Pig House Cabinets pivot to a better finish
November 30, 2021 | 2:52 pm CST
The Guffey Systems’ Pivot Line Manual-rail Finishing System

The Guffey Systems’ Pivot Line manual-rail finishing system finishes two sides of a cabinet door without having to wait for one side to dry.

Chad Hamilton, the owner of Pig House Cabinets, has incorporated the Guffey Systems’ PivotLine manual-rail finishing system. In the video, he described how the technology has transformed his cabinet shop. With PivotLine, the shop is seeing up to 4 times more throughput. 

“I can put one sprayer back here [in the finishing area] and he can finish 30 doors two sides in a six-hour shift by himself, or I can put three people back here, and I can finish 120 parts in roughly 7 hours,” said Hamilton.

The patented design rivals the speed of an automated line, allowing the user to finish panels on all sides simultaneously. The system scales to any size shop at a fraction of the cost of an automated system, the company says. 


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