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Festool rolls out new MFT/3 workbench

Written by Jennifer Hicks Thursday, 05 February 2009 15:30

A good workbench is the cornerstone to any workshop, which is why Festool recently redesigned its multi-function table and released the new MFT/3. This third generation workbench works as part of a system with Festool’s power and hand tools, and now boasts more options than ever for allowing various applications in a wide range of shapes and sizes.

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Carter adds MagFence, an aftermarket rip fence

Thursday, 05 February 2009 15:29

Carter Products, a longtime manufacturer of accessories for band saws, has brought some diversification to its product line with the addition of the MagFence, a fast, cost-effective way to attach a rip fence to most popular band saws, table saws, or any other machine with a ferrous-metal table. The aluminum fence is available in two sizes, 16" and 19-1/2", and uses powerful rare-earth magnets to firmly attach to work surfaces.

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Variomat features four-sided profiling

Wednesday, 31 December 2008 15:18

Weinig, manufacturer of the Unimat and Powermat series of molders, unveiled its latest molder, the Variomat, at IWF 2008. Company literature describes the machine as the “the only molder in the world that can handle four-sided profiling, and then finish-cut the end of the workpiece.” The basic machine is a four-sided molder, but with the addition of options such as the PowerLock system, the multi-function table, a memory system, and a fifth spindle, the Variomat’s capabilities increase to jobs such as creating raised panel doors, cutting any type of frames, and other types of work.

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Grizzly planer/sander can handle a load

Monday, 26 January 2009 00:00

Grizzly Industrial unveiled a beefy (2,314 lbs.) 24" double-head planer/ sander at IWF 2008. The heavy-duty machine is designed for cabinet-shop production jobs, such as dimensioning lumber, and is capable of handling stock up to 24" wide and 6" high.

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General adds an adjustable height 15" band saw

Written by Jennifer Hicks Wednesday, 31 December 2008 14:55

General International’s new 15" adjustable height band saw, model 90-200, features a rack-and-pinion head that allows for the use of different blade lengths.

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