RIPTEC CUTTING SYSTEM from Leitz Tooling uses microserrated carbide knives to eliminate wood grain tearout, plucking and fuzzing in solid wood caused by normal cutting pressure and common splitting along the grain, according to the company.
The system can be used in any solid-wood machining process and by small shops to high-volume manufacturers. It won a Sequoia Award at last year’s AWFS fair in Las Vegas. Contact: Leitz Tooling Systems Inc. Tel: 616-698-7010. www.leitztooling.com
This article originally appeared in the March 2012 issue.