Woodworking Tools and Woodworking Machinery Article Archives

Learning to love lasers

Written by John English Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

laser2For decades, we’ve seen examples of engraved photos and other artwork done by lasers. And while ad-specialty manufacturers have put these machines to good use, most commercial woodshops don’t really have a need for engraving. If it occasionally comes up, they can outsource it. And there’s not much use for the machine other than burning designs, right?

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Oneida adds 5-hp version of Smart Dust Collector

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00

oneidaOneida Air Systems introduced its new 5-hp, high-vacuum Smart Dust Collector in May. Primarily designed for CNC applications, it uses patented Oneida Smart Technology to provide roughly twice the static pressure of standard collectors and pull maximum CFM from the cutterhead, according to the company.

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Manufacturer debuts synthetic-wood laminate

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00

laminateUniboard Canada, a manufacturer of engineered wood products such as raw particleboard and fiberboard, recently added a new thermofused laminate to its product line called Woodprint Technology, featuring a unique texture designed to replicate real wood characteristics that are synchronized to look as if the product is natural wood.

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Bosch unveils lightweight lithium-ion battery

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00

boschBosch unveiled its next-generation lithium-ion battery with the 5.0 Ah model BAT621 in April. The company says the new battery delivers the longest runtime and lightest weight in 18-volt category and is compatible with all of its previous lithium-ion tools.

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Senco offers 21-gauge fastener

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00

sencoSenco introduced the FinishPro 21LXP, a 21-gauge pinner with a hybrid makeup, offering the holding power of a brad nail and the finish quality of a 23-gauge fastener. Both traits make it a suitable solution for modern woodworking fastening applications such as light assembly and installing finish and trim, according to the company.

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