Woodworking Tools and Woodworking Machinery Article Archives

Dust Router gathers everything in sight

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 February 2011 00:00

17_dustrouter_01In the world of woodworking product development, one idea usually leads to another. After creating the Dust Cutter, a dust collection system specifically for table saws, Keen Products' president Dick Keenan started getting customer requests for another aftermarket kit to fit router tables. He went back to the drawing board and came up with the Dust Router, introduced at IWF 2010 in Atlanta, capable of capturing dust from the top and bottom of the table.

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General revamps Excalibur sliding table

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 February 2011 00:00

16_excalibur_01General International has redesigned its Excalibur 48" sliding table accessory, which can be added to most brands of right- or left-tilt table saws.

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Oneida adds 5-hp unit to Smart series

Sunday, 13 February 2011 00:00

15_oneida_01Oneida Air Systems has added to its Smart Collector series of stand-alone dust collectors with a larger model that features a 5-hp Baldor motor.

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Rockler debuts its first air filter unit

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 February 2011 00:00

14_airfilter_01Rocker Woodworking and Hardware has brought its first air filtration unit to the market, calling it the Dust Right 1200. The ceiling unit can be set to run continuously or for a set amount of time, removing up to 98 percent of 5-micron particulate and 85 percent of 1-micron particulate, according to the company.

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Festool dust collectors add new feature

Tuesday, 18 January 2011 00:00

13_tools_techFestool has added two new dust extractors - the CT 26 and CT 36 models - that feature improvements from its predecessors, the CT 22 and CT 33 models. The latest versions include HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filtration, variable suction control, tool-triggered operation, tool storage capabilities and an antistatic hose. The HEPA filters are capable of capturing 99.97 percent of all particulates down to 0.3 microns, according to the company.

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