‘); //–> com.realmagnet.MagnetLeads.init(‘OrfhmQgk6sGIKGvE9vw’); com.realmagnet.MagnetLeads.visitPage(); A bit of tooling knowledge can go a long way toward improving the productivity of CNC routers and machining centers in a woodworking plant. Tops on the list of items impacting today’s router bits is the substrates to be machined. No longer are woodworking operations cutting strictly solid wood or wood-based panels, and changes in tool composition and geometry are reflecting this. “The variety of materials machined by our customers has grown significantly over the last few years. Not only do we see changes in the substrates or core materials but also in the variety of laminates and surface treatments themselves,” said John Michel, director of Sales and Technical Services at Leuco Tool Corp. “Some materials are more abrasive, some more brittle, and some are very challenging to machine acceptably. Today’s tooling manufacturers must address the variety of these materials while at the same time not requiring customers to have a special tool for each material type.” Ron Migedt, CEO of Riverside Tool Corp. commented on the “continual addition of low emis...