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Cutting Particle Board with Melamine Surface Melamine is one of the most commonly used abrasive surface materials in cabinet construction. Without the proper cutting tool, cutting one or two panels might be the limit before the router bit is dull. Reason for this is the high aluminum oxide content which makes the layers of resin…read more

Cutting HPL and Phenolic Panels High pressure laminates (HPL) and phenolic panels are becoming more popular due to durability and performance properties including chemical, fire and wear resistance.  Furniture, floors, cabinetry and countertops are just a few of the products that utilize HPL and phenolic materials in modern designs. Cutting composites can be challenging and the characteristics…read more

Cutting Particleboard with Rough Cut Veneer or Stainless Steel Laminate When it comes to cutting tools for particleboard, there is no “one-size-fits-all” recommendation. When machining particleboard (an engineered wood product) it is imperative to make the correct tool choice if obtaining optimal tool life is desired. Tool wear rate will much depend on the composition…read more

Cutting MDF Veneer Covered & Gypsum Fiber Panels When it comes to cutting tools for MDF or Cement Fiber Board, there are numerous options and recommendations. When machining MDF (an engineered wood product) it is imperative to make the correct tool choice if obtaining optimal tool life is desired. Tool wear rate will much depend…read more

Diamond Premill Cutter Diamond Premill Cutters for edgebanders such as Biesse, SCM, Brandt, Holzher and others, come in a variety of sizes and designs. Cutter specifications can be 2, 3 or even 4 wing, with PCD diamond brazed tips or diamond insert knives (which are not designed to be resharpened) and with different PCD tip…read more

Carbide Insert V-Fold Mitre Bit for CNC Machining Our mitre-fold Insert V-Groove Router Bit boasts a special tip grind for perfect fold and a crisp corner clean out. Available in 91° standard version (#4320.050.34) which is used on wood and composite materials up to 25mm thick, which allows for expansion and glue space, there is…read more

Examples of Machining Carbon Composites Workpiece : Carbon composite Cutting and machining carbon composites such as CFRP, CRP, CFRTP and other acronyms this composite goes by, has presented a challenge to conventional cutting tools. These materials, often used in products where structural integrity is important, are composite polymers made up of resins, plastics, graphite, silica,…read more

Torque Wrench Insures Proper Tool Clamping Proper tool clamping is an essential component of the tool assembly and performance. Over-tightening the 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…read more

Cutting Solid Wood (Oak) Workpiece : Solid wood (oak) Machining solid wood can entail a wide variety of cutting applications. Sizing, profiling, grooving, slotting, boring, rebating, jointing and so much more. Having the right tool for the job is paramount, not only for performance and finish, but also for safety! Below are some examples of…read more

“QuickLock” Insert Planing Cutter Head Introducing the QuickLock insert planing cutter, GUHDO Series #4812 for use on Planers and Moulders (Cosmec, Diehl, Griggio, Iida, Kentwood, Leadermac, Mattison, SCM, Wadkin, Weinig etc.). Manufactured with a high-quality, precision balanced steel body, this tool comes standard in 125 mm (5”) diameter with cutting widths of 80, 100, 130,…read more

GDP Tool Holders Run Bi-Directional Did you know that GDP Tool holders can be run bi-directional? Tool holders with a static nut (even those with a “powercoat” finish) cannot run in a left hand rotation and you will need a left hand tool holder if you want to run a tool counter-clockwise tool? In case…read more

Stronger Wood Joints with Series 4070 Mitre Joint Cutter While we all need strong joints to last a lifetime, when it comes to wood, we have a Mitre Joint Cutter for Stronger Joints! GDP Tooling offers the series 4070 insert cutter head for producing accurate and incredibly strong, “Lock” mitre joints. This steel body insert…read more