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8 Things Woodworking Exhibitors Wish Attendees Knew

Tradeshows, industry fairs, and professional seminars are essential for woodworkers to gain profitable insights on where our industry is going and what the latest technologies will be needed to meet the challenges. With our longer times spent in setting up booths and navigating halls, exhibitors like SNX notice tips that might make the experience you attendees have better and more pleasant. Here are 8 things we think all of you should be aware of. Those of you who arrive at a show without a plan of battle are often wasting your time. Show floors are nothing but distracting places. Exhibitors...

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Maybe It’s Time to Move Your Shaped Closed Parts to a Production Work Cell

We understand. You’ve spent years honing your shop’s ability to process closet (and storage organizer) parts. It’s what you love to do and you do it well. Maybe you even have the word “closet” in your company name emblazoned over the front door. Over time, you’ve selected the best set of tools for the work, built the right jigs and fixtures, and trained your people about processes you personally tested that push as much linear product through your shop as fast as possible. All along you're conscious that your delivering consistent quality that defines your brand in your marketplace. It’s...

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7 Benefits of Edge Band Spray Chemicals, 1 Great Way to Save Money on Them

One of the more recent trends for straight line edge banders is the introduction of cleaning, anti-static and glue separating chemicals. These quick-drying liquid agents are introduced onto part panels by means of misting sprayers. Panels may be sprayed on top, bottom, or both sides as they travel through the various stations of an edge bander. The tremendous rise in edge band chemical popularity stems from several production advantages: Better prepares panels for banding by pre-cleaning residues, dust or dirt from surfaces Creates temporary targeted surface barriers on panel tops and bottoms to help prevent glue adherence Removes static charges made...

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#1 QUESTION; What is the tightest INSIDE radius you can band with an nVision contour bander?

ANSWER: Tight radii (less than feed roller diameters) is possible, but it depends on a few easy adjustments. With your SNX nVision G3 Bander: Use the correct glue – with thin PVC banding you need to be using a low temperature EVA glue.  The bands shown here were done with Jowat – 282.20 at 125 degrees Celsius. Use quality flexible edgebanding – having banding with less thickness variation from roll to roll and ensuring you’re using tape within its shelf life is critical.  The test depicted was done with Rehau edge banding. The routed edge of your laminated panel needs...

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