Honest reviews

Mighton Products gave some of its customers the opportunity to provide honest reviews of the machines they have purchased.

Bailey-Hague Joinery recently purchased one of the latest additions to the range: the Mighton X-Cut machine that produces perfect cross-joints on glazing beads, and praised its speed and accuracy.

“We choose the X-Cut machine because we were hoping the promise of simple set-up and ease of use would make life easier for our employees and improve joint accuracy,” said Robert Bailey-Hague of the Leeds-based company.

“Six months on and we wouldn’t change a thing. The machine is quick and easy to set up and has increased not only the speed of our production but also the accuracy. Our Mighton representative set the machine up for us and gave us full training on how to use it. The Mighton demo van visit we booked was really beneficial, and gave us a lot more confidence in our purchase, having seen how the machine worked first.”

Bailey-Hague Joinery has been a customer of Mighton Products for several years, buying beading and paint and making use of its colour matching service. Set up by Robert 15 years ago after being inspired by his late grandfather to become a skilled carpenter, Bailey-Hague now employs seven people and has become a specialist in the manufacture and installation of bespoke timber windows, doors and kitchens.

The Mighton machinery range came about after the company saw an opening to devise its own brand range of low-cost machinery, designed to make joinery production quicker, easier and more efficient.

Chairman Mike Derham said: “Our mission when we set about developing these machines was to partner with skilled craftsmen like Bailey Hague and provide them with products that speed up manufacturing and deliver long lasting end results.”

The semi-automatic X-Cut joint cutting machine produces perfect cross-joints on glazing beads and comes complete with tooling to suit the timber profile of the user’s choosing.

The machine is adjustable to accept bead profiles measuring from 9mm to 19mm in height and 12mm to 38mm in width and any lengths over 500mm can be used with the option to add extending arms.