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Industrial Strength: Specialty Cutting Tools

Host David Thiel learns how a CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) router and a bridge saw work together to create beautiful granite countertops.

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A countertop template is made and placed on a digitizing board. Then, the information is transferred into a code that the CNC router reads to reproduce the templates into granite.

The CNC router chooses each tool that it needs automatically, going through a six-step process until the countertop is cut and polished.A bridge saw makes long, straight cuts. It uses a laser for a reference point. The blade on the bridge saw is impregnated with diamonds.

A bridge saw makes long, straight cuts. It uses a laser for a reference point. The blade on the bridge saw is impregnated with diamonds.

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