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Makita sander has one-touch switch control

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 February 2013 00:00

17_tools_techniques_01Makita introduced its new 18-volt LXT lithium-ion 5” random orbit sander, model LXOB01, to expand its lineup of more than 50 compact cordless tools. The tool’s run time, versatility and superior economics make it ideal for carpenters, cabinetmakers, furniture builders, refinishers, boatbuilders and more, says the company.

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Panasonic drill offers switchable battery packs

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 February 2013 00:00

18_tools_techniques_01Panasonic recently introduced its Tough IP line of lithium-ion cordless tools featuring Dual Voltage Technology, which gives the user the option of using different battery packs with different voltages. So instead of juggling two drill/drivers on the job site — a 14.4 volt for overhead work and an 18-volt to drive a bolt, for example — only one is needed.

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Powermatic revamps 18-inch drill press

Written by Jennifer Hicks Sunday, 17 February 2013 00:00

19_tools_techniques_01After a well-received introduction at IWF 2012, Powermatic has brought its PM2800B 18” drill press to market. Designed for any type of drilling operation required by cabinet and furniture makers, the redesign incorporates a host of time-saving features, according to the company.

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Stiles draws a crowd with its Weeke CNC

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 January 2013 00:00

17_tools_techniquesStiles Machinery had the largest exhibit space at IWF 2012 with truckloads of machinery on display. But while visitors were climbing catwalks to get a better view, they were also consistently huddled around the Weeke BHX 055 CNC machining center, which performs routing, vertical drilling, horizontal drilling and groove-sawing operations.

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Oliver updates its carving machine

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 January 2013 00:00

16_tools_techniquesOliver Machinery recently introduced the 15” intelliCarve Pro, a 3-axis CNC carving machine capable of transferring 3-D images onto a workpiece.

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