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Time changes attitudes toward waterborne coatings

Written by Les Smith Monday, 17 July 2017 00:00

waterborne_edgeWhat was the world like a decade ago? Flash back to 2007. The first iPhones hit store shelves in June. The Chicago Cubs hadn’t won a World Series in nearly 90 years. And most woodworkers didn’t want to discuss or consider waterborne coatings because of multiple issues such as durability, appearance and cost.

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Hidden hardware has given shops a leg up

Written by John English Monday, 12 June 2017 00:00

ovvoIn the woodshop, hidden fasteners have traditionally had two very distinct identities. They have been either a mode for cabinetmakers to speed up assembly or a way for end users to assemble knockdown (KD) furniture in their homes and offices.

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Grizzly debuts new benchtop wood lathe

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 June 2017 00:00

grizzly_latheGrizzly Industrial offers a new 10” cast-iron benchtop wood lathe, model G0624Z, a sturdier and more powerful version of the model G0624 that it replaces, according to the company.

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Festool Airstream battery line reduces charging times

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 June 2017 00:00

festool_airstreamFestool introduced its Airstream battery technology in April, which it says can reduce charging times by up to 60 percent. The charging system pulls cooled air through the battery’s cells and exhausts hot air.

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Benz rolls out Flex 5 series machining heads

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 June 2017 00:00

benz_flexBenz Inc., a producer of machining heads for wood and other industries, presents its new Flex 5 and Flex 5 Plus adjustable angle head systems for CNC routers.

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