The Leitz RipTec pre-cutting system was awarded the prestigious Challenger's Award at IWF 2010. This innovative and affordable solution was honored for reducing scrap waste, increasing efficiency and improving profitability. Surface defects, end grain edge tear-out and end grain separation and tearing are just a few of the manufacturing problems that have been resolved by utilizing RipTec. Additional benefits include extending performance and service life of the tool and allowing for increased feed rates. RipTec is adaptable to any machine configuration and can be utilized in virtually any solid wood machining process. From small shops to industrial plants, RipTec provides a truly exceptional finish in challenging applications.