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Grabber PanelMax Board Milling Machine

Contractors who think of drywall, and cement board in a two- dimensional sense will find out that these materials are anything but flat. Grabber Construction Products, best known for premium fastening systems for wood, metal, and drywall applications, has recently introduced PanelMax, board milling machine technology revolutionizing the way drywall can be used.

Revolutionary
PanelMax is a revolutionary system that makes creating intricate shapes and assemblies from drywall much more affordable. Projects that require a lot of manual cutting or that have complex curves have always been cumbersome and time-consuming for builders. Now even the most challenging assemblies can be completed more efficiently with less finishing, less labor and fewer materials.

Portable
PanelMax is a portable board milling machine designed for milling many building materials from gypsum to cement board up to 54 X 120 inch sizes. PanelMax is easy to operate with automatic machine head controls, dust free milling and fast prime and glue-up fabrication.

Cost Effective PanelMax is clean, fast, and cost-effective especially in drywall construction

Use PanelMax to mill:
  • Gypsum boards
  • MDF boards
  • Plastic
  • Wood
You can do anything

Perfect Corners
PanelMax mills a perfect corner, using gypsum, wood, and plastic or even cement board. Precision engineered groves allow material to be fabricated into rigid and precisely aligned assemblies. PanelMax milled corners, especially drywall, are clean and precise minimizing the need for additional finishing materials, saving time, labor and material costs.

Simple to Operate
PanelMax is easy to operate with electric machine head controls, dust free milling and fast prime and glue-up fabrication. Now even the most challenging assembly can be produced and installed in minutes in one piece, no bead, no finishing, no call backs.

Bring dimension to drywall work
Create intricate shapes and structures with PanelMax from drywall much more affordably. Projects that require a lot of manual cutting or that have complex curves have always been cumbersome and time-consuming for builders. Now even the most challenging details can be completed much more cost effectively, requiring much less finishing time and materials.

Find ease in complex cutting projects
PanelMax machines a perfect corner, through gypsum, wood, plastic or even cement board. The precision engineered grove allows you to fabricate the material into an assembly that will be rigid and precisely aligned. PanelMax milled corners, especially drywall, are clean and precise minimizing the need for additional edge finishing, saving time, labor and material costs. “This tool is perfect for architecturally demanding projects, or for large endeavors that require multiple, complex installations,” explains Reese, Vice President Grabber Construction Products. “When contractors and architects see this machine in action, they really catch the vision. It opens up possibilities they may never have attempted or even considered before.”

PanelMax is a revolutionary tool for the drywall industry particularly in the following applications.  

Wall Construction
Save up to 20 – 70% compared to traditional finishing methods

  • Flexible connection of noise insulation
  • Wall connections
  • Expansion joints
  • Curves
  • Round and segmental arches
  • Timber installation
  • Fanlight walls
  • Sliding door linings
  • Room corners (also in round form)
  • Alcoves and recesses
  • Wall openings & passages
  • Lamellar cut-outs (e.g. lowered base)
Wall Construction

Stencil Cut-outs
Save up to 45-60% compared to traditional finishing methods

  • Canted columns plus basement
  • Pilaster and fluting, lamellar cut-outs (up to 3 x 12.5 mm resp. 40 mm in total)
Stencil Cut-outs

Duct Linings
Save up to 70-80% compared to traditional finishing methods

  • Duct linings
  • Ventilation duct – angular or round
  • Storage areas and shelves
Stencil Cut-outs

Ceiling Construction
Save up to 35 – 70% compared to traditional finishing methods

  • Expansion joints
  • Ceiling connection
  • Perforated ceilings, cutting of perforated boards, ceiling blinds and grading
  • Indirect lighting
  • Canvas ceilings
  • Light bars – mock coverings
  • Inspection flap
Ceiling Construction

Columns and Lamellar Cut-outs
Save up to 55 – 70% compared to traditional finishing methods

  • Canted columns plus basement
  • Pilaster and fluting, lamellar cut-outs (up to 3 x 12.5 mm resp. 40 mm in total)
Columns and Lamellar Cut-outs

90 Degree Corners
Save up to 55 – 70% compared to traditional finishing methods

The PanelMax routing table produces clean 90 degree and off angle corners that require no additional finishing. The PanelMax system also includes metal bead inserts if additional corner strength is needed.

90 Degree Corners

Prefabricated Parts
Save production cost by mass producing duplicate parts off site

Projects that require a lot of manual cutting or that have complex curves have always been cumbersome and time-consuming for builders. With PanelMax complex parts can be easily duplicated and shipped to the construction site as needed. Parts can be shipped assembled or shipped flat and assembled on site.

Prefab Parts

PanelMax revolutionizes the way drywall can be used.

Traditionally drywall is employed as a sheathing material covering structural components. With PanelMax drywall becomes an art from. Details and design, such as stepped soffits, previously done using more expensive materials and, labor can now be done using drywall. PanelMax saves you time and material costs and allows you to do more.

What’s in corner costs?
PanelMax Corner 8' Length
Glue $0.51
Primer $0.38
Fabrication; machining 45 sec, priming 45 sec, gluing 30 sec. Total 120 sec labor $1.93


MAGAstrong Corner
(metal reinforced corner)

8' Length
Glue $0.51
Primer $0.38
Galvanized steel corner spline 8' length $2.20
Fabrication; machining 45 sec, priming 45 sec, gluing 30 sec. Total 120 sec labor $1.04
Total PanelMax Corner fabriction cost including labor
$1.93 per 8' piece
$0.23 per Ft.
Total MAGAstrong Corner fabrication cost including labor
$4.13 per 8' piece
$0.55 per Ft.
Labor calculated at an average $25.00 per hour rate. Ready for paint, no joint compound or sanding needed.
Traditional Corner Bead 8' Length
Typical metal bead avg. $0.15 per Ft. $1.20
10-15 minutes to install, coat, second coat, finish coat and sand ready to paint. Fully burdened labor rate $25 per hour, avg. $.63 per Ft. $5.00
Avg. 1/2 gallon of joint compound per bead est. cost $0.14 per Ft. $1.10
Other Considerations
Avg. Metal Corner
$7.30 per piece
$0.91 per Ft.
Avg. Plastic Corner
$8.10 per piece
$1.01 per Ft.
Labor calculated at an average $25.00 per hour rate, 3 coats of joint compound sanded, ready for paint.
PanelMax advanced technology increases efficiency and production speed.

Quick Change Flexibility
PanelMax’s quick change router and saw heads make set-up and change out easy. Simply unlock the router, slide it out and replace it with another router with a different bit.

  • Quck change attachment
  • Laser guide
Quick Change Flexibility

Mobility
PanelMax FT30 can be set up and operational in minutes. It’s unique folding design allows PanelMax to be folded and trasported from one floor to the next using standard construction elevators. FT30 also has casters on the center legs so it can be easily moved to its next job location.

  • Unfolds and sets up ready to work in minutes
  • Easy to transport around the job site
  • Requires minimal stroage space
Mobility

Mass Production
The PanelMax saw unit is capable of performing lamellar cuts 62 mm deep. The saw unit can also easily be repositioned to perform horizontal or logitidinal and angle cuts. A multi-blade attachment allows the saw unit to precision kerf cut drywall for collumns, arches and other radius applications.

  • Patented saw module
  • 62 mm cuting depth
  • Unique swivel feature for X and y axis adjustment
  • Convenient laser guide
  • Cuts on angle
Mass Production

Duplication
With its duplication arm PanelMax can precisely match complex and repetitive shapes. Shapes like castle cuts that traditionally require quite a bit of labor can now be duplicated exactly with relatively little effort.

  • Duplicates inside and outside contours
  • Duplicates templates up to 1300 mm W, 750 mm L
  • Precisely duplicates template
  • Ideal for mass producing similar cuts such as castle cuts
Duplication

PanelMax FT30

FT30 can be set up and operational in minutes. It’s unique folding design allows it to be folded and trasported from one floor to the next using standard construction elevators. FT30 also has casters on the center legs so it can be easily moved to its next job location.

  • Unfolds and sets up ready to work in minutes
  • Easy to transport around the job site
  • Requires minimal stroage space
Cutting width: up to 51.2”
Cutting length: up to 96”
Cutting depth: up to 2.44”
Milling depth: up to 2”
Board thickness: up to 3”
Total weight: appr. 330lbs
 
Power requirements: 110 V/60 Hz
Power consumption: 2.5 kW max.
 
Length: 119”
Width: 76.8”
Height: 53.4”
Working height: 31.5”
 
1 year or 2000 Hr limited warranty
FT30
FT30

PanelMax ST40

ST40 is designed to handle standard 8’ material lengths but is capable of handling material up to 14’ with its table extension. Add a wing extension to mill 12’ material. Add a 55” table extension to mill 14’ material. Tables can even be tied together to process even longer material.

  • Standard table handles material up to 10’
  • Handles 12’ material with wing extension set
  • Handles 14’ material with 55 inch table extension
  • ST40 tables can be linked together for longer material
Cutting width: up to 51.2”
Cutting length: up to 144”
Cutting depth: up to 2.44”
Milling depth: up to 2”
Board thickness: up to 3”
Total weight: appr. 440lbs
 
Power requirements: 110 V/60 Hz
Power consumption: 2.5 kW max.
 
Length: 155.9”
Width: 76.8”
Height: 53.4”
Working height: 31.5”
 
1 year or 2000 Hr limited warranty
ST40
ST40

Prefabricated drywall assemblies ready to install

You don’t have to own a machine to take advantage of the PanelMax technology. Now you can order pre-made and custom parts from approved PanelMax parts fabricators.

  • Save time, install one piece one time
  • Reduce costly trim and finishing
  • Improve quality, perfect corners inside and out
  • perfect columns without the hassle and lead time
Prefabricated panels made simple
Steps
The PanelMax advantage
Design Flexibility
Complicated drywall assemblies and details that were previously too costly to consider are now possible with PanelMax. In fact PanelMax technology is a paradigm shift in the way drywall is used.
Design Flexibility
Reduced Finishing Costs
Decorative details that used to require a lot finishing time and materials can now be created with PanelMax requiring considerably less material and time. Details that were previouly too costly to consider are not possible.
Reduce Cost
Precision Assemblies
With PanelMax precision assemblies can be custom built and shipped to your job site when it is needed. Assemblies can be shipped pre-assembled or shipped flat and assembled on the job site.
Design Flexibility
Reduce Installation Time
Install 10 ft sections of complex drywall detail in minutes with very little finishing.
Reduce Time

Create Perfect Coners
With PanelMax you can create perfect coners every time that requiring consdierably less finishing time and materials.

Create perfect corners everytime, no bead, no finishing no hassles.

Perfect Coners

Parts Fabricator Locations

AL


Capitol Materials
3400 Ball St.
Birmingham, AL 35243
Contact: Ken Barton
205-841-6100
kbarton@capmat.com
Capmat.com


Capitol Materials
119 Castle Rd
Huntsville, AL 35758
Contact: Mike Edwards
256-837-8294
medwards@capmat.com
Capmat.com


Capitol Materials
853 Lagoon Comm. Dr.
Montgomery, AL 36117
Contact: Teddy Little
334-272-2314
tlittle@capmat.com
Capmat.com


Capitol Materials
1854 B East I-65 service Rd.
Mobile, AL 36617
Contact: Bobby Boothe
251-452-6161
bboothe@capmat.com
Capmat.com


Capitol Materials
307 Commercial Park
Calera, AL 35040
Contact: Damon Dufour
205-668-0600
ddufour@capmat.com
Capmat.com


CA


Squires-Belt Material Co
4567 Federal Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92102
Contact: Brad Benson
619-929-1804
bbenson@squiresbelt.com


Raymond Interiors (North)
2440 Sprig Court
Concord, CA 94520
Contact: Brent Christensen
(925) 680-8300
brentc@raymond-co.com
www.raymond-co.com


CO


South Valley Drywall
12362 Dumont Way
Littleton, CO 80125
Contact: Travis Vap
303-791-7212
tvap@svdw.com


GA


GypShapes
1450 Field park Cir
Marrietta, GA 30060
Contact: Malcolm Roberts
770 710 9891
sales@GypShapes.com
www.GypShapes.com


Capitol Materials
580 Webb Ind. Dr.
Marietta, GA 30062
Contact: Josh Preston
770-429-0700
jpreston@capmat.com
Capmat.com


Capitol Materials
1350 Marietta Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30318
Contact: Shane Delagrange
404-351-3746
sdelagrange@capmat.com
Capmat.com


Capitol Materials
3300 N. Star Blvd
Duluth, GA 30096
Contact: John Brannan
770-476-4311
jbrannan@capmat.com
Capmat.com


Capitol Materials
30 Weldon Rd
Palmetto, GA 30268
Contact: Jimmy Dukes
770-964-6628
jhd@capmat.com
Capmat.com


Capitol Materials
1401 Blanchard Blvd
Columbus, GA 31901
Contact: John Freeman
706-660-1700
jfreeman@capmat.com
Capmat.com


Capitol Materials
7531 Industrial Hwy
Macon, GA 31216
Contact: Tracy Defoor
478-785-1231
tdefoor@capmat.com
Capmat.com


Capitol Materials
1700 Athens Hwy
Gainesville, GA 30507
Contact: Jerry Hudgins
770-534-8910
jhudgins@capmat.com
Capmat.com


MA


Kamco
181 New Boston Street
Woburn, MA 1801
Contact: Jeff Scaia
781-938-0909
jeffscaia@kamcoboston.com
www.kornerboard.com


Kamco
304 Bodwell Street
Avon, MA 2322
Contact: Jeff Scaia
508-587-1500
jeffscaia@kamcoboston.com
www.kornerboard.com


Kamco
476 Hartford Turnpike
Shrewsbury, MA 1545
Contact: Jeff Scaia
508-842-5170
jeffscaia@kamcoboston.com
www.kornerboard.com


MD


Capitol Building Supply
700 East 1st street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Contact: C. Montgomery
301-739-3090
cmontgomery@cbsi.net
www.cbsi.net


ME


Kamco
344 Riverside Street
Portland, ME 4103
Contact: Jeff Scaia
207-775-6512
jeffscaia@kamcoboston.com
www.kornerboard.com


Kamco
1727 Carl Broggi Highway
Lebanon, ME 4027
Contact: Jeff Scaia
207-339-8848
jeffscaia@kamcoboston.com
www.kornerboard.com


MI


Great Lakes Gypsum
1099 Doris
Auburn Hills , MI 48326
Contact: Wayne Buchanan
248 377 1770
wbuchanan@lwsupply.com
www.lwsupply.com


MO


TJ Wies Contracting, Inc
200 TCW Court
Lake St. Louis, MO 63367
Contact: Tim Wies
636-561-8555
twies@tjwies.com
www.tjwies.com


NH


Kamco
19 Independence Drive
Londonderry, NH 3053
Contact: Jeff Scaia
603-432-6490
jeffscaia@kamcoboston.com
www.kornerboard.com


NY


Kamco Supply Corp.
80 21st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Contact: Rich Romano
718-768-1234
rromano@kamco.com
www.kamconewyork.com


OH


Lakeside Interiors
26970 Eckel Rd
Perrysburg, OH 43551
Contact: Brian Fogel
419-867-1300
bfogel@lakesideinterior.com
www.lakesideinterior.com


ACP
7680 Fishel Dr N
Dublin, OH 43016
Contact: Frank Moll
614-718-0722
fmoll@acpohio.com


TX


Baker Triangle
415 Highway 80 East
Mesquite, TX 75150
Contact: Mr. Johnny Barnes
972-289-5534
jbarnes@bakertriangle.com
www.bakerdrywall.com


VT


Kamco
944 Marshall Avenue
Williston, VT 5495
Contact: Jeff Scaia
802-658-3730
jeffscaia@kamcoboston.com
www.kornerboard.com


Parts Fabrication Facts

  • The more faces to an assembly the greater the savings in installation, finishing, labor and materials.
  • Operator training is fast and effective. Most new fabricators are up and running within a couple days after a thorough certification training class with one of our fabrication and machine operation experts. From machine maintenance and trouble shooting, and plan reading to shipping assemblies the training system from PanelMax is world class.
  • The PanelMax team can also provide advice and consulting on shop set-up and process improvement using lean manufacturing principles making your fabrication shop super efficient, safe and easy to manage.
  • The PanelMax fabricated system makes a perfect corner everytime
  • The PanelMax system can fabricate columns, corners, decorative details and intricate multi-sided assemblies quickly and easily.
  • Integrating fabricated assemblies into your job will dramatically increase speed, reduce materials and labor cost and substantially improve the quality of your work.
  • Fabricated assemblies ranging up to 130degree knife edge can be quickly machined, primed, glued and installed in less than half the time it would take with using traditional methods
  • A fabricated assembly can be built with both inside and outside corners with almost any angle from a simple 90degree to 130degree knife edge
  • Fabricated assemblies can be reinforced with an integrated PanelMax metal spline or with an outside mounted structural corner from No-Coat, Hydro-Trim. A fast water activated adhesive backed trim that increases durability from the fabrication shop to the job.
  • You can fabricate from 1/4inch up to 1in thick material
  • Cutting rips with the PanelMax machine can dramatically reduce installation time on-site as well as reduce accidents on site by eliminating many “score and snap” procedures when installing drywall.
  • From high abuse board to standard and high impact the PanelMax machine can rip and mill almost any drywall type and brand.
  • Using the complete system of PanelMax bits PanelMax primer and Panel Max hot glue will ensure a strong tight joint ready for installation
  • Assemblies can be stacked and shipped across town or across country
  • Almost an unlimited capability in degree up to 130degree with 5/8in thick material
  • Wide range of materials to fabricate from cement board to gypsum, and wood products up to 2in thick

"This technology sucks. I would not recommend Panel Max to any of our competitors."

-Owner of 2 Panelmax Machines, who is contemplating buying a 3rd machine within in a 6 month period.
Gaithersburg , Maryland