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IWF 2010: New Tool Preview

comments (2) August 12th, 2010 in blogs

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Boschs new trigger-operated router combo is among the new products set to be unveiled at IWF 2010. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Bosch's new trigger-operated router combo is among the new products set to be unveiled at IWF 2010.


Tool makers are gearing up for the 2010 International Woodworking Fair (IWF) held in Atlanta, August 25-28. Fine Woodworking editors will be at the show throughout its run to see all the new tools and products making their debut at the show. We got a sneak peek at some of the new introductions. Here are some of the best.

Bosch MRC23EVS Router Combo Kit
Both the plunge and fixed bases in Bosch's new MRC23EVS router combo kit are trigger operated for better control and safer operation. Other features include a soft-start motor that spins from 10,000 to 25,000 rpm, micro-fine depth adjustment, always-on LED lights for better visibility, and 3- and 4-hole router table mounting options for the fixed base.

General International 90-170 14-inch Bandsaw
With 12 inches af resaw and a 16- x 20-in. table, there's a lot to like on General's new deluxe bandsaw. Weighing in at almost 300 pounds, the new machine has a 1 1/2 hp motor and can accomodate blades up to 3/4 of an inch. It's also equipped with a Excaliber rip fence with built-in blade drift adjustment.

Photo: Osborn Photographic Illustration
Version 3 Wood River Bench Planes
After a brief hiatus, Woodcraft's WoodRiver Bench planes are back. The maker took user concerns to heart and made several improvements to the Version 3 production run. Among other things, they made the rear tote more comfortable, increased the diameter of the blade adjustment wheel, improved the lateral adjustment lever, and boosted the quality of machining.
MagSwitch
Magswitch has several new products. My favorite is the magswitch itself. The company is now selling them seperately so you can use them in your own jigs.
  Tormek DBS-22
Tormek is introducing a jig to sharpen drill bits on their water-cooled sharpening machines. The new jig (model DBS-22) creates a four facet point on the end of twist drils sized from 1/8- to 7/8 of an inch.

Lamello Clamex P
Fine Woodworking editor, Asa Christiana described Lamello's new biscuit-shaped Clamex P connector as a "Domino for knock-down furniture." The reversible biscuit joint uses a special biscuit joiner to make the sturdy connection. Click on the video for a demonstration of how it works.

 



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Comments (2)

fatboy03 fatboy03 writes: Clamex P very cool.
Posted: 9:01 pm on August 27th

Woodsmithy Woodsmithy writes: See you in Atlanta. It looks like the 2010 IFW is downsized considerably from 2008. It will be interesting to see how the furniture/woodworker industry has responded to this economy. I see that there's a lot of conferences and seminars on reducing costs and finding new business. I would have to think that the tool manufactures will cutting or reducing too. With the exception of the Bosch miter saw, I haven't seen any previews for "revolutionary" new tools.

My primary interests will be looking at 12" jointers and what's new in waterborne finishes.
Posted: 12:10 pm on August 20th

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