machine gouge

machine gouge

A groove which results when a machine cuts below the desired line of cut.
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The objective of this study was to assess the importance of various manufacturing defects--spike marks, conveyer marks, pressure roller stain, drying checks, machine gouge, and machine burn--that are introduced after trees are felled and during processing into dry lumber.
Mechanical defects included in this analysis were spike marks, conveyer marks, pressure roller stain, drying checks, machine gouge, and machine burn.
Machine gouge (snipe) is a depression across the width of a board due to the machine cutting below the desired line of cut.
On average, for both lumber samples, machine gouge reduced yield by 0.