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August 1, 2012

Grip-Rite PrimeGuard MAX

July 19, 2012

Johnson Lumber Co., a sawmill in Denmark, N.Y., saw an opportunity during the construction downturn to offer a unique product.

Johnson Lumber Co., a sawmill in Denmark, N.Y., saw an opportunity during the construction downturn to offer a unique product. So it purchased three pieces of equipment in online auctions in 2009 and 2010. After learning how each one works, separately and in tandem, the family-owned mill now offers pre-stained and pre-treated floorboards and siding.

July 11, 2012

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Robert Bosch Tool Corp., is recalling select models of the SKIL miter SkilSaw, a 10-in. compound miter saw. The lower guard on the tool can break and contact the blade during use, posing a laceration hazard to users. The firm has received no reports of incidents or injuries, however.

Approximately 22,149 units of the product, which was manufactured in China, were sold at Lowe's nationwide and OC Tanner from January 2012 to April 2012.

July 5, 2012

A new line of saw blades from German manufacturer Guhdo is armed with “electrostatically applied coating” and a “proprietary grinding process,” the company said.

The company said its electrostatically applied coating is thinner, stronger and more uniform over the body of the blade. The Gmaxx coating and grinding processes provide longer blade life and superior blade performance, according to Guhdo, and are designed for use on table saws, radial arm saws and chop / miter saws.

May 31, 2012

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men suspected of stealing six Husqvarna chain saws at a Lowe’s store in Springfield, Mass., according to a report on WGGB-TV, an ABC affiliate.

On May 21, the individuals allegedly placed the items, valued at $766 each, in a store cart and wheeled it out the front door. 

May 14, 2012

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for May 11, 2012

April 25, 2012

Trex Company has entered into a licensing agreement with Freud America to introduce the first saw blade specifically designed for cutting composite decking materials.  Diablo, Freud’s premier brand of construction tools, will be introducing the new blade series for maximum performance and highest quality of finish when cutting composite decking materials.

April 24, 2012

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Irwin Industrial Tool Co., has issued a voluntary recall of a promotional 10-inch circular saw blade 3-pack due to laceration hazard posed by defection packaging. 

Irwin has received three reports of the saw blades falling out of the bottom of the packaging. No injuries were reported.

The products, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide from approximately October 2011 through November 2011 for $40. Approximately 55,260 were purchased. 

March 30, 2012

Channel analysis

It’s been up and down three years for chain saw sales, which rose dramatically in the 12 months ended February 2012, according to consumer research from The NPD Group. The category saw a 15.9% gain in dollar volume, bringing it about even with sales levels two years ago. Specialty stores are steadily gaining market share, but everyone trails the warehouse home centers.

December 7, 2011

DeWalt announced the launch of its new Rolling Miter Saw/Planer Stand, designed for jobsite mobility thanks to its wide rubber wheels and fold-up feature. The product, availavle exclusively at Home Depot, is designed for a variety of contractors including cabinetmakers, trim carpenters, framers, installers and many other professionals who are tasked with using a miter saw or portable thickness planer on the jobsite.

August 31, 2011

The damage done by the mountain pine beetle to the forests in British Columbia has received much attention, given the billions of dollars already lost to this pernicious pest. But Dendroctonus ponderosae knows no borders, and now the western United States is grappling with the same epidemic. The pine beetle has spread to Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Colorado. 


August 4, 2011

On Aug. 2, Delta Power Equipment Corporation announced that 300 Made in the USA Unisaw Cabinet Saws have been produced and shipped from their new location in Anderson, S.C.

The Anderson facility has also completed production runs of Biesemeyer and Delta products, including woodworking accessories, radial arm saws and line-boring machines.

June 7, 2011

“Buy from the merchants who are your next-door neighbors. They are the folks who go to church with you, buy from other local firms and keep the money flowing within the community. Your local independent retailer is a longtime resident of the area who actively participates in and generously supports the community.”


That passage was written by a retail store owner, who worried about large competitors encroaching on his turf. The year wasn’t 2011, 2001 or even 1991. 


June 2, 2011

DeWalt has launched a new 12-in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw, designed to be precise enough for fine woodworking, and durable enough for framing and deck building. 

The DWS780 is made for a variety of end users, including cabinetmakers, trim carpenters, framers, installers and many other professional contractors.

May 9, 2011

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kohler Co. of Kohler, Wis., has recalled 10,000 lawn tractors sold under the Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt and Husqvarna brands because of the possibility of injuries to users.

A wire connector on the lawn tractors’ engine can become disconnected, causing the operator's seat switch to fail. When this happens, the blades will not shut down, posing a laceration hazard to consumer.

April 28, 2011

MasterForce, the private-label line of power tools made for Menards, has announced a new offering in the circular saw category: a 6-1/2-in. model powered by either an 18-volt lithium ion or NiCad battery. The cordless saw delivers 4,500 rpms, according to its manufacturer, and contains a bevel adjustment that tilts the blade from 0 to 45 degrees.

Most saws are equipped with a general purpose 18-to-24-tooth, carbide-tipped blade, and incorporate an LED work light to help illuminate the work surface.

March 23, 2011

A shuttered Maine sawmill has been dismantled and shipped off to Russia, where it will be reassembled in a timber-rich region of Siberia, according to an article in the Kennebec Journal.

January 18, 2011

Germany-based Stihl Group has opened a new facility in Chakan, Pune, India, according to the Business Standard.

According to the article, the new facility will include a warehouse, administrative block, a training center, engine testing and a service facility.

December 16, 2010

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Ryobi RTS20 portable table saws. The saws were made in China, distributed by Anderson, S.C.-based One World Technologies and sold at Home Depot.

According to the CPSC, the saw blade on the motor carriage could be misaligned, posing a laceration hazard.

The recall involves about 21,500 RTS20 Ryobi ten-inch, portable table saws. They were sold exclusively at Home Depot in the United States and Canada from July 2010 through October 2010 for about $200.

 

December 16, 2010

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Ryobi RTS20 portable table saws. The saws were made in China, distributed by Anderson, S.C.-based One World Technologies and sold at Home Depot.

According to the CPSC, the saw blade on the motor carriage could be misaligned, posing a laceration hazard.

December 5, 2010

Thieves made off with $17,000 worth of merchandise, and caused about $1,000 worth of damage...

November 8, 2010

The new DW8500 Diamond Chop Saw Blade lasts 100 times longer than traditional abrasive cutting blades....

October 31, 2010

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October 31, 2010

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September 26, 2010

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