New Woodworking Tools and New Woodworking Products

Flip knife

Monday, 06 October 2008 16:23

FLIP KNIFE, from C.H. Hanson, is a patented double-ended utility knife that eliminates the need to carry two knives to get certain jobs done. The double-ended knife is designed for roofing and flooring professionals who need special blades for each application, as well as various other woodshop uses. One blade can be a dedicated straight blade for cutting tar paper or underlayment, while the second can be hooked for shingles or flooring. The blades can be independently retracted, but both cannot be extended at the same time for safe usage. The blade channel will accept any universal blade. The flip knife retails for about $10. Contact: C. H. Hanson Co., 2000 N. Aurora Road, Naperville, IL 60563. Tel: 800-827-3398.


Solid surface planer saw blades

Monday, 06 October 2008 16:05

SOLID SURFACE PLANER SAW BLADES, from Forrest Mfg., feature abrasive-resistant carbide teeth that provide smooth chip- and scratch-free cuts when working with solid surface materials such as Avonite, Corian and Fountainhead, according to the company. The blade area is available in standard and metric sizes from 7-1/4" to 16" diameters with 40 teeth for table saws, and in 8" to 18" diameters with 60 teeth for radial and overhead saw applications. The blades fit saws with 5/8" to 1" arbors. The table saw blades come with a 20-degree face hook; the overhead and radial saw blades have a 10-degree face hook. The blades range in price from $79 to $196. Contact: Forrest Mfg. Co., 457 River Road, Clifton, NJ 07014. Tel: 800-733-7111.


Band saw tension gauge

Monday, 06 October 2008 16:03

BAND SAW TENSION GAUGE, from M. K. Morse, quickly measures blade tension while the blade is on the machine. The gauge checks for under-tension and over-tension conditions, providing measurements in pounds per square inch as well as kilograms per square centimeter. Features include a cast, powder-coated body and storage box with protective foam inserts. Using the proper tensioning of band-saw blades maximizes blade life and reduces the opportunity for machine damage due to over-tensioning. The M.K. Morse tension gauge retails for about $400. Contact: M. K. Morse Co., P.O. Box 8677, Canton, OH 44711. Tel: 330-453-8187.


Finish nailers

Monday, 29 September 2008 21:02

FINISH NAILERS, from DeWalt, include the 15-gauge model D51276K and 16-gauge model D51257K. The nailers feature the company’s Sealed Lube Dual Tech system, allowing the motor to work as an oil-free or oil-lube unit. Both nailers weigh 3.85 lbs, shoot 1" to 2-1/2" nails, and offer the following tool-free features: adjustable belt hook, nail depth adjustment, jam clearing and 360-degree exhaust. The 15-gauge has a suggested retail price of $189, while the 16-gauge is priced at $169. Contact: DeWalt. Tel: 800-433-9258.


Monday, 29 September 2008 21:01

CMT will be introducing a complete line of industrial carbide-insert shaper heads at IWF 2008. The 13 heads are made of aluminum alloy and feature micro-grain carbide replaceable knives. The line includes a rabbeting, 45-degree chamfer; multi-radius round-over; round-over and cove; finger-joint; reverse glue-joint; 45-degree lock miter; raised panel; and one-piece stile and rail cutterheads. It also includes adjustable three-piece grooving and two-piece rounding and chamfering sets. Contact: CMT USA. Tel: 888-268-2487.

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