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Festool debuts three brushless motor sanders

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

festool1Festool USA added three new handheld sanders to its North American product offerings. The 5” and 6” random orbital sanders feature the company’s EC-TEC brushless motor technology, which enables them to be smaller, lighter and more compact than sanders with carbon brushes. Prototypes of the sanders were introduced at the AWFS fair in July.

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Concept 350 puts new spin on panel saw

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

conceptDSCO Industrial Machinery, a manufacturer of industrial machinery and panel processing equipment, offers a new panel cutting saw called the Concept 350. Designed as an alternative to a traditional sliding table saw or vertical panel saw, the machine has the advantages of being more accurate, easier to operate, safer and more productive, according to the company.

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Cabinet Vision offers three versions of new cut-list software

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

cabinet_visionCabinet Vision, a design-for-manufacturing system produced by Vero Software, recently launched its new Screen-to-Machine (S2M) Optimizer. The software product is offered in three versions to increase material yield by way of manual layout or through automated machining.

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Read my lips: Tax incentives are everywhere for woodworkers

Written by John English Sunday, 18 October 2015 00:00

In 1973 the finance minister in Ireland, Richie Ryan, came up with a good idea. (As he presided over a very severe recession, most Irish people say it was the only good idea he ever had.) What he devised was something that accountants now call a patent box. He persuaded his colleagues to pass a bill that in essence would exempt from Irish income tax any earnings from patents that were first recorded in Ireland.

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Flexarm unveils ergonomic arms for woodworking

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 October 2015 00:00

flexarmFlexarm, a manufacturer of tapping and assembling systems, has solutions for woodworkers, too. The company exhibited assembly, torque and articulating arms, fitted with routers and drills that can be maneuvered over a bench, at July’s AWFS fair.

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