August 2017

wsn_0817_175News Desk


Festool parent company buys SawStop.


AWI foundation announces scholarship winners.


WMIA education arm hands out scholarships.


WOOD MARKETS: Alder as an alternative sells well with consumers.


Columns


FINISHING: Back stories sell. By Greg Williams


PRO SHOP: Finding your niche. By David Getts


THE CUTTING EDGE: Rendering programs. By R.W. Lee


Tools & Techniques


Grex Power Tools debuts new brad nailer.


Safety Speed rolls out new screw-pocket machine model.


TigerStop adds AutoLoader to cross-cutting saw system.


ETemplate enhances ELaser Pro.


Features


SANDING TSUNAMI: We show some true grit in determining the machines in a crowded marketplace that will offer you the most for a fair price.


FINDING HIS WAY IN WILMINGTON: Pete Steele’s four-man Delaware shop punches above its weight class, gaining business by finishing complex jobs.


STICKY BUSINESS: Choosing the correct adhesive can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be.


HOLD THE LINE AND MAKE THE CUT: Factors such as cost, availability and in-house expertise are playing larger roles in choosing a work-holding system.