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Festool makes a lighter cordless drill

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 July 2011 00:00

14_tools_techFestool introduced its new CXS 10.8-volt cordless drill in June, the lightest and smallest drill in the company’s Li-Ion platform. It also boasts a FastFix interchangeable chuck system, which makes it a versatile three-in-one tool for a variety of applications.

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Archmaster unveils new line of jigs

Sunday, 17 July 2011 00:00

15_tools_tech_sidebarArchmaster offers a new line of door processing jigs that consists of three products for machining stile and rail doors: the Archmaster AM-24, a sled for arching rails and panels; Railmaster RM-11, a coping sled for rail ends on cabinet doors; and Railmaster RM-16, a coping sled for rail ends on entry doors.

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Rikon expands into the air-filter market

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 June 2011 00:00

19_tools_techRikon Power Tools has introduced the 950 CFM air filtration system, model 61-200, the first of five new systems that will be unveiled at July’s AWFS in Las Vegas. Rikon vice president Rod Burrow says the company is expanding into the air filtration market based on customer feedback about the importance of proper dust management.

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Makita overhauls 18-volt drill/driver

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 June 2011 00:00

14_tools_tech_02Makita recently debuted its 18-volt lithium-ion-powered drill/driver, model LXFD01CW, designed to accommodate a full range of drilling, driving and fastening tasks. An update of a 2006 model, this new drill is smaller and lighter on the outside, but even more powerful on the inside, says the company.

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Jet adds Vortex Cone to dust collectors

Written by Jennifer Hicks Sunday, 12 June 2011 00:00

18_tools_techJet is incorporating its new and exclusive Vortex Cone into several of its dust-collection units. The Vortex Cone is a disk of sheet metal built in between the plastic chip collection bag and the canister of certain single-stage dust collectors. It greatly improves chip separation to prevent clogging of the filter and increases the packing efficiency of the collector bag, according to the company.

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