- Explanation of the term "veneer"
- Sawing veneer
- Composition of a veneer saw
- Working with a veneer saw
- Overview of the manufacturers of a veneer saw
Veneer is an extremely thin wood panel. It is used for the coating of floors and furniture made out of pressboard. Veneer enables the production of high quality surfaces. Veneer coating is the most effective way to refine low cost wood products. Because of its minimal material strength, veneer is quite technologically demanding in regards to its production, especially when sawing veneer
- Veneer is used to coat floors and furniture
- Cutting of veneer panels with minimal waste
- Allows for economical operation
In order to be able to effectively saw veneer during production, a special machine is required. Conventional circular saws
and bandsaws create too many chippings when used on veneer. For this reason, the veneer saw
was developed. They are specially constructed to process thinner, more brittle and fibrous panels. Veneer saws
are built to be particularly economical. For this reason, veneer saws can process several panels at once.
Clamping beams that are either pneumatically, mechanically or hydraulically operated are fixed onto the veneer saw. A stop is used to precisely set up the desired width of the veneer panel. The sawing blade of a veneer saw is extremely thin to prevent any undesired cuts. With a powerful veneer saw, large amounts of high quality veneer panels can be quickly produced. The week point of the veneer saw
is the guide for the sawing blade. This requires regular cleaning and maintenance and should be regularly checked for smooth running. The clamping beams also have to work evenly and without loosing pressure. The adjustment of the cutting width of a veneer saw is very easy. It is either done through the use of a hand wheel or digital control.
Working with a veneer saw
does not require any kind of specific qualification, but just requires basic training and a bit of practice. However, a veneer saw does have a clamping and cutting risk associated with it due to the clamping beam, the sharp edges of the veneer and the sawing blade. Operators of a veneer saw should be aware of the safety and quality regulations. Assistants can also work with a veneer saw
. The results should be regularly monitored.
Recommended suppliers of veneers saws
are MAYER, FSP, LANGZAUNER, SCHEER