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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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General ‘beefs’ up its band saw

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

16_tools_techGeneral International’s new 22" band saw, model 90-380 M1, features a one-piece steel frame, cast-iron wheels and a full 16" depth of cut, making it ideal for both general-purpose industrial shop use and resawing, according to company spokesman Norman Frampton.

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DeWalt rolls out new line of hand tools

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

14_tools_tech_01DeWalt has added a new line of professional-grade hand tools and storage products which includes more than 100 items such as utility knives, pliers, wrenches, tape measures, hammers, saws and toolboxes.

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Total Saw produces a thinner saw blade

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 May 2011 00:00

16_totalsaw_01Total Saw Solutions has introduced a new 10" table saw blade to the woodworking market, the Micro-Kerf 40, which is the first of the Micro-Kerf generation series. This versatile blade has an extremely thin kerf (1/16") that allows woodworkers to make precision glue line cuts with a fine finish in hardwoods and softwoods. Made of high-quality steel with carbide tips, it's also strong enough to handle ripping and crosscutting applications, according to the company.

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