Mereen-Johnson’s new CNC dovetailer features single spindle

Author:
Publish date:
A)-Mereen-Johnson-CNC-dovetailer

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.

For more, visit www.mereen-johnson.com.

This article originally appeared in the February 2019 issue.

Related Articles

A)-Hammerhead-CNC-by-Next-Wave

Next from Next Wave is the CNC Hammerhead

Next Wave Automation introduced the CNC Hammerhead, featuring a 63” x 30” table, at IWF 2018.

Matchfit

New Matchfit Dovetail Clamp AP from Microjig

Microjig presents the Matchfit Dovetail Clamp AP that allows woodworkers to clamp in two directions at once, doing the work of two clamps in one with the new X-Pad accessory, which comes standard, according to the company.

A)-Grizzly-bandsaw-G0555XH_1800

Grizzly’s new band saw features built-in riser blocks

Grizzly’s new band saw features built-in riser blocks.

A)-Compass-software-for-stairbuilding

Compass adds new features to stair building software

Compass Software has enhanced its staircase production software by providing internet-based drawing compatibility and augmented reality viewing.