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Eliminate Leak to Improve Vacuum

Helping Made In America, one shop at a time.

This Northern Nevada customer was so happy with the Laguna Tools CNC Router they had been using for all these years, that they recently added a 2nd Laguna to the shop for more capacity. As happy as they are with their machines, work-holding with vacuum can still prove problematic on some parts. So they welcomed us in and gave us an Inside Look at how they are making (and holding) their parts.

First we checked (and replaced) the Grid Gasketing (our P/N UMG 25 312) in the table. This helped. Then we looked at to vacuum the parts. For his particular shop, we created a special fixture with three individual zones using Tile Gasketing (our P/N TG CR 06). Massive improvement in vacuum system effectiveness after those few small adjustments. Yes, they could have ran the job without our assistance. But after we made these changes, same jobs were running in less time, less waste, less steps and less headaches.

Hold It Better.
Cut It Better.
Profit Better.

To the next Made In America shop that is out there working so hard to make YOUR parts as best you can, as quickly as you can, as efficiently as you can, we look forward to working with you one day….


Spoil Board on top of the table gasket

On Board Gasket can be used directly on a spoil board.

Tile Gasket a great option for universal parts. It is applied directly to the spoilboard.

Tile Gasket a great option for universal parts. It is applied directly to the spoilboard.

It is quick and easy to adjust your Z for Tile Gasket

Quickly apply Tile Gasket. It increases the holding power of your Vacuum and prolongs the life of your spoilboard.

Table Gasket is like the lip of the freezer door.

How to Improve CNC Vacuum Clamping

Why do we loose small parts on a CNC Router? Why do we leave tabs that need clean-up later? Why do we have to make two passes or more on some parts?

Is it the router’s fault? Absolutely not. We know the router is capable of because it can make all of our other parts.

Is it the tooling’s fault? Shouldn’t be. The proper tooling should be factoring things like feed rates and types of materials being routed.

Is it the fault of the gantry system? The collets? The software? The operator? The answer is almost always “NO”.

The weak link in the system, and the reason customers cannot cut these parts, is almost always because their vacuum system is not working well enough. Simple as that. If the vacuum “worked better”, small parts would not be a problem. The only tool in the toolbox to improve vacuum work-holding: CNC Gasketing from All Star.

If we are going to do Made In America, let’s do it well. That means we need to do it smart. We need to do it efficient. We need to do it with less waste.

Hold It Better.
Cut It Better.
Profit Better.


We cannot thank my customers enough who allow me into their shops and observe their Made In America operations. This customer has three Komo Machine, Inc. routers running in their facility. They have been using our gasketing solutions for over 15 years and they were excited to show us their raised Dedicated Fixtures using In-Board Gasketing (our part CR 25 25). They have about 500 of these Dedicated Fixture Boards (not spoilboards) ready to go at any time. It allows for more parts in less time across their entire product line.

No matter the router. No matter the material. No matter the part. Gasketing solutions holds parts better on that CNC Router. Hold it better. Cut it better. Profit better.

What are you trying to cut today?


Guitar Jig with Woodshop Mike

Thank you to Woodshop Mike ( who does a great job of making how-to videos to the woodworking world. Now that he has a ShopBot CNC in his shop, vacuum clamping has become a necessary subject to address. Luckily he found us and we were able to send various gasketing products to him in order to improve his work-holding. Mike will be making guitar parts to begin and will be documenting some of his work on his Instagram and YouTube channels. This fixture is using an In-Board Gasketing solution, best for repetitive parts.

Hold it better.
Cut it better.
Profit Better.
In that order.