The Progress Bar design arose from years of maintaining and repairing existing models. Our engineers and machinists have redesigned high-maintenance portions of the bar incorporating principles from large-scale machinery and introducing proven solutions from other applications! The result is a bar that solves many vibration problems, increases bearing life, increases ease and speed of repair and assembly translating into reduced downtime and huge savings for the plywood producer!

Veneer Roller Bar

Winning Features:

  • Drop-in Replacement for most existing roller bar designs.
  • Rapid installation and adjustment.
  • Designed to Reduce Vibrations, and Increase Production.
  • Precision Tapered Roll Assembly and Improved.
  • Bearing Housing design.
  • Precision machining and Advanced Engineering.

  • Designed to Reduce Vibrations, and Increase Production.
  • Promotes increased durability and longer lifespan.
  • Manufactured from high-quality materials only.
  • No Hydraulic or Electrical Changes Required.
  • Few Mechanical Parts to Maintain (Maintenance free).
  • In House Fabrication – Quick Delivery


Simple and effective. Using a unique combination of internal components, the Progress bar is centered upon assembly with no zeroing adjustments required. The rolls are securely fastened to a single shaft making the roll assembly as near to solid as possible!

We are able to install the Progress Roller bar in less than half the time it takes to install and calibrate most existing models. We offer replacement parts for Progress bars allowing you to replace parts such as rolls and bearings without replacing the entire bar assembly!

Roller Bar Side


Your Progress bar will be tailored to your preferred diameter, roll surface pattern, quantity of rolls and bearing housings, and made to fit your drive shaft. We’re there from start to finish to make sure your bar is installed and working to your satisfaction as quickly as possible from your date of purchase.

Roller Bars

Veneer Chucks

Progress Machine LTD, has come up with a unique design for the veneer lathe chuck that incorporates years of practical knowledge in maintenance and engineering expertise. The result attest to it: our chuck clients are returning customers!

Each Progress chuck is custom manufactured to fit your specific lathe application; milled from a single piece of hardened Carbon steel and precision threaded to mill specifications. It’s easy to install and replace, and work with all grades and species of wood. The Progress design outperforms competing chucks and lasts longer.

Veneer Chucks

Winning Features:

  • Custom fit to your specific lathe application.
  • Built with patent-pending directional teeth designed to promote peeling of veneer.
  • Dull teeth to reduce log splitting upon insertion (similar to action of flattened nail point).
  • Self-clearing.

  • Works with all grades and species of wood.
  • Precision machined from a single piece of high grade carbon steel.
  • Hardened for increased durability.
  • Promotes increased durability and longer lifespan.
  • Rapid delivery.


As the directional blades penetrate the wood surface, the chuck engages the log and applies a radially compressive force towards the center of the log, essentially holding the wood grains together. The thickness of the flat surfaces of the blades have been designed to maximize the holding power and to minimize splitting of the wood. As result, The Progress chuck contributes to increasing length of peel from each log, decreasing the quantity of split logs, and reducing split ends of veneer.


The Progress chuck has a unique tooth arrangement that forcefully dislodges wood that may have become trapped in between teeth when the chuck is reinserted into the next log. With the Progress chuck, the lathe does not have to be halted periodically in order to clear obstructed chucks. The no-maintenance progress chuck solves the problem of plugged chucks!


When the peeling force exceeds the holding power of the wood engaged by the chucks, the chucks will spin-out. The Progress chuck machines a path in the end of the log rather than becoming embedded and often lodged in the end of the log as do other designs. This reduces the force applied to the cutting blade and the torque on the drive-shaft, which can result in bending of the driveshaft or damage to the chuck, as is common in other designs. The gripping action of the Progress chuck drastically reduces spin-outs.