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Hot Products 2023

With the wide selection of new products that come out annually, it can be overwhelming to have to keep up to date with everything that hits the market. To make this task easier on Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement readers, we have assembled this list of “Hot Products” to kick off 2024.

Hot Products 2023

 

More Work, Less Pain

Oryx Kneel-It

Kneel-It is a cleverly engineered support device designed to relieve strain and decrease injuries that come with prolonged kneeling. It helps reduce knee and back pain while increasing productivity at work or with projects around the house. Kneel-It rolls on hard indoor and outdoor work surfaces, and soft terrains. Built with special grip tech­nology to help keep it stationary when idle, it has a padded ergonomic spring-loaded seat to provide intervals of rest and durable padded knee rests to ensure comfort while completing taxing jobs on-site or working from home.
Oryxtools.com

Supercharge Your Jointer with a Spiral Cutter Head

Sheartak cutterhead

Elevate your benchtop planer to a whole new level of performance with the Sheartak Spiral Cutter Head. Say goodbye to the hassles of blade sharpening, intricate setup, annoying tear-outs, and the deafening noise that comes with using your planer. It’s time for an upgrade! Sheartak’s cutting-edge technol­ogy equips your planer with 40 carbide inserts, each boasting four cutting edges that maintain sharpness for an impressive 40 times longer. It’s com­patible with a range of planers, including DeWalt DW735, Metabo DH330, Triton TPT125, King Canada KC-235PM, Craftex CX13HC, Grizzly G0889, Ryobi AP-1305 and many more. Sheartak offers a comprehensive selection of cutter heads in stock with options available for over 1,000 of the most popu­lar jointers and planers. Now you can experience immediate improvements in your woodworking projects. Visit Sheartak.com or call 877-417-4327 for expert advice and to place your order today.

Compact Sanding for Tight Spaces

Mirka Deros Sander

There are no other electric orbital sanders that match the power and finesse of the Mirka DEOS sanders. The new Mirka DEOS 343XCV 3″ × 4″ compact sander is small enough to work in tight spaces. A brushless motor delivers plenty of sanding power while its low design and comfortable grip keep you close to the working surface for optimal sanding performance. The DEOS 343 is particularly smooth to use thanks to its two operating modes and an extra 7,500 rpm step for finer speed adjustment. A full range of net abrasives and sanding sponges in the P36 to P600 range are available. Mirka.com

The Classic One-Hand Trigger Clamp with a New Twist

BESSEY 360° rotating trig­ger clamp

The new and innovative BESSEY 360° rotating trig­ger clamp (#EHKL360) is unlike anything else! The ability to optimize the handle position for clamping (or spreading) improves both clamping ergonomics and tool versatility by allowing you to position the handle optimally for each job. Additionally, you can clamp sev­eral EHKL360 clamps side-by-side in a confined space and rotate the handle 180° out of the way to allow room for the next clamp. This unique clamp is available in a clamping capacity of 6″, 12″, 18″, 24″ and 36″ with clamping pressure of up to 300 lbs. BesseyTools.com

Einhell 18V Cordless File Belt Sander

Einhell 18V Cordless File Belt Sander

The perfect tool for precise material removal and intri­cate detailing, the TE-BF 18 Li (#4461010) cordless file belt sander accepts 18″ sanding belts in both 3/8″ and 1/2″ widths. It delivers variable speeds from 250 to 1700 RPM and features tool-free belt change and belt alignment. The 90° swivelling sanding arm can be adjusted to suit any working position. Includes a suction adapter for con­nection to a shop vac and 12 sanding belts – two of each width (3/8″ and 1/2″) in 60, 80 and 120 grits. Battery and charger sold separately. Einhell.ca

Einhell 18V 18-Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer

Einhell FIXETTO cordless nailer

The FIXETTO 18/50 N (#4257796) cord­less brad nailer is the ideal tool for making shop jigs and installing residential trim, securing backs and drawer bottoms, and assembling kitchen cabinets. It features maintenance-free PressAir technology, a robust gearbox that provides up to 60 impacts per minute, switchable single and bump-firing modes, tool-free depth adjustment, and tool-free removal of jammed nails. It takes 5/8″ to 2″ long, 0.04″ thick brad nails. Battery and charger sold separately. Einhell.ca

Einhell 18V Cordless Biscuit Joiner

Einhell 18V Cordless Biscuit Joiner

The model TE-BJ 18 Li (#4350631) cordless bis­cuit joiner can dramatically speed up furniture and cabi­net assembly time. The solid aluminum design enables precise slot cutting. It pro­vides an adjustable angle setting from 0° to 90° as well as a six-step quick adjustment of cutting depth. A spindle lock allows for easy blade change. Uses standard biscuit sizes up to #20. Battery and charger sold separately. Einhell.ca

Einhell 18V Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Einhell 18V Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Keep your home and your shop clean with the TE-SV 18 Li (#2347184) cordless stick vac. A motorized power brush and three-fold filter system results in high suction power. Choose between ECO and BOOST modes for the job at hand. Four LED lights illuminate dark hard-to-reach areas, while rubberized wheels protect your floors. Includes a wall holder and flexible crevice nozzle. Battery and charger sold separately. Einhell.ca

Einhell 18V Cordless 3″ × 18″ Belt Sander

Einhell 18V Cordless 3" × 18" Belt Sander

The cordless, brushless TP-BS 18/457 Li BL (#4466271) belt sander is perfect for quickly sanding rough sur­faces and for levelling and shaping wood. It features a brushless motor, electronic speed control, tool-free belt changing, precise belt tracking adjustment and integrated dust extraction. The TP-BS 18/457 Li BL has soft grip handles for opti­mal handling over extended sanding sessions and delivers variable belt speeds from 394 to 820 ft/min. Includes a dust cannister, extrac­tion adapter and three 80-grit sanding belts. Battery and charger sold separately. Einhell.ca

Einhell 18V Cordless Compact Router with Fixed & Plunge Base

Einhell 18V Cordless Compact Router

The TP-RO 18 Li BL (#4350413) cordless router features a brush­less motor that delivers variable speeds from 10,000 to 30,000 RPM. It’s equipped with a 1/4″ collet and has dual stroke heights of 1.38″ and 1.58″. Other fea­tures include electronic speed control, fine-depth adjustment, multi-step turret stop, spindle lock and LED work light. Comes with an edge guide, edge guide holder, compass point, trimmer roller guide, template guide and spanners. Battery and charger sold separately. Einhell.ca

Flexcut 3-Knife Starter Set

Flexcut KN500

Flexcut knives are versatile, well-engineered tools, 100% North American made, assembled and sourced. The company’s commit­ment to quality and customer service make these knives a top pick of pro carvers, hobbyists and wood­workers around the world. We’ve packaged some of our most popu­lar knives in the KN500 3-Knife Starter Set. The comfortable curved ergo­nomic handle allows for long periods of carving without hand fatigue. Includes KN12 Cutting Knife, KN13 Detail Knife, KN14 Roughing Knife, and Flexcut Gold polishing compound. $67.95 Flexcut.com

Laguna 14|BX Bandsaw

You’d be hard-pressed to find a 14″bandsaw with the combination of build quality, rich feature set, foot brake system and competitive price that the Laguna 14|BX bandsaw offers. It’s available with either a 1.75HP 110 volt or 2.5HP 220 volt TEFC motor. You get a full 12″ resaw capability. Other features include tool-free quick adjusting upper and lower ceramic guides, worm gear rack and pinion system for precise height adjustments, a massive 8″ × 13″ cast-iron trunnion, quick-release blade tension, a superb rip fence, and a cast-iron table that tilts 45° right and 7° left. Comes standard with a high-low re-sawing fence. LagunaTools.com

Flexcut SlipStrop

Flexcut PW12 SlipStrop

With several profile shapes all in one tool, this sharpening strop is an economical and easy way to keep your tools razor sharp. The PW12 SlipStrop has been specially moulded to allow for polishing and deburring the hard-to-reach areas on the inside of V-tools and gouges as well as the outside edge bevel. Includes a small 1 oz. bar of Flexcut Gold polishing com­pound and detailed instructions. $20.95 Flexcut.com

Laguna F2 Fusion Table Saw

Laguna F2 Fusion Table Saw

A good table saw is the heart of most wood shops. It’s one tool that will get used on almost every project you ever make, and it’s worth investing in a good saw for the speed and accuracy it will bring to your work. The Laguna F2 Fusion table saw has a range of practical features including a powerful 1.75HP TEFC Motor, trunnion mounted to the body not the table for improved accuracy and stability, cast-iron table and wings, per­manently lubricated bearings, European Hi-Lo fence, and tool-less blade lock. Also features a digital readout showing the degree of tilt and a double window hairline readout. Value-packed and competitively priced. LagunaTools.com

Flexcut Deluxe Starter Set

Flexcut SK108

The SK108 Deluxe Starter Set contains profiles not included in any other inter­changeable set. It’s a great way to add to your collec­tion and save money. This set has everything a new wood­carver needs. It includes 16 inter­changeable blades, cut­ting knife, quick connect ABS handle, and a power handle. There’s also a SlipStrop, gold polishing compound and an owner’s man­ual showing how to care for the tools. Plus you’ll find a free step-by-step instructional DVD for a great first project. $250.95 Flexcut.com

The Jobsite Table Saw That’s Small in Size and Big in Value

King Canada KC-5016C

For avid DIYers, renovators and carpenters who don’t work exclu­sively in a workshop, a portable jobsite table saw is essential. It’s also ideal for hobbyist woodworkers who work in small shops where space is at a premium. The King Canada KC-5016C 10″ table saw has a power­ful 15 Amp motor and large cast aluminum table with extendable rails that deliver up to 24-3/4″ rip capacity. The blade tilts 0° to 45° with detents for versatile angle cutting. The durable all-steel frame design is lightweight and designed to handle jobsite abuse. A folding stand (SS-5016) is also available. KingCanada.com

Compact, Versatile and Powerful Belt and Disc Sanding

King Canada KC-770FX

With an 8″ disc sander and 42″ sand­ing belt, the King Canada KC-770FX can handle a wide range of sanding, surfacing, grinding, cleaning and deburring jobs on wood, metal and plastics. It accepts either a 1″ or 2″ sanding belt for greater versatility. Features include a 1 HP direct drive motor, a quick-release lever for easy belt replacement and a solid cast-iron body and steel base for stability and vibration isolation. Includes both 1″ and 2″ × 42″ sanding belts, 1″ and 2″ belt platens, two 8″ adhesive sanding discs, mitre gauge and adjustment hex keys. KingCanada.com

Portable Jointer for the Small Workshop

King Canada KC-6HJC

Whether you make furniture or cabinetry, your lumber needs to have one face flattened and an edge square to that face before you can thickness plane the lum­ber to its final dimension. Equipped with a 6″ width helical cutter head and 1HP motor, the King Canada KC-6HJC benchtop jointer gives a superior finish compared to jointers with standard steel blades. Depth of cut adjustments in 1/64″ increments are quick and easy to make and it has a large 4-1/4″ high fence that can be adjusted between 45° and 90°. With the KC-6HJC you’ll save precious floor space but won’t sacri­fice surface quality. KingCanada.com

Power, Capacity and Convenience

KC-12HS-VS

The King Canada KC-12HS-VS variable speed drill press provides you with the power, capacity and convenience needed to drill precisely posi­tioned straight or angled holes quickly and easily. The 12″ benchtop model with a 1/2 HP motor is perfect for the small shop with limited floor space and for the home hobbyist. It accepts bit shanks up to 5/8″ diameter. You get a 580 to 3,200 RPM speed range, digital readout for precise spindle speed selection, dual intersecting adjust­able laser guides for precise drill bit placement, and a positive depth stop for quick and easy adjustment of the spindle travel. KingCanada.com

An Essential Addition to Any Workshop

King Canada KC-1002C

A bandsaw is one of the most versatile shop machines woodworkers use. It’s ideal for rip­ping rough and dimensional lumber to size, re-sawing lumber into shop-made veneer, cut­ting curves, circles, irregular shapes, and cutting a variety of joinery. Equipped with a 1/2HP motor the King Canada KC-1002C bandsaw has a 9-1/2″ frame to blade cut capacity and a 4-1/8″ resaw capacity. It features an adjustable upper/lower ball bearing blade guide system, rack & pinion height adjustment system, quick-release lever blade tension system and tilting table with a built-in retractable extension table. KingCanada.com

A Premium Feature-rich Mitre Saw That’s a Pleasure to Use

King Canada 8380NS

The King Canada 8380NS 10″ sliding compound mitre saw offers a lot of fea­tures and cut capacity that you would expect to find on larger 12″ models. It’s solidly built, durable, has excellent cut­ting capacity, is accurate, has good dust collection (connected to a dust extrac­tor) and is easy to adjust. The carriage glides very smoothly on the rails without any wobble or vibration and delivers a 13-3/4″ straight cut capacity at 90°. The mitre scale is laid out in 1° increments and the rotating table has nine positive stops, while dual laser lights outline the cut line on both sides of the blade kerf for reliable cuts every time. KingCanada.com

Front-Edge Banded Real-Wood Surfaced Shelf Boards

Columbia Forest Products’ Hickory Shelf Board

Columbia Forest Products’ Hickory Shelf Board is a beauti­ful, convenient solution for elevating your home’s organization or display needs. Now available at The Home Depot, this shelf board features a natural, unfinished hardwood face that can be stained, painted or clear coated. Whatever the finish, this form­aldehyde-free, front-edge banded shelf board is ready to be transformed into a stunning piece that reflects your personal style! Plus, its lightweight 7-ply construction offers the strength and durability to support your treasured belongings. Available in 2′, 3′ and 4′ lengths. HomeDepot.ca

The Ultimate Precision Joinery Machine

PantoRouter

The PantoRouter is the safest, fastest, cleanest, most accurate, most repeatable and easiest joinery machine on the market! Cut your mortise and tenons, box joints and dovetails on a true joinery machine rather than the old-fashioned way using your table saw, bandsaw, router table and hand tools. You can set up and cut angled or compound-angled joints in minutes, virtually dust-free due to the incredibly effec­tive dust collection hood. Go from setup to glue-up in under five min­utes in most cases. Box joints and dovetails can be variably spaced, and custom templates can be shop-made to produce the perfect size and shape for your project. Custom furni­ture makers become more efficient, and hobbyists can create profes­sional-looking projects with ease. Customers rave about PantoRouter’s thoughtful design, engineering and high-quality construction. Visit their website to see videos of the PantoRouter in action and learn more about how others are using this unique joinery machine. PantoRouter.com  Watch the video

CXS 12 Cordless Drill

CXS 12 Cordless Drill

The CXS 12 delivers high power in a small package. Fully loaded with compact batter­ies, a magnetic bit holder, LED light control, high/low range, an electronic drive clutch and a removable belt clip, it’s conve­niently compact for tight spaces and daily use. This 12V drill is neatly packed in a Systainer for added portability. FestoolCanada.com

TSV 60 K Track Saw

TSV 60 K Track Saw

A complete system for premier processing, the TSV 60 K enables precise work for the most demand­ing tasks, no matter the jobsite. Offering the perfect cut in a portable format, it is “The Perfectionist” of the Festool family of track saws. Comes with a built-in scoring blade that can be adjusted for absolute precision. Quality, splinter-free cuts are practically guaranteed. The brushless EC-TEC motor makes it virtually maintenance-free and extremely powerful. The high-speed motor enables effortless work prog­ress with less force. FestoolCanada.com

KAPEX KSC 60 Cordless Sliding Compound Mitre Saw

KAPEX KSC 60 Cordless Sliding Compound Mitre Saw

Produce unbeatably precise crosscuts in an enormous range of applica­tions with mitre angles of up to 60° on each side and bevel angles of up to 46° right and 47° left. The twin-column guide on the KSC 60 with two bearings ensures that the saw blade is guided smoothly. In conjunction with the dual battery sys­tem, the brushless EC-TEC motor provides virtually unlimited endurance. And finally, clever details such as the variable speed, saw blades for every application, bevel, ergonomic underframe and dust bag create the ulti­mate experience in precision, durability and performance. FestoolCanada.com

TS 60 K Plunge-cut Saw

TS 60 K Plunge-cut Saw

With more capacity, more func­tion and more power, the TS 60 K Plunge-Cut Saw redefines possibili­ties for carpenters, woodworkers and remodelers. The TS 60 embod­ies absolute precision and power with integrated features that help minimize risk so professionals can focus on the job at hand. Key features include durability as the latest-generation EC-TEC motor is virtually maintenance-free, providing extreme power and speeds. Also, it offers versatility across applications with a cutting depth up to 2-7/16″ (62mm) and improved functionality and safety with industry-first Kickback Stop technology. FestoolCanada.com

TXS 18 & CXS 18 Cordless Drills

TXS 18 & CXS 18 Cordless Drills

An alternative to the CXS 18, the TXS 18 replicates its features but in a T-shaped design. Both 18V power cord­less drills, equipped with the CENTROTEC sys­tem and Fast Fix interface, facilitate easy swapping of attachments. The compact, practical yet powerful, 18V power CXS 18 drill-driver boasts a lightweight, C-shaped design perfect for on-the-go usage. Compatible with the existing 18V Festool drill system, the CXS 18 is built for user convenience, featuring a belt clip for ambidextrous usage and an inte­grated bit holder for easy storage. FestoolCanada.com (TSX18); FestoolCanada.com (CSX18)

CSC SYS 50 Cordless Table Saw

CSC SYS 50 Cordless Table Saw

Portable and precise, the CSC SYS 50 cordless table saw produces shop-qual­ity cuts on the jobsite while being so compact it fits into a Systainer. Impressively versa­tile, the saw produces parallel cuts of up to 11″ (280 mm), a crosscut width of up to 17-3/4″ (450 mm) and bevel cuts of -10° to 47°. Precise cuts with the push of a button. Set the height and angle accu­rately to a tenth of a millimetre (1/256″) with unique digital operation — more exact than any tape measure. FestoolCanada.com

 

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