Skiving and peeling machinery is used to remove layers of material from a sheet, roll or tube. Skiving machines, also known as scarfing machines, create uniform sizes and shapes for use in specific applications. The machines cut or shave the edge of a moving strip of material with a tungsten carbide blade, to create the needed shape or to create cross-sections of stock. Skiving and peeling machines are known for their precision and advances in technology have made the machines easier to use. Most machines now have a floating blade system that moves both the blade and the material to achieve uniform sized cuts.
Common industry applications for skiving and peeling machinery include metalworking, and edge shaping of leather and similar materials. Skiving can also be used in the automotive and furniture industries to create finished edges.