AWFS 2009 #2: Tool Demos

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Blog entry by thewoodwhisperer posted 07-23-2009 03:55 AM 5902 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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AWFS is always a blast, even though this year we could see the effects of the economy in both corporate presence and attendance. But there were still some great products to see. In this video, you’ll see the following demos:
Rockler: Tapering Jig, Box Joint Jig, Bench Cookies
Tenryu: Festool Blades, Silencer series
Kreg: Beaded Faceframe System
DeWalt: New Lithium Ion Battery technology
SawStop: Professional Cabinet Saw
Gorilla Gripper: The Gorilla Gripper

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#1 posted 07-23-2009 04:51 AM

Wow…been reading the stuff coming out of the show. Wish I had the time to go….I like that new Saw Stop pricing…will have to see what folks say when it comes out….I hear they lightened up the trunnion and some other components to enable them to include the “newer” features….but the safety feature is just too good to pass up….It will definitely be on my list to review prior to getting a new table saw.

I like the idea of the gripper too….I have always hated when the darn panel slips out of my hands and lands on my upper instep….even with good boots that hurts….(thankfully I wear steel toe boots). Will have to check those out…

Thanks for sharing the videos….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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John Ormsby

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#2 posted 07-23-2009 05:33 AM

Nice presentation Marc. Thanks for sharing the show with us on LJs.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#3 posted 07-23-2009 02:05 PM

Wish I could afford some of that stuff Marc, you just made me drool. But thanks nice presentation.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 07-23-2009 05:19 PM

Cool stuff. Thanks Mark!

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#5 posted 07-23-2009 09:46 PM

Thanks Marc…cool info…wish I was there.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#6 posted 07-24-2009 06:36 AM

saw stop is a good idea… but they dont tell you that you have to buy a new brake and blade every time you trip the saw. that can get quite expensive

-- "There is a fine line between woodworker and tool collector"

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#7 posted 07-24-2009 02:14 PM

always better than the alternative if you accidently get into the blade on a non-SawStop table saw…a small price to pay to save a finger

-- Hermance Machine Company,

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#8 posted 07-24-2009 03:12 PM

Hey WW:

Thanks for the video.
I particularly liked the new Rockler Bench Cookies.
Since I’m rustic, I made my own.

I used a 1/2” thick cellular rubber mat and cut them out with a circle cutter mounted in a drill press.
I glue two together to give me an extra lift off of my bench.
I’m from the South. So, I’m calling mine Bench Biscuits.

I made a lot of extras so my buddies can have some hot biscuits for their shops.

-- 温故知新

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#9 posted 07-24-2009 05:22 PM

lol, Nicole was calling them Bench Biscuits all weekend. She’s from Missouri and is quite the fan of biscuits herself! haha

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#10 posted 07-25-2009 04:58 AM

Hi Mark,
Thanks for the video on the new products. How about some feed on the new house? All I have seen is the garage.:o}

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#11 posted 07-27-2009 09:32 PM

Great overview of some of the stuff they had there. It would be neat to go sometime – all day in the tool show, and nights in the casino….I’d have to come back to work just to get a little down time and recover.

Is it just me or are the bench cookies simply hockey pucks with a blue label wrapped around them?

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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