Modern cabinet makers demand the highest performance and best quality from their CNC machinery.
CNC Tools for Quality Results & Efficient Production
Panel Tools works with world-class suppliers to offer a range of CNC tooling to the cabinet making industry. Offering fantastic cost and time savings, CNC manufacturing has found a ready home with cabinet makers of all sizes. With the help of modern software and precise machinery, CNC processes have the potential to improve production efficiency and decrease waste in cabinet making workshops that specialise in processing flat panel stock.
Our 3 axis CNC tooling is ideal for both high and low volume workshops. We can tailor solutions that unlock the full potential of your equipment and help meet your quality and volume targets. Featuring innovative designs, coatings and materials, we provide tooling options suitable for use with both manufactured and solid timber boards. Whether you are working with MDF, chipboard or solid timber, our tooling can be matched to your need for higher feed rates, improved product finishes and custom profiling and shaping.
Create Stunning Cabinetry With Our Custom CNC Tools
Nesting CNC machines have been widely adopted in cabinetry due to their efficiency and accuracy in batch-size-one applications. A key focus for modern manufacturers is achieving the maximum uptime and speed on these machines as they can be the limiting factor on the output of the operation. Advanced machinery have high travel speeds but the interface between the machine and the end product is the tool.
When producing profiles on the CNC there are three main objectives: consistency, efficiency, and a high-quality end-product. Depending on the profile and the capabilities of the machine, Panel Tools can offer tailored solutions in solid carbide, braised tip, replaceable tip and diamond to work towards each of these objectives. In particular, we can assist with high performance solutions for producing square and bevelled shaker doors.
Drilling is one of the most time consuming processes on the CNC and often it is the most overlooked when looking to improve efficiencies. We can offer high performance drills to increase plunge rates or multi-boring aggregates to increase your drilling capacity. Aside from standard drilling, we also have solutions for drilling at great depths, profiled drills for producing plugs and profiled drills which produce chamfers or rebates.
Surfacing is the process of flattening a large area by removing a small amount of material across the face of a component. This removes any discrepancies in thickness and provides a clean surface. Generally a surfacing tool needs to cover a lot of area and the result must be perfectly flat and smooth. Replaceable tips and diamond tips are common options which range from smaller and more cost effective solutions up to larger high efficiency solutions.
Panel Tools provides expert advice and the highest quality CNC tooling to cabinet makers and timber workshops of all sizes. Our router bits, profile cutters, chucks and tool holders are all designed to drive the industry forward and improve the final products that cabinet makers are able to deliver to their customers. Each one of our cabinet making tools comes from trusted manufacturing partners who share our commitment to quality and safety. Our products are ideally suited for both fine work in detail workshops and high feed rate, high volume applications.
Cabinet makers can unlock the potential of their CNC machines with Panel Tools’ range of router bits, cutterheads, chucks, saw blades and other tooling. We supply tools that are ideal for all shaping, profiling, carving and sizing work in hardwood timber, manufactured timber panels and other materials such as Corian, plastic, foam and aluminium. For specialist tasks, we carry tools such as hinge boring bits and off-the-shelf profile knives for carving finger pulls and fine details. Made with quality carbide cutting tips and advanced diamond-like coatings, cabinet makers can rely on our range of CNC tools to deliver high-quality finishes and support their critical production processes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Thanks to their flat component parts, cabinets are ideally suited to 3 axis CNC manufacturing.
With the right tooling, most 3 axis CNC machines can be used to cut MDF panels. To prevent tearout and burning and create higher quality cuts, it is important to use sharp tooling that is specifically designed for cutting MDF.
Typically made from flat components, cabinet makers use a mix of compression cutters, profiling tools and router bits to create cabinets using CNC machines.
Cabinets are built to high tolerances and exacting standards. The more accurately the pieces of a cabinet have been cut, the better the assembled result will be. CNC machines can cut workpieces to high tolerances with minimal labour, delivering a better product in less time.
High volume cabinet manufacturers often prefer CNC technology for its operational speed. With the right tooling, CNC machines can process timber stock at a rate of 40 metres per minute or even more.
Find the Tools You Need
Panel Tools supplies a range of CNC tooling and custom solutions designed to push the limits of your equipment and drive the industry forward with innovative processes.
A common sight in the woodworking industry, 3 axis and 5 axis CNC machines have revolutionised timber manufacturing, and our CNC tooling delivers more processing versatility than ever before.
Unlocking the potential of your CNC processes means exploring new and varied materials. Our range of CNC tooling can be designed to work with everything from chipboard to composites and more.