WPEL preview video: IWF Challengers Award winner iDovetail

MANHEIM, Pa. – The Northtech iDovetail, a winner of the IWF 2022 Challengers Award and Visionary Awards at the AWFS Fair last year, will be featured at Wood Pro Expo Lancaster, Oct. 13-14.

Martin’s Woodworking Machinery will demonstrate the iDovetail under power throughout both days of the two-day expo at the Spooky Nook Sports Center. Martin’s is a regional distributor for Northtech.

Northtech iDovetail

The iDovetail from Northtech is a single-spindle CNC dovetailer with a three-axis system that gives it additional capabilities. iDovetail has eight profile modes that provide options from fixed-pitch dovetails to mitered mortise and tenon joinery or even custom profiles such as stair tread returns. It uses a Windows-based interface with a built-in animated tutorial.
The eight-mode interactive platform offers users the ability to make a variety of joinery on boxes, face frames, or case goods on the fly via a touchscreen that incorporates common smartphone gestures such as pinch to zoom and swipes to spin the profile on any axis to see all sides of the parts. The operator can see the actual joint they are creating with a real-time 3D rendering that can be changed by a simple touch of a dimension. Being able to see the assembly before any parts are run allows the operator to see potential defects and make corrections before they are made.

According to Northtech, iDovetail is the first CNC dovetailer with servo positioning of the X, Y and Z axis, giving it the same capability as an inverted CNC machine. It can be used for wood or plastic materials.

Martin's Woodworking Machinery will display the iDovetail and other Northtech equipment at booth #231 of the Classic Machines Pavilion.

Learn more at mwmachineryny.com,

Northtech iDovetail
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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. The 2022 edition of Wood Pro Expo Lancaster takes place Oct. 13-14 at the Spooky Nook Sports Center/Warehouse at the Nook in Manheim (Lancaster County), Pa. For information visit woodproexpolancaster.com

For exhibitor information contact Lewis Goldman at [email protected] or phone 800-969-2212. 

More upcoming Woodworking Network events
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Closets Conference & Expo co-located with Wood Pro Expo Florida, April 12-14, 2023, Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, Fla.

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


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