If you want to extend your cutter life, you need to produce an optimum chip load. And to achieve faster feed rates, you need to have axis servo drives large enough to move the machine’s mass at a rapid speed.

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.

Akhurst is very proud of our involvement in the plant expansion of Kingswood Cabinets of Calgary, Alberta.  Kingswood recently relocated to a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

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.

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TigerStop worth the 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 marketplace, Spencer founded TigerStop to help other manufacturers automate this process. Today, TigerStop is an international company headquartered in Washington State with distribution across six continents, and tens of thousands of TigerStops installed worldwide.

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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.

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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 deep do I need to cut?  What is the maximum ripping width?

Below we explain some of the key differences between straight line rip saws which will aid in your machine selection.

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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.

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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.

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Edgebanders are one of the more complex machines in operation in most cabinet and millwork shops. The maintenance however is imperative to the performance and reliability of the machine. Without it you can experience a poor edge quality which will result in hand finishing and defects and worst of all significant down time and expense in repairing the machine. There are some basic maintenance tips that can greatly reduce the downtime you experience on your edgebander and keep it the lifeblood of your operation.

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