The Leitz RipTec pre-cutting system was awarded the prestigious Challenger's Award at IWF 2010. This innovative and affordable solution was honored for reducing scrap waste, increasing efficiency and improving profitability. Surface defects, end grain edge tear-out and end grain separation and tearing are just a few of the manufacturing problems that have been resolved by utilizing RipTec. Additional benefits include extending performance and service life of the tool and allowing for increased feed rates. RipTec is adaptable to any machine configuration and can be utilized in virtually any solid wood machining process. From small shops to industrial plants, RipTec provides a truly exceptional finish in challenging applications.
Leitz Tooling is the leading worldwide manufacturer of precision cutting tools for machining wood, plastics, non-ferrous metals and advanced materials. Our extensive product range includes saw blades, router bits, boring bits, cutterheads, planerheads, insert tooling and diamond tooling. Providing complete sharpening services worldwide, Leitz expertise encompasses tool sharpening, profile grinding, balancing and repair of carbide and diamond tools. In addition to the 8000+ standard tooling solutions in our product offering, Leitz continues to revolutionize the industry with innovations such as the Challenger Award winning RipTec Cutting System, WhisperCut Pre-Mill Cutterhead and ThermoGrip Clamping System. Ten  regional service centers located throughout the US and Canada make Leitz your local source.