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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.

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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.

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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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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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