HPJ-96 – Horizontal Bore and Dowel

The HPJ 96 is a Horizontal Bore and Dowel insertion CNC machining center used for case construction in cabinet and/or furniture manufacturing, good for all of your horizontal boring needs.

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The HPJ-96 performs the following functions:


  • Horizontal Boring
  • Glue Insertion
  • Dowel Insertion

Standard Features:


  • X Axis CNC control for positioning
  • 15″ industrial color touchscreen for creating and selecting programs
  • 2 zones
  • 4 clamp units
  • 3 HP high frequency 18,000 RPM direct drive routing spindle
  • Digital mechanical readouts for height and depth
  • 96″ work zone
  • Heavy duty 3200 lb. frame
  • 1″ thick machined aluminum work surface covered with a 3M maintenance free non-slip surface
  • Our standard sealed glue injecting system injects glue or water with little to no maintenance.
  • Small footprint to conserve floor space
  • Our “protrusionator” ¬†dowel inserter allows for adjustment of dowel protrusion.

Advantages of The HPJ-96:


  • Elimination of complicated machine setup
  • Quick, accurate assembly
  • Gain production times on CNC routers and Point to Points by shifting boring and doweling to the HPJ.

HPJ-96 in Action



Programming Screen Shot




Glue Valve:

The HPJ is designed and built to accurately dispense water or glue into a pre-drilled hole. The amount of glue/water to be administered is defined and metered thru programmable electronic control. The HPJs’ insertion system is an enclosed system using needle and seat at valve, diaphragm pump with a maximum air pressure of 100 psi, with infinite adjustment to all valves. The HPJ injector nozzle is constructed with Delrin, a self sealing, non stick material. The Delrin nozzle is leak resistant over a wide viscosity range making it an ideal material for a low viscosity substance such as water as well as higher viscosity glues. Unlike steel, Delrin is a non-stick material. This means that glue is unable to bond with the Delrin and then to the needle, thus vastly reducing the likelihood of blockage. Pillar Machine also uses a 5 seal system to prevent glue/water from seeping back thru the system and into the electrovalve. There is a sensor on the back side of the glue/water valve that verifies that the glue valve has opened and has reached full stroke. By sensing that the glue valve has fully opened, the HPJ accurately determines whether
glue/water actually exited the valve.


  • Additional horizontal spindles (pilot drilling for confirmat screw)
  • Vertical boring spindle
  • Longer table lengths
  • CNC control of additional axis
  • Additional work zones
  • Additional work zones dedicated for rail end work (for doweling face frames)
  • Bar-code reader
  • Offline programming
  • Parametric programming (standard or built to customer specifications)
  • Routing
  • Louver grooving
  • Dado rrouting
  • “Modeez Clip” routing
Note: Standard features, options and information may change with or without prior notice.


All Pillar Machine Machines are built 100% at our Salt Lake City Factory.

The benefits of purchasing an American made machine extend far beyond simply supporting the “local” economy.

Additional benefits include.

  • Parts are all sourced from Vendors in North America.
  • This increases parts availability & and assures honest pricing.
  • Real Factory Support
  • When technical assistance is required you can often talk directly to the people that built, wired and tested your machine.

Made in the USA