New Woodworking Tools and New Woodworking Products

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.

Vaughn & Bushnell

Monday, 29 September 2008 20:54

VAUGHAN & BUSHNELL has introduced four specialty tools for jobs ranging from small DIY projects to heavy demolition. The U.S.-manufactured tools include the Hooker, which is a version of a Shepherd’s Crook rocker head that has a reversed hook; a 12" version of Vaughan’s Superbar called the Stubby; the Bantom Bar for paint scraping and prying molding; and two Rockerhead Wrecking Bars, which are designed for increased leverage, have two angles for varying torque, and are available in four sizes. The Hooker retails for less than $15; the Superbar and Stubby retail for less than $10; and the Wrecking Bars sell for about $30 each. Contact: Vaughan Manufacturing Co., P.O. Box 390, Hebron, IL 60034. Tel: 800-435-6000.

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