The term industrial woodworking machines is here used to indicate large stationary machines that are used in large scale production of furniture.

There are many different types, sizes and qualities of woodworking machines. Here we look at them in general, to evaluate industrial production wtih smaller scale production.

Three machines, laser cutters, CNC mills and waterjet cutters are examined more in detail in separate posts, as they use novel and versatile technologies that are being more and more often used also by small scale producers.