Mereen-Johnson’s new CNC dovetailer features single spindle

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Mereen-Johnson’s new single spindle CNC dovetailer, model 1101, gives small- to mid-sized shops the flexible production capabilities of larger shops at an affordable price, says the company.

The machine’s greatest benefit is its ability to produce a wide variety of dovetails, according to Tony Sutton, vice president of Mereen-Johnson.

“The single spindle is one of the highlights of the 1101 because it allows for greater flexibility. You can basically program it to produce the kind of dovetail that you want,” says Sutton.

“This has the ability to give a small- to mid-size shop a bigger reach in what they’re doing and fill more orders and at a lower price point.”

The dovetailer has a large touch screen interface with easy-to-use functions that allow the operator to create a variety of custom dovetail joints which can be saved and recalled for later use.

Four work areas with separate clamping allow fronts/backs and sides to be clamped at the same time as well as the ability to cut wide products, if desired.

The new design includes a high-speed spindle and cutting profiles that help reduce tear out. It also includes adjustable joint centers, tenon widths, and the ability to choose the number of tenons and their locations. Additionally, it offers the adjustability of joint fit provided through cutter compensation. Operator controlled clamping tailors cycle times to match the operator’s ability, according to the company.

The machine sells for $49,900.

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This article originally appeared in the February 2019 issue.

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