Custom Profile Tooling from Concept to Completion

Custom CNC Tool with Drawing

Custom CNC Tool with Drawing

Custom Profile Insert Tooling is a Snap!  

From concept to completion, the process can take as little as 2 weeks!  Once we have a profile sample or drawing (even a dimensioned sketch) of what our customer wants to do, our expert tooling engineers get to work on designing the appropriate tool and preparing a production drawing which is then emailed to the customer for final detail approval.

Our custom tooling is all manufactured to strict European Safety Standards, feature precision ground tool bodies, dynamically balanced and we select the best carbide grade inserts for the material that a cutter is destined to cut, an additional step that guarantees exceptional cutting tool performance.  When compared to a carbide-tipped profile tool of the same dimensions, custom tooling is very competitively priced.   For more information on our custom tooling program, contact us or call us today at 800-544-8436 You can also visit our website for more information.

Custom Router Bit with Drawing

Custom Router Bit with Drawing

Tectus Hinge Replacement Router Bits

www.tectushinges.com

www.tectushinges.com

Are you looking for the right hinge to create a streamlined, invisible look on your doors? The Tectus Hinge gives you an overall seamless quality that is unmatched in the current market and is fully adjustable even after installation.  Tectus offers a complete range of hinges for door capacities from 88lbs to 352lbs with thicknesses from 1inch to 1-7/8”.  These hinges are cast aluminum alloy and are engineered for use with large and heavy doors. Most Tectus systems use two hinges versus three and these hinges are made to last for the life of the structure.

Finding the right tool to prepare the frame and door leaf to accept Tectus Hinges can be a challenge.  Look no further, we have the tools needed.

Tectus Style Router Bit

Tectus Style Router Bit

 Contact us to order today!  We supply both the router bits and extensions needed for accurate hinge placement.

Taking the Guesswork out of Saw Blades – Selecting the Right Blade

GUHDO precision saw blades

GUHDO precision saw blades

 

We are happy to announce this article was featured in Cabinetmaker FDM in Nov ’14. Here is the original text in its entirety.

With the plethora of saw blades available in the market today, it can be daunting for the user to choose the right blade for the right application.  Since Chinese-made blades have heavily infiltrated the wood products industry with low prices in recent years, it has become even more difficult to determine which blade is right.  Low pricing can be very tempting!    Visually, blades can be hard to differentiate since all are circular, they all have a hole in the center, and they all have teeth around the circumference – that’s about where the similarities end.

What makes a saw blade a precision blade? it begins with the saw plate, i.e. the body.  The larger the diameter of the saw blade, the more important the plate quality is.   The tensioning of the saw body, which keeps it flat and running true is paramount to achieving a good finish and maintaining cut quality for the life of the saw blade.  Once the plate is warped or “dished”, the chances of correcting the tension successfully diminish and (more…)

How to Ensure your Tools are Safely Clamped in the Tool Holder

Over-tightening your collet nut can lead to collet distortion, tool runout and breakage, while not tightening enough can lead to tool slippage or worse. The best solution to avoid either scenario is to use a torque wrench which will provide an accurate torque measurement when tightening the collet nut.

Torque Wrench

Torque Wrench

The torque wrench consists of a spanner wrench handle and collet key that correlates to the collet style being used. The appropriate clamping torque recommendations for the most popular collets used in wood and plastics machining are as follows:

  • RDO35 (SYOZ25) collets 90ft/lbs
  • ER 32 collets 100 ft/lbs
  • ER 40 collets 130 ft/lbs

For more information on tool holder you might want to check out this article on the importance of using a ball bearing collet nut.  All GUHDO tool holders are bi-directional and they come with a ball bearing collet nut standard. Contact us now for more information.