Valley Joinery has upgraded its panel sizing capabilities with a Striebig Evolution vertical panel saw after winning a string of contracts for cabinet work.

It replaced a wall saw that was not powerful enough for the job and was cutting out of square.

The Baldock, Hertfordshire joinery carries out commercial and domestic work across the South East, manufacturing windows, doors, door frames, staircases, reception counters and wall panelling.

Its Striebig Evolution 5168 has a maximum cut size of 4300 x 1680mm and a maximum depth of cut of 80mm. It’s used to cut sheets of MDF and veneered MDF ranging from 6 – 30mm thick and also to size chipboard and solid core door blanks from 45 – 54mm thick. Said director Bill Graham: “We needed a totally accurate and reliable panel saw to help us cope with the extra panel work we have been successful in gaining.

“It gives us a good clean cut every time, where before we used to get burn marks on the panels and had to smooth them away. It’s easy to operate, is saving us time and has generally made the production process more cost effective.”

The Evolution was bought on the strong recommendation of an industry colleague who was using one in his business.

Top of the range Striebig Evolution

Bill Graham also knew Striebig’s exclusive UK dealer, T.M. Machinery Sales, who maintained most of his machines, and was pleased with the high level of service they provided. He also liked the fact that Striebig specialise in producing vertical panel saws rather than a range of woodworking equipment.

The top-of-the-range Evolution, which was supplied with a stand-alone Al-Ko dust extraction unit, was custom-made with a low height frame so it could fit within a gap in the mill beneath a mezzanine floor.

It represents the cutting edge in vertical panel saw technology. Advanced features that are optional extras in other saws are included as standard. They include a digital measuring system, accurate to 0.1 mm, and an adjustable precision display that can be set to an accuracy of 1.0, 0.5 or 0.1 mm, according to the thickness of the panels being sized.

It has a fully automatic roller locking function, an auxiliary stop section with its own tape measure, three additional auxiliary stops for repeat cuts and small work piece support, and automatic moving backing support.

A wide range of accessories is available to increase its productivity still further. A unique option is four-sided trimming, which enables the bottom trim cut to be carried out automatically without having to lift or turn the panel.

Swiss company Striebig is well known throughout the panel sizing industry as the world’s leading manufacturer of vertical panel saws, with more than 30 years’ technical expertise. It is the quality of their construction, innovative technology and outstanding accuracy of 0.1 mm that have made Striebig the undisputed market leaders for the sizing of wood, plastic and other panel materials.

With models for all sizes of businesses and a large number of accessories available, a Striebig saw can be supplied to suit every production requirement.

For further information contact Matt Pearce, Sales Director on 0116 271 7155 or email

Issued by Stephen Barry Publicity. Tel: 020 8341 6660. Email:

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