Archives for February 2013

Walk and chew gum

Cyclone is BC Saw & Tool’s new line of dust-extracting tool holders that create suction as the tool spins. This draws dust toward existing extraction systems while keeping the cut significantly cleaner than using the tool alone. According to the company, this reduction in dust improves the air quality for the operator and reduces downtime […]

Hey, guys! Remember me? It’s Lance.

Lance Armstrong appears to have garnered more headlines in the last few months than he ever did as a winner. If fame is important, he has it. Of course, with fame comes worry. For example, the U.S. Department of Justice last month declined Lance’s offer to settle any little issues like fraud and conspiracy for […]

A ripping affair

Baillie Lumber has expanded its ripping capabilities to allow for higher volumes of full-to-width, custom-ripped strips — for a full range of species lines, grades, thicknesses and lengths. Manufacturers across the wood industry, from cabinetry to flooring, can realize the benefit of these ripped-to-width strips to increase yield and production while decreasing waste. With the […]

For sticky situations

Shopsmith abrasive film discs are designed to take Orbit and DA sanders to the next level of performance. Featuring G2 technology, the company says these abrasive film discs cut four times faster and last 4 times longer than ordinary sandpaper discs. Until now, Shopsmith says that discs of this quality were only available through industrial […]

Material-handling jigsaw

The 20-Volt Max Lithium Ion Jigsaw from DeWalt is designed to offer improved runtime, ergonomics and comfort for contractors tasked with cutting and installing a variety of materials, including furniture makers, kitchen fitters, finish carpenters, flooring installers, and remodelers. The saw’s keyless blade change offers enhanced productivity. This product is also equipped with variable speed […]

Sweeping magnetism

Master Magnetics, also known as the Magnet Source, offers a complete line of magnetic sweepers featuring push-, hang- or trailer-type styles. These high-powered, permanent-magnet assemblies, ranging from 12 to 96 inches in width, are designed for the fast and efficient removal of hazardous scrap-metal debris from warehouses, loading docks, parking areas, runways, manufacturing and shop […]

It’s the carbide

The Helical Carbide Cutterhead from Newman is designed to provide significant improvements in noise, cost and performance in comparison to conventional cutterheads. The replaceable carbide-tipped cutters fit precisely into the helical slot, which provides a continuous helical cutting edge. The helical geometry of these cutterheads allows for continuous engagement with the work-piece, which reduces work-piece […]

In the balance

The Counter-A-Syst line from CounterBalance is designed to fit countertop doors that weigh 50 to 150 pounds, and that have lengths of 28 to 42 inches. This product line is typically paired with doors made of stone and wood, and is an alternative to the Lift-A-Syst line, which is more suitable for lighter materials such […]

Evolving a bit, or more

The Wave Cutter bit from Fisch is considered the company’s newest evolution in the product category. For the same price as Fisch’s previous bit line, Wave Cutter offers an optimized cutting edge and better geometry. Also among the product’s enhanced features are: the allowing for the exact running of a drill, lesser friction during the […]

Some chisels and bits

Charles G.G. Schmidt & Co. has added Mortising Chisels & Bits to its product line. These tools cut clean and square mortises in both hardwoods and softwoods. The sharp-cutting edges result in using less horsepower. These chisels and bits are available in seven standard sizes — including 1/4 inch, 5/16 inch, 3/8inch and 1/2 inch […]