New Woodworking Tools and New Woodworking Products

Band saw tension gauge

Monday, 06 October 2008 16:03

BAND SAW TENSION GAUGE, from M. K. Morse, quickly measures blade tension while the blade is on the machine. The gauge checks for under-tension and over-tension conditions, providing measurements in pounds per square inch as well as kilograms per square centimeter. Features include a cast, powder-coated body and storage box with protective foam inserts. Using the proper tensioning of band-saw blades maximizes blade life and reduces the opportunity for machine damage due to over-tensioning. The M.K. Morse tension gauge retails for about $400. Contact: M. K. Morse Co., P.O. Box 8677, Canton, OH 44711. Tel: 330-453-8187. www.mkmorse.com

   

Finish nailers

Monday, 29 September 2008 21:02

FINISH NAILERS, from DeWalt, include the 15-gauge model D51276K and 16-gauge model D51257K. The nailers feature the company’s Sealed Lube Dual Tech system, allowing the motor to work as an oil-free or oil-lube unit. Both nailers weigh 3.85 lbs, shoot 1" to 2-1/2" nails, and offer the following tool-free features: adjustable belt hook, nail depth adjustment, jam clearing and 360-degree exhaust. The 15-gauge has a suggested retail price of $189, while the 16-gauge is priced at $169. Contact: DeWalt. Tel: 800-433-9258. www.dewalt.com
   

CMT

Monday, 29 September 2008 21:01

CMT will be introducing a complete line of industrial carbide-insert shaper heads at IWF 2008. The 13 heads are made of aluminum alloy and feature micro-grain carbide replaceable knives. The line includes a rabbeting, 45-degree chamfer; multi-radius round-over; round-over and cove; finger-joint; reverse glue-joint; 45-degree lock miter; raised panel; and one-piece stile and rail cutterheads. It also includes adjustable three-piece grooving and two-piece rounding and chamfering sets. Contact: CMT USA. Tel: 888-268-2487. www.cmtusa.com
   

Vaughn & Bushnell

Monday, 29 September 2008 20:54

VAUGHAN & BUSHNELL has introduced four specialty tools for jobs ranging from small DIY projects to heavy demolition. The U.S.-manufactured tools include the Hooker, which is a version of a Shepherd’s Crook rocker head that has a reversed hook; a 12" version of Vaughan’s Superbar called the Stubby; the Bantom Bar for paint scraping and prying molding; and two Rockerhead Wrecking Bars, which are designed for increased leverage, have two angles for varying torque, and are available in four sizes. The Hooker retails for less than $15; the Superbar and Stubby retail for less than $10; and the Wrecking Bars sell for about $30 each. Contact: Vaughan Manufacturing Co., P.O. Box 390, Hebron, IL 60034. Tel: 800-435-6000. www.vaughanmfg.com
   

KerfGreen

Monday, 29 September 2008 20:53

KERFGREEN is an environmentally friendly version of KerfKore, a bendable substrate and panel product used primarily for radius work. The product has a NAF (no-added formaldehyde) core and qualifies for credits under the LEED green building rating system. It allows for horizontal- or vertical-grade laminates, metals, two-ply and phenolic-backed veneers to be laminated flat and then cold formed into virtually any shape without stress cracks, delaminating or telegraphing, according to the manufacturer. KerfGreen is available in 4x8 and 4x10 panels and thicknesses of 3/4" and 5/8". The 3/4" KerfGreen retails for about $4/sq. ft. Contact: Kerfkore Co., 2630 Sidney Lanier Dr., Brunswick, GA 31525. Tel: 912-264-6496. www.kerfkore.com
   

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