Having recently launched its own brand range of machinery earlier this year, Mighton Products says it gave some of its customers the opportunity to provide ‘honest reviews’ of the machines they have purchased. Timber window and door specialist, Bailey-Hague Joinery, recently purchased one of the latest additions to the range, the Mighton X-Cut machine which reportedly produces ‘perfect’ cross-joints on glazing beads, and praised its speed and accuracy.
Robert Bailey-Hague of the Leeds based company, said: “We choose the X-Cut machine because we were hoping the promise of simple set-up and ease of use would make life easier for our employees and improve joint accuracy.
“Six months on and we wouldn’t change a thing. The machine is quick and easy to set up and has increased not only the speed of our production but also the accuracy. Our Mighton representative set the machine up for us and gave us full training on how to use it. The Mighton demo van visit we booked was really beneficial, and gave us a lot more confidence in our purchase, having seen how the machine worked first.”
Bailey-Hague Joinery has been a customer of Mighton Products for several years, buying beading and paint and making use of its colour matching service. Set up by Robert 15 years ago after being inspired by his late grandfather to become a skilled carpenter, Bailey-Hague now employs seven people and has become a specialist in the manufacture and installation of bespoke timber windows, doors and kitchens.
The Mighton machinery range came about after the company saw an opening to devise its own brand range of low-cost machinery, designed to make joinery production quicker, easier and more efficient, as chairman Mike Derham explained: “Our mission when we set about developing these machines was to partner with skilled craftsmen like Bailey Hague and provide them with products that speed up manufacturing and deliver long lasting end results.”
The semi-automatic X-Cut joint cutting machine produces perfect cross-joints on glazing beads and comes complete with tooling to suit the timber profile of the user’s choosing. Accurate and consistent, it allows for simple tool change and no lengthy manuals mean it is simple to set up and easy to operate. The machine is adjustable to accept bead profiles measuring from 9mm to 19mm in height and 12mm to 38mm in width and any lengths over 500mm can be used with the option to add extending arms.
Demonstrations of any machine in the range are available through the new Mighton mobile demonstration vehicles. The demonstrations give customers the opportunity for a live demo with a Mighton expert, and see first-hand how to get the most out of a potential purchase. There is also a choice of flexible finance options, making the machines ‘easily attainable’ for small to medium joinery companies, according to Mighton.