Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Stabila's New R-Beam Levels

Stabila has just reinvented the level, again. Although its never been a "level" playing field - Stabila has always lead - it is a wonder that it took so long for any ground-breaking improvements in levels. Well, wait no longer. The Stabila R-Beam Level is the game-changer! With improved strength, stability, precision and grips, Stabila has once again shown why they own the level category.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Powermatic PM1500 15" Band Saw Announcement

Powermatic has just announced the launch of a new standard in mid-sized bandsaws…the Powermatic PM1500 Bandsaw.

This new category-redefining, PM1500 Bandsaw is loaded with advanced features:
  • A full 14” of resaw
  • 14 ½” throat
  • Sturdy cast iron table and trunnion
  • Exclusive Powermatic T-Square style Accu-Fence
  • Positive locking cam
  • Dual position, oversized side plate
  • Solid steel resaw pin
  • Patent pending, blade tension release with electrical interlock
  • Heavy duty upper wheel support and tracking mechanism
  • Solid cast upper and lower wheels
  • Tool-less, high end blade guides
  • Four sided blade guard
  • Integrated foot brake
  • Magnetic switch motor protection 
  • Heavy duty 3 HP motor 
Reserve yours today by placing a pre-order today!

Monday, October 22, 2012

DEWALT announces its Dewalt Perform & Protect™ messaging campaign. DEWALT's Perform & Protect™ line of power tools is designed to provide a high level of one or more of the following: control, dust containment or low vibration, without sacrificing performance. "Many of our products provide the user with a high level of control, dust containment or low vibration and we wanted to make it easy for the user to identify these particular products," said Jeff Beck, senior product manager, DEWALT.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New from Kreg: Toolboxx™ Master Collection

Now available for a limited time at Burns!

The KTC5750 Kreg Toolboxx™ Master Collection puts the power of Kreg Jig® and Kreg Joinery™ in one portable package, and it comes fully loaded. Inside the durable, extra-deep box you get 4 Kreg Jigs: 
  • 1 Kreg K3 with exclusive front-side clamping
  • 1 Kreg HD for heavy-duty construction jobs
  • 1 Kreg Micro-Pocket Drill Guide that’s perfect for small projects
  • 1 Kreg Mini, a portable pocket-hole powerhouse
They all fit inside the deep, easy-access box, with plenty of extra room to spare!
We’ll help you fill some of that space by including a set of accessories that will help you get the most from your Kreg Jig® System including: a Premium Face Clamp, Dust Collection Attachment, Portable Base, Material Support Stop, and all appropriate Kreg Drill Bits and Driver Bits.
Inside the lid the Toolboxx™ Master Collection features 15 removable bins that keep all of your pocket-hole screws, bits, and small accessories organized. A see-through cover makes it easy see them all, even when it’s closed.
In addition, the Toolboxx™ Master Collection comes with many of the same items as the Kreg Master System, but with special bonus tools and materials:
  • Right Angle Clamp  
  • 1000+ Kreg Screws
  • Screw Selector Wheel
  • Trim Carpentry DVD
Purchase your Toolboxx™ Master Collection from your favorite specialty woodworking store and online retailers for only $299. You get everything you need, and you save over $100! But act now, the Toolboxx™ Master Collection is only available for a limited time.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

CNC for Education

Burns Tools, along with General CNC, has made a strong commitment to helping schools integrate CNC technology into their woodshop programs. 

In 2010, Burns joined General in their vision to integrate CNC technology into educational programs in New England and across the US. Of course the significance of this is that schools can have confidence that they not only have the support of General's technical support department also have a distributor to assist with everything from machine set up and initial training to after sale service when needed.

General will be exhibiting at the ACTE (Association for Career and Technology Education Conference) in Atlanta GA which is held Novemer 29- December 1). If you plan to attend this event we encourage you drop by General's booth for a visit. Here is the link to the conference https://www.acteonline.org/vision.aspx. For those of you who have never attended, this is the largest technical education conference in the country and a very impressive event.

Complete Turnkey Education Packages starting at $3,995!
With the addition of the General iCarver program in 2011 we have now developed complete turnkey CNC packages that start as low as $3,995. These packages include machines, basic tooling, site licenses of software for computer labs, delivery, uncrating and set up of the machinery, initial training and ongoing technical support. We have packages available for both elementary or middle schools as well as secondary and post secondary schools. Follow this link for more information. http://www.generalcnc.ca/cnc_education_solutions

We are committed to helping schools introduce CNC automation in the wood shop. Feel free to contact us any time for more information.

Friday, September 7, 2012

New Makita Cordless Sander!

Makita's new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 5" Random Orbit Sander (LXOB01) runs up to 40 minutes on a single charge. With 3 speed settings, an ergonomic shape, and a fast-charging 18V LXT battery, woodworkers get corded performance without the cord! If you are already using the Makita LXT system, you can buy the cordless sander as a tool only (LXOB01Z).

Friday, August 3, 2012

New Festool Products, Launching in October

NEW! CMS Router Table System – Portable Precision for your Most Exacting Needs

Simply put, the new Festool Router Table is the most versatile and precise router table solution you will find.
Built for precision above all else, the CMS System features tremendous adjustability plus a host of features that combine to help you control the workpiece for uncompromised results. A smooth-as-glass sliding table, exacting miter gauge, solid extension table, plus featherboard and hold-down options come together to deliver a precise, yet portable routing solution that is at home in the workshop or on the jobsite.
The CMS System is available in two primary configurations - a standalone unit (CMS-GE) and an MFT/3-based model (CMS-VL). Each can be purchased as a set, complete with precision-enhancing accessories, or as stripped down versions to be upgraded separately.

NEW! TI 15 Hybrid Impact/Drill Driver - Anything is possible

Next, Festool's cordless range gets a very welcome addition in the form of the all-new Hybrid Impact Drill/Driver. This is no ordinary Festool Impact Driver. And this is definitely no ordinary Drill. But you’ll see that for yourself.
Building on a long history of brushless motor technology, the new TI 15 combines the benefits of a powerful, long-running impact driver with capability of a standard drill-driver. Effortlessly drive an 8” lag bolt into solid wood, and then easily switch over to drive a screw into a tricky corner, or even the most delicate workpiece. Amplified by the full range of Festool FastFix chucks, the TI 15 delivers the potential of more than 7 different tools in one unit, helping you to work more efficiently while eliminating the expense of needless tools.
Also, for the first time, we are offering a truly “Basic” option, perfectly suited for existing Festool cordless customers. Packed in a Systainer 3 with plenty of room for an additional drill, batteries, charger and more, the TI 15 Basic delivers on both convenience and economy.

MFH 1000 Multifunction Stool - One extremely versatile work stool

Building on our comprehensive system of worksite mobility and storage, the MFH Multifunction Stool delivers convenience and efficiency in a sturdy, mobile package.
Improve your bottom line by getting more done in less time – while reducing frustration and fatigue. With the MFH 1000 Multifunction Festool Stool, you not only get a durable, steel-construction, mobile workstool, but a customizable storage chest in addition. A sturdy, generous drawer and deep internal shelf with pegboard sides provides ample storage options that can be easily customized to meet your specific needs.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Something new and BIG from Powermatic!

The Powermatic 4224B Lathe is the newest member of the industry-leading family of lathes. Over 900 pounds, the 4224B is the biggest, heaviest, and most capable lathe that Powermatic has ever built. It expands the limits of creative possibility, and takes your passion to a whole new level. With newly designed, top of its class features, the 4224B pushes the limits of design, innovation, and durability.

Friday, April 13, 2012

New Makita Cordless Oscillating Tool

To one of the most popular cordless systems in the world, the Makita Lithium-Ion LXT system, comes one of the first cordless oscillating multi-tools! Cut, sand, remove grout, scrape and more with this versatile multi-tool. The Makita cordless LXT multi-tool will be available as a kit (LXMT025) or a bare tool (LXMT02Z) in June 2012.

Monday, April 9, 2012

DELTA Unisaw, Save $300

Time is running out the save $300 on the Delta Unisaw. The offer, a $300 mail in rebate, is set to expire on April 30th. A price increase is also approaching, so now would be the time to purchase if you have been considering upgrading your shop to the excellence of a Unisaw.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Portable Storage Tested For Toughness

The new DeWalt ToughSystem is a rugged, flexible portable storage system that is perfect for Contractors, Technicians, Electricians, and more. The ToughSystem is IP65 certified, meaning the system is completely waterproof, protecting your tools from the elements. There are 4 skus in the Tough System line. Each product is sold separately. Customers can build the system that is right for them - depending on trade. Some only like to use the bigger units, some would take 1 of each, etc.

Every unit can connect to the other so its really designed for maximum customization.

DWST08201 - DEWALT Tough System DS150 (tool box)

DWST08203 - DEWALT Tough System DS300 (large tool box)

DWST08204 - DEWALT Tough System DS400 (XL tool box)

DWST08210 - DEWALT Tough System DS Carrier (metal trolley)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New Festool Worklamp

See what you’ve been missing thanks to the new Festool Light: the SYSLITE gives off 170° of even light dispersion that goes where you do. Whether your work takes you under a cabinet or crawlspace, or to an attic or the outdoors, the SysLite’s robust build and shock-resistant body is easy to carry and designed to perform when you need it most. Six high-efficiency, LED bulbs will provide even, consistent light for up to four hours on a single charge, longer when paired with a Festool battery, and without interruption when plugged directly to a power source.

Introducing the Festool DOMINO XL Joiner!

The new Festool DOMINO XL Joiner, available June 1st, will allow professionals to build solid and durable mortise and tenon joints in a fraction of the time it takes with traditional methods or stationary equipment. The Domino XL Joiner lets you bring the tool to the work, greatly reducing set-up time while simply and effectively producing full-sized mortise and tenon joints. Create mortises up to 9/16” (14 mm), perfect for constructing doors and full-sized furniture like tables, benches, beds, and much, much more. Easily the smartest, most efficient joinery tool you’ll ever experience.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New from FESTOOL: The Wallpaper Perforator!

Available immediately, Festool has just come out with the TP 220 FAKIR Wallpaper Perforator (Festool 495747). This Festool wallpaper remover has razor sharp teeth and is adjustable in length. It has an adjustable depth and is the ultimate solution for removing multiple layers of wallpaper with ease.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Introducing the New Milwaukee M18 FUEL Cordless Tools... Designed to Outperform

You may have already heard about the new Milwaukee M18 Fuel cordless tools. The first batch of these innovative tools launch on March 1st, 2012 from Milwaukee Electric Tool and with great excitement and anticipation, we are pleased to share some pieces of information for the M18 FUEL Drill and M18 FUEL Hammer Drill launch.   Being a new breed of tool, these products are truly "Driven To Outperform".

While being 1.4" shorter than the closest competitor and having up to 725 in-lbs of torque, M18™ FUEL™ delivers 10X LONGER LIFE, up to 25% more POWER and up to 50% more RUN-TIME than competitive 18V products.   This industry leading performance is made possible by combining the world's best technology in a way that only M18™ FUEL™ can.  This technology is highlighted by REDLITHIUM™ battery technology, Milwaukee's own POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor and REDLINK™ Plus Intelligence.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Festool PLANEX Drywall Sander launches on March 1!

Drywall sanding is known to be a messy, labor intensive task. Festool has once again come up with the ultimate solution: the new Festool PLANEX drywall sander. The PLANEX will revolutionize the way you sand drywall and plaster with its modular design, exceptional dust collection, robust built quality, great ergonomics and quick return on investment. 

Prior to this launch, the best option for drywall contractors has been the Porter Cable Drywall Sander.  The 7800 is still a great option, but no longer the premier choice in this tool category.

The Festool PLANEX Drywall Sander is a virtually dust-free drywall sanding solution when coupled with Festool's CT36 AutoClean Dust Extractor. Its longer lasting, less expensive sanding abrasives reduce operating costs and total cost of ownership. A modular design allows the unit to be collapsed in size for spaces ranging from hallways to full rooms to high ceilings. Likewise, the PLANEX can be extended for high walls and ceilings. This tool is made in Germany, and with a robust design guarantees years of reliable service backed by a three year warranty.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Can you afford not to net sand?

The exceptional dust extraction ability of the Mirka Abrasives net products Autonet and Abranet have to be seen to be believed. Tests have shown that Mirka Autonet and Abranet produce a miniscule amount of dust compared to conventional dry sanding technology with extraction. The Mirka net products are so efficient at removing potentially dangerous sanding dust they minimize dust contamination in the workplace and create a far healthier environment.

Find Mirka Autonet and Abranet at BurnsTools.com.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Milwaukee Fluorescent Lighting Tester

Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their Test and Measurement line with the introduction of a new-to-world product for testing/troubleshooting fluorescent lighting. With the ability to test fluorescent gas, check pin connections and test ballasts, the Milwaukee Fluorescent Lighting Tester will allow professional Electricians and Building Maintenance Technicians to troubleshoot an entire building in half the time.  Prior to this solution, maintenance professionals have had to adopt a replace and hope strategy…change the lamp or ballast and hope that fixes the problem.
Complete with a 2-1/2 foot, fully retractable antenna, users can easily reach all lighting fixtures. And since they will only change the lamps and ballasts that need replacing, users will save invaluable time and money by adding this easy-to-use tool to their arsenal.
Additional features include a removable antenna adaptor to increase “flicker” response, audible and visual indicators for easy readings, a built in LED work light to illuminate dark work spaces, and a rugged over-mold grip for increased durability.
The Milwaukee model number for this unique tester is 2210-20.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Rex-Cut Type 1 Abrasive Wheels

Rex-Cut Products introduced a line of small, thin-profile Type 1 cotton fiber abrasive wheels for deburring slots, gears, stampings and castings, and cleaning pipe threads.
Rex-Cut Type 1 Abrasive Wheels feature multiple layers of cotton-fiber that are impregnated with aluminum oxide or silicon carbide abrasives and laminated, pressed, and bonded into dense wheels. Continuously exposing fresh abrasives as they work, these long-life wheels come in 1" to 4" dia. sizes from 1/32" to 1/2" thick for reaching into slots and crevices that are too narrow for conventional unitized wheels.

Suitable for aluminum, steel, stainless steel, titanium Inconel, and other exotics, Rex-Cut Type 1 Abrasive Wheels are capable of lasting up to 10 times longer than unitized wheels, claims the firm. Available in coarse, medium, fine, and very-fine grits with soft or hard bonds, applications include aircraft production, metal fabrication, and pipe thread maintenance.

Wilton B.A.S.H. Sledge Hammers with $1,000 Guarantee

The toughest jobs need the toughest tools. The Wilton BASH Unbreakable Hammer is the toughest sledge ever built. With molten steel bars reinforcing the handle, and a locking steel plate holding the head to that handle, the BASH will hold up when you need it most. Tested to 25,000 overstrikes, the BASH puts traditional wood and fiberglass hammers to shame! In fact, Wilton is so confident in the WILTON BASH™ Unbreakable™ Technology that for 2 full years after purchase, break the handle under normal wear and tear and receive $1,000.