With the wide selection of new products that come out annually, it can be overwhelming to have to keep up to date with everything that hits the market. To make this task easier on Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement readers, we have assembled this list of “Hot Products” to kick off 2023.
The RALI Cut is the perfect tool for making successive, rapid, clean and precise cuts on wood, steel, aluminum and plastic up to 25mm/0.98″ in diameter. It enables you to cut solid and hollow pipes and square stock and shorten screws and bolts. Using the angle cut accessory (sold separately) you can make a precise range of angled cuts. The kit includes a deburring wheel that quickly deburrs and finishes. For a limited time, receive 10 free RALI fibre cutting disks with your purchase of a RALI Cut.
The WORX WX843L 2-in-1 cordless 3/8″crown stapler fires both 18-gauge 19/32″ (15mm) brad nails and T50 3/8″ crown staples with a length range of 1/4″ to 9/16″. The highly efficient, innovative Worx Air Impact Technology fires up to 80 nails per minute and up to 2000 shots on just one charge from a standard 2.0Ah battery. Its easy-squeeze trigger significantly reduces hand strain when compared to traditional, manual staple guns. And the ergonomic GripZone micro-texture makes this 20V nail gun comfortable and easier to control. The WX843L is great for furniture making and stapling upholstery and it’s perfect for carpentry, laying down carpet and various home improvement projects.
The P|Flux cyclonic dust collectors with HEPA filters are among the world’s most advanced clean air shop solutions. There are 3 models to choose from – 1.5HP with 1,314 CFM maximum air flow; 2HP with 1,740 CFM; and 3HP with an impressive 2,718 CFM. All models include auto-cleaning that activates every 10 minutes, or you can simply activate cleaning from a remote. Overfilling the drum is a thing of the past – LED and audio warning lets you know when the drum is full. Compact, dependable and affordable dust collection.
With the WORX WX820L you get 5 sanders in one tool by simply switching sanding bases: finishing, random orbit, detail, finger or detail contour. The Hyperlock clamping system makes changing bases and pads easily and securely without the use of tools. Choose from 6 variable speed options (4,000 to 10,000 RPM) for the material at hand. The unique DustStop micro filter reduces airborne dust. The sander has a 3-year warranty and comes with 5 sanding bases, 20V battery, battery charger, dust bag, 3 sanding sheets and a carry bag.
The WORX WX102L Nitro brushless drill/driver is equipped with a heavy-duty, 1/2″ ratcheting metal chuck for superior bit retention. It also utilizes all-metal gears to ensure dependable performance during the toughest jobs. Speed ranges are 0-600 and 0-2000 no-load rpm, with maximum torque of 531 in.-lbs. It’s capable of drilling 1-3/4″ in wood and 1/2″ in steel. Weighing 3.38 lbs., the Nitro drill-driver is compact and balanced. The kit includes one 20V 2.0Ah battery with 2-amp, one-hour charger, double-ended bit and carrying bag. The drill-driver is covered by WORX three-year limited warranty.
The all-new X|Flux 5 boasts a powerful 5hp motor that moves an impressive 1,823 CFM of air. And it does so quietly at only 69 decibels (10 feet from the unit). Auto-cleaning of the HEPA filter is accomplished by double paddles that sweep the filter every three minutes of system use in a clockwise and counterclockwise action. Remote and LED drum light are standard. The X|Flux 5 is a full-size stationary, single-stage dust collection unit with a convenient 39-gallon drum that can be lowered onto 360° swiveling casters for emptying.
Installing anything overhead – drywall panels, headers, joists, beams, garage doors and the like – can be awkward and time consuming. The new BESSEY STE series of telescopic support rods make it super easy to apply fast, one-handed, overhead clamping. The rods are available in three sizes with adjustment ranges from 58″ to 145″ with clamping forces up to 770 pounds (at minimum rod extension). PVC pads on the top and bottom grab the surface for safe support. There’s a quick-slide button for rapid extension and retraction, and the pads offer continuous swiveling from -45° to +45° for sloped ceilings and other non-square situations.
The Cromson # CR5137 set of 35 professional grade micro-grain carbide router bits with 1/2″ shanks contain just about every bit you need for milling mortises, grooves, dovetails, rabbets and decorative edges. Supplied in a sturdy wooden storage box. Get $10 off on your first order with Elite Tools using code “Welcome10”.
The new and improved Flexcut Carvin’ Jack 2.0 is the first folding multi-tool designed specifically for the needs of woodcarvers. At 4.4 ounces and a closed length of 4-1/4″, this jackknife features 6 blade profiles. Our 2.0 version has a new cross-etched, aerospace aluminum handle. We’ve also replaced the chisel blade with a pelican knife to provide greater versatility. Choose a right-handed knife if you are right-handed and carve with the blade towards yourself. If you carve away from yourself choose a left-handed knife. Left-handers should choose the inverse. #JKN291 – $179.95
The new and improved Pocket Jack 2.0 features a cross-etched, aerospace aluminum handle, giving you greater carving control. This Flexcut jackknife is a streamlined version of our Carvin’ Jack, the first folding multi-tool designed specifically for the needs of woodcarving. It weighs 3.9 ounces and has a closed length of 4-1/4″. Includes: detail knife, straight gouge, gouge scorp and V-scorp. The Pocket Jack makes it easy and convenient to handcraft every kind of wood stock. #JKN289 – $104.95
Flexcut’s Spoon Carvin’ Jack 2.0 makes it easy and convenient to handcraft spoons from every kind of wood stock. Our new and improved model has been redesigned for greater functionality. It now features four profiles — a variable radius hook knife, hook knife, gouge scorp and a pelican knife. Like all of the knives in our Carvin’ Jack series, the Spoon Carvin’ Jack fits neatly in your pocket, so you can carve wherever you go. The handle is made of rugged aerospace-grade aluminum with an ergonomic design that contours to fit the palm of your hand. #JKN296 – $139.95
Spiral cutterheads are quieter, require less energy to operate, reduce or eliminate sanding work, don’t require sharpening, and leave a smoother finish with no tear-out, especially when it comes to figured woods. Dust extraction is more efficient because these cutterheads produce thinner and shorter chips. The insert knives are easy to change – loosen a screw, rotate the insert 90° for a new edge and tighten the insert. Upgrading to a spiral cutterhead is easier than you think. Turbocharge your DEWALT planer with a spiral cutterhead and experience the difference.
With a lifting capacity of 330 lbs the Viking Arm tool makes working alone considerably easier. This ingenious and built-to-last tool helps with a host of practical jobs around the home and on the jobsite. Use it to ensure floorboards butt up nicely to each other, for lifting drywall off the ground during installation, when positioning large windows or doors, for bringing deck boards into position for screwing and much more. Get into tight spaces and lift, clamp, press or tighten with controlled precision. Your imagination sets the limits.
Kneel-It is a cleverly engineered support device designed to relieve strain and decrease injuries that come with prolonged kneeling. It helps reduce knee and back pain while increasing productivity at work or with projects around the house. Kneel-It rolls on hard indoor/outdoor work surfaces and soft terrains. Built with special grip technology to help keep it stationary when idle, it has a padded ergonomic spring-loaded seat to provide intervals of rest, and durable padded knee rests to ensure comfort while completing taxing jobs on-site or working from home.
Pros and DIYers will find great, Canadian-made, maple-faced hardwood plywood at their favourite Home Depot location in three popular thicknesses: 1/4″, 1/2″ and 3/4″. Intended for interior use, and suitable for staining or painting, these maple plywood panels are a proven, convenient way to bring the timeless appeal of real hardwood to built-in cabinets, entertainment centres, shelves and more. In addition, Columbia Forest Products’ plywood features formaldehyde-free PureBond technology, which means they won’t release harmful formaldehyde fumes into your indoor air.
The PantoRouter woodworking machine makes woodworking joinery fast, accurate, easy-to-use, repeatable and fun! Mortise and tenon has never been easier with over 150 perfectly fitting sizes using their patented tapered templates. You can set up and cut angled or compound-angled joints in minutes, virtually dust-free due to the incredibly effective dust collection hood. Go from setup to glue-up in under five minutes in most cases. Box joints and dovetails can be variably spaced, and custom templates can be shop-made to produce the perfect size and shape for your project. Hobbyists and custom furniture makers use the large table and numerous clamping positions as a convenient platform for custom jigs and fixtures so the tool never limits their design. Customers rave about PantoRouter’s thoughtful design, engineering and high-quality construction. And because it’s one of the easiest ways to use a woodworking router, the PantoRouter is popular in high school shops across the country. For optimal performance add the optional Bosch 1617 EVS router motor when ordering your PantoRouter. Visit their website to see videos of the PantoRouter in action, learn more about how others are using this unique tool, and view their latest accessories to help make your projects even easier.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior or an experienced hobbyist, the FUJI Semi-PRO 2 HVLP system offers you the perfect combination of versatility and performance to get the job done. Featuring a powerful 1400 watt 2-stage motor, the Semi-PRO 2 is a lightweight and portable HVLP system that provides professional-grade results! Further equipped with the convertible M-Model spray gun – easily swap from a bottom feed to a gravity feed with ease and make any type of job easier to accomplish.
Shaper’s collection of tools is growing. Upgrade your workshop with Origin, Shaper’s handheld CNC router. Combine with Workstation to create beautiful and precise joinery or utilize Shaper Plate to install virtually any piece of hardware from hinges, door pulls, to latches, as well as round corners and inlay bowties. No computer programming required. No CAD software required.
Equipped with a helical cutterhead, the new King Canada KC-10HJC jointer runs quieter, reduces or eliminates sanding and leaves a smoother finish with no tear-out, especially on figured woods. Equipped with a 1 HP motor and 20 cuttherhead knives, you’ll get a full 10″ jointing capacity. The KC-10HJC features cast-iron tables with retractable extensions (53-1/2″ total length), a parallelogram table adjustment system, 4-3/8″ high aluminum adjustable tilting fence and a dual 2-1/2″ and 4″ dust chute for dust collector hook-up. Experience the difference.
King Canada’s new KW-10HCX has all the features you’d want in a left-tilt cabinet saw. The 1.75 HP motor is pre-wired for 120V operation and easily converted to 240V. The 44″ by 27″ precision-ground cast-iron top provides a generous 30″ rip capacity. You get 3-1/8″ depth of cut at 90° and 2-3/16″ at 45°. It includes a riving knife blade guard system with anti-kickback fingers, 10″ x 40 tooth carbide-tipped blade, cast-aluminum miter gauge, anodized aluminum duo-fence that can be positioned horizontally or vertically, push stick, table insert and wrenches. Purchase an accessory 50″ fence bar conversion kit for extra rip capacity.
A new line of cordless power tools is coming to Canada this fall. The Einhell brand, available in over 90 countries, features exceptional quality and performance. With a mission to have the most versatile and competent battery platform across a huge variety of tools, the POWER X-CHANGE 18-volt battery system offers the unique possibility to supply power to all Einhell tools and garden equipment of the POWER X-CHANGE family with one battery type. One battery, 1,000 possibilities. The Einhell lineup begins with 40 power tools immediately, and 30 garden tools for the spring of 2023.
The Einhell #4513937 hammer drill/driver is the right tool for drilling concrete, brick, stone and other masonry materials with speed and ease. It features a 2-speed gear box that delivers a low speed of 0 – 400 RPM for driving and a high speed of 0 – 1,500 RPM. Maximum torque is 390 inch/pounds. The clutch has 23 torque settings. The impact rate is from 0 to 24,000 BPM. When equipped with a 5.2 Ah battery you can sink almost 800 1/4″ x 2-3/8″ screws. Battery and charger sold separately.
For demolition and remodelling work nothing beats a recip saw. With its brushless motor the Einhell #4326311 gives you all the power you need to cut through studs, conduit, metal, PVC and nails. It has a 1-1/8″ stroke length and cutting speed range of 0 to 2,500 RPM. The saw features a rotatable main handle for maximum flexibility, anti-vibration design, adjustable shoe for optimum blade use and tool-free blade changes. Battery and charger sold separately.
Due in part to a brushless motor design, the Einhell #4510045 impact driver delivers an impressive 1,594 inch/pounds of torque with speeds from 0 to 2,900 RPM. All in a package that weighs in at only 2.35 pounds. The driver features a special impact mechanism that protects the wrist from torsional forces, variable speed control for fine adjustment on delicate jobs and 3 powerful LEDs to illuminate the work area. Battery and charger sold separately.
Keep your shop clean and collect dust at source with the Einhell #2347137 5.3 gal (20 litre) wet/dry vacuum. It delivers 53 CFM of suction power and 33″ of water lift at a 72 decibel level. The stainless steel tank has 4 castors for excellent mobility. It comes with a 4.9′ hose, foam filter, pleated filter and paper dirt bag, a three-part extension tube, combination nozzle, crevice nozzle and upholstery nozzle. There is a blow connection for blow-cleaning hard-to-reach areas. Battery and charger sold separately.
The lightweight (7.1 lb.) construction of the Einhell #4331211 circ saw offers reduced fatigue and ease of use, while the brushless motor delivers more power for prolonged operation. It delivers a 2-1/2″ cutting depth at 90° and 1-3/4″ at 45°. Cutting depth and tilt angle are easily adjusted without tools. Includes an LED lamp to illuminate the work area and dust extraction adapter to keep the workplace clean. When equipped with a 5.2 Ah battery you can cut over 200 linear feet of stock. Battery and charger sold separately.
With the Einhell #4340451 table saw there’s no annoying power cord to get in the way. And, at under 29 pounds it’s truly portable – perfect for job site work or for use in a workshop with limited floor space. It delivers a 2-3/4″ cutting depth at 90° and 1-3/4″ at 45°. The maximum rip capacity to the right of the blade is 24-3/4″. It features soft start, an ultra-sturdy rip fence for exact longitudinal cuts, and dust port connection on both the housing and saw blade guard for optimal dust extraction. Includes a 40-tooth carbide blade, miter gauge and spreader with anti-kickback pawls. Battery and charger sold separately.