2019
Compact Hogger DT Premium

The latest evolution of the Leitz hogger programme brings panel sizing to the next economic level.

ProfilCut Q PLUS

Leitz welcomes the latest member of the ProfilCut family - resharpenable and constant in diameter and profile.

2018
Leitz X-Press

Service at the push of a button - this is the new service concept created by Leitz and presented at Holz-Handwerk in Nuremberg.

ClimaTrend Style

This innovative and modular window and door system delivers new design and performance USPs.

Diamaster WhisperCut Prismatic Rebate Cutterhead

For highly efficient V-grooving in aluminium composite panels with changeable cutter knives.

2017
WhisperCut Circular Sawblades

In comparison to standard sawblades, the WhisperCut circular sawblade has remarkable noise reduction.

2016
HeliCut cutterheads

Leitz introduces its latest tooling system for the tear-free machining of massive wood, plastics and isolation foam on CNC machines and specialized machine types.

2015
ProfilCut Q Premium

Leitz presented the ProfilCut Q Premium at LIGNA 2015 as the fastest profile cutting system in the industry.

quattroForm

Leitz has developed a tooling system for corner copying with four different profiles. This ensures profile changes without tool changes for the very first time.

2013
EdgeExpert

The Leitz EdgeExpert demonstrates perfect milling quality on narrow surfaces and edges.

Dust Flow Control extraction hoods

Leitz developed customized extraction hoods for optimized dust flow control, a first for the industry.

2012
Circular sawblade with gullet protection

Leitz presents its circular sawblades for machining rock wool with a special gullet protection.

2011
Coated tools

Leitz leads a revolution in chipping technology. Coated TCT tools exceed the life expectancy of uncoated tools by a factor of two due to increased efficiency in machining – all despite rising commodity prices.

Diamaster PRO³ and PLUS³

PCD router cutters in real Z3 guarantee a uniform cut quality, higher feed speeds and maximized performance times.

2009
Diamaster WhisperCut

50 % less weight reduces the noise of the DIA jointing cutter by up to 5 dB(A). The reduction of vibration during machining leads to higher cutting quality and longer tool life.

ProFix C

The tool solution for window machining across the wood grain. Constant diameter, constant profile, resharpenable up to twelve times – all without measure changes.

2008
PowerKnife System PKS

Production of profiled mouldings: the highest quality, top production speed performance, and unbeatable in its number of resharpening cycles.

2007
RazorCut

Leitz introduces its latest high-performance sawblade for finish quality in panel sawing.

RipTec-joint of wooden window

The new joint type increases the value of wooden windows: the ribbed jointing profile enhances the glue sealing of the wood and joints.

High performance hinge boring bit

The rigid tool body makes it possible for high process security with higher feeds and longer tool life.

2006
Turbulence hoods for non-wood applications

The innovative suction hood technology delivers with fast assembly and simple handling – all coupled with performance efficiency.

2005
HSK-tool program for moulding machines

Worldwide, Leitz offers the widest range of planter and profile tools with the HSK interface.

2004
Shredder hogger

With extensions for shredding the loose, unsupported material of veneered overhangs and for the reliable extraction by the dust collection system.

2003
TurboPlan

The high performance hydro planerhead with its new type of knife clamping allows high feed rates of over 300 m/min.

DT Hogger

This tool stands for excellent machining quality and universal application. Due to the unique geometry of the cutting edges, breakouts are completely avoided.

2001
Dust-Flow-Control (DFC)

Leitz presents its patented DFC-System for chip flow control. With DFC Tools, machining processes become more secure, cleaner and more efficient.

Marathon coating

Leitz developed hard metal coated knives in HS quality which has up to five times longer tool life in comparison to uncoated tools. The new coating ensures continuous processing quality even with wet and acidic woods.

1999
VariForm universal profile cutter system

Leitz presents its latest resharpenable tungsten carbide profile knives. This cutter system is universally applicable, from CNC technology to manual feed.

1997
Leitz Lexicon - first edition

Leitz introduced the first edition of the Leitz Lexicon, a unique reference manual for industry and trade.

Leitz goes to China

In Nanjing, China Leitz starts its first production plant for the prosperous markets in China and Asia.

1995
ProFix profile cutter head system

Leitz presents its new cutter head system with resharpenable profile knives and a constant cutting diameter.

VariPlan planing cutter head system

Introduction of a cutter head system with reversible tips made of HSS and tungsten carbide.

1993
Tools with an electronic chip

Leitz introduces the first ever tools with an electronic chip to support tool data and additional services like the Leitz Tool Management System.

1992
ProfilCut profile cutter head system

Leitz introduces its latest product the ProfilCut profile cutter head system with exchangeable one-way blade and profiled chip breaker construction for demanding cutting tasks.

1991
Hydro clamping technologies

For the first time, Leitz utilises hydro clamping technologies with a closed hydraulic system.

1983
Noise dampened circular sawblades

With the AS sawblade family, Leitz introduces the industry’s first noise dampened circular sawblades.

1982
Production starts in Brazil

With production starting in Brazil, Leitz creates new opportunities within the central American and South American markets.

1976
Polycrystalline diamond as a cutting material

Leitz used polycrystalline diamond (DP) as a cutting material for the processing of wood and wooden materials.

1973
Hydraulic clamping technologies

Leitz creates a new dimension in cutting performances, surface quality and an increase in tool precision with using hydraulic clamping technologies.

1971
Constant tooling systems

Leitz presents resharpenable tools in which the diameter and profile remain constant after sharpening, all with the same precision.

1968
Finger joint connecting systems

High-precision finger joint cutter with short tines, 4 - 20 mm, play a pioneering role in the production of heavy-duty laminated architectural wood constructions.

1964
Production plant: Unterschneidheim

The competence centre for shank tools and sawblades is founded in Unterschneidheim, Germany.

1961
Leitz in Austria

Foundation of the production plant in Riedau, Austria with its own R&D Department and sales office.

1959
Tungsten carbide as cutting material

Introduction of sintered material tungsten carbide.

1956
Leitz Netherlands

The first subsidiary outside Germany is founded in the Netherlands.

1921
Window tool sets

Leitz developed window tool sets in cutter head form.

1913
First tool catalogue

Leitz, led by the family’s second generation, publishes its first tool catalogue.

1910
First patent

Leitz received the first patent for a machine-driven milling cutter.

1908
Production of machine tools

The company adapted its tool programme to the mechanization of wood processing.

1876
Founding

Albert Leitz founded the "Württembergische Holzbohrerfabrik" in Oberkochen, Germany.