New Woodworking Tools and New Woodworking Products

Miniature dovetail kit

Wednesday, 06 May 2009 15:35

MINIATURE DOVETAIL KIT, available from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, produces finished joints that look identical to traditional dovetails, only smaller. The miniature kit is designed for use with the Rockler Complete Dovetail Jig and includes narrow 1/8" shank bits and a reduced guide collar, which combine with the template to create 1/4" through dovetail joints with tighter spacing (1/2" or 5/8" on center) than any other dovetail system, according to Rockler. The tighter spacing translates to more pins and tails per inch, which allows dovetails to fit on small box projects such as jewelry boxes and pencil boxes. The kit also includes a collet reducer to adapt routers for the thin shank bits. The Rockler Miniature Dovetail Kit, item No. 20618, retails for $59.99 and requires the Rockler Complete Dovetail Jig, item No. 22818, which is sold separately for $149.99. Contact: Rockler Cos., 4365 Willow Dr., Medina, MN 55340. Tel: 800-279-4441.



19.2-volt compact lithium ion drill/driver

Wednesday, 01 April 2009 13:46

19.2-VOLT COMPACT LITHIUM ION DRILL/DRIVER is the newest addition to the Craftsman C3 system, which now includes more than 25 cordless power tools. The C3 drill offers a two-speed gearbox with a low range from 0-440 rpm for high torque applications and high range from 0-1,600 rpm for high-speed drilling. It is equipped with a 1/2" keyless chuck, 24-position adjustable torque clutch and built-in LED worklight. The compact battery is outfitted with a battery gauge indicating the battery’s energy level. The Craftsman kit, model 11910, includes two 1.5 Ah lithium-ion battery packs, a one-hour charger, two double-ended bits and a tool bag. The drill/driver weighs 3.8 lbs. and is priced at $179.99. Contact:



Knaack powercrew

Wednesday, 01 April 2009 13:43

KNAACK POWERCREW is a 15-amp, in-box power supply that provides job-site power for operating tools, radios, phones and charging batteries. The power source comes from a standard three-prong/straight blade extension cord that plugs into the outside of the box. The PowerCrew in-box power supply is designed with several safety features, including a red LED that indicates power is on and an internal relay that provides open neutral protection. It is UL-approved and complies with OSHA recognized test standards, according to the company. The Knaack PowerCrew is sold as a pack of four in-box power supplies for $865. Contact: Knaack LLC, 420 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Tel: 800-456-7865.



Veritas dovetail saw

Wednesday, 01 April 2009 13:41

VERITAS DOVETAIL SAW is a blend of tradition and technology that the company says incorporates all of the critical characteristics of a fine joinery saw, yet is executed using modern production processes and state-of-the-art materials. The 9-1/4" long, 0.020" thick high-carbon steel blade features 14 rip-cut teeth per inch, having 0.003" of set preside. The teeth have a rake angle of 14 degrees and an included angle of 60 degrees. The depth of cut is 1-9/16". The 14-1/4" saw has a solid one-piece blade/spine/mount assembly, and a single brass fastener secures the bubinga handle. The Veritas dovetail saw sells for $65. Contact: Lee Valley Tools Ltd., P.O. Box 1780, Ogdensburg, NY 13669-6780. Tel: 800-871-8158.



Zeus 990 vision level

Wednesday, 01 April 2009 13:40

ZEUS 990 VISION LEVEL from Kapro features the company’s patented Plumb Site Dual-View vial system, a magnified horizontal vial, air-cushioned shockproof end caps, two milled surfaces and non-stick Keflon coating. Designed for professional contractors, the Zeus 990 model incorporates an illuminated horizontal vial for work in low-light environments. The level measures 66mm wide x 30mm deep and has a wall thickness of at least 2.1mm on milled surfaces. The epoxy-locked vials have a calibrated accuracy of 0.0005" per inch, or 0.029 degrees, for the life of the level. Kapro’s Zeus 990 Vision Level is offered in nine sizes from 24" to 96", ranging in price from $100 to $300 for non-magnetic models, and $120 to $320 for magnetic models. Contact: Kapro Tools, 251 Enterprise Drive, Lake Mills, WI 53551. Tel: 920-648-2900.



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