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The story of Safety Speed started in 1958 in a small garage in Minneapolis. Gene Olson had an idea to develop a vertical panel saw that would make it easier and safer to accurately cut large panels into smaller sized pieces while also taking up less space in his garage. He grew that idea into a very successful business that is still growing today. Since that time, Safety Speed has been the leading American manufacturer of Vertical Panel Saws and Panel Routers.  For more than 50 years, we have sold over 60,000 machines and have moved and expanded a couple of times settling into a brand new 36,000 square foot facility in Ham Lake, MN.


In 2003, we introduced a successful line of Wide Belt Sanders.  We recently introduced a new line of American made Edgebanders featuring both a glue pot and hot air machine.  That addition will allow our customers to source panel saws, panel routers, wide belt sanders and edgebanders all from one U.S. manufacturer.  To get more information about our commercial line of woodworking machinery visit www.safetyspeed.com.


We recently redesigned and improved the Panel Pro Vertical Panel Saw making it even easier to handle those large sheets of material and cut them accurately. The new features include an upgraded motor, ergonomic handle with new switches, dust port, and optional accessories including: lower and upper frame extensions, quick stop angle, and a dust kit.


Safety Speed strives to provide our customers with equipment that improves productivity,quality, safety and bottom line profitability.  With our unique designs and our commitment to quality, your Safety Speed machine will provide years of valuable use.