The Schmitt32 32mm line drilling system was designed by Arthur Schmitt of Birnamwood, WI, who has over 35 years of experience running a custom commercial cabinet shop. In 2008 Arthur retired and sold his shop and equipment to a long time employee. The sale of the cabinet shop included a 46 spindle line drilling machine, and a hinge boring and insertion machine.
While fulfilling the requests of family and friends for new cabinets, Arthur saw the need for a line drilling system which would serve small commercial cabinet shops without the cost and space requirements of a multiple head drilling machine. The invention began to take shape and with a few successful prototypes, proved to be a winner. Patent #8,459,906 was awarded to Arthur in 2013.