Veneer Slitter Choices
If you're looking for jigs, search "Jointing" on the Veneer Forum here at WOODWEB and you'll find some pictures I posted a while back of simple veneer-jointing jigs.
From contributor E:
I have seen many jig's and veneer cutting setups over the past ten years visiting many, many shops. One shop in particular developed a slick series of jigs for jointing veneer which we have brought to market. The shop has been using the jigs for about eighteen years so they are well proven. There are three styles shown. A 48 inch capacity for a table saw or slider, a 96 inch capacity for a slider and a 96 inch stand alone.
The prices range is $650.00 to $1,900.00 plus shipping. On the other side you have a Hofer veneer saw, about 27K for a 124 inch capacity. I assume the competitive machines run about the same prices.
If money were no object (from high to low cost) I would use a double knife guillotine then a ten degree single knife guillotine then a veneer saw.
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From the original questioner:
I do sub out pressing of panels at times but there are times when it makes more sense both time and money wise to do this myself.
Contributor J - clever way to clamp using the levers let into the pressure board. That is basically the shooting board I use except I clamp it from the front and have to walk my way down the board, cut a bit, move the clamps and etc. This would be easily adaptable to air cylinders and a foot switch while still keeping the shooting board and router.
Contributor E - I've been considering using my Festo rail and saw in this manner. I might give that a try. I'll shoot to keep the overall weight down to a couple hundred pounds and get something made soon.
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