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Work Cell Wednesday: 23 Spindle Line Boring Machine

The second component of the All-American Manufacturing Cell and Work Cell Wednesday is Conquest Industries Pneumatic 23-Spindle Line Boring Machine. It allows for a simple and hassle free line boring process. Simply align your panel of wood within the machine and press your foot down on the pedal and holes are bored!

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Work Cell Wednesday: 7400 Vertical Panel Saw

Since the inception of the first Vertical Panel Saw created in 1958 by Safety Speed founder Gene Olson, it’s no coincidence our Vertical Panel Saws are now produced with cut tolerances of  .005 of an inch, straight and square. The 7400 Vertical Panel Saw is the first step of the All-American Work Cell and our […]

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Cut. Bore. Band. Assemble.

Aimed with improving the workflow at woodworking shops, Safety Speed Manufacturing and Conquest Industries reintroduce the All-American Work Cell, an all-in-one manufacturing cell for woodworkers everywhere with a new Work Cell Wednesday feature. Utilizing the work cell at the 2018 International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta, Safety Speed and Conquest Industries created and donated bookcases to […]

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Safety Speed Manufacturing Announces Personnel Changes

For Immediate Release  Ham Lake, MN, January 7 — Safety Speed Manufacturing announced the departure of Tom Houska who led Safety Speed’s marketing efforts for the last 15 years. “We thank Tom for leading Safety Speed’s marketing efforts and wish him success in his new endeavor,” remarked Safety Speed President, Brian Donahue. Additionally, Safety Speed […]

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DFC-H5 Wins Product Of The Year!

SGIA Judges Award DFC-H5 Panel Saw & Dust Free Cutter Combo 2018 Product of the Year for Category: Finishing-Multi-Function Finishing (slit/score/perf) Product of the Year awards and entries will be on display at the 2018 SGIA Expo. Ham Lake, MN, September 2018 — Safety Speed Manufacturing (2018 SGIA Expo Booth #635) is proud to announce […]

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Safety Speed H4 Panel Saws Set the Stage for Scenery Construction

Safety Speed Manufacturing vertical saws are the new backstage sensation of the Fairfax County Public Schools’  (FCPS) high school theater program. The Washington, DC-area school division is in the process of installing Safety Speed H4 vertical saws to enhance set construction at each of its 25 high schools. Ken Wilson, safety specialist for FCPS, credited […]

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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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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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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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American Made Glue Pot Edgebander

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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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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