Vortex to highlight ‘Xtreme Performance’ tooling at WPE Lancaster
September 27, 2023 | 10:41 am CDT
Vortex XP Extreme Performance Tooling

Vortex says its XP tooling delivers three to five times more tool life than standard compression geometry, especially when machining high pressure laminate (HPL) and melamine materials.

MANHEIM, Pa. – Long-lasting XP “Xtreme Performance” tooling from Vortex Tool Company will be displayed at Wood Pro Expo Lancaster, Oct. 12-13 at Spooky Nook Sports.

XP tooling is manufactured of solid carbide without any additive coatings that are removed when sharpened. According to Vortex, this solid carbide construction coupled with the tool’s geometry creates a tool that runs longer, saving users’ time and money throughout the life of the tool. The company adds that XP tooling delivers three to five times more tool life than standard compression geometry, especially when machining high pressure laminate (HPL) and melamine materials.

XP tooling was developed as a result of extensive testing performed at the company on its own CNC test router at its facility in Schofield, Wis. Vortex has continually expanded the XP tooling line to include the most popular tool sizes, including two-flute and three-flute compression geometries. 

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

Meet with Vortex representatives at booth #364. 

For more information about the Vortex XP series and the company’s complete line of tooling, visit vortextool.com; phone 800-355-7708 or 715-355-7707.

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About Wood Pro Expo 
Wood Pro Expo is a regional event for woodworking businesses that brings together suppliers and experts for a localized presentation of equipment and supply solutions. WPE includes a strong educational program on best practices for shop production and business management. The expo features a wide variety of equipment and supplies mainly geared to small and medium-sized shops.

Wood Pro Expo Lancaster takes place Oct. 12-13, 2023 at Spooky Nook Sports/Warehouse at the Nook in Manheim (Lancaster County), Pa. For information visit woodproexpolancaster.com. For exhibitor information contact Lewis Goldman at [email protected] or 800-969-2212. 

More upcoming Woodworking Network events 
Executive Briefing Conference, Sept. 26-28, 2023, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Wood Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS), Nov. 2-4, 2023, International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario.

Closets Conference & Expo / Wood Pro Expo Illinois, April 17-19, 2024, Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, Ill.

Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO Expo), Oct. 24-26, 2024, Centrexpo Cogeco, Drummondville, Quebec.

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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.