Managing risk

Some people don’t like change. But when it comes to safety and risk management in your business, changing your ways can be critical to preventing catastrophe. Just ask Josef Pruellage. He is the senior risk assessment consultant with the risk services division of Hub International, the largest insurance brokerage firm in Canada. Pruellage has done […]

Fast wood floor manufacturing

Doucet Machineries’ new EzyPac 200 fully automated floor nesting station can easily handle the most labour-intensive tasks in wood floor manufacturing, the company says. It picks and places approximately 25 boards per minute. Each station handles one grade of wood. Up to nine rows can be formed simultaneously. EzyPac 200 features include a three-axis linear […]

Dovetail expansion

Elias Woodwork has expanded its line of drawer boxes with new dovetail drawers. They come prefinished and can be shipped ready to install or unassembled, the company says in a release. Elias has included a trash/recycling drawer box in the new line because these have become increasingly popular in kitchen design, says the company. Elias […]

Making a move to Homag

On Jan. 1, Brett Reid joined Homag Canada as the company’s product manager, solid wood. Previously, he was with NAP Gladu (now part of Techniks Corp.) as national sales manager for Canada. Prior to that role, Reid was vice-president and general manager of B.C. Saw and Tool (also now part of Techniks) for 14 years. […]

More accurate miter-saw cutting

Tigerstop says its new SawGear with Double MiterPro adds CNC accuracy when you are cutting boards to length with chop saws and double miter saws. The kit enables fast, easy and accurate changing of finished-part lengths. It eliminates manual moving of stops, Tigerstop says. SawGear is customized for major brands and models of double miter […]

Cyber attack shuts down CMA website

The Milwaukee, Wisc.-based Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) has temporarily shut down its website. The site was hacked early Sunday morning (Jan. 18). The CMA says it decided to shut down its website so visitors would not have their computers infected with viruses or unwanted programs resulting from the cyber attack. The CMA has hired a […]

Pulling out with a three-count

Irwin Tools has launched a new line of extractors that can help with the frustration of bolts and screws that get damaged when you’re ripping out an old kitchen or installing a new custom one. The company says removing damaged screws and small bolts with a single bit is easy using its new SCREW-GRIP Impact […]

Cutting thin

The DSG 200 thin-cutting frame saw is another new unit from Wintersteiger. It cuts up to nine blocks per pass, and has a cutting height of 15-3/4 inches (400 mm). The DSG 200 features a heavy-duty, 22 kW main drive; up to 50 saw blades per saw frame; a servo-controlled precision feed; and a solid […]

Facing the hinges

Grass has a new TEC 863 108-degree, face mount hinge for face-frame cabinetry. It features three-tiered adjustment that provides different levels of resistance. The company says this makes closing action consistent regardless of cabinet-door size and weight. The TEC 863 comes in both self- and soft-close versions. Both models feature a cup drilling depth of […]

Register for Wood Industry Conference

You can register now for the 2015 Wood Industry Conference (WIC). It’s being held April 21 to 24 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Tex. The WIC has been jointly sponsored by the Woodworking Machinery Association and the Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers of America for over 30 years. The 2015 WIC includes a […]