New Woodworking Tools and New Woodworking Products

Prisma Maxi double-blade miter saw

Friday, 26 June 2009 19:49

PRISMA MAXI double-blade miter saw, available from PAM Fastening Technology, provides low- to medium-volume frame shops with the flexibility to also accommodate larger moldings up to 7" wide and up to 3-1/4" deep. The machine has a unique horizontal cutting stroke and other design details to reduce blade vibration. All types of wood- and aluminum-covered frame material can be mitered and cut with very little setup time and minimum maintenance, according to the company. The unit’s fully enclosed design enhances safety by keeping the operator’s hands at a safe distance from the saw blades. Contact: PAM Fastening Technology. Tel: 704-394-3141. www.pamfast.com
   

Pam Fastening Screwdriver Accessory System

Friday, 26 June 2009 19:48

PAM FASTENING SCREWDRIVER ACCESSORY SYSTEM attaches to any drill/driver and firmly holds screws in position for insertion in any type of work area. The system is designed for one-hand operation thanks to a ball bearing system that securely holds Phillips square drive or PAMDrive recess screws. The E-Z Driver can be used for multiple tasks including installing drywall, sub-flooring, decking and railing, roofing, fencing, tile underlayment and other applications. The E-Z Driver comes standard with a Phillips and square drive bit and weighs less than 6 oz. It retails for $16.95, but for a limited time on Amazon.com is $8.95. Contact: PAM Fastening, 2120 Gateway Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28208. Tel: 704-394-3141. www.pamfast.com
   

Automatic Vacuum Switch

Friday, 26 June 2009 19:48

AUTOMATIC VACUUM SWITCH from Lee Valley runs a shop vacuum only when it is needed — in unison with a power tool. The switch is plugged into a regular 110-volt outlet, and the tool and vacuum are then plugged into the switch. When the circuitry senses the tool drawing power, the vacuum automatically turns on. The vacuum operates until six seconds after the tool is turned off to clear the hose. The unit comes with two 110-volt, 15-amp input cords — one 6' long, the other 18" long. The Lee Valley vacuum switch sells for $39.50. Contact: Lee Valley Tools Ltd., P.O. Box 1780, Ogdensburg, NY 13669-6780. Tel: 800-871-8158. www.leevalley.com
   

Ligno-Scanners

Friday, 26 June 2009 19:43

LIGNO-SCANNERS from Lignomat USA are pinless wood moisture meters for cabinetmakers, hardwood floor installers and anyone measuring lumber in thicknesses up to 3/4". The meters have 71 settings for different wood species. The user simply needs to punch in the specific gravity of the species or use the wood group card that comes with the meter for accurate calibrations of exotic and domestic woods. The pinless meter is for scanning a large number of boards to detect higher moisture levels and water pockets. The meters are also capable of measuring stacks of veneer. The Ligno-Scanner S measures wood up to 1/4" thick and the model D measures wood up to 3/4". Both are priced at $199. The SD model measures wood 1/4" and 3/4" deep and sells for $275. Contact: Lignomat, P.O. Box 30145, Portland, OR 97294. Tel: 503-257-8957. www.lignomat.com
   

Rockler Pack Rack Ultimate Mobile Storage Solution

Friday, 26 June 2009 19:42

ROCKLER PACK RACK ULTIMATE MOBILE STORAGE SOLUTION is a full-service mobile work station, letting users keep tools and equipment organized anywhere in the workshop. From clamps to interior shelving, the tool storage system allows users to keep tools and equipment organized and on hand anywhere in the workshop. The Pack Rack is designed for use in both large and small shops. In large shops, the storage facility saves time by holding clamps, glue, fasteners, assembly tools and other items in one mobile unit. In small shops, the work station provides its space-maximizing benefits with a small footprint. The Rockler Pack Rack Tool Storage System retails for $149.99. Contact: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. Tel: 877-762-5537. www.rockler.com
   

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