Woodworking Tools and Woodworking Machinery Article Archives

Take a load off: Use machines for moving

Written by John English Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

load1Man and machine — these are two areas of concern when handling materials in the woodshop. First, a manager needs to train people to lift properly so they avoid injury. Once that’s done, he or she can take a look at various machines and mechanical aids that help an employee lift and move parts or projects around the shop.



Bosch turns the table with new miter saw

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

boschBosch has introduced its new 12” dual-bevel slide miter saw, model CM12SD, featuring a front-mounted bevel control and increased cutting capacity.



3M adds versatile Ultra Flexible sandpaper

Written by Jennifer Hicks Sunday, 13 December 2015 00:00

sanding1Looking for a better way to sand contoured shapes and difficult-to-reach areas? 3M offers a solution with its new Ultra Flexible abrasives, available in sheets and rolls.



VFDs pump up compressor market

Written by John English Sunday, 15 November 2015 00:00

john_englishHave you heard about variable frequency drives (VFDs)? They’re the electric wizardry that controls a variable speed air compressor’s rotary pump. Well, technically, they control the AC motor’s speed and torque and they do that by varying the motor’s input frequency and voltage. That, in turn, controls the air pump.



Kreg adds auto-adjusting face clamps to new K5

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

kregKreg Tool Co., a manufacturer of woodworking tools and accessories, introduced its K5 Master System, model K5MS, with an additional auto-adjusting face clamp and portable base.



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