New Woodworking Tools and New Woodworking Products

A.R.T. hand-held controller

Thursday, 04 December 2008 18:19

A.R.T. HAND-HELD CONTROLLER from Techno, Inc. CNC Router Systems is designed for use with all Techno CNC routers. A.R.T. (Advanced Remote Technology) allows the operator the ability to move the machine around during setup and operation while providing complete control of all machine functions through menus on a color LCD touch-screen monitor. Jog functions like X, Y, Z and A-axis jogging/zeroing, jog speed, continuous and incremental step and tool calibration pad touch-off are easily controlled with one finger. The controller features dust protection, a 3-meter cord, multiple configuration languages, USB port for memory sticks, and mounting stand for stationary use. The controller is priced at $1,500. Contact: Techno, Inc., 2101 Jericho Tpke., Box 5416, New Hyde Park, NY 11042-5416. Tel: 516-328-3970.


Smartdriver cordless screwdriver

Tuesday, 04 November 2008 00:00

SMARTDRIVER CORDLESS SCREWDRIVER from Black & Decker now contains a retractable metal screw holder, thereby offering straight and one-handed screw driving. SmartDriver is designed to eliminate the hassle of dropping screws with its new magnetic holder. The lithium-ion powered drill maintains power up to 18 months, has a six-position clutch and delivers 45 in/lbs. of maximum torque, according to the manufacturer. SmartDriver has a forward/reverse window to indicate driving direction and a blue reflector work light for added visibility when working in dark areas. The screwdriver fits in the palm of your hand and is sold with a charging cradle and 11 screw-driving accessories in a bit bar for $39.99. Contact: Black & Decker. Tel: 800-544-6986.


Rockler dust right master system

Monday, 03 November 2008 21:46

ROCKLER DUST RIGHT MASTER SYSTEM consists of dust collection accessories including the handle, extension wand, floor nozzle, bench nozzle, tool port, stable blast gate and wall-mounting clips. The Dust Right handle accepts a standard 4" hose on one end and the system’s other components on the other end. The floor nozzle combines with the 36" extension wand for dust and dirt collection, and the bench nozzle features a molded brush for work-surface cleanup. The Dust Right Master System is priced at $69.99 and the items are also sold individually. Contact: Rockler Cos. Inc., 4365 Willow Dr., Medina, MN 55340. Tel: 800-279-4441.


Blades for wooden planes

Monday, 03 November 2008 21:43

BLADES FOR WOODEN PLANES from Lee Valley are designed for custom work and retrofitting older planes. The 6" blades are 3/16" thick to reduce chatter and come with a finely ground 30-degree bevel. The blades are available in three widths (1-7/8", 2-1/8" and 2-3/8"), in either A2 or O1 high-carbon tool steel. The blades are designed to be wedge secured and are used without a chip breaker. The A2 steel blades sell for $39.50 each and the O1 steel blades are priced at $37.50 each. Contact: Lee Valley Tools, P.O. Box 1780, Ogdensburg, NY 13669-6780. Tel: 800-871-8158.


Titebond instant bond wood adhesive

Monday, 03 November 2008 21:42

TITEBOND INSTANT BOND WOOD ADHESIVE from Franklin International is a powerful cyanoacrylate (CA) wood adhesive that sets in as little as five seconds and can cure in just a half-minute when accelerated with Instant Bond Activator, according to the company. With the ability to set and cure in a flash, Instant Bond can be used in applications such as hard-to-reach joints or surface areas that are difficult to clamp. The two-part substrate can be used on materials other than wood including aluminum, PVC, porcelain and stainless steel. Instant Bond comes in four viscosities — thin, medium, thick and gel — to meet particular applications and MIL specifications. Viscosities are color-coded to easily identify what formula to use on a specific application. A 2-oz bottle sells for about $10. Contact: Franklin International. Tel: 800-347-4583.


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