Thursday, September 22, 2011

New DWS780 Miter Saw from DeWalt

The DEWALT DWS780 12" Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw is created for the jobsite - designed with professional priorities in mind. It's precise enough for fine woodworking, it's durable enough for framing and deck building, and yet it's among the lightest 12" slide miter saws on the market. With the DWS780, cabinetmakers, trim carpenters, framers, installers and professional contractors get the accuracy, capacity, durability and simplicity they need - day-in and day-out.

Precise cutting without recalibration: Dewalt has developed a new, ultra-bright XPS cross cut alignment system casts a laser-like shadow where the blade will come into contact with the material, with no need to recalibrate over time or after changing blades.

Ultimate durability: The DWS780 Miter Saw's rugged components, bevel system and tough stainless steel miter detent plate are designed for the constant rigors of the jobsite.

High-capacity cutting: It offers outstanding 6-3/4 inch vertical capacity, 7-1/2 inch nested crown and 13-7/8 inch horizontal capacity plus an exclusive back fence design that cuts up to 2x16 at 90° and 2x12 at 45°.

Portable comfort: Among the lightest 12" slide miter saws on the market, the DWS780 weighs just 56 lbs. and folds up for easy carrying.

Hassle-free operation: The dual bevel system is easy to see and use in jobsite conditions, with a high-visibility scale and easy angle adjustment. Plus, the advanced dust collection system captures over 75 percent of dust generated.

Monday, September 12, 2011

New for October 2011 - Festool's CT48 Dust Extractor.

This time last year, Festool introduced the new CT26 and CT36 Dust Extractors which incorporate numerous upgrades from the previous models of Festool Dust Extractors. Now, Festool introduces the newest and largest Dust Extractor in their CT family, the new CT48 vac (584084) coming October 2011. If you need lots of capacity, this large-capacity vacuum is for you!

What are the new features of the CT 26, CT 36 and CT 48?
So, you're probably interested in knowing what's new about the new CT models. They feature HEPA filtration, variable suction control, tool-triggered operation, SysDock tool storage capabilities, an antistatic hose and many of the other common features that you've come to expect from the Festool's industry leading dust extractors.

One new, and very unique, feature is the innovative self-cleaning filter bags. If you've used other dust extractors, you may have experienced the issue of fine dust particles becoming caked to the inner lining of the vacuum bag. Festool has solved this problem by creating a filter bag from a fleece material that is designed to collapse and expand as the power is cycled on the dust extractor. This causes the dust cake to break up and disperse to the bottom of the bag.
The advantage is that there is no loss of suction as the bag fills up, which is the case with other manufacturer's models. Clogging of the filter bag can also create unnecessary strain on the motor and lead to premature failure, a costly repair or replacement.