Woodworking Tools and Woodworking Machinery Article Archives

Sioux launches new geared orbital sander

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:23

Sioux Tools recently added another tool to its Signature Series of powered hand tools. The Geared Orbital Sander is designed for heavy-duty work, such as large solid surface applications on wood, metal and marine industry products. Product manager Randy Thomas says the highlight of the sander is that it’s comfortable to use while working for extended periods of time, eliminating fatigue.

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Shop Fox adds major planer/molder changes

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:22

Shop Fox has made some major changes to its planer/molder combination machine, and the new offering from Woodstock International, model W1812, features a 7" square cutterhead that accepts molding knives with a variety of sizes and profiles. The machine has a planing capacity of 7" wide and accepts material up to 7-1/2" high. When used as a molder, the unit handles profiles up to 6-3/4" wide with a maximum cutting depth of 3/4".

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Quick work with RichLine tenon machine

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:21

Richard Seidler of Hortonville, Wis., has built a lot of furniture for his home through the years, but he often struggled with making perfect mortise and tenon joints. He bought various jigs and joint makers, but nothing seemed to meet his satisfaction. So he began making his own jigs and fixtures and eventually formed his own company, RichLine Machines. Seidler offers a line of heavy-duty cast-iron machinery, including a mortise machine, dovetail machine, tenon machine, and his latest addition, a tenon machine with a tilting table.

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Nilfisk vacuum is compact and powerful

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:18

The Nilfisk CFM 127 is a compact, intermittent-duty vacuum ideal for general cleaning, collection and containment of fine dust and debris in specialized woodworking applications, according to the company. Product manager Corry Luckenbach says the durability, portability and power are the machine’s best attributes.

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New saws highlight Ridgid’s tool launch

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:16

Ridgid released several new tools in March, including a 10" granite top and 10" portable table saw. In May, the company plans to introduce a 15-gauge lithium-ion cordless finish nailer.

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