One of the most significant benefits of ownership of an AXYZ routing/cutting system supplied by AAG is the access it provides to arguably the most comprehensive range of essential spare parts, accessories and consumables, available 24/7 via AAG’s ecommerce online CNCShop Division. Included in the range are special-purpose tools designed for applications in which standard spiral tools are not an ideal solution.

A typical example of these special-purpose tools is the Marathon Compression Tool. This has been designed specifically for the processing of particle woods like MDF and laminates, the edges of which are liable to fracture or fray if standard spiral tools are employed. Consequently, it has proved an important machining enhancement for furniture manufacturers, panel processors, and industrial woodworkers in general.

Supplied in a choice of diameters and lengths to accommodate different material-processing requirements, the Marathon Compression Tool embodies an advanced geometry and a special coating that protects the cut edge of the material from the high temperature generated during the routing/cutting process. 

The combined upward/downward motion of the tool ensures a clean, “perfect” edge finish on the top and bottom surfaces of the material – an attribute of special significance when handling double-sided laminates. 

The Marathon Compression Tool is just one of a range of special-purpose routing/cutting tools available through the CNCShop facility. These also include a Diamond Cutting Tool for the processing of acrylic and plastic sheets, and a Long Reach Tool for cutting foam and similar ‘soft’ materials used primarily in packaging applications. This customer support facility also includes a vast range of standard tools and accessories, including high-quality router bits, collets and cones, various types of spindle and oscillating and tangential cutting blades, all of which are sourced and updated by AAG from leading international suppliers.

CNCShop has recently undergone a major upgrade, making it much faster and easier to navigate and locate products and services. The site also now enables customers to engage with AAG technical engineers in one-to-one live discussions, to ensure only the most appropriate and cost-effective product is selected for a given application. Video links to products in application and training courses complete this wide-ranging customer support facility at AAG.

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