New Woodworking Tools and New Woodworking Products

Digital heat gauge

Thursday, 05 February 2009 15:55

DIGITAL HEIGHT GAUGE, from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, offers the precision (0.001" accuracy) of a digital caliper in an upright form, according to the company. A solid steel base holds the gauge in place so the user can position the jig with one hand, set the caliper to the desired height, and then raise the bit or blade to match. The digital height gauge has an adjustment range of zero to 5" and can be zeroed out by setting the caliper at table level and pushing a button. The gauge offers readouts in inches and millimeters. The battery-powered Rockler digital height gauge, item 30980, sells for $49.99. Contact: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. Tel: 877-762-5537.


Jorgensen lever and gear clamps

Thursday, 05 February 2009 15:53

JORGENSEN LEVER AND GEAR CLAMPS are the newest offerings from Adjustable Clamp Co. The gear clamp offers a clamping force up to 600 lbs., has a 3" throat, cushion-grip pads, and quick release feature, according to the company. The lever clamps are available in 6" and 12" lengths, priced at $10.96 and $12.11, respectively. The gear clamps are available in 4" ($12.49), 8" ($14.30) and 12" ($16.06) versions. Contact: Adjustable Clamp Company, 404 N. Armour St., Chicago, IL 60642. Tel: 312-666-0640.


Portapro cordless glue gun

Thursday, 05 February 2009 15:52

PORTAPRO CORDLESS GLUE GUN, from Master Appliance, is a butane-powered hot-melt glue gun for use in woodworking, automotive, electronic, industrial and packaging applications. The gun reaches a working temperature in less than four minutes and operates up to 392 degrees. It contains a 200-watt heater that delivers up to 1.9 lbs. of glue per hour and is capable of running continuously for up to 140 minutes on butane gas, according to the manufacturer. Features include a safety lock on the fuel-flow control wheel to prevent unintentional gas flow, instant cutoff of glue flow, a built-in folding stand and fuel level window. The cordless glue gun, model GG-100, comes standard with a general-purpose brass application nozzle, four 1/2" x 6" glue sticks and sells for $46.45. A kit with four brass tips, eight glue sticks and a storage case costs $62.55. The 5-1/8 oz. Master Ultratane butane canister is priced at $4.50. Contact: Master Appliance Corp. Tel: 800-558-9413.


FatMax utility knives

Thursday, 05 February 2009 15:50

FATMAX UTILITY KNIVES are the latest additions to the Stanley Works FatMax line of tools and accessories. The five utility knives consist of three snap-off knives (9mm, 18mm and 25mm), a retractable knife and a fixed knife. Each knife includes a blade wiper to help prolong the life of the blade, a blade-clamp button designed to reduce blade wobble and a rubber grip. The new FatMax blades are an improvement over Stanley’s 1992 blades, according to the company. The snap-off knives are priced from $6.99 to $12.99, the retractable utility knife sells for $10.99, and the fixed utility knife retails for $9.99. Blades range from $1.98 for a pack of five to $18.99 for a pack of 100. Contact: The Stanley Works. Tel: 800-556-6696.


3-in-1 Tripod Flashlight

Friday, 09 January 2009 00:00

3-IN-1 TRIPOD FLASHLIGHT, from The Stanley Works, features three flashlights, each generating 20 lumens of directional lighting, and a hands-free tripod design. The flashlights, which can be separated for individual use, have 120-degree rotating heads, shatter-resistant lenses and a weather-resistant design, according to the company. The Stanley 3-in-1 Tripod LED flashlight retails for $29.99. Contact: The Stanley Works.



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