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A finish nailer without the hose

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 May 2010 00:00

Hitachi Power Tools has introduced a gas/battery-powered 18-gauge finish nailer, model NT50GS. The nailer weighs about 4 lbs. and does not require the use of a compressor or hose. It's powered by a lithium-ion battery and gas fuel cell.

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Trusted tools you need by your side

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 April 2010 00:00

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When given a moment to think about it, every professional woodworker has their own personal list of favorite tools. When it comes to stationary machines, their notes compare in that table saws, planers and jointers are all essential shop staples. But when narrowing down their Top 10 portable tools, such as hand-held and bench-top items, the list varies depending on their niche.

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Accu-Router adds latest Fanuc controls

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 20 April 2010 00:00

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Accu-Router CNC Technology recently announced that the latest Fanuc CNC control (0i-MD Series) is being integrated into all of the company's high-velocity machines.

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Shop Fox 12" drum sander adds power

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 April 2010 00:00

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Woodstock International has updated its Shop Fox 12" drum sander, model W1740, with a more powerful conveyor motor and improved drive system. Bill Crofutt, the company's quality control manager, says the new variable speed control is one of the drum sander's highlighted features.

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SCM planers designed for precise cuts

Monday, 19 April 2010 00:00

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SCM Group has introduced its S630 series of planers designed for use by professional furniture and cabinet shops. The 24" planers have an electronic readout for table positioning and adjustable rollers in a cast-iron table before and after the cutterhead. The S630 series also has a steel sectional infeed roller to allow different thicknesses to be fed at the same time and four speed changes (20, 33, 43, and 56 fpm) to allow for better finishes for different types of materials. Both machines operate with a 12-hp three-phase motor.

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