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Ritter debuts pair of pocket cutters

Model R2063.

Model R2063.

Ritter Machinery has added two new low-angle pocket cutting machine models to its lineup, the R2061 and R2063. The machines compliment the company’s existing counterbore machines by offering router bit-based pocket cutters that cut a single pocket hole for cabinet face frame assembly.

“The Ritter R2061 and R2063 differ from our traditional counterbore pocket machines, in that they utilize a router bit for doing the cutting, and not a drill bit. The new design offers a lower angle for screw insertion, and a cleaner cut,” says national sales manager Ed Strahota.

The R2061 is a single-phase machine using a router motor for the main cutting tool. It has a 7/8-hp motor that reaches 31,000 rpm and requires air input of 2 cfm at 80-100 psi. The R2063 is three-phase and carries a 2-hp spindle motor that reaches 24,000 rpm and requires an air input of 5.5 cfm at 80-100 psi.

“One of the main advantages of the R2061 is the price point. Priced at $4,290, it reduces the cost of a pocket cutter for the smaller shop that doesn’t need a multiple-shift machine. However, if you’re looking for something more industrial, the R2063 utilizes a spindle motor and air drill versus the router motor and electric drill of the R2061. With a stronger motor, and the additional controls to run the R2063, the price steps up to $5,990. Both machines round out our offering of pocket cutters.”

Standard features on each machine include a 6-degree low angle, PLC controlled cycle, foot pedal operation, adjustable material stops, and material thickness capacity up to 2”.

For more, visit www.rittermachinery.com

This article was originally published in the April 2021 issue.

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