Mid-Week Tool Sneak Peek No. 4

July 20, 2011

Here’s another batch of tools to checkout. Hope something catches your eye!

Have you been looking for a good miter saw? Not one that’s loud and throws sawdust all over the place? Highland Woodworking carries just the answer, the Nobex Champion Miter Saw. I know this model very well as I happen to own and use it on a regular basis.

If you’re looking for a saw for construction and framing, this may not be the one, but for just about everything else this saw can handle it.

* Light-weight, die-cast aluminum tables.
* Bowsaw-style saw; precise set-up, large capacity & smooth cutting.
* Up to 7″ max. thickness, and 7″ width at 90 degrees
or 5″ width at 45 degrees.
* 20″ long x 4-1/2″ wide table; grooved to support stock leaning
against the fence for compound miters.
* 25″ 18 tpi blade, two stock clamps and an adjustable length stop.
* Positive stops at 90, 15, 22-1/2, 30, 36 & 45 degrees.
* Optional replacement blades from 10 tpi-32 tpi, including an
16 tpi Japanese Blade


Are you anything like me when it comes to changing blades and bits on tablesaws and routers mounted in routertables? I’m the first to admit I end up bashing my knuckles and inevitably bleeding all over the place at some point in the process. Lee Valley & Veritas are carrying a new tool to help take care of this issue, The Wrench Extender for Routers and Saws.

* Keeps your hands clear of the teeth on a saw blade when installing or removing.
* Allows you to apply greater torque when loosening a tight nut.
* On router table mounted routers the extenders lets you work without exposing your
knuckles to the router clamps, useful whether you need the extra torque or not.
* Compact size (9″ x 2″ x 3/8″) makes access easy.
* Length allows you to double or triple the amount of torque you could apply without it.
* All-steel construction, zinc plated with a synthetic rubber handgrip.

Pic copyright Veritas


Eagle America is now carrying the new Wave Cutter Forstner Bits from FISH. These bits combine the durability of forged steel with CNC ground precision and the hex shank provides no slipping in the chuck and precise results when machining the hardest of materials.

* Totally new cutting head design can drill 3.6X’s
as many holes as a standard forstner bit.
* Hex shanked provides no slipping in the chuck.
* The “wavy” cutting rim produces less heat for
considerably longer tool life.


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  1. Kenny Boatwright says:

    I was at Highland Woodworking last weekend and it is such a great place to shop. Very nice people and knowledgeable about all the products in the store.

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