Quick-Start Kits from Guffey Systems LLC aid in integrating the PivotLine vertical finishing system into production. The kits are available in four configuration styles, available in floor or ceiling mounts, including two straight-line configurations; a 6’x6’x6’ U-Shape; a 6’x12’ L-Shape; and a reversable L-Shape.
Sanding and Finishing
Available from Gemini, EVO Eclipse is a full line of high-performance, interior water-based coatings for wood that includes primers, sealers, clear and pigmented topcoats and a full line of tint bases. It is low odor and low VOC, fast to dry and has no HAPs, formaldehyde or phthalates. The optional anti-microbial protection can be added by the finisher before application and lasts for the lifespan of the coating, the company adds.
Stolbek machines based in Canada has developed an automated edgesander that duplicates hand-sanding. Utilizing orbital sanding technology instead of belts and flap wheels, the Stolbek edgesander goes through a progression of three sanding grits and gives edges the same finish that all the surfaces get. The company claims, “You will never see an MDF edge like this.” With a footprint of only 3x8 feet, the machine can sand all four edges of a panel in about 30 seconds.
Stolbek Machines based in Canada introduces Cosmo, an affordable robotic sanding system for doors. The company asserts the unit is the "only robotic sander on the market that can sand edges, break corners and handle any type of cabinet door you throw at it." Designed to be a true single-piece flow lean machine, Cosmo doubles the speed of existing sanding operations, and transfers 80% of the sanding off people, according to the company. The machine is designed to require no special programming.
Dynabrade offers a new raised panel sanding pad for use with the Dynafine Detail Sander. This new sanding pad has a rectangular shape (4-in. x 3/4-in.) with angled edges and is ideal for sanding into tight corners and on raised edges of panels, as well as other woodworking applications. It features a premium urethane medium density hook face pad, 1/2-in. thick, which accepts both coated abrasive and non-woven nylon sheets.
Convert a single-stage dust collector into an efficient two-stage system and reduce the need for frequent bag emptying with a Wall-Mount Cyclone Dust Separator available from Rockler. The cyclone separator filters out the biggest, bag-filling chips before they ever hit the main collection bag, which takes care of the more problematic fine dust. It features a 20-gallon bag with a window to view when the bag is getting full, and 4'' ports for easy connection to common hoses and dust collectors.
The SATAjet 20 B is ideal for use in the application of glaze, says SATA. It can be used to apply a very fine line, targeting the specific area which will lead to minimal wiping. Only a small amount of air pressure is required. The SATAjet 20 B can also be used to create a soft faded edge, or recreate an antique finish.
PaintLine has introduced a new hinge hook for hanging cabinet doors when painting or finishing. Utilizing a proprietary single wire design, PaintLine's Hinge Hooks have a sharp, “fish hook” style point, which securely holds cabinet doors by their hinge cup holes. Each hook has a weight capacity of 25 lbs and when two are used, the weight capacity is 50 lbs.
The SuperMax 25-50 Drum Sander from Laguna Tools is the largest open-ended drum sander on the market, the company says. The user can sand 25″ in a single pass, and up to 50″ in a double pass. The 25-50 Drum Sander comes standard on a Closed Mobile Base Stand. The drum is pre-wrapped with 80 grit sandpaper. Additional accessories and sandpaper are available for purchase.
3M says its Xtract sanding disc product can extract up to 99% of dust generated. As the operator sands, any dust produced is pulled through the net backing, continuously extracting and collecting into the vacuum system. The company's line of Cubitron II Premium Series abrasives is designed with the exclusive 3M Precision-Shaped Grain (PSG) technology, which means up to two times the dust created in the same amount of time.