Vortex to put its longest life tooling on display at Wood Pro Expo Illinois
Vortex Series 3100 XP Extreme Performance Tooling
The Vortex Series 3100 XP'x solid carbide construction coupled with the tool’s geometry creates a tool that delivers precise cutting performance and runs longer, saving users’ time and money throughout the life of the tool.

SCHAUMBURG, Illinois – Vortex Tool will present a variety of tooling with a special focus on its Series 3100XP “Xtreme Performance” tooling at Wood Pro Expo Illinois, co-located with the Closets Expo, April 18-19 at the Schaumburg Convention Center.

The compression spiral router bits are manufactured of solid carbide without any additive coatings that are removed when sharpened. The solid carbide construction coupled with the tool’s geometry creates a tool that delivers precise cutting performance and runs longer, saving users’ time and money throughout the life of the tool. According to Vortex, Series 3100XP tooling delivers three to five times more tool life than standard compression and coated compression geometry, especially with high pressure laminate (HPL) and thermally fused laminated (TFL) materials.

Vortex Tool designs and manufactures a wide variety of standard and custom high-performance router and insert cutting tools for the woodworking and plastics industries. The company also provides re-tipping and sharpening services.

See the Series 3100 XP and other Vortex tooling at booth #126. Learn more at vortextool.com

2024 Closets Conference & Expo
Wood Pro Expo Illinois

About the Closets Conference & Expo and Wood Pro Expo Illinois
The annual Closets Conference & Expo (CCE) is the only national event for all closet and home storage professionals. The 2024 edition is co-located with Wood Pro Expo Illinois (WPE), a regional marketplace for woodworking professionals. The events are organized by Closets & Organized Storage and FDMC magazines respectively. Each is a distinct media brand of Woodworking Network. The twin-bill event is scheduled for April 17-19, 2024, at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.

2024 Closets Expo and Wood Pro Expo Illinois Exhibitor Prospectus


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CCE and WPE each kick off with a separate full-day conference on April 17, co-sponsored by the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals and Cabinet Makers Association respectively. The two-day co-located expo, April 18-19, features woodworking machinery, supplies, and components. Additional educational programming is offered on each day of the expo. Tours of local manufacturing plants and the popular Top Shelf Design Awards networking reception are also key features of the event. View current program schedule.

For information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Laurel Didier, exhibit sales. For all other inquiries, contact Kim Lebel, show manager. 

More Woodworking Network events
Wood Pro Expo Lancaster, Oct. 24-25, 2024, Spooky Nook Sports/Warehouse at the Nook, Manheim, Pa.

Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS), Nov. 12-14, 2025, Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, Ontario.



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Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.