Archives for October 2015

Go drilling or driving

King Canada has a new Performance Plus 8020L 20 V Max Lithium-ion Cordless Drill Kit that can equip you for either joinery work in the shop, or on the installation job site. The complete kit is composed of the drill, two batteries, a 45-minute quick charger, six drill and six screwdriver bits, a bit extension […]

Holding on

Magswitch has introduced what it says is a safer system for holding workpieces in place. The Magswitch MagJig 150 magnet attaches to any steel or cast-iron surface without the need to mount in tracks or slots. If your shop is small, this may be an ideal work-holding solution. Magswitch says these powerful magnets can replace […]

Test your IQ

Laguna Tools says its new IQ CNC Router redefines computer numerical control in woodwork production. If space is at a premium in your production shop, the IQ has a footprint designed to fit. The unit is a smaller version of Laguna’s SmartShop router technology. It’s an industrial-level benchtop machine, says Laguna. The IQ has a […]

Hollow heads

Charles G.G. Schmidt & Co. says its new Hollow-shank taper (HSK) Cutterheads are designed to work with today’s newest moulders. They’re made from alloy steel, with a hardened and ground HSK locking device. The heads are rated for 12,000 rpm and work on any HSK machine. They’re made for ¼-inch, 5/16-inch and 3/8-inch thick knives. […]

Millennials: New perspective on customization

If Paul Revere was making a midnight ride these days to alert you, he’d probably be shouting, “The Millennials are coming, the Millennials are coming!” Actually, they are already here, so get armed to meet them head on. A global market research study by the consulting firm Accenture calls Millennials “a potent force” that spends […]

Looking sharp

DMT’s new DuoBase with MagnaBase Adapter may come in handy when you need to sharpen chisels or other manual cutting tools used during finishing or assembly work. It holds sharpening stones securely and enables fast, easy grit changes. The DuoBase works with all six-by-two-inch stones as well as all of DMT’s Duosharp and Dia-Sharp bench […]

Sawing on site

If you’re an installer, this may help on the jobsite. Rockler has added the new Sawstop Jobsite Tablesaw to it offerings. This is the first fully portable, compact table saw with Sawstop’s innovative safety brake that helps prevent serious injuries. The brake immediately stops the saw if the blade touches skin. The Jobsite Tablesaw is […]

Colclo Custom Woodworking, Markham, Ont.

Seeing history through a window   Every once in a while Brent Colclough gets sentimental, and, when he looks down at the shop floor through the window of his upstairs office, he sees his child self standing over a belt sander — the same one that still stands, though now disused, pretty much where it […]

Trim it out

Dynabrade’s new Model 51860 Complete Trim Router is ideal for applications on cabinets, casework, doors, panels, countertops, laminates and displays, the company says. The fast pneumatic tool has a one-horsepower motor that puts out a fast 20,000 rpm. The motor is governor-controlled to provide consistent load speed. It works on a 3/8-inch air line with […]

A new diva on the scene

Italian manufacturer Greda has introduced the Diva CNC Machining Centre. The five-axis unit is designed to be an ideal solution where space is at a premium. It has a heavy-duty, fixed bridge structure with a working bed that runs on over-size, hardened guides. Easy programming with Windows-based operating system. Custom sizes and configurations can be […]