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Four Tooling Techniques to Improve CNC Router Operation

When selecting CNC tooling, here's one basic rule of thumb: choose the tool that has the shortest overall length possible. This will guarantee that the tool is as rigid possible. Maintaining a level of rigidity ensures the higher performance. Second, adhering to proper collet techniques will safeguard against damaging the tool and shortening its life. Read on for tips on mounting tools and setting rotation direction.

AWFS News

3M Shows Expanded Cubitron II Sanding Discs at AWFS Fair 2015

3M showed its Cubitron II 775L Film and 732U paper sanding discs at the AWFS Fair 2015. The expanded grade range is now available in 80+ to 220+ grit. When 3M introduced Cubitron II two years ago, it described it as "a revolutionary advancement in abrasive technology featuring triangular shaped ceramic mineral. As grains wear, they continually fracture to form sharp points that slice through the substrate and wear evenly.

Architectural Products

Power Carving Attachment for Angle Grinders

Not yet offered in the U.S., the TURBOShaft from Australia's Arbortech is a power carving attachment for y angle grinder. Designed to complement the Arbortech Turbo range or as a stand alone tool, the TURBOShaft provides detailed freehand carving or can be used with a jig to offer new prospects for professional millwork carving applications.

Wood Machinery & Supplies

Vacuum-powered Dremel Cleans as It Cuts

Dremel launched a vacuum-powered rotary tool that cleans debris while running. The VRT1 turns a shop vacuum into a turbine-powered rotary tool capturing airborne dust as it goes for dusty projects in drywall, wood, glass, ceramic and a variety of similar dust-producing materials.

Event Coverage

Mightier Pens: Milwaukee Tool Reinvents Job Site Writing

At Milwaukee Tool’s latest product showcase event, I was in heaven, Focusing on new tool after new tool. I barely had time to register what I liked about one before I feel in love with another. But in an event dominated by power tools, what stuck out the most to me had no power source at all: INKZALL, a revolutionary new worksite pen.That they thought to reinvent the lowly job site pen really blew my mind. Here's the story behind it.

Cabinets

Amerock Launches Custom Colored Cabinetry Hardware

MOORESVILLE, NC - Amerock Hardware launched Splash, an interactive design and shopping site that lets users customize decorative hardware for cabinets and furniture. Pulls and knobs are offered in more than 20  colors with 400 different combinations.

The interactive site for a first-of-its-kind product line lets buyers test various colors and shapes of cabinetry hardware, then view the various looks on different style and color cabinets. Uses include kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and living areas.

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