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 2017.
BESSEY’s NEW Pipe Clamp
Although viewed as a more traditional tool, the pipe clamp can be found in nearly every workshop. BESSEY’s newest version has a stable base, smooth action ACME thread and a large clamping contact surface. It also comes standard with pads. Available in ½ IN (PC12-2) and ¾ IN (PC34-2) versions, the cast construction is designed for years of reliable service.
Why It’s Hot: The spindle comes with a hex head spindle to facilitate clamping. This feature is not to augment clamping force but rather, to make it easier for highly repetitive clamping functions or for those with wrist strength issues.
Oneida Air Systems Viper Scraper
The Oneida Air Systems Viper Scraper is a hollow handled, ergonomically designed scraper with a textured grip and a reversible tungsten-carbide blade. It attaches to your shop vacuum by a hose and sucks all waste through your hose to your shop vacuum reducing cleanup and exposure to the dust and scrapings. Made in the USA.
Why It’s Hot: Now you can have mess-free scraping for any project including paint scraping, popcorn ceiling removal, lead abatement, boat hull repair, stucco removal and much more. Eliminates the mess and the health considerations.
Easy Radiant Works EZ Duzzit Garage/Shop Heater
Experience the comfort of radiant heat in your shop with the EZ Duzzit radiant garage/ shop heater. The EZ Duzzit offers 40,000 BTUH of comfortable radiant heat in a 22′ straight, 12′ U, or 10′ x 10′ L configuration. Available in propane or natural gas models, with an option for isolated combustion air, these units are perfect for the woodworking hobbyist.
Why It’s Hot: Manufactured in Canada, built to last, and covered by an industry best 4 year “No Ifs, Ands, or Buts” guarantee, the EZ Duzzit will provide decades of comfortable, safe, quiet, and fuel efficient heat in your garage or workshop.
DEWALT FlexVolt System Cordless Table Saw
Table Saw’s brushless motor provides runtime, durability, and power and covers 95% of ripping applications on a variety of materials. Using one FLEXVOLT Battery, the Table Saw can rip up to 302 linear feet of 3/4″ OSB material on a single charge. With a maximum rip capacity of 24″ on the right side of the blade and a maximum rip capacity of 12″ on the left side, the saw can easily handle full 4×8′ sheets of material.
Why It’s Hot: At only 45 lbs. (without a battery) and with the blade guard assembly and all other components stored onboard, the Table Saw is easy to transport using the integrated side handle. $699 at Home Depot and other home improvement stores
The Mini-Mite 5 PLATINUM T70
The Mini-Mite 5 PLATINUM T70 System is the most powerful 5-stage on the market. Equipped with a Heat Dissipation Box that removes any heat buildup from the Turbine case & Noise Reduction Covers, this system is a favourite in the industry. It’s powerful, portable and perfect for all fine-finishing.
Why It’s Hot: The 5-stage provides additional power and develops 9.5PSI. This allows application of heavier coatings and thicker viscosity finishes faster and with less time spent on material preparation.
Includes Bonus 5-for-5 Package (6′ Whip Hose, Wet Film Gauge,
Cleaning Kit, Extra Filters and “Always Measure” Booklet)
New PC Cordless 20V Brushless Nailer
The 18 GA Brad Nailer has a fastener length capacity of 5/8″ to 2″ and a magazine capacity of 100 nails. The nailer is capable of driving up to 1300 nails per charge using a 4.0Ah PORTER-CABLE battery (sold separately), and up to 450 nails per charge using a 1.5Ah PORTER-CABLE battery (included in kitted offering). Weighing only 5.1 lbs without a battery, this lightweight and balanced tool contains a rubber over-mold ergonomic handle that provides maximum comfort and control during use.
Why It’s Hot: The Brad Nailer includes several tool-free features including a tool-free jam release, tool-free depth adjustment wheel, and a tool-free stall release lever. $299 Available at Lowe’s and Amazon.ca.
Bosch Self-Leveling Cross-Line Laser
The GL 55 offers optimal leveling and alignment solutions for renovators, carpenters, and avid DIYers. It features vertical, horizontal and cross-line modes and can project two lines independently or together. It includes the Bosch VisiMax™ technology, which allows for outstanding line visibility in standard working conditions and protection from overheating. Laser lines are visible up to 50′, with an accuracy of ±1/8″ at 33′. The Bosch smart pendulum system self-levels and indicates out-of-level condition, to help ensure an accurate layout. Includes mounting bracket, target plate, batteries, and carry case.
Why It’s Hot: Excellent quality, features, and performance. Bright and crisp lines for easy viewing. Simple keypad operation. Multiple operating modes. Self-leveling and out-of-level indicators.
Benchmark Twistor Cordless Screwdriver
New and exclusive to Home Hardware is the Benchmark Twistor. Easily reach where other cordless screwdrivers cannot. Always drive screws at the right angle with 380 different head positions and 360 degree orbital rotation and flexibility. It has a variable speed trigger, adjustable LED work light, quick release chuck and a rubber over mold for superior grip.
Why It’s Hot: This kit includes an 8V LI-ION removable battery, a fast charger and 1″ screw driving bits (PH1, 2 x PH2, PH3, SQ1, 2 x SQ2, SQ3).
Item number 1248-254
King Industrial Benchtop Jointer with 6″ Helical Cutterhead
The 1 HP, belt driven motor delivers power to the helical style cutterhead providing an exceptional finish when either face or edge jointing. The safety keyed lockout switch and a pair of push blocks are standard equipment on this parallelogram jointer. At 38 pounds, it is handy, portable and fun to use.
Why It’s Hot: Not every shop needs a big cumbersome jointer, but when you need it, you need it. The KC-6HJC is your answer. It is portable, quiet and efficiently delivers a superior finish on both hard and soft woods. Make this helical design jointer the next addition to your shop.
King Industrial Benchtop Planer with 13″ Helical Cutterhead
With 26 two-sided cutters, this planer cuts quieter while offering an exceptional finish on both hard and soft woods. Equipped with eight pre-set depth stops, cutterhead locking system, material thickness gauge, and King’s exclusive 2 position dust hood, it has the best features available. At 85 pounds, with cushioned handles, and safety keyed lock out switch, it’s both safe and portable.
Why It’s Hot: Offering quiet operation and exceptional quality of finish, this King Industrial helical planer offers performance and value to any shop. Weather it’s the backup planer in your cabinet shop or the work-horse in your hobby shop, the KC-13HPC is the right choice.
Forrest Ply Veneer Worker (PVW) Blade
This commercial-quality blade is designed specifically for rip and cross cutting two-sided plywood—finished or unfinished—and plywood veneers. Delivering flawless cuts without splintering or fuzz, it’s also perfect for cross cutting solid woods. The PVW blade uses the same high-precision manufacturing process as our award-winning Woodworker II. All Forrest blades are American-made and come with a 30-day, money-back guarantee.
Why It’s Hot: Veneer-covered plywoods and coated panels used on kitchen and bathroom cabinets can now be cut on a table saw versus a panel saw—quite a savings for the small shop owner! Superb engineering ensures vibration-free performance and long life.
Mirka 3×4 Sander with 4 Rolls
The perfect solution for smaller sanding jobs. This kit includes the MR-34DB sander 3″ x 4″ with self-generating vacuum for dust-free sanding with 3mm orbit. It only weighs 0.68 kg with a maximum speed of 10,000 RPM. The kit also includes 4 Abranet rolls in the following grits: 120, 180, 240 and 320. The NET abrasives offer high performance and long lifespan when compared to traditional sandpaper.
Why It’s Hot: The MR-34DB is an ergonomic and lightweight pneumatic orbital sander which guarantees a good surface finish thanks to its 3mm orbit. NET abrasives are a key component for dust-free sanding. This solution is suitable for smaller sanding jobs such as windows, kitchen cabinet doors and furniture production.
Milescraft has released a new heavy duty right angle drill attachment for the DIY market! The Drill90PLUS has an enhanced, all-metal drive with bearings providing longer life and durability. Comes with a 3/8″ keyless chuck and is compatible with most drill accessories including spade bits and hole saws. With a reach of 4″ you can now drill into those tight spaces.
Why It’s Hot: The Drill90PLUS is the new, upgraded version to the original Milescraft Drill90. This completely new design has an ergonomic body design with removable, dual position handle for optimal support and capability when drilling in hard-to-reach spaces.
The DowelJigKit includes a JointMate, which is a self-centering jig with an adjustable fence that allows for precise dowel alignment for maximum joint strength. The built-in metal bushings ensure accurate alignment when drilling, for perfectly positioned dowels. The kit includes steel dowel/tenon centers, fluted dowel pins, drill bits and depth stops. DowelJigKit is an affordable solution to fit your doweling needs!
Why It’s Hot: The Milescraft DowelJigKit includes everything you need to get started creating doweled joints! Whether you are building or repairing furniture, this kit allows for quick and accurately doweled corner, edge or surface joints.
With the innovative design of the Milescraft SandDevil3.0, you get power tool results with hand-sanding precision. Sanding hard to reach spaces has never been easier! SandDevil3.0 uses a common belt size, 2-1/2″ x 14″, for easy replacement and you can reuse old sanding belts over and over again. Included with the SandDevil3.0 is an 80 grit cloth backed sanding belt.
Why It’s Hot: The Milescraft SandDevil3.0 can be used on multiple surfaces, providing precision sanding results with a flawless finish. It features the Clever Lever for self-tightening, tool-free exchange of the sand paper belt. It is a valuable addition to every tool box!
Simplify your measuring and marking applications with the Milescraft Exactor, the only 9-in-1 tool of its kind. The Exactor has built-in dual levels, a sliding bevel, depth gauge, dual 45° miter measurements, inner and outer 90° measurements, a 3/16″ reveal and an imperial and metric scale. The Milescraft Exactor is designed for a multitude of everyday household and jobsite applications.
Why It’s Hot: Exactor has a five-way adjustable rule that functions as a depth gauge, miter layout tool, scribe, square measurement tool, or traditional ruler. Whether you’re transferring a measurement, laying out mitered corners, or doing trim work – Exactor is the only tool you’ll need to get the job done right!
ROLAIR Electric Oil-less Air Compressor
At 60 decibels, ROLAIR’s newest super-quiet, oilless trim and finish air compressor will appeal to any contractor who is concerned about noise pollution on the jobsite, especially when working indoors. The rest will appreciate that it delivers 2.4 CFM at 90 PSI, draws 7.5 amps while running and features a robust roll cage with a convenient cord wrap. Additional features include a quarter-turn drain valve, protected intake filter housing and a low-profile tank assembly.
Why It’s Hot: The JC10PLUS builds on the formula that made the original JC10 so popular. Trim and finish carpenters will benefit from the higher CFM rating and lower amp draw. They’ll also appreciate the upward-facing gauges, heavy-duty vibration dampeners and comfortable handle grip. Available January 2017.
Centipede Portable Work System
The unique steel frame design of the Centipede Portable Work System features multiple steel struts that rest directly between the load and ground to support thousands of pounds while keeping even the thinnest sheet materials from sagging. Each strut moves in tandem with a series of flat steel cross bars flexible enough to absorb impacts and ensure long-lasting smooth operation.
Why It’s Hot: Compact portable bases perfect for creating extra bench space anywhere, anytime. Ultra-lightweight and incredibly easy to set up, this stand provides stable support for pretty much anything that can fit on it, includes accessories, and comes in a carry bag.
Sharpen dull and broken drill bits with Drill Doctor. Don’t get stuck in the middle of a project and run to the store for a new bit- just sharpen it and get back to work. Drill Doctors can sharpen a wide range of point angles and drill materials, probably everything you own.
Visit website to learn about special offers.
Why it’s Hot:
• You already own a lifetime supply of drill bits. Now sharpen them and save money!
• Fast, easy, works every time
• Sharper than new results
• Saves money – pays for itself in just a few sharpenings
• Models to fit any budget
• Durable- three-year warranty
Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener
The Original Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener is the first knife sharpener designed to sharpen every knife you own. Using flexible belts and sharpening guides to ensure your knives or cutting tools are sharpened at the proper angle every time. The Knife & Tool Sharpener sharpens straight blades, curved blades, filet knives, serrated knives, gut hooks, and any other type of knife you use – quickly and easily.
Why It’s Hot: The Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener sharpens every knife you own. Flexible abrasive belts and precision sharpening guides provide the proper angle every time to sharpen like a pro. It’s versatility and portability makes it an invaluable tool to keep all blades razor sharp and ready for use.
DAP Wood Pro-X Latex All-Purpose Wood Filler with DryDex Dry Time Indicator
Just like our popular DryDex spackling, this easy to use, latexbased wood filler goes on Pink and dries Natural when it is ready to sand and stain. With low odour and easy soap and water cleanup, this wood filler can be planed, cut, nailed and drilled – just like real wood. Also, it’s thick, knife-grade formula can be molded & sculpted, making it ideal for corners & vertical surfaces.
Why It’s Hot: Unlike other latexbased wood fillers that change colour when dry, DAP Wood Pro-X All-Purpose Wood Filler accepts stain very well, resists cracking and can be used indoors and outdoors when properly topcoated. Coming to Canada in early 2017.
DAP Wood Pro Latex All-Purpose Wood Filler
Fast-drying and shrink and crack resistant, this traditional wood filler spreads smoothly and easily, and can be molded and shaped to suit virtually any repair. Easy to sand, plane, and stain, this wood filler creates a seamless fill that allows strong anchoring of screws and nails.
Why It’s Hot: Using the same formulation as America’s #1 selling wood filler, this solvent-based wood filler contains real wood fibers and dries 3X stronger than the wood itself! Coming to Canada in early 2017.
DAP Wood Pro Professional Wood Filler
This professional-quality latex-based wood filler dries quickly, leaving a uniform, smooth, nearly blemish-free appearance that stains well and blends right in. Once cured, this filler is very strong, will accept screws and nails without crumbling or cracking, and can be used indoors or outdoors. Available in a range of colours, and in tubs and convenient squeeze tubes.
Why It’s Hot: The thick, even consistency of DAP Wood Pro Latex All-Purpose Wood Filler means it can be “bulked up” for deeper fills and can be used for vertical or overhead applications. Coming to Canada in early 2017.
Every Workshop Needs A Great Knife
Flexcut knives are precision made for maximum performance. Their high-carbon steel blades have durable points, hold an edge extremely well and are easily maintained by simple stropping. Each knife is expertly hand-sharpened and tested before shipping, so it’s ready to use right out of the package. Comfortable, curved ash handles allow for long periods of carving without hand fatigue. In addition to those pictured, 16 different knives are available to handle every task from roughing in to fine detail carving.
Why They ‘re Hot: Flexcut knives are versatile, well-engineered tools, 100% North American made, assembled and sourced. The top pick of pro carvers, hobbyists and woodworkers around the world.
SRP: Ranging from $18.50 to $28.50
For a list of Canadian retailers:
Flexcut 3-Blade Starter Set
We’ve packaged some of our most popular knives in one, 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
Why It’s Hot: 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.
KN500 – $57.50
For a list of Canadian retailers: flexcut.com
Flexcut Carvin’ Jack
The 6-Blade Carvin’ Jack is the world’s first folding multi-tool for woodcarving. It’s equipped with 2 scorps, straight gouge, a hook knife, chisel, and a detail knife. You also get a SlipStrop, a bar of Flexcut Gold polishing compound to keep your blades sharp, and a leather belt-mounted sheath that looks good with jeans or even your better pants.
Why It’s Hot: The only tool like it in the world – A woodcarving set in your pocket.
JKN91 SRP: $156.50
For a list of Canadian retailers: flexcut.com
Kreg Cabinet Hardware Jig
The Kreg Cabinet Hardware Jig takes the guesswork out of installing cabinet knobs and pulls. The moveable edge guide and measuring scales make it easy to position knobs precisely, while adjustable drill guides ensure straight holes for perfect knob and pull positioning every time. Perfect for new construction and for refreshing entire rooms.
Why It’s Hot: The Cabinet Hardware Jig is simple to use. All you need is a drill and a 3/16″ bit, and the ability to set the jig to match your hardware and the position where you want it to go.
Kreg Concealed Hinge Jig
The Kreg Concealed Hinge Jig allows you to drill cup holes for concealed cabinet door hinges using just a drill. The jig positions an included carbide-tipped bit exactly at the proper position and offset, and drills to the perfect depth every time thanks to the depth stop collar.
Why It’s Hot: Concealed hinges are great for mounting cabinet doors because they stay out of sight, they’re adjustable, and they work very well. The Kreg Concealed Hinge Jig simplifies the installation process using nothing more than a drill and the included bit.
Kreg Drawer Slide Jig
The Kreg Drawer Slide Jig simplifies drawer installation by aligning slides in the cabinet and on the drawer. Built-in tabs make the jig easy to align to support the slide inside the cabinet, and to support the drawers as you attach the slides to them.
Why It’s Hot: The Kreg Drawer Slide Jig is simple to use, and it ensures that every drawer fits right and operates smoothly. Plus, the Jig works with ball-bearing, epoxy-coated, and undermount slides for perfect positioning every time.
Kreg Mobile Project Center
The Mobile Project Center is a workbench, sawhorse, assembly table, and clamping station all in one. It’s easy to set up and store away, and it provides a sturdy platform for all kinds of project tasks. Plus, the Mobile Project Center includes $40 worth of bonus clamping accessories, so it’s ready to go to work, right out of the box.
Why It’s Hot: In one mode, it’s a sturdy sawhorse that’s great for supporting long boards as you cut. Flip the large tables into position and this product offers the features you’d expect to find in a high-end stationary workbench.
Worx Cordless Switchdriver
WORX 20V Switchdriver features two ¼ in. chucks that rotate clockwise or counterclockwise with the push of a button. Drill a pilot hole and then rotate the second chuck with a driver bit to sink screw. The 3 lb. drill has a two-speed gearbox and an 11-position electronic clutch. Includes two, 1.5 Ah batteries, charger, LED worklight and carrying bag.
Why It’s Hot: Only drill on the market today with two revolving chucks. Load any combination of ¼ in. drill and screwdriver bits to speed assembly work. Gets work done twice as fast without interruption. No more fumbling or lost bits.
DEWALT Brushless 20V XR Cordless Planer
DEWALT’s 20V MAX Brushless Planer (DCP580B) features a brushless motor for maximum efficiency and that helps to maintain speed under load. With a 3-1/4″ width capacity with 3/32″ adjustments, a rebate capacity of 5/64″, and up to 15,000 RPM, this tool offers premium performance for a variety of woodworking applications. Ergonomically designed, the 20V MAX Brushless Planer (DCP580B) has a comfortable grip and is well-balanced for horizontal and vertical planing. The planer weighs 6.7lbs and operates off of the DEWALT 20V MAX battery system.
Why It’s Hot: Lightweight and cordless, the planer can be easily transported around the jobsite without the hassle of a cord. $279 (bare tool) and dewalt.ca for retailer availability.
Rockwell F80 Oscillating Multitool
Rockwell’s fastest and most powerful Sonicrafter, the F80 with Duotech Oscillation, features oscillating angles of 3.4 and 5.0 degrees. Powered by a 4.2 amp motor, the variable-speed multi-tool incorporates electronic constant speed control and Vibrafree technology. F80 features industry’s-best maximum cutting load of 35 lbs. of force. Its Universal Fit accepts other major brand’s accessories, and Hyperlock provides one ton of clamping force to prevent accessory slippage.
Why It’s Hot: The Rockwell F80 Duotech Oscillation Sonicrafter is the first oscillating tool with two oscillating angles of 3.4 and 5.0 degrees. Dual oscillating angles enable the tool to work harder and run faster. Users can now choose the angle that best fits the application.
Pegasus Worktable and Sawhorse Combo
The space-saving 30 lb. WORX Pegasus is a combination worktable and sawhorse. It features built-in channels to house two, 18 in. quick-clamps and four dogs to secure workpieces for cutting, sanding gluing or staining operations. The 31 in. x 25 in. tabletop supports loads up to 300 lbs. and 1,000 lbs. in sawhorse configuration. Built-in tool slots and trays house frequently used tools.
Why It’s Hot: Pegasus functions as a worktable and sawhorse and stands at a comfortable working height of 32 inches. It’s constructed of nylon resin and aluminum so it won’t rust. Integrated clamps assist in multiple projects and store when not in use.
Fein MultiMaster FMM 350 QSL With Starlock
The German made MultiMaster is the undisputed leader in oscillating tools. Its anti-vibration system produces the lowest vibration rating in the industry, while high quality electronics deliver infinitely variable constant speed under load. Its unique 3D design transfers maximum power to the accessory. An all metal drive head and gearbox ensure maximum service life. And, the QuickIN tool-free clamp, in conjunction with the new Starlock snapfit mounting system, enables you to change accessories in under 3 seconds.
MultiMaster – the universal system for interior construction and renovation.
Why It’s Hot: Use it for a wide range of cutting, sanding, sawing, scraping, and polishing tasks. Work precisely and efficiently on corners, edges, grooves, and profiles. It’s unbeatable for sanding into tight corners, grout removal, cutting door jambs and toe kicks, and making trim cuts in bathrooms and kitchens.
Fein Starlock Accessories
Starlock accessories are designed to work seamlessly with Fein’s MultiMaster,
SuperCut and MultiTalent oscillating tools, as well as with Bosch, Makita, Milwaukee and other tool brands. The unique Starlock design ensures a super tight fit between tool and accessory, for maximum power transfer to the accessory. Fein offers the largest range of oscillating accessories on the market, with many exclusive designs for unique jobs. They offer accessories for a full range of sawing, sanding, scraping, and other tasks.
Why It’s Hot: While an oscillating tool supplies the power, it’s the accessory that does the work. Starlock accessories are made from premium steel in Germany, and provide fast, precise, clean cutting. Their long service life means better value for your money. Many of the Starlock accessories feature a stepped design that enables you to work flush to the surface for better accuracy. There are over 40 Starlock accessories to choose from.
Bow FeatherPRO & FeatherDUO
The Bow FeatherPRO Featherboard not only provides exceptional protection against kickback but is as smooth as a traditional featherboard on the infeed. The hardened foam material of the feathers holds soft woods without marring and absorbs vibration. Buy the featherPRO for $39.99 or the DUO stackable featherboard kit for $79.99.
Why It’s Hot:
• Increased kickback safety to end user
• Anti-kickback living hinge design
• Long lasting and wear resistant material
• Non-marring feathers, easy on soft woods
• Absorbs vibration and versatile
AXIOM Precision CNC Machines
Versatility, robustness, easy to use…These are only a few of the features that make AXIOM stand out in the field of CNC machines. It’s unique solidity comes from its steel structure. Every PRO Version machine possesses a liquid cooling system. It’s the Ivy League of CNC machines! Great quality-price ratio.
Why It’s Hot: The AXIOM machines are easy to use and can work with any software, enhancing their versatility. Motion on every axis of every Axiom machine is controlled by high-precision ball screws.
Starting at: $2699.
Grizzly 8″ Jointer with Parallelogram Beds
This 8″ Jointer is popular among both professional and hobbyist woodworkers. The 76-3/4″ table with extra-long infeed table and the huge fence will make sure your stock is cut accurately. The easy to reach pedestal- mounted switch and lever-controlled table elevation make this a joy to operate. This machine will gobble up wood with ease and produce smooth, straight, and flat stock all day long.
Why It’s Hot: The extra-long in feed table and extra-tall fence make controlling long stock easy for dead-flat jointing operations. Combine that with a fully adjustable infeed and outfeed table mechanism and quick-response lever controls and you have the perfect jointer for any shop.
G0490W Reg $1,025 USD (2016)
Grizzly Shop Fox 2 HP 7″ Planer / Moulder with Stand
This next generation Planer/Moulder (W1812) features precision-ground cast-iron wings for increased work support, T-slots for easy guide rail adjustment, a one-piece enclosed stand, and a pedestal- mounted control switch with variable-speed feed motor for unsurpassed control over planning and moulding cutting results. If you make your own mouldings and frames, you need this machine!
Why It’s Hot: With the wide selection of accessory moulding knives, custom architectural mouldings are within easy reach for the one-off shop as well as the production shop. And, with the open frame design and optional elliptical jig, creating matching curved casings for round-top windows and doors is a breeze!
Reg $1,650 USD (2016)
Grizzly 17″ Ultimate Bandsaw
We designed this “Ultimate” 17″ bandsaw (G0636X) to compete directly against expensive “high-end” European bandsaws. After several years of research and development, we put together this amazing package that is a perfect blend of precision and muscle—with all the features (and more) of comparable saws. Finally, you can buy the bandsaw of your dreams and still have enough money left over for a bunch of high-end blades!
Why It’s Hot: With power and cutting capacity to spare, this ultimate 17″ bandsaw also features micro-adjusting rack and pinion table tilt, quickchange blade release/tensioning, deluxe fence, and a foot brake for safety and quicker stops for increased production.
Reg. $2,550 USD (2016)
Grizzly 15″ Heavy-Duty Planer
Featuring a powerful 3 HP motor and 5000 RPM cutterhead speed, the headstock sits atop a four-column support with easy handwheel height adjustment and column locks. With this great 15″ Heavy-Duty Planer (G0815) you can improve the functionality of your shop without sacrificing precious floor space, while still having the power you need to tackle large projects or do production work.
Why It’s Hot: The stationary table on this 15 inch planer allows the use of fixed infeed and outfeed rollers so any thickness adjustments won’t affect the floor to table height. The planing head is supported by four cast iron columns and thickness adjustments are silky smooth with two gas springs and a large cast iron handwheel.
Reg $895 USD (2016)
Achieve beautiful staining results with just ONE APPLICATION of the new Varathane Ultimate Stain. Wait for ONE HOUR before applying just ONE COAT of the new Varathane Triple Thick Clear Finish – it is three times thicker than traditional polyurethane.
Why It’s Hot: Your project is finished with professional results and you are free to get on with your day!
Amana Tool ZrN Coated CNC Bits
Amana Tool’s broad line of ZrN coated 2D/3D Solid Carbide Spiral CNC bits cannot be beat. Bits are specially designed for profiling and carving in plastic, foam, aluminum, & wood and other materials. Collection includes ball nose, flat bottom, straight or tapered Spiral Up-Cut bits. Amana’s ZrN bits are sold individually (46280 – tapered ballnose, costs $44.70) and in sets. (8 pc set #AMS-136, costs $309.68)
Why It’s Hot: Proprietary ZrN coating along with a high grade of solid carbide and superior grinding provides high resistance to wear, sharper cutting edges, extended tool life and less friction & heat buildup. Also allows for super precise detail work. Perfect for many applications.
Craftex 10″ Wet Grinder
This item is one of Busy Bee Tools best selling grinders and for good reason! With a slow wheel speed of only 115 RPM and water reservoir, you can sharpen a multitude of tools. The universal support can be installed vertically or horizontally on the grinder and the grinding jig accepts a variety of cutting tools.
Why It’s Hot: On sale until January 7th 2017 for only $199, this makes a great addition to your workshop
NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
Worlds First Smart Drill Press, the most versatile and truly multipurpose machine, able to handle wood, metal, glass and plastics with ease. The direct drive design eliminates belts and pulleys, for ultra smooth operation and faster, more efficient drilling. Powerful 1.75HP/2HP high torque motor, 50-5500rpm variable speed, and onboard computer for incredible software assistance in all important areas around load, depth, vibration and safety functions.
Why It’s Hot: The NOVA Voyager software can be upgraded and updated via USB Port, giving you the ultimate in functionality and flexbility.
NOVA Galaxi DVR Lathe
An excellent all round lathe, with incredible versatility. Onboard is intelligent 1.75/2HP DVR motor with features such as chisel dig in safety sensing, favorite speed settings and out of balance work adjustment. Super smooth operation and incredible torque. With a very low speed of 100rpm right up to 5000rpm, this is the first NOVA DVR Lathe to feature easy to use dial in speed control, making its the perfect solution for a wide variety of projects, from small pens to large bowls and platters.
Why It’s Hot: For a limited time, this comes with a free Wireless Remote control.
SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw
Woodworkers take pride in their creations. Serious table saw manufacturers do the same. With the Professional Cabinet Saw, SawStop dedicated countless engineering hours to ensuring nothing was missed. Offering two different motor configurations (1.75HP or 3HP) and three different fence and rail options (30″, 36″ or 52″), this saw gives you versatility around the shop matched with the ability to stop on contact with skin.
Why It’s Hot: Skin detection, true vertical elevation, smooth repeatable cutting, and the industry-leading T-Glide Fence, gives you the highest quality cabinet saw that delivers repeatable cuts and overall excellence for all your project needs.
Starting at $3,417
Laguna Flux Series Cyclones
Introducing the new “Flux” series cyclones from Laguna Tools. Laguna has been recognized for premium cyclones, but has “raised the bar” again in the cyclonic two stage dust collection arena. The P|Flux series comes standard with noise reducing acoustic foam. Available in 1.5HP 110 volt as well as 2HP & 3HP
Why It’s Hot: Laguna’s new P|Flux ships standard with a high frequency remote control, HEPA filtration system. As well as many other unique features such as LED control panel and sensors alerting you when it is time to clean the filter and empty the drum.
Prices range from $1,999CDN for 1.5hp to $2,999 for 3hpCDN
Arbortech Turbo Plane
TURBO Plane is a revolutionary woodworking blade that attaches to any standard 4 or 4.5″ Angle Grinder.
Why It’s Hot: With Smooth Blade Technology wood workers, hobbyists, novices and artists alike can now remove wood safely and quickly whilst achieving a smooth sculpted finish. The added benefit of Angled Versatility means that you can achieve flat planed surfaces, great when working with live edge or hardwood tables. Yet, when tilted on an angle the TURBO Plane is ideal for concave or convex wood shaping. Create tables from firewood. Round and prepare lathe blanks. Carve bread bowls. Create wooden iPhone speakers. Perform log home maintenance. For more project ideas, tips and tricks and to see the TURBO Plane in action visit their YouTube channel: ArbortechWoodworking. For a catalogue call 866.517.7869.