Before our business started using AccuGlide products in early 2015, our small start-up fabrication shop was producing about 1.5 kitchens per week. We knew that in order to make the business grow, we needed to increase our production rate, while also increasing our product quality. We also knew that shop safety was paramount. After discussing our business at length with Ben at AccuGlide, he convinced me to invest in an AccuGlide Saw and the EZ-TILT table.
We received the new tooling quickly, and in less than a day we were up and running. Our first cuts were better than anything we had ever produced previously. By step-cutting with the Zoom blade, we achieved edge cuts that required very little fabrication before polishing. Our seams were on par with the best in the industry and our production rate quickly tripled. We now turn out custom kitchens at the rate of 3-4 per week and our production continues to climb.
The AccuGlide Saw is simple enough that most workers can easily learn to use it, yet it is highly effective. The large arbor keeps the blade extremely true. The tool is quiet and the water feed insures long blade life.
The EZ-TILT table has also made our work environment much safer. Now, lowering slabs is often a one man job, freeing other employees to continue their work and not loose production time.
Overall, adding the AccuGlide system to our shop has allowed us to increase our productivity and quality dramatically. Our clients have noticed these improvements as well. Since introducing AccuGlide tools, our client base has expanded rapidly. We have been able to accept large, multi-unit projects with confidence and meet scheduling deadlines. Purchasing AccuGlide equipment has truly been the best business investment I have made to date.
And I can’t say enough about the AccuGlide team. Ben, Beth, Ashle, and the rest of their team, are always willing to discuss at length the current challenges that our business faces, whether it is regarding a particular project or what next steps we should be considering to grow our business. The individuals at AccuGlide feel like business partners rather than product suppliers. I know they will be with us for many years to come, as they are genuinely interested in our success.