Lamello’s 2017 contest for real-world Zeta P2 uses spurred a robust response and many pleasant surprises. “There are many standard applications the product was designed for, but the system is so innovative when creative people get ahold of it they come up with applications that the manufacturer hadn’t thought of,” said Chris Hofmann, Lamello’s eastern U.S. product manager.
Last spring Lamello and Colonial Saw issued the Lamello Dealer Challenge, an unprecedented contest to grow Lamello and the Zeta P2 markets in the United States and reward top-selling dealers. The prize: an all-expense paid trip to Switzerland to tour the Lamello factory, participate in hands-on demonstrations and enjoy Switzerland’s natural beauty.
Woodworkers have an innate professional curiosity, always looking for a better method, a better end result. Hermann Steiner was no different as he wrestled with the process of joining chip board panels, an interesting new material for cabinetmakers in the early fifties. Bedridden with a winter fever, he concentrated on the problem until a solution came to him as he stared at his shutters: cut small opposing grooves into the panels that wouldn’t weaken the chip board and connect them using small wooden biscuits. Simple, yet game-changing.
Lamello USA, a division of Colonial Saw, recently celebrated the sale of the one thousandth Lamello Zeta P2, a precision tool to cut the full range of slots for the P System connector series. The 1000th U.S. purchase of the revolutionary tool was made by Weber’s Cabinet and Fixture Company in Reno, Nevada
Tuesday, May 16 will see the widely anticipated worldwide debut of Cabineo, an innovative and time-saving one-piece RTA cabinet connector. Cabineo was developed by Lamello AG of Bubendorf, Switzerland, the pioneering wood joining company. Colonial Saw is the exclusive U.S. importer for Lamello and will be showcasing Cabineo in the U.S. at AWFS, woodworking's largest tradeshow of the year in Las Vegas.