State-of-the-art Screw Pocket Machine is made in the USA and Boasts a Multitude of Features and Benefits Ham Lake, MN – Safety Speed Manufacturing, a leading provider of panel processing equipment, is pleased to announce the introduction of the SPM301HD Screw Pocket Machine. The SPM301HD showcases an all-new heavy-duty, direct drive continuous electric spindle motor […]

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Ex-Banker Goes All in to Make Wood Paddle Boards

Tim Shore officially completed his metamorphosis from banker to woodworker Dec. 31. That’s when he quit his day job to dedicate his full time and energy to manufacturing wood stand-up paddle boards. Shore’s transition from banking to custom woodworking had pretty much been in the works since 2013 when he got inspired to make a […]

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Chuck Anderson Retires After 40 Years of Service

It is with sadness and fondness that we announce the retirement of Chuck Anderson.  Chuck retired from his duty as one of our premier machine builders, with 40 years of experience, on January 31st, 2017.  Chuck has been invaluable in the operations of our company for the past 40 years, first starting with the company […]

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Safety Speed Graduates First Certified Technician Class

Safety Speed Manufacturing has rolled out a certified technician program beginning with its flagship vertical panel saw line. The first graduates – representatives of DOC Maintenance and Compact Power Services – successfully completed the two-day certified training program in November. “Each participant received a Certificate of Training acknowledging that they meet the requirements of having […]

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Third Page Ad 2016

Sign Making Equipment That Makes the Cut

Sign makers and graphic production shops turn to Safety Speed Manufacturing to save time and gain a competitive edge. The Ham Lake, MN, company offers a wide array of desk top cutters as well as safe, accurate and versatile vertical panel saws capable of making short order of any materials used in the trade. While […]

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SPM301 Makes Joints That Last Fast

No muss, no fuss. That’s the beauty of screw pocket joinery. This popular mechanical method for securely and permanently joining two pieces of wood involves routing a “pocket” at a low angle into one workpiece and joining it to another workpiece with a self-tapping screw. Screw pocket joinery can eliminate gluing and clamping. Pieces properly […]

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IWF Sneak Peek: Safety Speed’s Focus on American Technology

Safety Speed Manufacturing will display 1,000 square feet of American-made technology at the International Woodworking Fair, Aug. 24-27 in Atlanta. Safety Speed is taking advantage of North America’s biggest industrial woodworking event to present a full representation of its product line. The only way a woodworker could see more Safety Speed machines under power at […]

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Saw Vertically to Cut Space

What would you do with an extra 125 square feet of space in your shop? Just imagine the possibilities. That’s a good ballpark estimate of the space savings that can be realized by investing in a vertical panel saw to instead of a horizontal saw to size 5 x 10 panels. The smaller footprint needed […]

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Top 5 Accessories

Five Product Options for Boosting Vertical Saw Productivity

Safety Speed Manufacturing offers a variety of optional accessories for its vertical panel saws and panel saw/router combos that can help increase productivity, ensure accuracy and reduce the physical strain of processing parts. They can all be ordered online and shipped within two or three business days. Safety Speed’s impressive accessories lineup includes the five […]

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Corbin Clay Makes a Living Using ‘Beetle Kill Pine’

The woodworker who snared the $100,000 top prize in GQ/Kettel One’s 2012 Gentleman’s Call contest for his innovative idea of making “beetle kill pine” furniture also happens to be a satisfied customer of Safety Speed Manufacturing. Corbin Clay, owner of Azure Furniture in Denver, CO, gives wood milled from dead trees ravaged by the mountain […]

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Ode to an American-Made Edgebander

Time was when a U.S. custom cabinet shop had to look beyond the U.S. borders and coastlines for an automated straight-line edgebander to edge finish particleboard, MDF and hardwood plywood components. That was before 2008, when Safety Speed Manufacturing of Ham Lake, MN, purchased the engineering designs of a pair of edgebanders from Anderson Manufacturing […]

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Catch Safety Speed Live!

Safety Speed Manufacturing officially kicks off its 2016 events season Thursday, February 18 at the Graphics of Americas show in Miami Beach, FL. The 2016 Safety Speed tour will include at least a half dozen other sign making or woodworking related trade show and convention engagements, including a pair of events in Mexico and participation […]

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Vertical Saws: A Safer Way to Size a Panel

Every year more than 33,000 table saw-related injuries are treated at emergency rooms across the nation, according to a 2007-2008 study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). More than 10 percent of those injuries result in painful and sometimes life-changing amputations. While the vast majority of table saw injuries are suffered in home […]

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Made in the USA

Made in America and Proud of It!

Reshoring is a hot topic among U.S. manufacturers. According to a survey released in October 2014 by Boston Consulting Group, 54% of manufacturing executives who have out-sourced production overseas are considering bringing some or all of their foreign production stateside. The team at Safety Speed Manufacturing joins in applauding the reshoring trend but will not […]

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10 Fast Facts about Safety Speed’s New Website

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was, the newly relaunched, ultra-user-friendly and completely revamped website of Safety Speed Manufacturing. Tom Houska, manufacturing marketing manager for Safety Speed based in Ham Lake, MN, said plans for the new site were sowed last year and even after a web developer was chosen in March, […]

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Vegas Fair a Winner for Safety Speed

They came. They showed. They sold machinery. The 2015 edition of the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas proved to be very good for Safety Speed Manufacturing. Even as the sawdust still settles on the four-day event held July 22-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Safety Speed continues to rack up sales from leads it […]

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Saw Blade Differences

Taking the guesswork out of Sawblades! Learn about key differences in plate specifications, tooth geometry, size and carbide type to make the right saw blade choices. With the plethora of saw blades available in the market today, it can be daunting for the user to choose the right blade for the right application. Since Chinese-made […]

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Dimensional Sign Substrate Review

Dimensional signage, by its very nature, stands out. It can turn an ordinary idea into something spectacular. But which substrates should be used for which purposes? Aluminum Sheet – For long-term outdoor durability it’s hard to beat aluminum. It is easy to work with, completely impervious to any form of weather and 100 percent recyclable—a […]

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