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Trend Routing rolls out saw blade line

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

Trend Routing Technology has introduced a new thin-kerf professional saw blade line to the North American market, featuring 32 sizes ranging from 5-3/8" to 12" in diameter. Designed for the framing, finish and specialty contractor markets, they cover a range of applications such as cutting wood and wood products, non-ferrous materials, plastics, pressure-treated lumber and nail-embedded material.

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RazorGage adds an entry-level stop gauge

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

19_razorgage_01RazorGage has added the MiniTouch, a new automated stop gauge for entry-level tasks that includes the high-end mechanical features introduced on its CNC-level equipment. The MiniTouch features a 4" x 6" multiple-menu color touch screen that significantly reduces data entry errors and setup time for the equipment operator, according to the company.

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Forrest debuts new Signature Line saw blade

Sunday, 18 July 2010 00:00

Forrest Mfg. of Clifton, N.J., has introduced a new 90-tooth, 12" diameter blade in its Signature Line Chop Master series with a 5/8" center hole for use on any 12" sliding compound miter saw, chop saw or radial arm saw.

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Striebig adds touch-screen features

Monday, 14 June 2010 00:00

18_striebig_01Striebig has announced significant changes to its Swiss-made Evolution and Control vertical panel saws. The two saws offer new features including a touch-screen color display panel, a laser light guide to assist with horizontal cuts, and the ability to upload cut lists via a USB memory stick. Once the operator imports the cut list from the USB stick, it can be called up on the screen and it appears in the form of a spreadsheet. The Control model offers automatic travel features, while the Evolution model primarily operates under manual conditions.

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Prazi system gets you in the ‘groove’

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 June 2010 00:00

20_prazi_01While the name suggests a dance club or perhaps a record label, the GrooveCenter is a new router table fence-position system available from Prazi U.S.A. It allows the user to cut a groove in the stock's exact center and pulls double duty as an aid to setting up lock miter bits.

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