New Woodworking Tools and New Woodworking Products

Hitachi circular saw

Tuesday, 28 July 2009 20:06

hitachi_20HITACHI C18DL 18-VOLT 6-1/2" CIRCULAR SAW features a left-mounted blade, built-in spotlight, electric brake, soft grip and 50-degree bevel-angle adjustment. It also includes the company's new 10-year lithium-ion tool warranty. The saw's lithium-ion HXP batteries have extended run time, fade-free power, 40 percent less weight and three times the power capacity of traditional batteries, according to the company. The cutting depth is 2-1/4" at 90 degrees and 1-9/16" at 45 degrees. A universal charger is included for batteries ranging from 7.2 to 18 volts for Ni-Cd, NiMH, and lithium-ion battery platforms. The batteries are backwards compatible with Hitachi's 18-volt DMR, DVF3 and DFL lines of tools. The Hitachi 6-1/2" circular saw weighs 7.1 lbs and sells online for $383. Contact: Hitachi Power Tools. Tel: 800-706-7337. www.hitachipowertools.com

This article originally appeared in the August 2009 issue.

   

Riving-knife retrofit kit

Tuesday, 28 July 2009 20:05

general-manufacturing_20GENERAL MANUFACTURING has introduced a riving-knife retrofit kit for its right-tilt (model 350) and left-tilt (model 650) 3-hp cabinet saws. The kit consists of a cast-iron saw-chute assembly, a cast-iron arbor-bracket assembly (with arbor), and a built-in quick-release riving-knife mounting block/receptacle. The kit also contains a riving-style splitter/blade guard assembly with anti-kickback pawls, a separate European-style riving knife, table insert, installation manual and instructional DVD. The retrofit kit retails for $599. Contact: General Manufacturing International Co. Tel: 514-326-1161. www.general.ca

This article originally appeared in the August 2009 issue.

   

Shark clamps

Tuesday, 28 July 2009 20:04

shark_clamps_20SHARK CLAMPS, from Carr Lane Mfg. Co., are manufactured for woodworking, assembly, repairs and general-purpose clamping. The patented heavy duty Shark Clamps have a push-button control to slide the handle in and out to a maximum opening of 5" or 6-1/2", depending on the model. The new clamps are available with either a T-handle (for greater tightening leverage) or a straight handle with optional no-mar rubber pads. The clamps range in price from $17.80 to $20.35. Contact: Carr Lane Mfg. Co., 4200 Carr Lane Ct., St. Louis, MO 63119. Tel: 314-647-6200. www.carrlane.com

This article originally appeared in the August 2009 issue.

   

Adams Wood Products' Queen Anne-style legs

Tuesday, 28 July 2009 20:03

adams_wood_products_20ADAMS WOOD PRODUCTS has introduced a line of Queen Anne-style legs ranging in size from 15" to 34" tall. The legs are available for use with coffee tables (15-1/4" x 1-7/8"), chairs (16" x 1-7/8"), end tables (21-1/4" x 1-7/8"), sofas (25-3/4"), dining tables (28-1/2" x 1-7/8"), commodes (21-1/4" x 1-3/4"), desks (29-1/4" x 1-3/4"), and lowboys (34" x 1-3/4"). They are offered in maple, cherry, red oak, mahogany, walnut and paint grade (when available). Prices range up to $48.35; quantity discounts are available. Contact: Adams Wood Products. Tel: 423-587-2942. www.adamswoodproducts.com

This article originally appeared in the August 2009 issue.

   

Unimove Vacuum Lifting System

Friday, 26 June 2009 19:56

UNIMOVE VACUUM LIFTING SYSTEM, from UniTech Industries, allows one operator to pick up and move items that weigh up to 1,000 lbs, according to the company. The UniMove can handle large sheet goods, laminated materials and more. Sheets can be rotated for placement onto routers, panel saws, CNC machines and other processing equipment. Contact: UniTech Industries Inc. Tel: 610-826-7855. www.unimove.com
   

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