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Woodworking Machinery: Knowing Its Basic Functions, Types and Applications

Date Added: July 14, 2009 02:24:20 PM
Category: "W": Woodworking and Equipment

When hearing the process known as woodworking, some people would conclude that the output will be better with the use of manual techniques. However, just like other manufacturing processes, it also needs some help from different forms of equipment. Woodworking machinery makes the workload easier at the same time delivering the output required by the consumer. Therefore, most industries revolving on this process favor the use of high-tech gadgets.

Woodworking machinery or tools are devices used in order to cut, carve or shape a wood. Basically, the machine must contain a motor so that the work of the operator will be reduced while production is increased. Below are some other functions of these tools. After which, a brief description of some of its types will be explained. Of course, its applications will be discussed as well.

Functions of woodworking machinery

It was already mentioned awhile back that these tools are primarily bought by several industries involved in wood carving, cutting and shaping. Besides these general facts however, there are other functions that highly depend upon the presence of these machines. Woodworking machines lessen the noise and vibration usually experienced with manual operations. It also promises to provide much smoothness on the surface being operated. Beyond that, a woodworking machine serves all the requirements of any home improvement or house repair.

Types of woodworking tools

There are a list of mechanized tools for woodworking. The most common ones are the CNC router, chain and chisel mortiser and dust collector. CNC routers are those that are equipped with tool changers as well as sanding, trimming and drilling tools. They basically operate with the use of a software and an operating system. The CNC is used in various aspects of production most specifically that of nesting.

Chain and chisel mortisers on the other hand are woodworking tools used to produce a hole on a piece of wood. These types of equipment are favored when they have the capacity to regulate the depth of the mortise or hole set on the wood. As for dust collectors, these items are those that are utilized to collect sawdust, chips and granular and shaving materials.

Applications of woodworking tools

Aside from the usual home improvements and house repairs, there are other applications where woodworking machinery is being employed. Generally, they are used in order to build materials coming from the same component with different shapes and sizes. Examples are drawers, shelves and other important furniture parts. They are also favored for industries producing screw threads and making use of drill holes.


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