Archives for November 2014

November-December 2014 Wood Industry

Mounting to masonry 

Irwin has introduced its Tapcon Installation System that installers may find useful in situations where cabinets are being mounted to masonry walls. The system is a combined, one-piece bit and drill/drive sleeve that works with both impact and standard drill/drivers. The company says a built-in hex collar stop lets you drill the perfect hole depth […]

There is an app for cutting

Now there is even an app for choosing the right cutting tool, from Vortex Tool Company. All you have to do is enter the kind of material you are cutting, the horsepower of the CNC machine, the tool diameter, the material thickness and the type of cut you need to make. Once you have done […]

The ultimate finish cure

Sherwin-Williams has a new Ultra-Cure Waterborne UV Pigmented Blending System that the company says can help cut your production lead times down to as few as three days. The line of pigmented UV finishes is blended at five regional facilities across North America. Staff at each one have specialized expert training so they can provide […]

Extract adaptability

New Bolt-Grip Impact Performance Series Extractors from Irwin can be useful for installers faced with broken or damaged fasteners in the kitchen demolition process. The company says they feature patented reverse spiral flutes that are engineered to provide maximum gripping power. The new extractors are built specifically for impact tools, but will also work with rotary […]

Right in the slot

At IWF in Atlanta, Nordson showcased its new EB 60 Flex slot applicator. The company says with this new applicator you can optimize your edgebanding material use and reduce material costs while turning out better-quality product. The EB 60 equalizes adhesive volume, and this eliminates the need to squeeze out air or adhesive during coating […]

Lighting up

At IWF in August, Häfele showcased its expanded plug-and-play Loox LED lighting system, which now has more than 20 new lights and switching options in 12 V, 24 V, and 350 mA systems. Häfele also showed off its new Lavido Pantry Pull-out in its line of cabinet and pantry storage solutions. As well, the company […]

E-letter: Looking to differentiate?

The U.S. Senate (then) hopeful from Iowa, Joni Ernst, made marketing history last March as she broke into campaign mode with a hog-castration ad. “I’m Joni Ernst,” the ad opened. “I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm, so when I get to Washington, I’ll know how to cut pork.” Cheap attention getter? The […]

Cutting-edge technology

Thermwood says it is revolutionizing the industry with its new Cut Ready Cut Center. The company says this new technology looks like a CNC router, but works intuitively with touch-screen operation. The machine can make cabinets, cabinet doors, doors, mouldings, furniture and much more. Cut Ready can make 20 million products that include 10,000 cabinet […]

Cutting-edge geometry

You have a lot of new cutting choices from Freud America. At the 2014 IWF show in Atlanta, the company officially launched the next generation of its Premier Fusion blades with new, advanced Fusion Trio tooth design. The geometry is a special grind for the top, sides and face of each blade tooth. The blades […]