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Increasing Productivity at the Ripsaw

The three ways to improve production and efficiency on the gang ripsaw are to: keep the machine running at peak performance, reduce setup and changeover downtime, and improve raw material yield.
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Don't Chuck CNC Profits

Basic collet chucks are the most popular tool-holding system due to their flexibility and ability to secure a variety of shank sizes via a simple collet change.

The Proper Care of Circular Saw Blades

An important safeguard in protecting blades is to always use the proper type of shipping container. Keeping circular saw blades clean is important for maintaining good performance.
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Good Balance Increases Tool Life

Tool balance is an important factor to consider for optimizing your cutting tools’ performance. Improperly balanced tools will cause poor part finish, uneven tool wear, reduced tool life, noise and possible machine spindle failure and damage.

Inspired by Design

I recently returned from Europe after attending Sicam in Italy, Living Kitchen in Germany, and Maison in Paris full of ideas with all the intriguing uses of color. I hope this inspires you, too, to use color in new ways.

Purchasing Veneer? Some FAQs

What’s the difference between “book match” and “sequence match?” What is raw veneer? Can I apply a wood veneer to materials other than wood? What’s the difference between backing materials?
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Laminates: Waiting for the Next Big Color

It seems like just yesterday I was holding a brand new piece of Cognac melamine in my hand and beaming with pride as I showed it off to a room full of closet designers. We all knew in that moment that we were looking at the future of the custom storage industry.