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#1 posted 05-11-2012 06:19 PM

I assume you’re talking about a machine that will cope the ends of rails for door frame making.
Is it a single end tenoner or doubled ended?

Tenoners have thier place, but a shaper will do just as well in smaller volumes and be more versatile as well.
They also take a lot of floor space if you don’t need it running full time. (Especially double ended tenoners)
For me, the crossing line is around 100 doors per day of need. (About the most a single operator can produce in a day on a shaper)

I’ve seen some nice batch fed automated tenoners that make short work of this task and easily keep up with about 2000 door frames per day. They have counter-rotating jump-in heads to nip the back end before the main head makes the rest of the cut so there is no tear out.

The nice part of this is that your stile and rail materials can be pre-shaped on a molder before the tenoner copes the ends. It does produce a lot of doors with minimal labor involved.
CNC is such sweetness!

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