New Woodworking Tools and New Woodworking Products

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.


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.


3-in-1 Tripod Flashlight

Friday, 09 January 2009 00:00

3-IN-1 TRIPOD FLASHLIGHT, from The Stanley Works, features three flashlights, each generating 20 lumens of directional lighting, and a hands-free tripod design. The flashlights, which can be separated for individual use, have 120-degree rotating heads, shatter-resistant lenses and a weather-resistant design, according to the company. The Stanley 3-in-1 Tripod LED flashlight retails for $29.99. Contact: The Stanley Works.



3M’s Type H/O Pressure Mini-Cup

Thursday, 08 January 2009 00:00

3M’S TYPE H/O PRESSURE MINI-CUP for the company’s PPS brand Paint Preparation System. Designed to be used with pressure-fed guns, the Mini Pressure Cup helps finishers save time, money and materials on small projects. The six-ounce cup is fitted with a disposable plastic liner and lid, eliminating the need for separate mixing containers. Contact: 3M. Tel: 888-364-3577.


Leigh Bench and Surface Hold-down Clamps

Monday, 05 January 2009 20:54

LEIGH BENCH AND SURFACE HOLD-DOWN CLAMPS are designed for general woodworking and use with custom jigs and fixtures. The bench hold-down clamps have “cam-action technology” and are designed for use in 3/4" bench dog holes. A long 3/8" threaded rod and speed nut allows the clamp to be used in benches up to 4-1/4" thick with a clamping capacity for boards up to 3" thick. The surface hold-down clamp, like the bench clamp, mounts on any surface and at any angle. The surface clamp is useful with shop-made jigs and fixtures such as table saw sleds or router table jigs, according to the company. The Leigh clamps are priced at $49.95 each; a four-pack of surface hold-down clamp anchors sells for $19.95. Contact: Leigh Industries. Tel: 800-663-8932.


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