Tips For Choosing The Best CNC Router For Your Cabinet Shop

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Tips For Choosing The Best CNC Router For Your Cabinet Shop

Tips For Choosing The Best CNC Router For Your Cabinet Shop

21 April 2016
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If your cabinet shop has decided that it is time to stop outsourcing your CNC tooling and purchase your own CNC router, then these tips will help you to make the best buying decision:

Table Size

When you consider different models of CNC routers, it is important for you to consider both your cabinet shop's current and future needs. Since the machine's table size is the limiting factor in what raw materials you can cut, buying a machine with a large enough table is vital for the machine's usefulness in your shop over the long haul. Buying a router with a table that is too small for your future needs means that you will need to upgrade sooner rather than later down the line.

Vacuum Pressure

CNC routers use vacuum pressure to hold your raw materials down on the cutting table while they are being cut. If you will be cutting excessively heavy hardwoods, then the higher the vacuum pressure rating for the machine, the better it will hold the wood in place and the more accurate the resulting cuts will be.

Collection of Dust

Since your new CNC router will generate a lot of dust particles when it cuts, it is important to select a model that has a high-quality dust collection system. By collecting the sawdust at the source of its creation, you can help keep your shop cleaner with less potentially harmful particles in the air where your employees will inhale them.

Production Rate

If your cabinet shop requires a continual stream of routed wood components, then the production rate of the CNC router is a vital consideration for you. High-production environments require a machine with powerful software that can produce cuts at the rate that your business requires.

Tool Changing System

The most important part of your cabinet shop's new CNC router are its cutting bits and how the machine changes them. If you regularly load projects that require multiple cutting bits, then you should strongly consider purchasing a machine that automatically changes them for you. If the majority of your cutting only uses one router bit, then you can save your business a lot of money by selecting a machine with a manual tool changing system.

As you can see, there are many considerations you must take into account when selecting a CNC router to help your cabinet shop expand its business. If you have further questions, you should contact a CNC machine retailer like Sharp Tech Inc. in your local area.

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After dealing with malfunctioning equipment for a few months, I sat down with our accounting team and started exploring the possibility of upgrading all of our equipment. We went through the books and started trying to piece together a little money for some new supplies, and we worked hard to make it happen. After we finally replaced out equipment, we worked to keep it in top condition. We followed the manufacturer's recommendations for care, and we only hired professionals to service the machinery. This blog is all about keeping your equipment in top condition so that you can reduce your costs.