New Woodworking Tools and New Woodworking Products

19.2-volt compact lithium ion drill/driver

Wednesday, 01 April 2009 13:46

19.2-VOLT COMPACT LITHIUM ION DRILL/DRIVER is the newest addition to the Craftsman C3 system, which now includes more than 25 cordless power tools. The C3 drill offers a two-speed gearbox with a low range from 0-440 rpm for high torque applications and high range from 0-1,600 rpm for high-speed drilling. It is equipped with a 1/2" keyless chuck, 24-position adjustable torque clutch and built-in LED worklight. The compact battery is outfitted with a battery gauge indicating the battery’s energy level. The Craftsman kit, model 11910, includes two 1.5 Ah lithium-ion battery packs, a one-hour charger, two double-ended bits and a tool bag. The drill/driver weighs 3.8 lbs. and is priced at $179.99. Contact:



Knaack powercrew

Wednesday, 01 April 2009 13:43

KNAACK POWERCREW is a 15-amp, in-box power supply that provides job-site power for operating tools, radios, phones and charging batteries. The power source comes from a standard three-prong/straight blade extension cord that plugs into the outside of the box. The PowerCrew in-box power supply is designed with several safety features, including a red LED that indicates power is on and an internal relay that provides open neutral protection. It is UL-approved and complies with OSHA recognized test standards, according to the company. The Knaack PowerCrew is sold as a pack of four in-box power supplies for $865. Contact: Knaack LLC, 420 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Tel: 800-456-7865.



Veritas dovetail saw

Wednesday, 01 April 2009 13:41

VERITAS DOVETAIL SAW is a blend of tradition and technology that the company says incorporates all of the critical characteristics of a fine joinery saw, yet is executed using modern production processes and state-of-the-art materials. The 9-1/4" long, 0.020" thick high-carbon steel blade features 14 rip-cut teeth per inch, having 0.003" of set preside. The teeth have a rake angle of 14 degrees and an included angle of 60 degrees. The depth of cut is 1-9/16". The 14-1/4" saw has a solid one-piece blade/spine/mount assembly, and a single brass fastener secures the bubinga handle. The Veritas dovetail saw sells for $65. Contact: Lee Valley Tools Ltd., P.O. Box 1780, Ogdensburg, NY 13669-6780. Tel: 800-871-8158.



Zeus 990 vision level

Wednesday, 01 April 2009 13:40

ZEUS 990 VISION LEVEL from Kapro features the company’s patented Plumb Site Dual-View vial system, a magnified horizontal vial, air-cushioned shockproof end caps, two milled surfaces and non-stick Keflon coating. Designed for professional contractors, the Zeus 990 model incorporates an illuminated horizontal vial for work in low-light environments. The level measures 66mm wide x 30mm deep and has a wall thickness of at least 2.1mm on milled surfaces. The epoxy-locked vials have a calibrated accuracy of 0.0005" per inch, or 0.029 degrees, for the life of the level. Kapro’s Zeus 990 Vision Level is offered in nine sizes from 24" to 96", ranging in price from $100 to $300 for non-magnetic models, and $120 to $320 for magnetic models. Contact: Kapro Tools, 251 Enterprise Drive, Lake Mills, WI 53551. Tel: 920-648-2900.



Cadex CB18.50 brad nailer

Wednesday, 01 April 2009 13:38

CADEX CB18.50 BRAD NAILER from Direct Sales Ltd. is designed for the production of furniture, doors, windows, trim, moldings, beading, boat applications and upholstering. The 18-gauge nailer has a built-in blow gun, anti-dry fire mechanism, large magazine sight window and convenient side-loading magazine that doesn’t require adjustment when changing fastener size, according to the distributor. The CB18.50 shoots brad nails up to 2" (50mm), and it features a 360-degree movable coupler and a combination trigger that allows for single or bounce fire. The nailer weighs 2.98 lbs., comes with a carry case and is priced at $199.99. Contact: Direct Sales Ltd., 3605 Commercial St., Vancouver, BC VSN 4G1. Tel: 604-876-9909.



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