Archives for June 2013

A trim here and there

The redesigned Precision Trim saw blades from DeWalt are ideal for cutting mouldings, staircases, cabinets, windows, flooring, hand railings, as well as additional crosscutting and ripping applications in premium materials. This blade delivers accurate and smooth cuts with minimum splintering. For optimal accuracy, DeWalt designed Precision Trim with a thin kerf, laser cut, hardened steel […]

Into a groove

Häfele Canada has introduced the LooX LED 1089 strip light featuring powerful downward-facing LED modules. Working on the LooX 12 V system, these moulded LED modules are designed for rooms where moisture and water are present, and are particularly suitable for kitchens, bathrooms, living areas and individual interior furnishings. Highly flexible, this strip light will […]

Canadian housing starts set for quick rebound

OTTAWA, Ont. — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) expects housing starts to regain momentum in the later part of the year and/or into 2014, as employment, economic growth and net migration are forecast to improve over the forecast horizon. Overall, total annual housing starts are expected to be lower in 2013 compared to 2012, mostly […]

It’s covered

General International’s new model 15-205 M1 15-inch disc sander features a fully enclosed, heavy-duty steel stand with built-in storage shelf. The 15-205 M1 is equipped with a two-HP 220V motor, a large easy-access stop panel, and a mechanical break to automatically stop the disc within seconds. The precision-balanced 15-inch cast-iron disc is equipped with wraparound-style […]

Glass-effect edgebanding

Combining timeless colours and innovative design capabilities, Rehau’s Visions edgeband line offers the ability to incorporate unique translucent and glass-effect elements into any kitchen or furniture design project.  With this edgeband solution, designers can achieve a broad scope of impressive furniture looks that also provide lasting quality. The edgeband’s three-dimensional depth, when paired with a […]

‘Bubble mongers’ thwarted

That’s the message from a Financial Post analysis of the housing market. We’ve been saying this at Wood Industry for years now, quite literally. Other “experts” have been predicting the bursting of Canada’s so-called housing bubble, yet the housing and construction sectors have been amazingly resilient — and consistently so. In other words, if there […]

Going vertical, and horizontal

The Grizzly Model G0727 Mini Horizontal/Vertical Milling Machine comes with a ½-HP, 110-V, 4.5-A DC motor, and an R8 spindle with variable speeds (from 200 to 2,000 RPM). This model is designed to easily configure for either vertical or horizontal milling. Its maximum vertical spindle, centre-to-column distance is 127/8 inches, its maximum spindle centre-to-table distance […]

Hit the bricks

RUF says it is North America’s premier provider of industrial briquetting systems, leveraging smart technology to improve business operations and protect the natural environment. Because making briquettes from production residues creates valuable products for the generation of heat and secondary raw materials, RUF helps processors and manufacturers from a wide range of industries, including the […]

Yet more ripping

American Lumber Company has expanded its hardwood ripping services to produce ripped-to-width strips that are ideal for manufacturers across multiple industries, including cabinetry, furniture, moulding and flooring. The benefits of these expanded services include increased yield and reduced cost. With the expansion of the program to two facilities — one in Smyrna, N.Y., and the […]

It’s the trunnion

For SCM, its SI400 16-inch Sliding Table Saw is the most versatile machine for any shop wanting to safely and accurately square panels or straight-line thick, solid-wood lumber. With its 16-inch blade capacity (with scoring blade mounted) shops can cut up to 5 ½ inches of material. Externally, the SI400 offers a large 10-inch sliding […]