A dowel drilling machine (also referred to as a dowel boring machine) is a machine used for the processing of wood. Dowel drilling machines are used to drill dimensionally accurate holes in wood, into which the dowels – the round, threadless, wooded pegs used for wood constructions – are to be inserted. Dowels are then glued and bound together at a right angle to the panel of the body of the wooden furniture piece, in order to ensure the stability of cupboards, shelves, and other furniture.
- Used for the processing of wood for the furniture industry
- Mass production of self-assembly furniture
- Further increased efficiency through additional fittings with automatic feeding system
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In woodworking industry, a dowel hole drilling machine is most commonly used for the manufacture of self-assembly furniture because the drilled holes have to be regular in diameter and have equal distance from one another; even a small amount of deviation could lead to strain or reduced stability in the furniture. With a dowel boring machine, large batches of orders can be processed at once, which is why they are used a lot in mass-production. Therefore, they are particularly popular with contract manufacturers. Although dowel drilling machines are mainly used to treat wooden workpieces, they can also be used on plastic or compound materials.