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Stiles expands its Ironwood brand

Monday, 19 July 2010 00:00

16_ironwood_01Stiles Shop Solutions, a division of Stiles Machinery, has expanded its Ironwood line of machines for the elite craftsman and small shops. Anyone who has attended IWF and AWFS recognizes Stiles as a large CNC manufacturer under brand names such as Weeke, Holzma, HoIma, Altendorf and many more. In 2009, the company introduced Stiles Shop Solutions for the smaller shop with boring and drilling equipment, and straight-line rip saws. Now the company has added five shapers, two planers and two jointers.

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Trend Routing rolls out saw blade line

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 July 2010 00:00

Trend Routing Technology has introduced a new thin-kerf professional saw blade line to the North American market, featuring 32 sizes ranging from 5-3/8" to 12" in diameter. Designed for the framing, finish and specialty contractor markets, they cover a range of applications such as cutting wood and wood products, non-ferrous materials, plastics, pressure-treated lumber and nail-embedded material.

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RazorGage adds an entry-level stop gauge

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 July 2010 00:00

19_razorgage_01RazorGage has added the MiniTouch, a new automated stop gauge for entry-level tasks that includes the high-end mechanical features introduced on its CNC-level equipment. The MiniTouch features a 4" x 6" multiple-menu color touch screen that significantly reduces data entry errors and setup time for the equipment operator, according to the company.

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Forrest debuts new Signature Line saw blade

Sunday, 18 July 2010 00:00

Forrest Mfg. of Clifton, N.J., has introduced a new 90-tooth, 12" diameter blade in its Signature Line Chop Master series with a 5/8" center hole for use on any 12" sliding compound miter saw, chop saw or radial arm saw.

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Striebig adds touch-screen features

Monday, 14 June 2010 00:00

18_striebig_01Striebig has announced significant changes to its Swiss-made Evolution and Control vertical panel saws. The two saws offer new features including a touch-screen color display panel, a laser light guide to assist with horizontal cuts, and the ability to upload cut lists via a USB memory stick. Once the operator imports the cut list from the USB stick, it can be called up on the screen and it appears in the form of a spreadsheet. The Control model offers automatic travel features, while the Evolution model primarily operates under manual conditions.

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