New Woodworking Tools and New Woodworking Products

Genesis FLX Plus

Tuesday, 28 July 2009 00:00

genisis_flx_38GENESIS FLX PLUS, from Flexaust, is a highly flexible, crush-resistant polyethylene copolymer wet and dry vacuum hose. It is designed to move smoothly over rough surfaces and operate under full vacuum. It can operate in a -40 to 140 F range and comes in 1-1/2" and 2" I.D. sizes in standard 25' and 50' lengths with a plain finish and gray color, according to Flexaust. Options include special end finishes such as screw cuff connections, overmolded fittings to OEM specifications, and custom colors and sizes. It's priced from $1.25 per foot, depending on size and quantity. Contact: Flexaust. Tel: 800-343-0428.


Nilfisk CFM's Hopper Separator

Tuesday, 28 July 2009 00:00

nilfisk_cfm_38NILFISK CFM'S HOPPER SEPARATOR is a great addition to a plant's maintenance plan when used in conjunction with the company's high-powered industrial vacuum cleaners, according to the manufacturer. The separators can be combined with the Nilfisk CFM line of CV blower units to fulfill any central vacuum system need and be equipped with self-cleaning cartridge filtration for large or heavier particles. Each separator has three options for disposal of the collected debris to fit virtually any industrial process. Contact: Nilfisk CFM. Tel: 800-645-3475.


Hitachi circular saw

Tuesday, 28 July 2009 20:06

hitachi_20HITACHI C18DL 18-VOLT 6-1/2" CIRCULAR SAW features a left-mounted blade, built-in spotlight, electric brake, soft grip and 50-degree bevel-angle adjustment. It also includes the company's new 10-year lithium-ion tool warranty. The saw's lithium-ion HXP batteries have extended run time, fade-free power, 40 percent less weight and three times the power capacity of traditional batteries, according to the company. The cutting depth is 2-1/4" at 90 degrees and 1-9/16" at 45 degrees. A universal charger is included for batteries ranging from 7.2 to 18 volts for Ni-Cd, NiMH, and lithium-ion battery platforms. The batteries are backwards compatible with Hitachi's 18-volt DMR, DVF3 and DFL lines of tools. The Hitachi 6-1/2" circular saw weighs 7.1 lbs and sells online for $383. Contact: Hitachi Power Tools. Tel: 800-706-7337.

This article originally appeared in the August 2009 issue.


Riving-knife retrofit kit

Tuesday, 28 July 2009 20:05

general-manufacturing_20GENERAL MANUFACTURING has introduced a riving-knife retrofit kit for its right-tilt (model 350) and left-tilt (model 650) 3-hp cabinet saws. The kit consists of a cast-iron saw-chute assembly, a cast-iron arbor-bracket assembly (with arbor), and a built-in quick-release riving-knife mounting block/receptacle. The kit also contains a riving-style splitter/blade guard assembly with anti-kickback pawls, a separate European-style riving knife, table insert, installation manual and instructional DVD. The retrofit kit retails for $599. Contact: General Manufacturing International Co. Tel: 514-326-1161.

This article originally appeared in the August 2009 issue.


Shark clamps

Tuesday, 28 July 2009 20:04

shark_clamps_20SHARK CLAMPS, from Carr Lane Mfg. Co., are manufactured for woodworking, assembly, repairs and general-purpose clamping. The patented heavy duty Shark Clamps have a push-button control to slide the handle in and out to a maximum opening of 5" or 6-1/2", depending on the model. The new clamps are available with either a T-handle (for greater tightening leverage) or a straight handle with optional no-mar rubber pads. The clamps range in price from $17.80 to $20.35. Contact: Carr Lane Mfg. Co., 4200 Carr Lane Ct., St. Louis, MO 63119. Tel: 314-647-6200.

This article originally appeared in the August 2009 issue.


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