Walden & Co – Gannomat ProTec
After the first few weeks of GANNOMAT ProTec, Neal Walden stated, “The machine is a huge time saver. We are averaging about 10 hours per job faster with this machine, so the ProTec is really paying for itself”
Walden & Co – MARTIN T60C Sliding table saw
“This is the fifth machine purchased from MARTIN and its accuracy and easy of use makes our panel cutting very easy and accurate.”
Walden & Co – MARTIN T45 Planer
“This machine is so silent and accurate it is remarkable. Impossible to measure any deviation from the dimension given. No snipe, no grain tear out. This machine has rapidly changed our S4S process. The perfect pairing with our T54 joiner.”
Walden & Co – MARTIN T12 Shaper
“We make 90% of our cabinet doors and this machine has very short set up times. We use a shaper to make many other parts within the cabinets so it is constantly used. Incredibly accurate.”
Walden & Co – Gannomat ProTec
“Neal Walden with our Austrian Engineer and crew completing training of their new Gannomat Protec.”
East End Country – HEBROCK AKV3006 DK-F “Airtronic
For a while now we have been shopping around for an edgebander that is easy to use and gives us perfect results with EVA, PUR and the new “Zero glue line” technology. We contacted all the big players in edgebanding and let them run samples with our special high gloss panels and tape from our Australian distributor.
With our past experience with Ed Papa from Simantech who represents the MARTIN line in our area, it was an easy decision to go with the German made HEBROCK bander. The result of PUR and EVA banding was so good that we really started to think about purchasing the HEBROCK AKV3006 DK-F “Airtronic”. The edgebander has been running for some time in our facility and we are quite happy with it.
Meridian Products – Weber LCE-2-1350 Compact & Weber LCE-3-1350 wide belt sander
New Holland, PA 17557
At Meridian Products we produce high quality kitchen cabinet components. Our doors and drawer fronts can have solid wood raised panels or veneer panels. With the old technology wide belt sanders in our panel line we were required to do a lot of hand orbital sanding to get the quality level our customers needed. We identified our requirements and researched several brands and did some live demonstrations. After traveling to NY to demo the patented CBF system we chose to purchase two Weber machines, a three head calibration sander and a two head finish sander. The machines are well built and easy to operate. We have successfully reduced our sanding labor and are producing a more consistent finish.
Edwards & Wilson – Barth VacuuCarXL
Edwards & Wilson, Ontario
The Barth VacuucarXL helps our worker with up to three vacuum suction cups to hold the workpiece in place so that our workers have booth hands free for doing their job. The possibility to set up the height of the work plate to the needed height helps our workers to reduce their health problems what has the positive result for us of a higher productivity.
Edwards & Wilson – Barth Vacuum press VP3013
Edwards & Wilson, Ontario
The BARTH VP vacuum membrane press replaces in our workshop the traditional vacuum back.
With the press we save a lot of set up time before the real gluing/pressing process and in case in case of the natural rubber membrane we do not need to use double boards at regular veneer jobs.
With the right glue (regular water based glue) we save here at so much time that the press will be paid back by itself soon.
The Barth special membrane is a big difference to each other product that is available on the marked and makes a big difference.
Kent Adkins – Barth RPG-l/VMP3513
I have only a limited space available for a case clamp, veneer press and a panel press. The Barth RPG-l/VMP3513 offer one side the Barth VMP3513 veneer/vacuum membrane press and on the other side that Barth RPG-L multi press. The VMP offers the solution a 100% veneer press that also can be used for forming with an extremely shot pressure time of 5-7 minutes at regular veneering without heating! The RPG-L gives me the possibility to glue cases, frames and sold wood boards with a very quick setup and a 100% perfect gluing results. For me the Barth RPG-l/VMP3513 is the prefect press for each workshop that has to work each day on a different project still needs a fast, simple and economic solution.
International Exhibition Services Inc. – Hebrock AKV3006 DK-F with Airtronic
Mr. Uli Jaeckel, Richmond, British Columbia
I did know Hebrock form my time in Germany and in case that I did want a machine that runs EVA and PUR glue and still does have at the same time the possibility to run the New laser tape I did choose the Hebrock AKV3006 DK-F with the hot air Airtronic aggregate. The machine has a Touch screen and so it is very easy to operate be choosing the right program for zero glue line laser banding or regular EVA or PUR glue.
J.L. WAKEFIELD AND SONS – Hebrock F2
PHILADELPHIA PA 19111
We did replace our used German made egdebander with the Hebrock by MARTIN F2 edgebander to get the possibility of premilling.
The machine is working nice and we decide for this machine because of the good price quality value and the fact that it is easy to operate and maintain.
Trieste Corp. – Weber LCE-3-1350 CMP2, MARTIN T75 Prex, T45, T54, T27 Flex
Mr. Isaac B. Hayun, Long Island City, NY
I am building high end custom furniture and for this I needed the right machines for precise and quick results. I chose the Weber wide belt sander because it gives me the best flexibility for solid wood, veneer and lacquer/sealer sanding. With the patented Weber CBF system, I get almost no oscillation and the few marks left are removed by the patented Weber planetary brush head aggregate. The planetary head not only takes the marks away it also can sand deep into profiles and breaks the edges so that we do not need to sand by hand anymore.
I also purchased a tilting arbor MARTIN T27 Flex shaper, T45 thickness planer, T54 jointer and the T75 Prex dual-tilting sliding table saw. These machines are heavy duty and carry with them a great resale value…something that you do not see much anymore with industrial woodworking machinery.
Uli Walle – HEBROCK TOP 1000
Old World Woodworking & Millwork Inc, Guelph, ON, Canada
I am a German Master Woodworker and so did know the company Hebrock already.
I did want a small machine with single phase that is easy to setup and solid built.
I love at my Hebrock machine that if something is wrong (this will happen at each edge bander after some years) I can see how to fix it myself.
Peter Craz – BARTH VMP4013 Membrane Veneer Press
Craz Woodworking Associates, Inc., Bellport, NY
Working for years with a traditional American-style vacuum bag and pump, we already knew what a vacuum system like this could do for us. With the BARTH VMP4013 we quickly learned there were even more differences compared to our old system. Because of the oil lubricated pump, now we accomplish our jobs approximately 35% quicker and have more pressure. The pressure is approximately 2000 lbs. per square foot. When the press is not in use, the convenient cover protects the rubber membrane and it can be used as a temporary work bench. Casters allow us to move the machine to the work instead of the other way around. All in all, this press has improved our production in many different ways.
Daniel Hellman– HEBROCK Top 1000
Hellman-Chang LLC., Brooklyn, NY
We received our HEBROCK Top 1000 at the beginning of 2014 and love it! We were looking for a quality entry level edgebander that was Made in Germany. It has a very short heat-up time and it is very easy to operate. The Top 1000 also has a very small footprint that fits our needs perfectly.
Scott Slater – VMP3513 membrane press
Bespoken Woodworks, Sierra Madre, California
It is a beautiful day in middle on February 2015 in CA and today my BARTH by MARTIN VMP3513 membrane press did arrive.. When I saw the semi pull up and the size of the box I was shocked. I purchased some 60” forklift extensions which made the unload very easy. If I did not have the extensions I would not have been able to unload it. The driver was very nice and helped get it down the driveway – I had him use the pallet jack on the end while I used the forklift to steer it to the front of the garage. I then took the press off the crate and moved it to the shop using the forklift and a pallet jack.
The crate was built like a tank and was quite hard to take apart. I guess that they justify the price of the crate based upon the number of nails. I had a friend come over tonight to help get it into the shop, I did the main job of getting it out of the crate this morning. I have never seen such well packed machinery than what has come from Barth.
The press is 3 phase, using a 1.2 kw motor (2 hp) with a Busch vacuum pump. Its very quiet. There is a 250 liter tank that allows the press to get to pressure very fast – almost instantly after opening up the valve. The pump runs for about 2 minutes to evacuate the air in the tank if its empty, normally the tank if at -0.93 bar. The machine is about 5 x 12 feet, weight about 1000 lbs. I’m glad its on wheels as the size is about the equivalent of the Martin table saw. I’ll be moving it around the shop depending upon what machine I am using and need the space.
The press is 3 phase, using a 1.2 kw motor (2 hp) vacuum pump. It is very quiet. There is a 250 liter tank that allows the press to get to pressure very fast – almost instantly after opening up the valve. The pump runs for about 2 minutes to evacuate the air in the tank if its empty, normally the tank if at -0.93 bar. The machine is about 5 x 12 feet, weight about 1000 lbs. I’m glad its on wheels as the size is about the equivalent of the Martin table saw. I’ll be moving it around the shop depending upon what machine I am using and need the space. Now to start making some nice veneered panels and curved work.
Scott Slater – Weber Sander LCE 1350
Bespoken Woodworks, Sierra Madre, California
I have a cabinet shop in Southern California. I was in the market for a new sander and have had a few widebelt models in the past. The main reason that I was upgrading was that I needed a machine with 53” width and the ability to sand veneered panels without damage. I had previously owned a double head 43” sander with air platen and did not trust the machine when sanding veneered panels. It was always a job for hand sanding, which is expensive and time consuming.
The WEBER sander has a few features that make sanding difficult parts a breeze. First of all the machine has a segmented platen which uses 22 mm air cylinders to control the pressure of the platen. The machine also has a CBF head which creates very short sanding strokes (more on this later). When sanding veneer I want the machine to follow the variations in thickness in the panel, this is typically a very small variation but too much pressure on a high point will result in the veneer being sanded through. The WEBER uses rollers on the infeed to measure the work piece then turns on the segments in the platen based upon the settings I selected. I can control the pressure on all the edges protecting valuable materials. With a 180 grit belt I can run a veneered panel through the machine 4 times while sanding off a pencil mark on each pass before getting sand through. This was impossible with my old sander.
One place where the WEBER really shines is when doing finishing. When I have a flat piece that is going to be finished at the shop (most of my work is finished on site), I can apply the first coat of finish then set the sander up for lacquer sanding. I put in a 320 or 400 grit belt, and then run the part through. Absolutely no hand sanding is needed on the face. The part is simply cleaned off and the second coat is applied. I do this step 3 times and get exceptionally well-finished parts. The machine with variable speed on both the sanding heads and the conveyor belt is setup for lacquer sanding. The belt speed is slowed down, and the feed is sped up. With the CBF head the machine does very short sanding strokes, which does not load up the paper. The automatic belt cleaning during this program cleans the sandpaper. What happens is almost magical and the results are stunning.
The build quality of the WEBER is first class. The machine is made almost 100% at their factory in Bavaria Germany. WEBER makes metal sanding machines that are workhorses and uses this same heavy-duty construction in the wood line. The electronic parts are either Siemens or Toshiba and can be sourced overnight if the machine needs repairs (so far no issues with my sander).
I could not be happier with my purchase. I have had 2 other German sanders and neither one compares with the WEBER.
Albert Alteköster – HEBROCK AKV3006 DK-F
Nordstar – Surrey, British Columbia
Albert Altenköster – We are producing our cabinet parts and doors on several German edge banding machines, all equipped with a conventional hot melt system. Increasing demands for higher quality standards from our customers have convinced us to start working with the zero glue line technology.
After detailed research we came to the conclusion that the HEBROCK AKV3006 DK-F, sold by MARTIN is the right machine for our application. As one of the first HEBROCK zero line customers, we visited the family owned company in Germany and had a closer look at the machine. HEBROCK has been producing edgebanding machines for more than 25 years and this machine is a perfect example for their expertise.
The Airtronic has absolutely convinced us. This machine is very favorably priced compared to machines that work with laser technology and still achieves outstanding work results. It convinces with ease-of-use and meets our high expectations.
Dave Edwards – MARTIN T74, T54, BARTH VakuuCar+
Edwards & Wilson Cabinet Makers – Toronto, Ontario
I got into the world of MARTIN Group machines with my T74 slider. After I had so much good experience with this solid and very accurate sliding table saw I bought my MARTIN T45 thickness planer with the “Shelix” spiral cutter head. It does a fantastic job and I and my workers enjoy working with a simple to operate machine. The last MARTIN machine I got is the MARTIN T54 jointer. This jointer make perfect straight boards and the 90° fence is the most solid I have ever seen
I also purchased the BARTH VakuuCar+ available from MARTIN. This mobile workbench has a swinging frame which allows me to work by myself when moving large panels.
Edward J. Rossi
CalDoor Morgan Hill, California, USA
“As one of the largest manufacturers of solid wooden doors in the USA, we need jointing and planing machines, which guarantee the highest precision and the cleanest planing results – and all of this in various types of wood. We have been making a perfect job of this, not only in terms of quality and reliability, for years with almost 80 MARTIN machines.”
Scott Slater – MARTIN T54, BARTH Lifting Table 500V
Bespoken Woodworks – Sierra Madre, CA
My primary product is custom cabinetry for residential projects. Having a versatile saw that can cut a perfect miter on a 10’ panel then in seconds be used for ripping solid wood allows unlimited creativity. Offering a complete product line from cabinetry to solid wood countertops to large windows and doors the MARTIN machinery lets me offer our clients what they want. With the T54 Jointer I can comfortably mill up stock for 10’ doors, knowing that it will be flat. Precision is what MARTIN means to me.
Roland Oberlader – BARTH Multi Press
Roland’s Joinery – Telkwa, British Columbia
We are using the BARTH MULTI Press now. We were on the lookout for such a device for a long time and are now very happy that we have this press. This has greatly simplified our working processes. A single worker can glue carcasses, drawers, table boards and a lot more. Otherwise two workers are always needed when working with traditional clamps. Everything which we produce in our workshop is glued in this press.
Master jointer, Attendorn, Germany
“We expect from our machines what our customers expect from us: Peak performance in the highest quality – quick, flexible and reliable. In a market, in which alteration is the only constant, I am always happy with my MARTIN machines.”
Team 7, Ried, Austria
“In our manufacturing process, the terms “tradition” and “innovation” are closely inter-connected, therefore we place great emphasis on ultra-modern machine equipment. On the search for the ideal solution for our high requirements, we have come to know and regard MARTIN as a competent supplier for perfectly aligned machines.”
Workshops for historic musical instruments, Neudrossenfeld, Germany
“Organ building is precision mechanics in wood – with cuts being made in tenths of a millimetre, which is not mastered by all sliding table saws. In MARTIN we have a supplier who takes our requests seriously, and whose machines fulfil our high requirements for precision on a long-term basis.”