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 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 safetyspeed.com, 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 winning […]

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3 Common Questions About Screw Pockets

1. Why Screw Pockets? Traditional wood joinery evolved over hundreds of years into the twentieth century when electrically powered machinery became common place. Nearly all forms of traditional wood joinery involved the use of large, expensive, complex, and frankly dangerous machines. The most wide spread forms of joinery, such as mortise & tenon, dovetail, finger […]

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3 Ways To Cut Substrates Without Dust And Noise

Dust has always been an unwanted byproduct when cutting panels down to size with a saw. It becomes even a greater problem when you are required to cut your panels indoors. Especially if you have expensive equipment nearby such as computers, printers, phone equipment, etc. One way of solving this problem is to use a […]

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Table Routers Make Cross Dado and Rabbet Cuts a Breeze

Many experienced woodworkers hold the opinion that horizontal routing tables can be one of the most useful tools in your workshop.  A close cousin to your standard routing table is the TR2 panel router by Safety Speed Manufacturing.  This unit is a horizontal model offering accuracy and power in a space saving size ideal for […]

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Preventing Your Panel Saw from Binding During Rip Cuts

There are a few things an operator can do to eliminate the blade from binding. First, make sure that your saw blade is sharp and clean. Dull blades and dirty blades tend to bind and stall more often increasing the risk of kickback. Visual blade inspections are good disciplines that for some reason most operators […]

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Panel Sizing Made Easier

A vertical panel saw can make panel sizing easier in the shop, or even on site. Vertical panel saws, which offer smaller footprints and are cost efficient, are becoming an integral part of custom woodwork and closet shops. Vertical saw manufacturers are seeing increased demand for flexibility. Options in demand include digital positioning of the […]

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More Schools are Realizing the Benefits of Vertical Panel Saws

When you’re the curriculum coordinator for a school district with more than 100,000 students, and are in charge of a very active technical education program covering more than 10 high schools, you’ve got a lot to consider when you’re preparing young people for a career in the trade. One challenge David Reynolds faced recently was […]

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Top Reasons For Sign Shops To Own A Panel Saw

Vertical panel saws allow signmakers and graphic production shops to cut a large variety of sign blanks safely, easily and accurately. Simply speaking, vertical panel saws are designed to cut large sheet goods into smaller more manageable pieces and do it much more efficiently and accurately while only requiring one operator. For sign shops, this […]

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Portable Panel Saws For Cutting Large Panels

Whether it’s done in the shop or on the job site, accurately cutting sheet goods usually requires a table saw and often a helper to lift heavy sheets on and off the saw. But there isn’t always a spare employee available, particularly these days, when many formerly busy contractors are glad to take on any […]

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Cutting And Routing On One Vertical Frame

When routing and cutting are necessary to your operation, woodworkers should seriously consider adding a combination Vertical Panel Saw/Router to their shop.  These handy tools switch from a saw to a router in less than a minute without having to do any realignment whatsoever.  Woodworking enthusiasts can enjoy all the features of vertical panel saws […]

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