New Woodworking Tools and New Woodworking Products

Hardwood work benches

Monday, 09 March 2009 17:43

HARDWOOD WORK BENCHES, from General International, include a 54" x 21" birch-top model and a 60" x 30" adjustable-height oak-top version. Each bench has a 13" x 6" front, end vises with 4" of travel, a double row of bench dog holes for each vise, four non-marking bench dogs, and a wooden stopper. The smaller bench stands 31-3/4" high, weighs 66 lbs., and features a laminated 1" birch top and hardwood support frame with a storage shelf. The larger bench has a laminated 1"-thick oak table with a 3" apron, steel legs, built-in storage drawer with a steel shelf and weighs 154 lbs. The height can be adjusted from 33" to 39". The birch-top bench, model 95-054, sells for $349 and the oak bench, model 95-060, is priced at $659. Contact: General International, 8360, du Champ-d’Eau, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H1P 1Y3. Tel: 514-326-1161.


STX-250B X-band saw kit

Monday, 09 March 2009 17:40

STX-250B X-BAND SAW KIT is billed as the world’s only one-hand cordless band saw. The band saw, manufactured by Stout Tool Corp., is powered by an 18-volt Ni-Cd battery and is capable of cutting wood, metal, plastic, aluminum, brass and other materials, according to the company. The band saw measures 15" long x 9-5/16" wide, has a cutting capacity of 2-1/2" and weighs only 9 lbs., including the battery. Designed primarily for job-site use, the band saw features a quick-change blade release and top-mounted safety switch. The STX-250B Kit sells for approximately $179 and includes the cordless band saw, one battery, a trickle battery charger and nylon tool bag. The STX-250C Contractor Kit includes the saw, two batteries, a one-hour charger and molded carrying case, and is priced around $304. Contact: Stout Tool Corp., 46919 Liberty Dr., Wixom, MI 48393. Tel: 877-337-8688.



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.



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.


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.


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