JDH Joinery, a diverse manufacturer of joinery products, has seen a marked improvement in its production volumes following the recent installation of a Homag Sawteq B-130 panel saw.

The company designs and produces a wide array of high-end furniture products for office fit-outs, kitchens and bedrooms. Its highly skilled team of joiners work with an extensive range of materials, including panel-based products such as MDF, laminates, veneers, melamine faced boards, hardwoods, softwoods and solid surface materials.

Established in 2016, JDH joinery operates from a 6000ft2 facility in Chester. It has a fully-equipped machine shop, assembly area, spray shop, storage facility and office space.

After observing a significant increase in demand for its products, the company recently invested in a Homag Sawteq B-130 panel saw. According to company director, Joseph Hannigan, the company’s joiners can now manufacture twice as many panels with the Homag panel saw than they previously produced using a manual sliding table saw.

Optimised material processing delivers increased yield and less waste 

“It can accurately and quickly cut a large volume of material into components,” enthuses Joseph. “The new panel saw now enables us to label the panels ready to be moved onto our CNC or edgebanders. The machine’s software also passes production information to these other machines and assembly areas. These advanced features have effectively optimised our material processing so we can achieve a far better yield and create less waste. 

For such a powerful machine, it also benefits from a small footprint. The control software – CADmatic 5 – is easy and intuitive to use and will enable us to take advantage of more advanced software applications (such as Tapio) in the future.”

Joseph also mentioned the exceptional service he received from Homag. “I was impressed with the expert advice provided by the Homag sales representative, and with the timely Homag installation and comprehensive operator training,” he says. “Homag is therefore at the top of my list of wood processing equipment suppliers I would recommend to others.”

Homag equipment came highly recommended

As part of his panel saw selection process, Joseph visited the Homag exhibition stand at the LIGNA woodworking show – a world-leading trade fair for woodworking and wood processing plants.  When assessing the machine’s features before purchase, the most important benefits Joseph specifically required from a new panel saw were operational efficiency, ease of use and integration into the existing workflow. 

Joseph opted to purchase the Homag panel saw after reviewing the panel saw specifications of other brands and the recommendations from many professionals in the woodworking industry that had long-term experience of using the Homag Sawteq B-130 panel saw. 

His own experience of the efficient operation and reliability of other types of Homag machinery used in his workshop also played a role in his decision to select the Homag brand for his new panel sawing requirements.

For a demonstration or more information on Homag’s machinery or software, contact Adele Hunt at Homag UK on 01332 856424.