Archives for May 2016

Circular saw cuts 2x4s in a single pass

The Worxsaw circular saw introduced by Worx is capable of cutting a 2×4 in a single pass. The saw features a 4-1/2 in. blade that is up to 50 percent lighter than a full-size 7-1/4 in. circular saw, the company says. The saw weighs 4.4 lb and draws 4 A at 3500 rpm. The saw […]

Digital platform for tools and equipment

Milwaukee Tool has introduced One-Key, a digital platform for tracking tools and equipment. By integrating tool electronics with a cloud-based program, the platform will include Inventory Management, the first component available through the web and mobile app, creating a central place for users to manage all of their tools and equipment across their network of […]

Awards and recognitions at “The Night of Xylexpo”

Innovation is the common thread at Xylexpo2016, the biennial exhibition of wood and furniture technology and supplies, currently underway at FieraMilano-Rho in Milan, Italy, this month, an edition that promises to be successful according to initial attendance figures. Further evidence came from “The Night of Xylexpo”, an evening when the XIA-Xylexpo Innovation Awards were handed […]

Edge bander system adds options

The Stefani Edge Bander Solution MD from SCM Group includes new devices and options, which are said to have been developed with a focus on perfect joint line and higher versatility of use, such as the new SGP glue pot (Smart Glue Pot) and the PU BOX L pre-melting unit. Finishing quality is also said […]

Cord and hose hook organizer

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced a bracket that lets woodworkers run dust hose wherever needed but also holds air hoses and power cords out of the way to reduce work-area clutter. The Dust Right Cord and Hose Hook can be permanently attached to a wall or stud with screws or hung from a nail […]

Richelieu adds RoHS compliance to hardware

Richelieu of Montreal, Que., has announced it is the first company in North America to offer RoHS and BHMA certified for cabinet hardware and builder hardware. Selected models of RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant pulls free of hazardous substances such as lead and mercury have been introduced. The classic- and contemporary-style pulls available in […]

Pull-out shelf system

Salice has launched Shelf, the new runner for pull-out shelves which adds on to its line of concealed undermount runners. The product is said to be easily attached to the bottom of the cabinet. In the case of wide shelves, runners can be added to increase the weight capacity and more stability. Units are available in all […]

E-letter: Fort McMurray down

Although the Fort McMurray fire is still burning, the threat to the city has been diminished and media and officials have been able to survey the damage. As of presstime, about 2,400 structures have been destroyed, most of which are residences. Each of these residences will need flooring, cabinetry, furniture and other functional items for […]

UCS Forest Group acquires Match Works

The Mississauga, Ont.-based UCS Forest Group of Companies and its operating division Upper Canada Forest Products Ltd. has agreed to purchase the ongoing business of Match Works Wood Products located in Edmonton, Alta., effective March 31, 2016. Ron Matenchuk, the owner of Match Works, is pleased that the company he founded 15 years ago will […]

26 screwdrivers in one tool

LiftUp 26one magazine bit holder from Wiha contains thirteen double bits, offering 26 of the most common drive profiles in one single tool. It is possible to select, remove, and return bits at the touch of a button. The design is based on its predecessors from the Wiha LiftUp series from 2014, with a magazine […]