Archives for June 2016

Labour challenge: Recruiting the right fit

Everybody wants a skilled, conscientious worker in the shop, whether the operation requires two, 10 or more on the floor. Wood shop managers across Canada all say the same thing — it’s tough to fill positions. Enns Cabinetry in St. Catharines, Ont., is no exception. Co-owner Bev Enns says the residential cabinet and millwork manufacturing […]

Dust collection cabinet

The vacuum generated inside the Elite Tools CleanSweep cabinet by a 4 in. dust collection hose pulls chips and fine dust downward past the router bit, keeping the table surface and the surrounding shop clean. The effect is said to be even more powerful when combined with Incra CleanSweep Rings for MagnaLock router plates and […]

Safety net thanks to you

There is no denying. Things are looking pretty good. Every shop we’ve heard from is busy and growing. The latest building permit and housing investment numbers out of the States are positive, and wood-products manufacturing in Canada is up over 10 percent over last year. However, one thing we seem to be lacking in Canada […]

Roll coater and roll coating equipment

Black Bros. has announced roll coater and roller coating equipment. The 22D-875 roll coaters can coat the heavy substrates in rugged environments or use its precision to achieve high accuracy of coating weights, the company says. Standard sizes start at 44 in. (1118 mm) and run to 74 in. (1880 mm) wide. Units are built […]

Hand held edge bander

The Conturo edge bander announced by Festool allows users to apply edge banding on the job site as well as in the shop. The unit can complement an edge banding process by providing a way to work with radii, circular pieces, bevels and small pieces. The hand held edge bander includes dual speeds, and a […]

Folding miter saw stand

The model K-2690N Deluxe Universal Folding Miter Saw Stand from King Canada is constructed for 8-1/4, 10 and 12 in. applications. King miter saws and other miter saws having a foot print no larger than 15 in. deep. The unit includes: 440 lb (200 kg) capacity; 48-1/2 to 124 in. adjustable extensions to handle extra […]

CNC acoustic panel producer

Vitap S.p.A. has announced the 2016 Point Acoustic 1200, a new version of its CNC machine dedicated to the production of drilled acoustic panels. The sister machine, the Point Grooving, has also been redesigned to accommodate panels up to 1200 mm wide. Additional improvements include increased operational speed: 2200 x 8 mm holes in 4 […]