The company started as North American Products (NAP) in 1941, becoming NAPGladu in 2006.
It is a deceptively simple question. Do you need a custom woodworking tool or a standardized one? Here are some factors to consider when you begin exploring the difference between these two options; and the answer is not always a clean cut.
With many cutting tool options for industrial woodworking applications, could diamond-tipped solutions be right for you?
Peak Toolworks introduced the Endurance Diamond fingerjoint cutter, and planned to feature it at IWF.
There are many theories in the industry on the best way to prolong fingerjoint cutting knives to have them produce a better chip load. There are just as many ways in practice that don’t follow the recommended guidelines too, like fewer teeth that can add life, but may also reduce output quality. Another approach is to compare the three types of fingerjoint cutting knives available for your wood production need: HSS, carbide and PCD (polycrystalline diamond). Beyond the investment for a 25x or up to 500x run rate, are there other advantages to consider that could be a reason to switch?