|Buyer interest remained high at 2008 IWF|
For those who feel a need for fast or instant gluing times, Franklin International introduced the Titebond Instant Bond line of CA adhesives. Available in thin, medium, thick and gel viscosities, the cure times range from three to 20 seconds. The Instant Bond line is designed primarily for wood and wood products, but can also be used with a wide variety of materials and substrates.
Colonial Saw, which imports Lamello products, hawked a new feature on the Lamello Cantex Ergo, a dedicated flush milling machine for solid wood edges. A new base plate facilitates trimming flush around corners in one pass.
Carter Products offered a number of new band saw accessories, and was selected as a finalist for the IWF Challengers Award for its SandTrac product that monitors abrasive belt usage on wide belt sanders.
CMT USA introduced its Rout A Bowl template and router bit system, which basically allows a woodworker to make bowls and trays without a lathe. The company has also updated its Universal Hinge Boring System, designed to be used with stationary drill press or hand-held drill, with two boring head sets. One includes a Blum/Salice head, Universal base and 35mm boring bit, while the other offers a boring head with five adaptors for the 32mm system.
SandMan Products, a manufacturer of downdraft sanding tables, has added a Sand Pro inspection light series. The non-glaring, flat beam bulbs are powered by a 12-volt transformer, which allows the light to be on all day while keeping heat output to a minimum.
Bessey boasted its new K Body Revo Parallel Bar Clamp featuring 1,500 pounds of nominal clamping force. The newly redesigned tool is geared for applications where 90 degree, high-pressure clamping or powerful spreading is required. It offers 30 percent more clamping surface and 25 percent more clamping force than its predecessor, as well as a new end rail clip, rail protection and many accessories. Representatives at the booth enjoyed showing attendees the 1,500 lbs. of clamping force register on a digital pressure load cell attached to a workbench.
Donaldson Co. Inc. introduced its Torit PowerCore dust collector. The machine handles high air flow and heavy particulates, but takes up less space than a traditional baghouse collector.
AWFS up next
For those IWF attendees whose feet no longer hurt and are already looking forward to the next huge U.S. woodworking and machinery blast, the 2009 Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers Fair, also known as AWFS Vegas, will be held July 15-18, 2009 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. One of the show’s highlights will be a series of “Going Green” seminars.