Archives for November 2016

Colour-consistent solvent-based wood stain system

The AccuStain solvent-based stain system from AcromaPro is said to deliver a wood finishing product for batch-to-batch colour consistency with deeper, cleaner colours. Fast, repeatable color development, using a wide palette, means that finishers can achieve the correct colour quickly in fewer steps, the company says. Sixteen uniquely ground pigments and three clear bases specifically […]

System adds space to corner cabinets

The Flex corner cabinet pull-out system from Vauth-Sagel is said to provide a variety of options for kitchen designers. Customers can choose between 900, 1,000 or 1,200 mm for the carcass and 450 to 600 mm for the doors. The corner cabinet minimum requirement is 480 mm, with 500 and 575 mm versions also available. […]

Biscuit joiner driven by vertical mechanical drive

The Zeta P2 joiner machine for the P-System from Colonial Saw has been introduced. The P-System depth adjuster allows users to easily choose between five P-System depths. The cutter plunges into the preset depth, then follows a vertical movement up and down for the profile cut called the VMD Vertical Mechanical Drive, which can be […]

Compact CNC tackles more than wood

The CNC Piranha XL from Next Wave Automation is said to take its Piranha series one step closer to a full size CNC for the fraction of the price. The 12 x 24 in. table makes it suitable for projects like carvings, plaques, ornamental boxes and precision parts machined from wood, soft metals or plastics. […]

New BBB guidelines on native advertising

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of the United States and Canada was founded in 1912 on a foundation of truth in advertising. A century later, BBB is updating its mandate and has issued guidelines to advertisers that call for clear labeling when the design, style and functionality of commercial messages mimic editorial content. The addition […]

CNC tool grinder operates on CAD drawings

The Rondamat 1000 CNC from Weinig grinds and sharpens tools fully automatically. A CAD drawing created by the Moulder Master program provides the basis for producing accurate profiles on the moulder. The program links together the processes which take place prior to production. Errors are designed to be minimized, process security improved and consistent high […]

Hettich ranks in Germany’s top 500 family businesses

The Foundation for Family Businesses in Germany has named the cabinet hardware manufacturer Hettich Group as a top 500 family business for its outstanding business achievements. As an economically and politically independent initiative of family businesses, the Foundation encourages dialogue among family business owners, supports research activities and institutions focusing on this type of business and […]

Portable circular plunge cut track saw

The TS REQ portable circular plunge cut track saw from Festool is said to compare with advanced table saws, miter saws or panel saws. The unit has micro-adjustable depth controls and a flat housing for flush-cutting against walls or adjacent surfaces. When used with Festool guide rails, users can achieve perfectly straight and splinter-free cuts, […]

Reengineered undermount slide

Accuride has announced an 3135EC Eclipse Undermount Easy-Close (EC) slide that has been re-engineered to meet the demands of architects and furniture designers. Fully-concealed, the slides have been enhanced to offer full extension movement with a 100-pound load rating. Operating with less than five pounds of pull force, the slides function smoothly and with complete […]

E-letter: Odds on a positive direction

As you read this, our friends to the south are voting (finally). Should provide relief from their interminable cycle for a while. I’m guessing 40 days, 60 tops, and they’ll be back at it again. So, now that the American election is over and we don’t have a clue who’s the next president, let’s take […]