Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

New technology puts more at your fingertips

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 15 August 2016 00:00

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About a dozen years ago, Porter-Cable introduced the “world’s first” cordless router, powered by a 19.2-volt nickel-cadmium battery. The battery sat on top of the tool, which made it a bit top-heavy, but the performance seemed adequate in the few minutes that I got to play with it.

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WMIA scholarship money helps students, industry

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 18 July 2016 00:00

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The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association awarded $36,500 in scholarship money in May for students pursuing woodworking education. About half of the money is going to 12 college students selected by the trade group’s educational foundation board of trustees.

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IWF gets set to turn up the heat in Atlanta

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 13 June 2016 00:00

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The International Woodworking Fair, or IWF, is about three months away and attendees can expect a very large show, so pack a pair of extra comfy shoes.

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Bosch green-lights saw with safety device

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00

todmug_newBosch is taking its new Reaxx job-site table saw, with its flesh-detecting Active Response Technology, to market.

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Home project gains a boost from YouTube

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 11 April 2016 00:00

todmug_newI’ve had some extra shop time recently, which can only mean one thing: We needed something for the house.

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