detection/conversion for sliding table saws (Gbm. AZ 20108500.3)
 
The steel guide of the sliding table is still being used with great success after 40 years, as is the composite frame. Both are evidence of first-class mechanical engineering.
2003
Market introduction of the T45 planer and the T45 Contour planing and profiling machine. The T45 Contour is the first machine to offer planing as well as full-surface profiling.
2006
Market launch of the T60 sliding table saw. MARTIN makes history with the T60 PreXision. This is the world’s first sliding table saw with a 2x 46° swivel saw blade.
 
Market launch of the T74 sliding table saw.
All sliding table saws made by MARTIN now come equipped with a modern touchscreen. MARTIN is once again a pioneer.
2008
Market launch of the T12 spindle moulder at the Nuremberg Wood Craft Fair.
2011
Presentation of five new machines incorporated into the range at LIGNA:
sliding table saws of the TC6x0 series,
the TS200 tilting arbor spindle moulder,
the TP300 combined planer,
the TD021 gang drilling machine and the
TM100 slot drilling machine.
2014
Market launch of the T60C sliding table saw. The new T60C sliding table saw combines economic efficiency, functionality and high performance with the premium features of a MARTIN machine
2016
Xplane Messerwelle
The T45 surface planer and the T54 planer are exhibited at the Nuremberg Wood Craft Fair along with the new, triple-row Xplane spiral cutterblock.
2017
The agency ZWEIPRO from Düsseldorf received in July the Red Dot Award for the high design quality of the new MARTIN brand appearance.
Since
1922

Good tools for good work. 
Made in Germany. By MARTIN.
 
baumstamm

At MARTIN, we have developed innovative and practical solutions for professional woodworking worldwide every year for almost 95 years now.
 
Otto Martin was born on 5th March 1902. By establishing his business on 4th February 1922 at the age of 20 years, he laid the foundation stone for the current company. What started in 1922 with a few robust machines set up by the founder Otto Martin continuously developed over the next more than nine decades to become a benchmark for quality and functionality in the industry.
Focusing on the core business set the course for the company’s subsequent major success in producing wood-processing machines. Just two examples to mention here are the world’s first sliding table saw with a swivel saw blade – the legendary T75 – or the only scoring-saw unit on the market with 3 electronically adjustable axes. Over the past 95 years, the company and its employees have experienced many high points, while also successfully coping with many low points. Based on this, we are confident of coping with future challenges successfully and that the name MARTIN will continue to stand for top quality, pioneering machine technology and optimum customer service.
1922
Otto Martin established the company on 4th February 1922 at the age of 20 years in Benningen near Ottobeuren. The first wood-processing machine produced by the company was a combined circular saw, spindle moulder and slot-drilling machine to be used for woodwork.
1925
The production range now includes
combined spindle moulders, surface
planers, band saws and combined planers.
The concrete/steel machine frame is
invented and introduced; instead of
wooden table tops, the machines now
come with cast steel table tops.
1926
The first spindle moulder is produced.
1930
On 2nd November, the company moves to Ottobeuren.
1937
The first MARTIN diesel tractor
is delivered.
1942
The company sets up a foundry on its own premises.
 
The last F22 tractor is delivered on 24th June. In total, 440 of these tractors were built.
1949
Start of serial production of a combined circular saw,
milling/drilling machine in a grey cast iron frame.
1950
Tractor production is discontinued after 507 deliveries. These tractors are very popular collector’s items today.
 
The first combined dressing machine / surface planer is developed and produced. The first export contacts are made.
1951
The company participates in the “Hanover
fair” for the first time.
1952
The integriated thickness indicator on the hand wheel of the thickness planer is introduced.
1954
The T50 surface planer receives an award at
the “Hanover fair” for “good industrial design”.
 
Introduction of the wear-resistant oil circulation lubrication for the spindle moulders.
1958
Permanent cutter arbor attachment
becomes the subject of a DIN standard proposal.
1959
Start of exports to the USA with the
delivery of a T17 circular table saw.
 
Delivery of the T75, the world’s first
sliding table saw, with a saw blade
that can be tilted at up to 45°, begins.
 
Invention of the still popular mitre cross-cut
table for sliding table saws.
 
Introduction of the
steel forced guide of the sliding table
, according to a principle still in use today.
1960
The motors of all machines can be braked without wear by a direct current brake .
 
Introduction of the T51 surface planer.
 
Introduction of the exchangeable table lip on the sliding table.
1962
Introduction of single-hand operation for the
edge jointing fence clamp on
surface planers.
1964
Otto Martin senior dies on 14th April 1964.
The company is converted to a Ltd company,
Otto Martin Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG,
with the sons of the company’s founder, Otto Martin junior and Max Martin, joining the company.
1965
The thickness planing machine can be equipped with rubber feed rollers on request. This ensures that the work pieces are transported more reliably and carefully (Gbm.No. DE 1919313).
 
The incline of the table insert rings of the spindle moulders protects the rings against resin deposits (Gbm.No. DE 1916095).
1966
Presentation of the T23 tilting arbor spindle router.
 
The rip fence of the panel saw can be folded backwards in the end position, while the ruler guide remains stationary on the cast steel table top.
 
A recess in the table top facilitates the removal of work pieces from the table.
1967
The T41 thickness planer is awarded a prize at the “Hanover fair” for its “good industrial design“.
1968
The T27 tenon cutter is introduced.
 
The hydraulic table adjustment for the infeed table of the planer is introduced.
1969
For the first time, the height and lateral incline of the scoring saw can be adjusted while the machine is running, to the great benefit of the user.
1970
The world’s first spindle moulder with alternating spindle up/down is introduced, representing great progress in window construction.
1971
A training workshop is set up separately from the business.
As of 2016, well over 400 boys and girls have received specialised training.
1972
Start of Model T80 panel saw production with a portal design. Already at that time, the machine had a number of pioneering details. For example, the saw blade could already be tilted to 45°.
 
Company’s 50-year anniversary with an open day.
1973
All machines are converted as standard to wear-free electrical brakes.
1976
The rotational speed or belt of the sliding table saws can now generally be changed from the top through an opening in the table.
The hydraulic height and tilt adjustment of the saw blade clearly facilitates operation of the sliding table saw.
1977
Start of production of T83 panel saw in a steel/cast grey concrete composite design.
1981
The first T52 surface planing machine with a steel/concrete composite design machine frame is presented.
1983
The cutter arbor attachment with the undetachable arbor nut feature is developed and becomes a standard recommendation for spindle moulders.
 
All machine frames now have a composite design.
1984
Discontinuation of panel saw production, having produced a total of 177 machines. Among other countries, panel saws have been delivered in the USA, Australia and France.
1985
Installation of the first TERSA cutterblocks.
 
Presentation of the T78 sliding table saw.
1986
A swivel device for the fence of the spindle moulders is presented to facilitate work on the ring fence.
 
MARTIN becomes the licence holder for TERSA in Germany, making a significant contribution to the popularity of this cutter system
1988
Introduction of the T53 surface planer. 
1989
At the 41st “International Craft Fair” in Munich, the company receives the “Federal Award for Outstanding Innovational Performance in the Craft Sector” for TERSA items.
 
The spindle moulder can be optionally equipped with a fence with digital displays (Pat.No. 3903906).
1990
Handrad für die Positionierung des Parallelanschlags
The cutting angle display on the sliding table saw can now be electronic, with a resolution of 0.01 degrees.
 
A hand wheel to adjust the width of the rip fence considerably facilitates adjustment of this important fence.
1991
The T90 four-sided planer is presented. This machine is set to revolutionise planing of solid woods. With its 2-axis controls, the machine is extremely easy and quick to operate.
 
Presentation of the T71 sliding table saw.
1992
The T90 receives the award for “human workplace design” from the EUMACOP dealers’ association.
1993
The rip fence of the sliding table saws can now also be optionally pneumatically folded from the operating position (Pat No. 4 316587).
1995
Presentation of the new T44 planer. All planers, including the four-sided planer, are now equipped as standard with TERSA cutterblocks.
 
The T25 CNC tilting arbor spindle moulder with 5 controlled axes is presented. The electrically adjustable table insert rings of the spindle moulders impress customers (Pat. 19518613)
1996
Presentation of the T72 A automatic sliding table saw with up to 4 controlled axes. The new scoring saw is a worldwide first – with the height, angle and width of the scores adjustable while the machine is running (Pat.No. EP0813939).
 
Introduction of the T54 surface planer.
 
On 13/ 03, MARTIN quality management is certified by DQS.
1998
Presentation of the T26 tilting arbor spindle moulder, which for the first time has a swivel range of the spindle of 2x 45.5°. An innovative infeed support for this spindle moulder was also presented, thus facilitating and speeding up the essential adjustment work (Gbm. AZ 29813272.9).
 
On the occasion of the company’s 75th anniversary, a new standard colour, “aqua blue” is introduced to replace the traditional green.
1999
The T26 CNC with its high-performance controls opens up hitherto unimaginable options for reducing set-up times.
 
The T20 spindle moulder is presented; with its T20 DuoControl, this constitutes a world first in electronic spindle moulders.
 
The branch “MARTIN Wooodworking Machinery” is established in Charlotte, NC / USA.
2001
Presentation of the T73 sliding table saw at LIGNA. This is the first time that we have presented a powerful tool detection/conversion for sliding table saws (Gbm. AZ 20108500.3)
 
The steel guide of the sliding table is still being used with great success after 40 years, as is the composite frame. Both are evidence of first-class mechanical engineering.
2002
On 4th February, MARTIN celebrates its 80th anniversary.
 
At the Nuremberg Wood Craft Fair, the company presents its new T26 DuoControl, a tilting arbor spindle moulder with 2-axis controls.
2003
Market introduction of the T45 planer and the T45 Contour planing and profiling machine. The T45 Contour is the first machine to offer planing as well as full-surface profiling.
2005
Market launch of the T92 profiling machine. The most outstanding of the many technical innovations of the new machine is certainly the beltless direct drive of the tools.
2006
Market launch of the T60 sliding table saw. MARTIN makes history with the T60 PreXision. This is the world’s first sliding table saw with a 2x 46° swivel saw blade.
 
Market launch of the T74 sliding table saw.
All sliding table saws made by MARTIN now come equipped with a modern touchscreen. MARTIN is once again a pioneer.
2007
Market launch of the T27 spindle moulder. The touchscreen has now also become part of the moulding business.
2008
Market launch of the T12 spindle moulder at the Nuremberg Wood Craft Fair.
2010
Market launch of the T75 PreX sliding table saw. Once again MARTIN has highlighted its leading role: the T75 PreX is a worldwide first with its swivel range of 2x 46°, combined with a cutting height of more than 200 mm.
 
For the first time, MARTIN is providing planers with spiral cutterblocks. The customers are thrilled with the smooth running of the machine and its surface quality.
2011
Presentation of five new machines incorporated into the range at LIGNA:
sliding table saws of the TC6x0 series,
the TS200 tilting arbor spindle moulder,
the TP300 combined planer,
the TD021 gang drilling machine and the
TM100 slot drilling machine.
2012
MARTIN has every reason to celebrate this year: For the past 90 years, its name has stood for first-class wood-processing machines.
 
The new T60A, T65 and T70 sliding table saws are presented to the public for the first time at the 2012 Wood Craft Fair.
 
Based on the great success of the spiral cutterblocks imported from the USA, MARTIN presents the Xplane cutterblock developed in-house.
2014
Market launch of the T60C sliding table saw. The new T60C sliding table saw combines economic efficiency, functionality and high performance with the premium features of a MARTIN machine
2015
Market launch of the Q-FIN. The main benefit of this machine is that the need for intermediate sanding is dispensed with when manufacturing wooden window frames. According to the first customers, this machine is a revolution in the manufacturing of wooden window frames.
2016
Xplane Messerwelle
The T45 surface planer and the T54 planer are exhibited at the Nuremberg Wood Craft Fair along with the new, triple-row Xplane spiral cutterblock.
2017
On 4th February, MARTIN celebrated its 95th anniversary.
Now we are looking forward to our 100th anniversary.
2017
The agency ZWEIPRO from Düsseldorf received in July the Red Dot Award for the high design quality of the new MARTIN brand appearance.
2017
We are very pleased about the nomination of our special sanding machine Q-FIN for the German Innovation Award 2018.
The German Innovation Award is an award that selects or distinguishes details, processes and products that convince in terms of their effectiveness and their added value.
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