Tooling Technology: Solutions to Optimize Productivity
June 17, 2014 | 9:05 pm UTC

Woodworkers today can’t afford to cut corners when it comes to tooling selection. Learn how to optimize your productivity and maximize your output by choosing and using the correct cutting tools for the job. Developments such as dust extraction hoods and tooling accessories, tooling geometries and compositions, are enabling woodworkers to cut more materials faster, better and with more efficiency.

Register for Woodworking Network’s upcoming July 17th webinar, Tooling Technology: Solutions to Optimize Productivity, sponsored by Leitz Tooling Systems and Royce//Ayr Cutting Tools Inc., and hear from industry experts as they share some best practices for cutting solid wood, composite panels as well as advanced materials.

Get the answers to many of your frequently asked questions and improve your productivity and profitability. Watch the webcast, now on demand!


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Tooling Technology: Solutions to Optimize Productivity

Scott Burton
Technical Sales Manager

Scott Burton is acting Technical Sales Manager for Royce//Ayr Cutting Tools. He attended the University of Guelph for Sales and Marketing and began employment with Royce//Ayr in 2002. His many years of experience in the wood working industry has provided the necessary knowledge and training tools required to assist customers with the most difficult machining applications. Scott works closely with an Engineering and Production team at Royce//Ayr that takes tremendous pride in customer service and support.


Mark Alster
Regional Sales Manager
Leitz Tooling

 Tooling Technology: Solutions to Optimize Productivity

Mark Alster has been involved with tooling for the primary and secondary woodworking industries for 25 years. Mark began his career with Michigan Knife/Simonds Industries (Big Rapids, MI) and has been employed with Leitz Tooling Systems since 1995. Mark currently serves as Regional Sales Manager and previously worked closely with many of the industry's largest machine providers. He was instrumental in securing a Sequoia Award (2011) and Challengers Award (2010) for Leitz. Mark has extensive knowledge of the woodworking industry, machinery, applications and current tooling technology.



 Tooling Technology: Solutions to Optimize Productivity

Karen Koenig
Editor-in-Chief, Wood Products

Karen M. Koenig has more than 25 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As Editor-in-Chief of Wood Products (formerly Wood & Wood Products), Karen’s primary responsibilities include spearheading the writing, editing and coordinating of the editorial content of the publication, along with the Red Book resource guide and the Red Book online source and supply directory ( She is also a frequent contributor to other Woodworking Network online and print media.

Broadcast date: July 17, 1:00 p.m. CT.

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