Woodworking Tools and Woodworking Machinery Article Archives

General redesigns 1-hp band saw

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00

generalGeneral International introduced a redesigned 1-hp band saw, model 90-040M1, featuring two cutting speeds and improved dust collection.

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Wanna be lean? Just eliminate waste

Written by John English Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00

lean1Waste has two meanings for a woodshop. It’s the accumulated debris created by the manufacturing process (that is, the garbage), which includes sawdust, chips and cutoffs. But it’s also a term used to describe the percentage of raw materials that don’t get used in production — that is, the amount of money being spent on hardwoods, sheet stock, finishes and hardware that don’t get used right away and sometimes even becomes the first kind of waste. For example, finishes with a shelf life often end up being discarded, as does dated hardware.

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Bigger, better batteries are key to our future

Written by John English Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

As you read this, there are thousands of guys in North Dakota living in “man camps” that are eerily reminiscent of the 1930s. Back in 2000, Williston and Watford City were remote little hamlets on the windswept prairie, far removed from mainstream America. The biggest news in town was a stray steer on the highway or the librarian’s new haircut. Now, thanks to something called fracking, these have become everything one imagines about boomtowns. They are at the center of the Bakken oilfield.

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Cabinet Vision displays new 3-D software

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

cb_vision1Cabinet Vision introduced the Vortek Experience at IWF 2014, a software program that allows kitchen and bath manufacturers to display their products in an immersive 3-D visualization platform.

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Steel City Tool Works trims product line

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

steelcityLeaders from Steel City Tool Works made several announcements about the machinery manufacturer’s new direction at IWF 2014 in Atlanta, starting with the addition of Todd Damon, co-owner of Wood Werks Supply in Columbus, Ohio, as a managing partner.

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