Archives for July 2016

WCA to train skills evaluators at IWF

Woodwork Career Alliance to train skills evaluators at IWF The Nellysford, Va.-based Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the skilled worker shortage through the development and assessment of skill standards, will conduct seven sessions to train Accredited Skill Evaluators during the International Woodworking Fair (IWF), August 24-27 in […]

E-letter: Right to pay

Ikea last month announced it is recalling 29 million Malm or similar dressers in the U.S, along with 6.6 million in Canada, because the units are unstable if they aren’t secured to a wall. The company said it is offering free anchoring systems for customers owning the offending furniture, or will provide the customers with a full […]

Metallic edgebanding

DC Distributing stocks a wide variety of colors and sizes in PVC edgebanding and wood veneers. Among the products offered is MKT Alpha-Tape edgebanding, which is ABS covered with metal foil to give the real metal look of aluminum or stainless steel. The tape is stocked in master rolls of 0.5 mm, along with 7/8-in. […]

Paint program for cabinet components

Conestoga Wood Specialties has announced that its Prism paint program offers more than 1,200 paint colors with 70-plus shades of white and off white, six substrates and five glaze options. The program allows wood product supplies to create a formalized paint offering for its customers, the company says. It adds that painted finishes making up […]

Variable angle lock miter construction

Keystone Wood Specialties’ lock miter construction is a solid, locked glue joint that can be specified in any angle from 90 to 140 degrees, and can be used for either inside or outside corners. Lock mitering allows stable construction of products such as lazy Susan doors, columns, pilasters and joined face frames.

Battery technology adapts to tools

Dewalt has announced the Flexvolt system, which features a battery that automatically changes voltage when the user changes tools. The battery powers a new line of brushless 60V Max and 120V Max Flexvolt tools. The patent-pending battery technology is backwards compatible with most existing Dewalt 20V Max tools and chargers. When used in the 20V […]

Box levels in magnetic or non-magnetic models

The new e75 series True Blue box levels from Empire are available in both magnetic and non-magnetic, and are 40 percent stronger and 20 percent lighter than competitive products, the company says. The all-metal aluminum frame box levels are said to eliminate common level frame deformations seen during harsh jobsite use. The precision milled edges […]

Profile grinder makes moulder knives safely, automatically

Colonial Saw has announced the UT.MA P20 CNC — what it calls the world’s first CNC profile grinder for manufacturing or regrinding profile tools. It is also a complementary finishing machine for those who rough grind with a waterjet. Moulding and millwork companies can use the machine to grind custom knives in the original heads […]