Standard joinery machine for the moulding of workpieces. It is also suitable for the production of slots and tenons (with an additional device).
Construction and mode of operation
At the spindle moulder, the workpiece is pushed along the stop. Between the front and rear stop the milling tool is located, which cuts out the shape. The workpiece can be either moved manually or by a feeding unit. The created shape depends on the shape of the milling tool, the position of the stop and the height adjustment of the router head (fixed moulder). In tiltable moulders, the shape also depends on the angle in which the router head has been adjusted. Those adjustments are either performed manually or with an electric motor.
For holding tools and spindle different systems exist:
Many spindle moulders also have a roller table with transverse stop in front of the machine or at its side. This is mainly used for the production of slots and tenons. The roller table is installed on a guide and equipped with a long transverse stop on its top. Because of this, it is suitable for long workpieces. The tenoner, however, is mounted on the normal machine table and therefore smaller constructed, so that short workpieces can be processed.