New Woodworking Tools and New Woodworking Products

CMT bowl and tray kit

Wednesday, 11 March 2009 00:00

CMT BOWL AND TRAY KIT provides a method to make divided bowls and trays without using a lathe or CNC machine. The kit includes two templates, a bowl-and-tray router bit, a collet extension, written instructions and an instructional DVD. The two templates allow the user to make a variety of shapes and styles of bowls and trays with a plunge router. The collet extension is used to make bowls up to 2-3/4" deep. The CMT Bowl and Tray Kit, model BTS-001, is priced at $99. Optional roundover bits for easing the corners on the top and bottom of the finished project are also available. Contact: CMT USA Inc., 7609 Bentley Rd., Suite D, Greensboro, NC 27409. Tel: 336-854-0201. www.cmtusa.com

 

   

Digital heat gauge

Thursday, 05 February 2009 15:55

DIGITAL HEIGHT GAUGE, from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, offers the precision (0.001" accuracy) of a digital caliper in an upright form, according to the company. A solid steel base holds the gauge in place so the user can position the jig with one hand, set the caliper to the desired height, and then raise the bit or blade to match. The digital height gauge has an adjustment range of zero to 5" and can be zeroed out by setting the caliper at table level and pushing a button. The gauge offers readouts in inches and millimeters. The battery-powered Rockler digital height gauge, item 30980, sells for $49.99. Contact: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. Tel: 877-762-5537. www.rockler.com

   

Jorgensen lever and gear clamps

Thursday, 05 February 2009 15:53

JORGENSEN LEVER AND GEAR CLAMPS are the newest offerings from Adjustable Clamp Co. The gear clamp offers a clamping force up to 600 lbs., has a 3" throat, cushion-grip pads, and quick release feature, according to the company. The lever clamps are available in 6" and 12" lengths, priced at $10.96 and $12.11, respectively. The gear clamps are available in 4" ($12.49), 8" ($14.30) and 12" ($16.06) versions. Contact: Adjustable Clamp Company, 404 N. Armour St., Chicago, IL 60642. Tel: 312-666-0640. www.adjustableclamp.com

   

Portapro cordless glue gun

Thursday, 05 February 2009 15:52

PORTAPRO CORDLESS GLUE GUN, from Master Appliance, is a butane-powered hot-melt glue gun for use in woodworking, automotive, electronic, industrial and packaging applications. The gun reaches a working temperature in less than four minutes and operates up to 392 degrees. It contains a 200-watt heater that delivers up to 1.9 lbs. of glue per hour and is capable of running continuously for up to 140 minutes on butane gas, according to the manufacturer. Features include a safety lock on the fuel-flow control wheel to prevent unintentional gas flow, instant cutoff of glue flow, a built-in folding stand and fuel level window. The cordless glue gun, model GG-100, comes standard with a general-purpose brass application nozzle, four 1/2" x 6" glue sticks and sells for $46.45. A kit with four brass tips, eight glue sticks and a storage case costs $62.55. The 5-1/8 oz. Master Ultratane butane canister is priced at $4.50. Contact: Master Appliance Corp. Tel: 800-558-9413. www.masterappliance.com

   

FatMax utility knives

Thursday, 05 February 2009 15:50

FATMAX UTILITY KNIVES are the latest additions to the Stanley Works FatMax line of tools and accessories. The five utility knives consist of three snap-off knives (9mm, 18mm and 25mm), a retractable knife and a fixed knife. Each knife includes a blade wiper to help prolong the life of the blade, a blade-clamp button designed to reduce blade wobble and a rubber grip. The new FatMax blades are an improvement over Stanley’s 1992 blades, according to the company. The snap-off knives are priced from $6.99 to $12.99, the retractable utility knife sells for $10.99, and the fixed utility knife retails for $9.99. Blades range from $1.98 for a pack of five to $18.99 for a pack of 100. Contact: The Stanley Works. Tel: 800-556-6696. www.stanleyworks.com

   

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