Solid Wood Machining

Automated/digital table saw

General Tools USA's automated table saw uses the company's Smart digital keypad located on the front of the fence for easy programming of the desired blade depth and angle. The fence is also automated and controlled by the same keypad. Once the fence is zeroed out, users can plug in any cut dimension and the saw will create the precise rip cut. It is available in four iterations of different sizes, left-tilting angles ranging from zero to 45 degrees, 36- and 52-inch rip capacities, and 3 and 5 horsepowers.

CNC dovetailer for drawer boxes

Mereen-Johnson's Model 1101 CNC single-spindle dovetailer features a large touch-screen interface that allows the operator to create a variety of custom dovetail joints that can be saved and recalled for later use. The dovetailer features a high-speed spindle and cutting profiles, and four work areas with separate clamping to allow fronts, backs, and sides to be clamped at the same time. It has a capacity for up to 13.5-inch high drawers (4 zone use) and 28-inch drawers (dual-zone use), and 1/4 to 1-3/4 inch material thickness.

Hanger bolt & fastener insertion

Hanger Bolt & Stud's Drill ‘n Drive 220 inserts hanger bolts, dowel screws and threaded inserts in one fluid motion, with the capability to drill pilot holes and drive up to 300 fasteners per hour. The machine features adjustable power-assisted pneumatic clamping fixtures for end, side or corner insertion in a wide variety of furniture legs and other components.

CNC boring & dowel insertion

Available from Pillar Machine, the HPJ 48 is a vertical and horizontal boring and dowel insertion CNC machining center used for case construction in cabinet and furniture manufacturing. This latest version of the HPJ has a newly designed 3x3 steel tube frame, a rear safety cage, updated clamp assemblies, servos as well as many more new features.

Mini moulder

Available from Hermance Machine, Newport's RM100 hopper-fed Mini Moulder is designed for fast processing of cabinet door stile and rail material, as well as any other profiles that need to be milled on one face and precision sized. Several key advantages, the company notes, are the quick change HSK spindle, NC ball screw positioning of the outside fence for precision sizing (milling all excess material off the face), referencing to a chromed steel table and removing all variables of a moving feed track, and hopper feeding for continuous feeding of parts. The machines are typically built to stock for quick shipping.

New series of planers

Along with a sleek enclosed cabinet, Laguna's all-new PX series planers feature pull-out infeed and outfeed rollers to maximize workpiece support in a minimal footprint. Users can select from two-speed planing on the PX16 and 20, or step up to electronic variable speed on the PX22 planer. Emergency shutoff at the front and rear of the machine puts safety at your fingertips, the company says. Reversible dust collection chute allows optimal DC layout left or right. The PX planers come with the QuadTec I or ShearTec II cutterhead.

Ergonomic jointers

With a topside control panel and full-length knee stop, the all-new JX jointers from Laguna offer precise control. Along with the ergonomic pull-out infeed roller and foot clearance, the JX jointers feature parallelogram table adjustments, cast-iron tables and fence, QuadTec I or ShearTec II cutterhead, and emergency “knee-stop.” The five new jointers in the JX series range from 6 inches to 16 inches wide.

Large format laser

Trotec's SP2000 large format laser combines an ergonomic and low-maintenance design with high-speed precision processing capabilities, packaged in the largest safety class 2 laser cutter on the market. It features a working area of 66 x 98 inches, access from all four sides, processing speeds up to 6.5 feet per second, and laser power up to 400 watts – empowering businesses to improve production efficiency, broaden product offerings, and increase product quality.

Pocket cutters

Ritter has introduced two newly designed pocket cutters to the market, adding to its offering of face frame assembly machines. The company says the new low angle R2061 and R2063 machines complement its existing counterbore machines, by offering a router bit-based pocket cutter. The new design offers a single-phase machine that utilizes a router motor for the main cutting tool. The three-phase machine carries a spindle motor for heavier use and longevity.

SFI-certified lumber & panel products

Roseburg, which owns and manages 158,000 acres of SFI-certified timberland in North Carolina and Virginia, now offers the following products manufactured at its Oregon and California locations as SFI certified upon request: lumber and timbers, pulp and fuel chips, plywood sheathing and underlayment, SkyPly hardwood plywood, Medite MDF, SkyBlend particleboard and Duramine thermally fused laminate panels.