Important regulatory debate taking place in Washington, DC that could have a significant impact on the woodworking industry.
The Power Tool Institute (PTI) is working to promote safety through a voluntary standard process, while the government is considering a petition by patent attorney Stephen Gass. Gass’s petition could mandate a design standard that has the potential to eliminate portable benchtop saws from the market due to the cost of compliance.
PTI members are working to promote safety through the updated UL 987 safety standard, investing
hundreds of millions of dollars in an effort to make table saws and other power tools safe when used
properly. Since 2007, manufacturers have introduced over 800,000 saws with newly designed guards that meet the requirements of the UL 987 safety standard. To date, there has been only one reported blade contact injury on a table saw with the new guard. Read more
The in-house creative group at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation’s North American accessories group recently took home several awards from the American Inhouse Design Awards (GD USA), the Global Association for Marketing at Retail (POPAI) and the National Retail Hardware Association’s 2011 Packaging and Merchandising Awards. Read more
Miller Kicks-Off “Win an ArcStation™” Contest; Winners to Receive Welding Workbenches. Online contest through April 15, 2011
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. today announced its “Win an ArcStation” contest. Between Jan. 17, 2011 and April 15, 2011, customers can win ArcStations by answering two short questions online at MillerWelds.com/ArcStationContest.
Participants are required to answer:
- What would you build with a new Miller ArcStation workbench?
- What would you add to the Miller ArcStation to make it the ultimate workbench?
A variety of prizes are up for grabs. Read more
Since 1995, the JLC LIVE Residential Construction Show has brought editorial content to life from The Journal of Light Construction magazine on an exhibit hall floor. From the first show in Cambridge, Massachusetts, JLC LIVE has become a must-attend event for residential construction professionals. The unique combination of hands-on education in conjunction with manufacturer exhibits is what differentiates JLC LIVE from any other trade show in the industry. In addition to all the education found in the exhibit hall JLC LIVE also offers a top-notch educational conference program. Read more
National Celebration to Honor “The Hands That Build America”
America’s tradesmen: they build our homes, roads, businesses, and schools. They keep our cars running, our lights on, our water flowing, and so much more. They are the backbone of our functioning nation — and that’s why they deserve a national day f recognition according to IRWIN® Tools, a world-class manufacturer of a broad line of professional hand toools and power tool accessories. IRWIN invites the nation to celebrate National Tradesmen Day, on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. This day will focus the nation’s attention on “The Hands that Build America” and will include celebrations, recognition events and activities throughout the country. Read more
IDEAL today announced the first 3D digital “page flip” version of its full-line catalog is now available for viewing at www.idealindustries.com. Further enhancing the way IDEAL customers can browse and search, the eCatalog creates a differentiated solution that simplifies the lives of electrical contractors and distributors, enabling them to view IDEAL products anywhere and anytime.
“IDEAL customers now have access to our 228-page catalog on-line, which they can browse with 3D page-flipping interaction, as if they had a real copy in front of them,” said Joe Saganowich, Vice President of Sales for IDEAL. “In addition to proving to be a convenient, engaging platform for our customers, this paper-free approach underscores our ecological commitment to a greener future.”
Powered by Adobe Flash, the eCatalog’s design and unique features include an extremely fast loading rate for pages, as well as the ability to zoom into individual pages for an incredible level of detail.
About IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.
IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. IDEAL is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.
IRWIN® Tools, a world-class manufacturer and marketer of a broad line of professional hand tools and power tool accessories, will host the Ultimate Tradesman Challenge World Finals on Sunday, March 20, 2011. Six competitors from around the world will use their trade skills to perform a series of precise tasks — such as gripping, sawing, marking, clamping and drilling — in a race against the clock. The tradesman with the top time will be crowned the Ultimate Tradesman Challenge World Champion and will have a chance to win up to $1 MILLION. Read more
Hitachi Power Tools today announced its new Lifetime Lithium Ion tool warranty. Every Hitachi cordless power tool is designed to the highest standards and is rigorously tested for both performance and durability. Hitachi is proud to offer an exclusive Lifetime Lithium Ion tool warranty to the original purchaser on HXP Lithium Ion cordless tools, which protects against possible defects in materials and workmanship from the original purchase date. Read more
There is great news for professional cordless tool users who demand the most up to date in tool technology. Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation received a revolutionary patent on their cutting-edge LITHIUM-ION battery technology for cordless power tools.
The company’s patented LITHIUM-ION technology represents the new generation of cordless hand held power tools powered by battery packs capable of producing an average discharge current greater than or equal to approximately 20 amps. This patent protects the Milwaukee® brand’s newly introduced M12™ and M18™ LITHIUM-ION product lines as well as the industry’s first V28™ and V18™ LITHIUM-ION product lines. More efficient and environmentally friendly, the Milwaukee® LITHIUM-ION Read more
Coast-to-coast, year-round, Bosch brings the tools, the excitement and the deals to you! From local Dealer Days and Big Blue events to our exclusive Xtreme Impact Tours and appearances at major industry trade shows, there are plenty of opportunities to see our latest innovations and experience Bosch performance hands-on. Check out Bosch’s event calendar to see the latest in power tool technology from the industry leader worldwide.