Archives for November 2015

Up stroke, down stroke

General International’s new 75-010 12-inch Variable Speed Drill Press is designed for easy, complete control of both down-stroke depth and upstroke travel. It’s equipped with an easy-to-adjust dual depth stop. The press has a 9-1/2-inch square work table. The spindle speed ranges from 500 to 3,000 rpm, and there’s a digital speed display. The chuck […]

Add some splice

Kuper’s new ACR 3200 Cross-splicing Machine is a completely new concept and redesign of its ACR Speedstar, the company says. Its features include one-person operation; touch-panel command control; servo drives and optical positioning control; and an integrated, photo-electronically controlled cutting blade. The working width in the direction of the grain is approximately 600 to 3200 […]

A smart solution

Drawer Box Specialties says the design of its new Smart Shelf puts hard-to-find items at the back of a cabinet within easy reach. The smooth-gliding drawer mounts directly to cabinet shelves, helping maximize access. The three-inch-high shelf kits come fully assembled in five stock sizes. Smart Shelf is designed for cabinets 22 or more inches […]

This jet really flies

At the 2015 AWFS Fair in Las Vegas, Casadei Busellato launched its new Jet Optima T5 in North America. The five-axis machine is designed for small-to-medium shops. The Optima T5 lets you easily machine panels of various dimensions, or doors and a range of windows. Standard configuration has 12 vertical spindles, four in the x-axis […]

W.I. Media recognized for journalism ethics leadership

W.I. Media Inc., the parent company of Wood Industry, was featured in the October 19 edition of the ASBPE Ethics News Update of the American Society of Business Publications Editors for its stand for principles and standards in business-to-business publishing. “This is a great honour,” said Kerry Knudsen, editor and publisher of Wood Industry. “Recent upheavals in media have included fraud investigations for internet […]

Go on a long drive

For assembly or installation work, Ridgid’s new 3/8-inch, 12 V 2-Speed Drill/Driver Kit may fit the bill. Powerful motor delivers 300 inch-pounds of torque. Tool is designed with Rigid’s Hex Grip, which has an innovative micro texture. It provides a secure, comfortable grip on the tool. Uses hyper lithium batteries — they last 50 percent […]

The heart of a liberal

Like a flash, the election is over and we have turned from a Conservative government to a Liberal. I guess that’s my excuse for reminiscing about political journeys, for countries, for movements and for individuals. For example, we all voted for our choice of MP, but we both knew and were told we were voting […]

Clipped short

Sugatsune has this new addition to its Fastmount panel mounting system line. The PC-01 Self-Tapping Clip Set is made up of the new PC-M1A self-tapping male panel clip and the new PC-F1 self-tapping female panel clip. The PC-F1 fits into a 16-millimetre hole. The curved hook side of the PC-M1A nests inside the PC-F1; the […]

Have a vision

The new nVision Contour Edgebander from SNX Technologies is a powerful, versatile machine that’s easy to use and takes up a small footprint on the shop floor, the company says. It features a patented thin-blade guillotine that makes consistent mitred cuts to banding tape, allowing for tape overlap and almost-invisible seams. The nVision can accommodate […]

Publisher wins editors’ kudos

Kerry Knudsen, publisher for Caledon, Ont.,-based W.I. Media Inc., was recognized in the October 19 edition of the Ethics News Update of the American Society of Business Publications Editors (ASBPE) for his fight supporting quality standards for readers, and against a group of antagonistic suppliers. “I am very pleased at such high recognition from such […]