Dust Extractor Roundup

In the past, we’ve reviewed the basics of dust collection for your woodworking shop. But what happens when you step outside the friendly confines of your shop? What’s the best way to control dust at the jobsite? Today’s post looks at dust extractors—tools that deliver point-of-origin dust control and an array of time-saving features. To help you solve the problem of jobsite dust extraction, we are going to cover the following topics:

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Why You Need a Plunge-Cut Track Saw

Cutting 4′ x 8′ sheets of plywood can be a challenge—especially if your workspace isn’t large enough to accommodate a table saw with a large outfeed table. But even if you have a table saw, you still might be breaking down sheet goods with your circular saw and then making precise cuts with your table saw, a process that can waste valuable time and material. A plunge-cut track saw combines the maneuverability of a circular saw with the precision and stability of a table saw, allowing you to make clean, super-straight cuts on a single pass.

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Oscillating Tools: Why You Need One

What’s an Oscillating Tool?

Basically, an oscillating tool is the jackknife of power tools. Oscillating tools can handle a ton of tasks—cutting, grinding, scraping, sanding, sawing—and deliver clean results in tight quarters. Oscillating tools are popular with carpenters, contractors, tradespeople, flooring and cabinet installers, and serious hobbyists. Regardless of the job, professionals love these tools.

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Festool introduces the New CMS Router Tables

Festool is introducing the CMS Precision routing table to the North American market. The German based company is highly regarded in the woodworking industry, creating speculations among festool-freaks (it’s okay, I am one too)  for a number of years about the look and features of a Festool brand routing table.

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2011 KMS Tools Woodshow is in Full Swing

Come on by our Coquitlam location today and tomorrow (Oct 14 & 15) 8am to 6pm to see what’s going on.

  • Free KMS safety glasses to the first 100 people each day
  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking
  • Free Popcorn, smokies & pop (donation will be taken to help building projects in Costa Rica)
  • Tons of Live Seminars  and Demonstrations every hour on the hour
  • Enter to win a General Dream Shop Giveaway
  • Enter to win a King Industrial Band Saw
  • Tons of factory reps on hand
  • Pacific Woodworkers Guild project showcase

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The Festool 571810 RO 150 FEQ Rotex Sander

Last week 20 KMS Tools employees went through the Festool 101 training with instructor Steve Bace.  Let me tell you, this guy really knows his stuff.  He has a history in the solid surface industry, so sanding is his specialty.  In less than 5 minutes he took this old beat up cutting board and refinished it to look like new.  It was very impressive to say the least.

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Festool Giveaways at www.FestoolSweepstakes.com

Seriously, Festool is in fact giving away a free tool what looks like every month.  Go to www.festoolsweepstakes.com and sign up.  Last month they gave away a Festool DOMINO Joiner, and the month before a Festool TS 55 Track Saw, both of which I did not win.  Hopefully one of you guys will bring a new Festool tool home in the coming months so you can find out why Festool is the top dog in power tools.

Festool – New to KMS Tools

Over the last couple weeks, there has been a huge buzz around KMS tools about our new line of woodworking related power tools.  Festool is a German made high-end professional tool manufacturer centered around woodworking.  The idea behind Festool’s “Faster, Easier, Smarter” slogan is selling you into a family, not just a tool.  Festool sports an industry leading 1+2 Year Warranty (first year they pay for all of the shipping, the following two, you pay for one way).  The Festool family revolves around four key pillars most tool companies overlook: Dust extraction, Multifunction Tables, Guide Rails & Systainers.

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