Entries by leofigueiredo

Dowel construction. Fast, accurate, durable.

When one is considering the many methods of case good assembly, a number of factors are considered. The durability of the joint would be one main consideration. Speed of manufacturing and assembly would be another critical point. And last but not least are accuracy/tolerance.

Pre-milling for Edgebanders.

More often today you are finding features on smaller edge banders that initially were exclusive to larger, higher production machines.  One of those features is pre-milling.  Pre-milling consists of two counter-rotating cutterheads which are designed to mill the edge of the panel prior to applying the edge banding material.

Why Purchasing a TigerStop is a good investment?

Founded in 1994 by Spencer and Mary Dick, TigerStop is a global leader in automated stop/gauge and pusher systems. As an owner of a manufacturing business, Spencer noticed the inefficiency and inaccuracy of manually measuring parts and calibrating machinery while cutting and processing material to desired lengths. Unable to find an existing solution in the […]

BC Greenhouse – Tigerstop SawGear testimonial.

BC Greenhouse Builders Ltd.’s Testimonial on the TigerStop SawGear that they recently purchased from Akhurst Machinery Our first SawGear installation and use has been so succesful that we are poised to purchase our second unit. This will aid us in achieving our goals of continous improvement, a top quality product, and increased profitability.

Not all straight line ripsaws are created equal.

When purchasing a straight line ripsaw a number of factors are considered to ensure you are getting a machine that fits your needs. You need to ask yourself what are you going todo with the machine.  Do you require a glue joint cut? If so how long of a glue joint do you require?  How […]

Proudly celebrating 75 Years of operations.

March, 2013 – We are celebrating our 75th Anniversary! We’re very proud of our past and would like to take this opportunity to thank our valued customers, suppliers, and staff for their continued support and loyalty.

TwinHeat M Type Biomass Heating Systems.

Since 1979, Twin Heat has been dedicated to developing and producing burner systems and fully automatic silo systems for both industrial plants and private customers. There are currently several thousand Twin Heat systems in operation, of which the majority was sold on the Danish market.

The importance of proper dust collection for woodworking applications.

Many professional woodworking companies spend significant capital on production machinery but fail to adequately address dust collection issues.  Proper dust collection has many advantages, well beyond the obvious health benefits.  An inadequate dust collection system can result in a poor quality finished product, reduced tooling life, and can damage your woodworking machinery.