New Woodworking Tools and New Woodworking Products

Amana Prestige Super Fine Dado Set

Monday, 05 January 2009 19:39

AMANA PRESTIGE SUPER FINE DADO SET is designed for creating grooves, rabbets, tenons, box joints and dentil molding. The set features stacked blades that produce flat-bottom cuts free of splinters and rough edges. The Prestige set is capable of cutting with and against the grain in plywood veneers, melamine, laminates and solid wood, according to the company. The set features 8" diameter and 24-tooth outside blades and six interior chippers with four teeth capable of cutting grooves ranging from 1/4" to 29/32". The outside blades can be adjusted in 1/32" increments, and finer adjustments as small as .002" can be made using a shim set. The dado set also contains four blade combinations that accommodate undersized plywood without the use of shims. The Prestige Super Fine Dado Set is available with a 5/8" or 1" bore, and the base price is $209.95. Contact: Amana Tool, 120 Carolyn Blvd., Farmingdale, NY 11735. Tel: 800-445-0077. www.amanatool.com

   

Fastcap layout tape

Friday, 05 December 2008 00:00

FASTCAP LAYOUT TAPE comes with 32mm spacing for drilling 5mm shelf pin holes. One edge has a 35mm offset and the other edge has a 37mm offset. The user simply needs to line the tape up on the edge offset that works best for the specific job, and start drilling. The layout tape is a quick, easy and accurate method for small jobs such as creating a line bore panel for adjustable shelves or hinge plates. A 60' roll of layout tape costs $14.99. Contact: FastCap. Tel: 888-443-3748. www.fastcap.com

   

Lee Valley palette knives

Thursday, 04 December 2008 20:02

LEE VALLEY PALETTE KNIVES are mirror-finish blades tapered from about 0.008" (twice the thickness of a human hair) at the tip to about 1/16" at the tang, therefore ideal for cutting glue into fine cracks. The knives can be used to spread glue or remove it from your work, to apply and trim filler in restricted areas, or to paint in tight spaces where a brush would be too messy. The forged stainless-steel blades are bedded in hardwood handles with brass ferrules. The blades range from 1/2" to 1-1/2" wide and are sold in a set of four for $9.95. Contact: Lee Valley Tools Ltd., P.O. Box 1780, Ogdensburg, NY 13669-6780. Tel: 800-871-8158. www.leevalley.com

   

M12 hackzall reciprocating saw

Thursday, 04 December 2008 18:45

M12 HACKZALL RECIPROCATING SAW from Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. is a compact, lightweight saw designed for versatile cutting in tight spaces for remodeling, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC applications. The Hackzall is powered by a 12-volt lithium-ion battery and delivers a 1/2" cutting stroke 3,000 times per minute. The Milwaukee tool, model 2420-22, uses the company’s keyless Quik-Lok blade clamp for quick blade changes. Other features include a variable speed trigger, all-metal gear case, battery fuel gauge, and a built-in LED light. The saw accepts both Hackzall and Sawzall style blades, weighs 2.6 lbs. and is 11" long. The model 2420-22 saw comes with two 12-volt lithium-ion batteries, a 30-minute charger, two Hackzall blades and a carrying case, and is priced at approximately $179. Other blades are available as accessories. Contact: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., 13135 W. Lisbon Road, Brookfield, WI 53005. Tel: 800-729-3878. www.milwaukeetool.com

   

DeWalt 10-amp 1/2" drills

Thursday, 04 December 2008 18:42

DEWALT 10-AMP 1/2" DRILLS are available with mid-handle and pistol-grip designs. The drills were developed for job-site use by carpenters, professional contractors, electricians, plumbers, mechanical contractors, HVAC professionals and metal fabricators. The new motor design has approximately 40 percent more copper than previous models at the same motor size, offering users up to 50 percent more power, more torque, and 0-to-1,200 rpm, according to the company. The DWD215G model features a mid-handle grip, all-metal keyless ratcheting, weighs 5.2 lbs., and sells for $139. The DWD215G model features a pistol grip, heavy-duty keyed chuck, weighs 4.9 lbs. and sells for $119. Contact: DeWalt. Tel: 800-433-9258. www.dewalt.com

   

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