Archives for January 2013

CNC start-up package

A start-up package featuring a comprehensive tool package for new and used machine start-ups is now available from Vortex. The package consists of a variety of tools and accessories including router and boring bits, changing stands, collets and tool holders.   For more information click: Vortex Tool Company Inc.

Cutting tools

Sistemi revealed a wide range of cutting tools for the wood industry, including solid carbide router bits, collet chucks, cutter arbors, boring bits, HS and HW bits, HM tools for hand machines, cutter heads, HW circular saws, HS and HW knives. The company also carries measuring instruments for the furniture industry and specialized equipment for […]

Rotary tool

Suitable for carving, engraving, routing, grinding, sanding, cutting, cleaning and polishing, the Dremel 4000 is designed to be highly versatile. It has a variable speed range of 5,000 to 35,000 rpm and is compatible with all Dremel accessories and attachments, plus the MultiSaw and Planer attachments originally created for the 400 series XPR rotary tool. […]

Comprehensive cutting system

The RipTec cutting system from Leitz is designed to reduce scrap waste and increase efficiency in an innovative and affordable way. Surface defects such as plucking, fuzzing, blowout and crushed end grain are among the manufacturing problems that can be resolved by this system. Additional benefits include improved finish quality, optimized yield/productivity, and extended performance […]

Nano-coated blades

According to Dimar, the release of its improved Nova industrial saw blades, featuring their new D-Coat electrostatic coating, will change the saw blade market forever. Using specialized nano-technology, the D-Coat is absorbed into the saw blade body plate and teeth to ensure it will not peel, crack or rub off during high production use. The […]

Use only as directed

Tooling safety When things are tough, you cut extravagant spending out of your operation. However, common sense is always needed to maintain a safe working environment. Everyone talks safety, but the reality is we all get complacent as we get more familiar with a task. In selling cutting tools, we rarely get asked about the […]

What a difference a day makes…

Time out for talking By Ken Wong It is always encouraging, especially in these tough times, to see sparks of enthusiasm and optimism in the face of greater competition and a looming economic decline. Manufacturers are facing even tougher challenges and are questioning what the future holds for companies and their employees. Therefore, seeing manufacturers […]

Tiny component, big cost saving potential

Wood screws We all are looking for cost reductions. These cost-reduction projects don’t have to be always the big ones. Improvement projects can be found in many different areas. The one area I would like to review today is miscellaneous hardware: the nuts, bolts and screws. Simplification and standardization is the target. This time we […]

Editorial, April 11, 2012

As we have reported, Wood Industry was asked to cover recent trade events in China. A Chinese government translator posed an interesting question during a casual conversation: “Do all North Americans get divorced?” Of course not. Silly question. Et cetera. However, on stopping to think, we do hear a lot about divorce in the media, […]

Letter from Wood Manufacturing Council chair Gary Williams to Wood Industry

Please click here to see a PDF of the letter.  Thank you.