New Woodworking Tools and New Woodworking Products

Rockler all-terrain mobile tool base

Thursday, 12 March 2009 00:00

ROCKLER ALL-TERRAIN MOBILE TOOL BASE has 5" diameter urethane casters, each with a kick-down lock, that can roll over cracks, cords and changes in surface, regardless of load weight, according to the company. The base has an 800-lb. load capacity and an adjustable steel frame (18" x 18" to 28" x 28"), and sells for $189. Optional stretcher sets are available, providing a base length of up to 50".Contact: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. Tel: 877-762-5537.



Dremel multi-max oscillating tool system

Tuesday, 10 March 2009 00:00

DREMEL MULTI-MAX OSCILLATING TOOL SYSTEM is suited for various projects that involve remodeling, repair and restoration, according to the company. The Multi-Max tool has a side-to-side motion with a variable speed of 10,000 to 21,000 oscillations per minute. The Multi-Max is powered by a 1.5-amp motor and designed for cutting, grinding, scraping and grout removal. The Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool System consists of the Multi-Max tool, three sanding sheets, 3/4" wood flush cut blade, 3" wood and drywall saw blade, hook and loop pad, flexible scraper and carrying case. It is available at national retail outlets for about $100. Contact: Dremel. Tel: 800-437-3635.



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.



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