IN-GROOVE INSERT ENGRAVING SYSTEM, from Amana Tools, can customize CNC engraving machines with a variety of router profiles — including v-tip, corner round, bead groove, straight plunge and core box — on a single tool body.
In-Groove knives produce crisp, clean cuts and last at least twice as long as comparable solid carbide bits, according to the company. The system is designed for a variety of applications in laminated materials, veneers, MDF, plastics, wood and solid surface. V-tip profiles can also engrave aluminum. The collection includes 30 insert knife profiles. An eight-piece set (model AMS-209), which contains a 1/2” tool body, is available. For information, call 800-445-0077 or visit www.amanatools.com.
This article originally appeared in the August 2011 issue.