Start-Up Guides

Starting a new stone shop? Here are our top tips and insider knowledge based on over 15 years of experience.

Sep10

Start-Up Guide #1: Profiling & Polishing Start-Up Guide #1: Profiling & Polishing

Andrea Johnson

Andrea Johnson

Start-Up Guides | Stone Fabrication Tips

Welcome to AccuGlide's Start-Up Guides! Our first guide goes into one of the most valuable lessons for a stone shop: What edge profiles should I offer? And what are the best practices for shaping and polishing?

Sep22

Start-Up Guide #2: the Biggest Sink Cutout Mistakes Start-Up Guide #2: the Biggest Sink Cutout Mistakes

Andrea Johnson

Andrea Johnson

Start-Up Guides | Stone Fabrication Tips

All stone fab shops want to produce work with speed and precision. For a new fab shop, bottlenecks in production are a major concern. One of the first bottlenecks fab shops usually face is sink cutouts. They can be one of the slowest and most tedious parts of your production process if you handle it wrong.

How do you know if your sink cutting is a bottleneck?
If it's taking you longer than an hour per sink cutout, you've got a bottleneck.

Here are a few approaches fab shops take when trying to solve this bottleneck. We'll tell you which don't work, and what does.

Sep26

Start-Up Guide #3: The Sink Cutout System Start-Up Guide #3: The Sink Cutout System

Andrea Johnson

Andrea Johnson

Start-Up Guides

Our tried-and-true system for sinks is a simple "walk before you run" approach. By breaking up equipment purchases you can expand faster and avoid wasting resources. Here's what you'll need.

Sep26

Start-Up Guide #4: All About Sink Templates Start-Up Guide #4: All About Sink Templates

Andrea Johnson

Andrea Johnson

Start-Up Guides | Stone Fabrication Tips

More about sink cutouts?! That's right. We've already talked about how sinks are usually the first and biggest bottleneck. Nailing down your sink fabrication is a non-negotiable step to your shop's success. So we're sharing the number one shortcut that will take you to a smooth running operation.

Sep26

Start-Up Guide #5: Material Handling Start-Up Guide #5: Material Handling

Andrea Johnson

Andrea Johnson

Start-Up Guides

Why should material handling be a top priority on your set-up equipment list?

Protecting yourself and your workers from injury is not "optional" nowadays. There are major financial consequences if you cut corners on safety. The other loss factor is the money wasted from inefficient material handling.

Luckily, you have choices when you get to this step.

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