Archives for October 2015

Cope with it

Freeborn has a new three-piece Cope and Insert Pattern Set. The two-piece cope head has shims so you can easily adjust your fit. The tool features common minor diameters and vertical profile centering. This eliminates the need to adjust the spindle height or fence position when you’re switching from cope to pattern cuts, says Freeborn. […]

Check the profile

WalzCraft has added new profile options to its line of French Mitered Doors. They’re now available in over 30 mitered profiles. Stile and rail widths can be varied, as well. Standard profiles in the 600 series of stile and rail profiles are 1-1/2, 2-1/4 and three inches.

Figure out your angle

This may come in handy when you’re taking initial measurements for a client job. The new KW-400 16-inch Digital Angle Finder from King Canada not only enables you to measure angles and draw cut marks precisely; it also can be used as a power tool accessory. It’s powered by a nine-volt battery. The pivoting blade […]

September-October 2015 Wood Industry

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E-letter: Only a flesh wound

We are in an intensive news cycle. Between elections in both the U.S. and Canada, recreational mass murder in Oregon, a Russian invasion in Syria, the Pope, the markets and who-knows-what-all, the likely most far-reaching story of the last two weeks has been all-but buried. I am talking about the discovery of Volkswagen’s desertion from […]

Video package offer: Better than a selfie

Tired of the same-old, same-old booth videos? Wood Industry now offers an in-booth video package as an option for exhibitors at WMS for only $500 Cdn! You get: — 20-minute on-booth recording of your message, edited down to three minutes run-time. — Professional, HD recording by a credited videographer — As with all Wood Industry products, the quality is in the […]

Unions vs. Canada

By now, most of you know about the closing of Devlin, Ont.,-based Gingrich Woodcraft, following a vote by employees to unionize the shop last August 17. Union officials quoted in the media seem to want this to be a matter of law and faith. For example, Stephen Boon, national representative for Unifor, the involved union, […]

He cuts, he scores

SafetySpeed says it developed a new scoring unit for its 7400 vertical panel saw because of strong customer demand. The new design enables easy adjustment when you’re changing material thickness or you need to move the scoring unit out of the way when it’s not in use. As well, when you need a sharper edge, […]

Come to the table

Felder’s new FAT 300 Adjustable Working Table can come in handy in the shop as a table saw extension table, or as a mobile table for other work. It features a large worktop surface of 1200 millimetres (47.24 inches) long by 739 millimetres (29 inches) wide. When it’s raised to the upper position, the working […]

Get an edge

Royce/AYR’s PCD or Insert Cutter Assembly mounted on a CUBIT Hydro sleeve has a completely enclosed, dust-free adjustment system. The micro-adjust allows fast, precision changes for tongue or groove. You can make tool adjustments without taking the tool off the shaft. Royce/AYR says the double Hydro sleeve provides long tool life. The tool is available […]