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Engineering is our commitment. We founded Rangate to offer only tooling and equipment designed and built to the highest standards of performance and safety.

Rangate Orange Book on Workshop Organization

WorkShop Organization (in German)

This "Orange Book" shares a few ideas on how a woodworking shop can be organized.

Purchase online at:

USA: https://rangate.com/orange-book

Canada: https://rangate.com/orange-book-canada

or contact us. We are happy to help.

In German language, this book has many pictures as examples, and one can use a translation tool such as Google Translate.

blickpunkt WERKSTATT erweiterte Ausgabe (extended edition) for Carpenters and Joiners by Christoph Korte and Dieter Ribbrock

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Rangate Book on Residential Doors and Systems

Residential Doors and Systems (in German)

This "Green Book" shares design and function options on wood entry doors and door systems. Numerous illustrations, design examples, including dimensional drawings are included in this hard cover 182-page book.

Purchase online at:

USA: https://rangate.com/green-book

Canada: https://rangate.com/green-book-canada

or contact us. We are happy to help.

In German language, this book has many pictures as examples, and one can use a translation tool such as Google Translate.

Haustüren - Haustüranlagen for Architects, Designers and Carpenters by Wolfgang Nutsch

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CNC Router Tools by Zuani

We build precision custom tools to meet the engineering requirements of any project or machinery.

Custom-built tools which exceed the highest expectations for precision and accuracy are the core of our business. Every installation is unique, and so the tools we build are engineered to realize your design- every detail, every dimension, every time.

We've tooled up for projects including mass timber, CLT, prefab constructions, windows, doors, furniture, and many solid wood products. We have done projects on many joinery and shaping applications: Tenoning/mortising, profiling, shaping, doweling, drilling on shaper, CNC, moulder, and other machines.

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Thin Adjustable Grooving Cutters

Thin precision groovers for widths between 4 and 9.5 millimeters.

When your job calls for a thin groove of considerable depth, our thin adjustable groovers stand out for their accuracy and fine cut. Both are adjustable to nearly double their base groove size, giving you added flexibility.

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Flexible and accurate grooving tools which adjust for both a range of groove thicknesses and tenoning operations.

Our adjustable groovers allow you to cut precise grooves which require no sanding or touch-ups, adjustable to nearly double width for each tool. Best of all, each ships with spacers to enable one set to perform tenoning operations as well.

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Adjustable Groover Diameter Shaper Cutter R2AG2250815 R2AG2251630

Similar to their ø160mm cousins, these ø225mm adjustable grooving and tenoning cutters produce deeper grooves and tongues.

Our adjustable groovers allow you to cut precise grooves which require no sanding or touch-ups, adjustable to nearly double width for each tool. Best of all, each ships with spacers to enable one set to perform tenoning operations as well.

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Multi Use Cutter

Rangate's signature tool, one of the most versatile and essential cutters in the industry.

Our Multi-Use tool has become an industry standard for its versatility in tackling nearly any window, door, or millwork machining job. We're constantly hearing new uses for it from our clients- It's excellent for tenoning, grooving, radius & edge work, and more. What you can do with it is only limited by your imagination!

Check out the image gallery to the left for many helpful knowledge videos that illustrate some of the varied uses for this

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Rangate High-Performance Rebate Cutter - 2nd Angle

This versatile tool can rebate and radius or chamfer pieces up to 50 mm, all in a single pass.

This shop favorite is a multi-function tool with serious versatility. Rangate engineering makes the difference in delivering a three-in-one cutter that delivers a finish-quality cut in all 3 applications. This is the 50mm cutter height version of the tool; we also off a 60 mm Adjustable Chamfer Shear Cutter.

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Rangate High-Performance Rebate Cutter

This versatile tool can rebate and radius or chamfer pieces up to 60mm, all in a single pass.

We're proud to reintroduce one of our best-loved tools to the marketplace. This shop favorite is a multi-function tool with serious versatility. Rangate engineering makes the difference in delivering a three-in-one cutter that delivers a finish-quality cut in all 3 applications. It's better than ever with NaDia diamond treatment on all insert knives. We also offer a slightly more compact version with a 50 mm cutter height.

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Rabbeting Cutter

Rabbetting has never been smoother or easier due to our cutter's shearing action.

To make a purchase:

US: https://rangate.com/get-rabshear

Canada https://rangate.com/get-rabshear-canada

This tool cuts with shearing action, which delivers a finish-quality surface across the entire face, with no need for sanding or touch-ups- once you run your fingers over the cut, you'll feel the difference. 1-1/4" or 30mm bore are available for machines like Martin and Felder woodworking shaper machines.

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Rangate Spiral Cutter

Innovative cutter for copy shaping, rabbeting, and precision tight pattern work.

We first envisioned this tool as a perfect solution for tight copy shaping and pattern work, but our clients have been using it for so much more! Its innovative design featuring top and bottom spurs lets you rabbet, perform edge joining, and control tight contours and edges with a finish-quality cut. For anyone doing complex pattern or guide work, this tool will quickly become a workshop essential.

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Shear Rabbeting Cutter

The Joinery Series contains the essential cutters which every shaper owner should have.

Our clients have always asked us for our advice on tooling up their shapers. Just as there’s a short list of essential hand tools every woodworker should own, there are some timeless shaper cutters which perform the fundamental cuts almost every project will require- rebating, grooving, tenoning, and profiling. Together as the Joinery Series, they’re available for an advantageous set price.

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Rangate Vari Angle Shaper Cutter

This dial-adjusted cutter enables a whole world of angle rebating.

Our Universal Swivel Vari Angle Cutter features unique engineering which allows both wings to be adjusted at the same time. It's flexible enough to do the work of several different tools!

This may also be referred as Vary Angle Cutter.

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Shear Rabbeting Cutter

The Craftsman Series contains the set of essential shaper cutters, plus two additional tools for powerful new options.

The Craftsman Series builds on the foundation of our Joinery Series, adding a precision thin adjustable groover and our versatile spiral cutter. These tools expand your possibilities, enabling you to do tight copy shaping, as well as thin grooving all the way down to 4mm. This set is right for woodworkers looking for the freedom to create creative, custom projects featuring edge joining, slim joinery, and tight contours with a finish-quality cut.

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Full Reference Glue Joint Cutter

Glue jointing tool for along-the-grain joining for blanks to increase width.

Our glue joint tool is designed for along-the-grain glue joints for door, window, & millwork shops looking to glue up blanks to increase width. We have engineered it to achieve a level of accuracy you won't believe until you try it for yourself, and see the incredible fit of the joints it cuts.

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Deep Groove Glue Joint Cutter

Glue jointing tool designed for on-edge glue joining.

Our glue joint tool is used for solid wood along-the-grain glue joints. It's designed to join your stock on edge. We engineered it to achieve level of accuracy you won't believe until you try it for yourself, and see the incredible fit of the joints it cuts.

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Rangate Finger Joint Cutter

End-grain finger jointing tool specially engineered for the window and door industry.

With deep 11mm fingers spaced at 6mm, and for a complete range of thicknesses starting at 14mm all the way to 120mm, this 3-piece assembly is the most versatile and adjustable finger joint shaper cutter on the market.

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Lock Miter Cutter

This tool cuts precise miter with a locking system for a tight joint that won't slide or shift.

Our lock miter cutter is designed to produce smooth and precise lock miter joints for materials from 13mm to 34mm. Miter joints require strong clamping, and this tool features an innovative design with radiused corners to ease the stress the joint takes during the process.

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Lift & Slide Cutter

This tool machines the entire hardware track for Lift-and-Slide doors and windows in one pass.

This tool is essential for anyone making or considering making Lift-and-Slide style doors and windows, transforming what was once a difficult job into the easiest part of milling your frame. With our Lift-and-Slide cutter, you get the accuracy, speed, and peace of mind that comes with using a tool designed specifically for the job.

Want to learn how to make lift and slide doors or other European door and window products? Check out the Alpine Technical Workshop at https://alpineworkshops.com.

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Multi-Point Grooving Cutter

Precision tool for milling a "Euro Groove", the industry standard for multi-point hardware.

If your window or door design includes advanced multi-point locking systems, our Euro Groove tool is essential. We've engineered this cutterhead to allow for a reference point for the installation of a nail or screw, a time-saving feature you won't find with standard grooving tools.

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Stile and Rail Cutter

This set is designed specially for traditional North American cabinet doors from 19 to 25mm (3/4'' to 1").

Our Stile and Rail set has greatly simplified the process of milling classically styled kitchen cabinet doors. It's engineered to deliver a smooth, finish-quality cut while making changing from stile to rail production faster and easier than with traditional cutters.

NEW: Bevel Shaker Elements are now available to enable shaker door production utilizing the same base tool set.

Slant Profile knives are also available for this tool set.

This set is designed specially for traditional North American cabinet doors from 19 to 25mm (~3/4'' to 1'').

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Slant Profile Knife for Stile and Rail Cabinet Set

These solid carbide inserts can be installed on our Rangate Stile and Rail set to produce clean, modern slant profile 5-piece cabinets. Each order must contain a minimum of 2 knives.

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Rangate Bevel Shaker Cabinet Set

This new set streamlines the process for building timeless shaker cabinet doors.

Our new set is designed specifically for beveled shaker cabinet doors between 3/4" and 1". Thanks to the stacked design pioneered by Rangate, your depth settings are consistent between tenoning and profiling and changing over only requires vertical movement of the spindle.

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Rangate Bevel Shaker Cabinet Elements

New addition to our Stile and Rail Set to enable bevel shaker-style cabinet doors.

These two new additional elements stack with the existing tool elements in the Stile and Rail Cabinet set to produce bevel shaker cabinet doors. You get the best of both worlds- the capability to do sleek and modern cabinet doors, while enjoying the ease of set-up its 1-2-3 same-diameter stacked design.

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Rangate Interior/Exterior Door Cutter Set

Versatile, expandable set for classic North American styles of interior & exterior doors.

With up to 3 options for material thickness and up to 4 available profiles in one set, our interior & exterior door set enables a level of flexibility and customization that grows as your business does. No matter what your design calls for, our set can adapt to build timeless, beautiful interior and exterior doors. Our standard order comes equipped for slot and tenon style joinery.

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Panel Raise Cutter

Limitless profile-cutting possibilities for interior & exterior doors, panels, and cabinets.

Our raised panel cutter rounds out the package for classic North American cabinet and door profiles. Select from our designed profiles, or have our engineering team build to your needs- the possibilities are endless!

Other profiles are available in place of or in addition to the default B2 a change of inserts.

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Rangate Radius and Bullnose Cutter for Shapers

An adjustable 2-piece assembly to easily cut clean radius or bullnose edges.

This cutter is designed to cut finish-quality radiused edges or full bullnose rounding from 5mm to 9mm. It's an ideal cutter for solid wood furniture and millwork, where radiused edges give a classic design and more longevity for your finishing.

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Rangate Door Jamb Cutter for Shapers

This cutter provides the ultimate in versatility and ease, cutting door frames in a single pass.

This cutter machines the complete jamb in one pass, significantly streamlining your build process with the cut quality and engineering precision you've come to expect from our tools. Versatile enough to match the exact specifications of your door design, this cutter turns what was once a multi-stage process into a single cut, greatly increasing your volume capacity.

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Rangate Corrugated Back Shaper Cutter

Designed to run corrugated high speed steel knives, this tool is ideal for matching profiles for moulding.

This cutter body accepts a wide range of corrugated-back high speed steel knives with an extra-tall profile height of 100mm. If you're looking for a flexible alternative for specialty solid wood profiling for furniture, millwork, or windows and doors, this cutter will quickly become invaluable in your shop.

On this steel body head, you can obtain your own custom HSS profile knives. Knives are not included in this head purchase.

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Rangate FLEXset Shaper Cutters, Spacers, Shims, and Wrenches

Our FLEXset is an adaptable window cutter set for shaper machines that grows with your business.

If you are just getting into window production, our FLEXset is the most versatile tooling choice you can make. It's able to produce two different window styles using the same cutters, while containing the essential tools you'll be using even as your range and volume expand. Best of all, we designed it to minimize your initial investment so you can enter the market without overstretching your budget.

This set ships with standard solid carbide inserts, and can optionally be ordered with our NaDia diamond treatment applied on all insert knives.

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Garniga Finger Joint Cutter

We're the best place to get spare knives and support on all of your Garniga cutters.

If you're using a Garniga cutter system and require fresh knives, screws, wedges, or other support for your cutters, we're the best people to talk to. Our team has over 30 years of experience working with Garniga, and is ready to help.

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Profile Cutter Set

Designed for cost-effective profile machining, our set gives you limitless flexibility for small-run productions.

If you're doing short-run, highly customized profile work, this cutter set might be exactly the solution you've been looking for. The set comes ready with seven of our most popular profiles, giving you instant flexibility. More than a hundred profiles are available to meet any design request you've got.

Got this tool already and want a heavier duty wrench? Try our RZ052.775.N Torque Wrench made for this tool.

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Size comparison of Bearing Set

Versatile set of rub bearings for copy shaping and pattern work that work with all tool systems.

Our Rub Bearing Kit is designed to replace systems that require a separate bearing for each small diameter.

Our design allows you to expand with your needs. The base kit includes 1 ring for the most common size, 125mm. Any larger-diameter ring is available through Rangate. We stock two sizes common to our standard cutters:

138mm: Matches our RCCD Cabinet Door Set

160mm: Matches most of our standard cutters.

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Garniga Shutter Cutter

This specialized assembly is the ideal tool for crafting profiled shutters.

This European-engineered shutter cutting assembly is designed for the shaper to produce the Blinds (shutters) known in the industry as “Naco PL70”, a traditional European shutter made of solid wood.

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Tersa Planer Knives Size Comparison

These Tersa™ knives have been treated to last 3 times longer than HS knives, cutting cleaner for longer than any other edge.

RSKZE01 Series

Our nano-diamond NaDia coating allows you to go 3 or more times as long between changing your Tersa™ knives for planers, jointers, or moulders. With our blades, you get the best of both worlds; the affordability of a HSS knife with a lifespan and cut quality that exceeds carbide. Each order is for a package of 2 knives.

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Terminus Knives with Diamond Coating

Terrminus™ knives with a diamond-coated edge for superior performance and a lifespan 3 times longer than typical HS blades.

RSKZE04 Series

If you're using Terminus™ knives in your planer, jointer, or moulder, our diamond-treated edges deliver more value than any other knife in the market. These edges last 2-3 times longer than untreated Terminus™ knives, and deliver the smoothest cut you'll find. Each order contains 2 diamond-coated HSS M2 knives.

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Steel-Body Tool Cleaner

This detergent powder is mixed with water to degrease and scour our steel-body tools.

This powdered detergent, commercially known as Acusticlean 15 AE, is for cleaning tools after heavy use and accumulation of debris and grime.

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Detergent for cleaning aluminum-body cutters.

This powdered detergent is designed to effectively clean aluminum body tools, like our Spiral Cutter.

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