New Products

LEE VALLEY VACUUM PRESS is for small projects such as veneer and marquetry work, and bending thin plies over a curved form. The system includes a 20-mil thick, 14" x 48" vinyl vacuum bag with a one-way valve attachment, a length of breather netting, two rolls of butyl rubber sealing tape and a hand pump. The wood and form is not included. The vacuum creates ample pressure for most laminate work — about 12 lbs./sq. in. A 26" x 28" vacuum bag for thicker projects is available. Other options include replacement vacuum bags, tape and breather netting. The Lee Valley Vacuum Press is priced at $54.50. Contact: Lee Valley Tools Ltd., P.O. Box 1780, Ogdensburg, NY 13669-6780. Tel: 800-871-8158. www.leevalley.com

 

BOSCH GRAVITY-RISE PORTABLE TABLE SAW STAND is designed for woodworkers, trim carpenters, general contractors and remodelers. The Gravity-Rise accommodates most manufacturers' portable table saws including a standard Bosch 4000 series table saw. Once the saw is secured to the stand, it can go anywhere without ever being removed. By turning the release lever, and with a little guidance from the user, the weight and balance of the stand raises the saw into position. For transport, the same process in reverse will do the trick. The Bosch Gravity-Rise stand, model TS-2000, is priced at $149.99. A standard Bosch 4000 series table saw with stand, model 4000-09, sells for $559.99. Contact: Bosch Tools. Tel: 877-267-2499. www.boschtools.com

 

 

ORIGINAL SPIRAL O-FLUTES from Integra are designed for acrylics such as Plexiglas, Acrylite, and Lucite, and solid-surface materials such as Corian and Surell. Features include highly polished micro-grain carbide, which allows for better chip ejection, longer tool-life, superior finish, and faster feed rates, according to the company. Mirror-polished tooling is also available for foam materials, aluminum, other nonferrous metals and stainless steel. The Integra O-flutes range in diameters from 1/8" to 3/4", cutting lengths up to 3-3/16", and are priced from $18 to $60. Contact: Integra Tooling, 818 Route 25A, Northport, NY 11768. Tel: 800-633-6312. www.integratooling.com

 

MAKITA 15 GAUGE 2-1/2" FINISH NAILER is the latest addition to Makita's pneumatic nailer line. The model AF633 nailer is a replica version of model AF632, with the exception that model AF633 accepts the popular 15-gauge DA-style finish nails — also known as Senco style. Model AF632 accepts 15-gauge Bostitch finish nails. The nailer has a rear-loading angled aluminum magazine with a capacity of 120 nails. The AF633 accepts driving nails from 1-1/4" to 2-1/2" and is suited for moldings and baseboards, cabinet production, door and window casings, paneling and hardwood flooring. The Makita AF633 finish nailer weighs 5.5 lbs. and retails for around $204. Contact: Makita USA Inc. Tel: 800-462-5482. www.makitatools.com

 

 

CARR LANE clamps has two new additions — C clamps and plastic C clamps. The swing C Clamp has a hinged mounting pad for permanent fastening, allowing the clamp to swing clear for loading and unloading. A heavy-duty, four-prong knob provides a firm grip for quick tightening and high torque. Plastic C clamps are made of fiberglass-reinforced thermoplastic and are corrosion-resistant. The lightweight clamps are suited for outdoor use, and are highly resistant to most acid and alkali solutions and boiling water. Each clamp is available in four sizes. The plastic clamps range in price from $7.10 to $26.80. The swing clamps sell for $36.50 to $45.10. Contact: Carr Lane Mfg. Co., 4200 Carr Lane Court, St. Louis, MO 63119. Tel: 314-647-6200. www.carrlane.com/wood