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Below are some of the most common Frequently Asked Questions FAQs we get from our customers: What are the correct parameters (feeds and speeds) for drill bits?The sweet spot for drill bits will fall in the ranges below based on your production needs.3000 rpm 1-2 meters (40-80” min)4500 rpm 1.5-2.5 meters (60-100” min)6000 rpm 2-3.5…read more

Remembering a colleague & friend July 11, 2020 Today marks 9 years since our colleague and friend, Andrew (Andy) Glowa passed away in his hometown of Shelton, CT. He was an employee in technical sales for our company for over 10 years, taking a short break to go and work for Biesse Machinery selling CNC…read more

Filling our customer needs for unique tooling is a specialty we have much experience in, so a recent requirement for tools to do wood turning on a CNC machining center was a cinch! This most recent application was actually pretty unique for a wood CNC machining operation. Our customer needed two separate tools designed for…read more

PCD Tools To achieve an optimal economic result when using PCD polycrystalline diamond tipped tools, it’s most important to consider all of the application details, machining parameters and expectations to insure the tool is suitable for the project intended. Even with a simple compression bit purchase, the performance and anticipated results over the life of…read more

Custom Router Tooling Program GDP Custom router tooling program, “Customize it!” is among the most comprehensive and economical solutions in the industry!  We manufacture per specifications required and in most cases can deliver within a 2 week lead time thanks to custom stock bodies which are part of our popular custom profile tooling program. If your…read more

“Customize it” Insert Tooling Program for CNC Machines The Insert Tooling Program Advantages of our “Customize-it” system include: No backer plates!  Tool body becomes a dedicated cutter and supports the insert knife, thus improving tool precision! Constant cutting diameter with no re-adjustment necessary due to dimension changes when sharpening carbide-tipped tooling Manufactured in strict accordance with…read more

Spring Collets for HSK & ISO Tool Holders In the wood industry, the vast majority of collet styles in use are ER32, ER40 and SYOZ25 (also called RDO35). Several other (smaller) sizes are common in specialty applications such as CNC aggregate heads or Weeke BHX Hydro clamping system system, but on the most common CNC…read more

6365 – Weeke Chuck Are you using a Weeke BHX Point to Point machine that is equipped with the ETP hydro grip motor? If so, we offer our Weeke BHX collet chuck specifically designed for the ETP hydro clamping system.  This high precision chuck is produced with the required 25 mm shank and the height…read more

There are three key factors that ensure the effectiveness of a cutting tool used in the machining processes.

PCD (polycrystalline diamond) premill cutters are often the “forgotten” tool on an edgebander. They may run for a year or more without needing to be sharpened and so noone thinks much about them until they get dull.

HSK Calibration Arbor Within the CNC Machining universe the HSK calibration arbor goes by many different names including the spindle run-out arbor, calibration arbor, runout test bars, spindle taper test bar, test arbor and calibration tool.  These integral maintenance tools offer a quick and easy way to test your CNC machine for accuracy and alignment after…read more

Drills Carbide-tipped, blind-hole, or through-hole drill bits are among the most indispensable tools in the furniture industry. When used in automatic boring machines or CNC machining centers, hole edge quality and tool life are the decisive quality criteria. Most drill bits used in North America today are Made in Taiwan or China since the introduction…read more

100 Years Ago Today…. Celebrating 100 years! Today, we fondly remember Herbert Doerken, on, what would have been his 100th birthday! (Jan. 4th). In 1986, Herbert was GUHDO USA’s founding majority partner. From post-World War II onwards, he was the driving force behind GUHDO Werk’s comeback to become one of Germany’s leading manufacturers of wood…read more

GUHDO History Remscheid, Germany, has a world wide reputation for being the center of precision tool manufacturing. GUHDO history began, when, in this town in 1908 brothers Gustav and Hugo Doerken founded a company to manufacture precision tools for the woodworking industry, specifically circular saw blades and machine knives (corrugated, planer knives and paper cutting…read more

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