Pinske-Edge launches its new squaring press in May at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference in Atlanta. The machine is designed to put a square chisel cut in the corner of cabinet doors, and is ideal for cabinetmakers that use wood and glass inset panels in their cabinet doors, according to the company.
Rodney Schmidt, tool production manager at Pinske and designer of the machine, says cabinetmakers typically have to rout around the inside of the door, a process which leaves a small radius in all four corners on the inside of the door. The chisel in this press features a 3/8” square hardened steel-cutting blade specially designed to cut square corners into hardwoods.
“This squaring press makes a real clean precise cut, and it’s relatively fast. It only takes about 15 seconds to do one door. Before, cabinetmakers would probably have to cut the door by 1/8”, if not more, to get the panel in. This just gives the process a neater look and makes it fit better,” says Schmidt.
The squaring press sells for $1,995.
Contact: The Pinske Edge, P.O. Box 68, Plato, MN 55370. Tel: 800-874-6753. www.pinske-edge.com
— Jennifer Hicks