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Pentho Compact 3

The Pentho Compact 3 is a slot and tenon machine for making professional woodworking joints.

  • Saw with cut-off capacity 150 mm
  • Tenon heads
  • 1 x Vertical spindle 200 mm with Prolock
  • Performance en high-performance pack available
  • All movements are manually adjustable
  • 7-inch touch panel for starting motors and job recipes in own language
  • Total table swiveling +60° to -60°
  • Round backing wood available
  • Digital length-fence 2,4 with 1 large swiveling backstop
  • High-quality saw and tenon heads installed

The Pentho Compact 3 has a noise-reduced cut-off saw with a cut-off capacity of 150mm, two tenon heads, and a vertical spindle adjustable to an accuracy of 0.1 mm.

The slot & tenon machine is equipped with a robust table on a stable and wear-resistant vertical slide bar. The table can be swiveled 60° in two directions for angled work.

As a safety system, the Pentho Compact 3 is equipped with a transparent dust protection screen that moves with the table and completely seals the machine.

Upgrade your Pentho Compact 3 with our High-Performance pack.

Convert your set-up time into valuable production time

With a spindle of 300mm and 7 individual CNC-positionings, this High-Performance CNC-tenoner switches between different programs in only 15 seconds. All axes, including the saw, set themselves simultaneously and automatically in the correct position. The position of the length-fence gets automatically recalculated in function of the saw. And it’s easy, straightforward graphical application allows the operator to make any type of single tenon right from the first time.

Technical product specifications


7" touch panel:
Operate the machine and select motors
Safety standards:
Conform CE
2200 x 1700 x 1600mm
Total Extraction:
1 x Ø 80 mm; 3 x Ø 150 mm


Table mounting:
Vertical attached, extra solid
Manual with automatic movement option
Fixed in height, Swivelling +60° to -60°
Backing wood:
Clamp for straight backing wood, with round backing wood option
Manual vertical clamping with vertical pneumatic clamps option
160mm x 600mm

Cut-off saw

2,2 kW - 3000 tpm
Horizontal 20-155mm, with 150mm cut-off capacity
Noise reduced saw:
Ø 400mm, included
Ø 80mm
Manual on side bearings
Measuring rod:
Digital read-out or laser option

Tenoning heads

2 x 2,2 kW
Side bearings
Mechanical digital counter on front and rear side of the machine
Tenon heads:
included, Ø 160mm, length 145mm with exchangeable blades
2 x Ø 150mm
Horizontal upper -55mm to +25mm
Horizontal lower -55mm to 0mm
Vertical upper +3mm to +150mm
Vertical lower -2mm to +80mm

Vertical spindle

7,5 kW
Mechanical digital counter on front and rear side of the machine
Horizontally 150mm, vertically -150mm to +25mm
Measurements spindle:
Length: 200mm with Prolock, 300mm x 50mm with HP Prolock
Diameter: Ø 40mm or Ø 50mm
Tool Ø:
Maximum Ø 350mm
150 mm Ø

Extra options

Extra options:
Round backing wood with 6 manual adjustable positions
Vertical pneumatic clamp
Automatic length-fence
High performance

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Pentho Compact 4

The Pentho Compact 4 is our advanced tenoner. It operates manually and has 2 vertical Prolock spindles of 200 mm. This allows you to make a complete window to size without any tool changes.

  • All movements are manual adjustable
  • 7” touch panel for starting motors and job recipes in own language
  • Total table swiveling +60° / -60°
  • Round backing wood available
  • Digital length-fence 2.4 with 1 swiveling backstop
  • High-quality saw and tenon heads installed

Turn your setup time into valuable production time

Upgrade your Pentho Compact 4 with a High-Performance Pack, to get a fully CNC-automated tenoner.

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