Archives for October 2016

Composite fasteners are metal-free

Senco has introduced composite staples and nails for customers that require blade-friendly, non-rusting, metal free fasteners. Manufactured with a blend of polymer resin and fiberglass, these composite staples and nails can be used where metal staples and nails cannot due to moisture or metal detector use. They are also suitable for applications where sanding belts, […]

Moisture meter for woodworkers

For flooring contractors, woodworkers, furniture manufacturers, QC inspectors and small mills, the J-2000 moisture meter from Delmhorst Instrument Co. is said help keep up with changing job conditions. The meter comes with built-in wood species correction and temperature correction, along with storage and informative reading statistics. Specifications include: corrects for 48 individual wood species and […]

Hollow mortising chisels and bits

Charles G. G. Schmidt & Company has announced seven standard sizes plus two rectangular sizes of chisels and bits made from quality tool steels. Requiring less horsepower, the tools are said to produce extra clean cuts in hard and soft woods. A single flute design provides for efficient chip removal. Two sizes of rectangular mortising […]

Cut pattern optimization software

BlueCell Version 1.1 cut pattern optimization software from Eurosoft has a number of features to increase shop productivity. These include a drag and drop pattern editor, grain formations function to keep multiple parts (drawer fronts, doors) together in the optimization process, “continuous production” with hierarchical priorities for parts, and part families to produce part orders […]

UV-cured powder coated MDF wood components

DVUV supplies UV-cured powder coated MDF wood components for a variety of industries including retail store fixtures and displays, healthcare, hospitality, education and office furniture, and architectural elements. The DVUV product and process emits no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) or HAPs (hazardous air pollutants), is solvent free and non-toxic and uses 100 percent pre-consumer recycled […]

Fastening system for RTA and custom designs

Lockdowel offers two systems — the Lockdowel Component System (CS), three-piece component hardware that is suitable for automated manufacturing, and the EClips system, a single-piece fastener which is best suited for custom or RTA applications. The EClips line has recently expanded to include hinges and drawer slides featuring ChanneLock technology. Assembly and installation can be […]

E-letter: Carbon grizzly footprint

It is interesting, lately, how people decide to support their ideas with what they saw recently in a movie. It’s as if the world of make-believe has become the world that is and should be. Take The Revenant, for example. It is described as an “epic, semi-biographical western film.” Semi-biographical? Folks will come away with […]

Workholding vacuum pods

Workholding vacuum pods from are said to be superior to competitors’ products because they are only made from virgin G.L.S. Krayton. Other, more durable pods, are made of P.V.C. Krayton. Supported brands include Weeke Matrix, Busellato, Biesse, Morbidelli and Masterwood. The company manufactures pod gaskets, vacuumblocks, grid and flat table pods, gasketing, track pads, […]

Dowel system replaces traditional processes

The FastenLink plastic dowel system replaces wooden dowels to hold adjoining pieces in place, which are most often clamped in some way while the cabinet is being put together and held with glue, the company says. In addition, sometimes there is also a cam system that locks the pieces into place. The pending patent is […]