Creative energy

As 2018 is just barely poking its head out on a cold January morning, there is no doubt that we are living in a technological revolution the likes of which humanity has never experienced before. Chances are that some form of technology was included as a gift in recent celebrations and if you are a […]

Big labour changes here

At this point, many of us have heard about the increases to the minimum wage that have taken effect across the province of Ontario. This change is part of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, also known as Bill 148, which is intended to update workplace laws across Ontario. Further, the increase to the minimum […]

Small business clampdown

New employment standards legislation in Ontario is making it easier for unions to organize in the province. When Bill 148, the “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act” came into effect on January 1, it lowered the threshold from 50 to 20 percent signup of union cards in the private sector to allow access to employee data […]

Cabinet hardware includes hinges, drawer systems and drawer slides

Hinges, drawer systems and drawer slides from Saca have been announced. Hinges include soft-closing, glass, angle and compact series. Drawer systems and slides include twin wall board drawer types, as well as soft-closing concealed full extension and single extension slides.

Structural and decorative wood components

Timber Wolf has introduced a wide range of kitchen island posts, corbels, furniture feet, and other structural and decorative wood components. In addition to the standard offerings of maple, cherry, alder, oak, pine and poplar, the company has added sapele mahogany, walnut, hickory, white oak and quarter sawn white oak.

Grip holders speed up tool changes

CNC Automation has announced the Hydrogrip Deluxe Kit with case, suitable for ISO30 spindles in Therwood machines. The kit includes a ½ in. and ¾ in. Hydro-Grip G2T holder, as well as a 3/8 in. and ¼ in. reduction sleeve. The holders are easy to use and make tool changes quick, the company says. They […]

Aggregate heads gain access to unusual machining angles

Benz aggregate heads and right angle heads are available in a number of single- and dual-spindle configurations. Aggregate head benefits include X-Line Gear technology to offer longer tool life, higher rigidity and accuracy, the company says. Standard (CAT, HSK, SK, BT) semi-standard and custom solutions are available. Custom angle heads are quoted according to individual […]

Tool selection guide app make calculations

A tool selection guide app for mobile devices has been introduced by Vortex Tool Company. Input the type of material being cut, the horsepower of the CNC machine, the tool diameter, the thickness of material and the type of cut desired, and the guide will recommend the best tool for the application, the company says. […]

Good vibes on WMS show floor

Visitors from nine provinces and two territories, as well as 34 of the U.S. states, attended the three-day Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS) held this fall at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. According to show organizer Woodworking Network of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the WMS 2017 show had attendance up 12 percent over the last edition in 2015. Preliminary figures show […]

2017 Reader Survey: Social media gets an “F”

Thank you to all of those who took part in our 2017 Reader Survey. We loaded up on social media questions to gauge your level of participation on these digital platforms. Judging from the feedback, responses showed a large degree of ambivalence. While most of you do have a social media account for your businesses, a whopping 37 percent do […]