Archives for January 2013

Line includes new wood species

WalzCraft has introduced Australian Wormy Chestnut to its line of wood grades and species used in the fabrication of cabinet doors, drawers and millwork. The wood is a sub-species of the Eucalyptus family and features mineral, pitch, pin-knots, and an abundance of insect holes. Another unique feature is a pronounced fire stripe in the growth […]

Rolled cork

Originally popular in the early 20th century in commercial and institutional applications, Outwater says cork has begun to re-establish itself as a very practical, resilient and easy-to-use product for bulletin boards and wall facing. Readily and repeatedly harvested from cork oak trees, it is an environmentally friendly material in addition to offering value and design […]

Formaldehyde-free panels

PureBond from Columbia Forest Products is a formaldehyde-free hardwood plywood technology that is non-toxic, contains soy-free adhesive, and is North American made. The company also says that this product is cost-competitive. PureBond MDF and Particleboard is also available upon request. The hardwood plywood panels contain no added urea formaldehyde components and are assembled with no […]

Lots of grains

Teragren’s Scientific Certification Systems Indoor Advantage Gold-certified traditional bamboo panels and veneer are ideal for cabinetry, reception areas, wall treatments, furniture and more — with the benefit of the highest air quality rating. Teragren says that these bamboo panels machine nicely, finish cleanly and offer a wide variety of grains to complement any decor or […]

Balance tool-holders

Schunk has introduced a new balancing machine, the Acuro Plus, designed to make the balancing of tool-holders easier in a smaller space. An adapter system with automatic clamping provides the same pulling forces as an actual machine spindle. A menu-driven system provides balancing operations for speeds up to 1,100 rpm through accepting input of desired […]

Noise-reduced hogging

The HeliPlan system from Leitz is a planer head constructed with the interface and cutter block in one piece (monolithic). The spiral arrangement of the cutting edges results in a “soft” contact, designed to provide decreased noise levels, and reduced cutting and feeding forces. The concave-ground cutting edges avoid tear-outs, so the tool can come […]

Insert router bits for MDF door production

Vortex stocks a wide variety of insert router bits for MDF door production .   For more information click: Vortex Tool Company Inc.

Change boring bits without tools

Boring bits with a shank diameter of 10 mm can be changed without tools using the one-part, quick-change adaptor developed by Leitz. The adaptor is suitable for through-feed and point-to-point boring machines as well as for CNC machining centres and most types of boring gears. The bit is fixed inthe chuck by exchanging the adjustment […]

Industrial strength cutters

Busy Bee announces the availability of Craftex Blue Tornado industrial strength cutters that include router bits, shaper cutters, sets and accessories. The bits are CNC machined, and feature: precise shear angles; smooth, full brazing; a full steel body (HV/HRC- 1660/920); super micro-grain C3 tungsten carbide; an automotive, semi-transparent, anti-stick, powder-coat finish; and a full body, […]

Router bits with four cutting edges

Freud has introduced Quadra-Cut carbide router bits that are designed with four cutting edges. Two of the four cutters have an up-shear angle to remove most of the stock, while the remaining two cutters have a down-shear angle that produce an ultra clean, final cut that requires no sanding or rework. The Quadra-Cut line is […]