A year in review
Here at Axminster, 2019 has been another fantastic year of tools and machinery. As the year draws ever closer to an end, we turn our attention to highlighting new, innovative and popular features of some of the top tools of 2019.
Top Tools Roundup
Explore our Top Tools of the year by reading our informative Insights guide. See what’s made the list for 2019 and let us know your thoughts on your favourite tools of the year!
Firstly, the UJK Technology Assembly Square is a truly useful accessory for a multifunction table. It works well as a guide to produce accurate 90° corners when assembling frame, carcass and box type structures. For ease of use, it can be used both internally and externally to the corner you are fixing and can be a very effective extra hand when trying to join corners. One of the biggest benefits of this handy tool is that it ensures all parts go together at precise right angles. When it comes to gluing, screwing and fixing, the arms have cutouts for clamps and holes for spigot clamps to hold two pieces in place. To find out more about the features and benefits of this assembly square, see here.
Axminster Craft Woodturning Tool Set
Next, this six piece set is perfect for the beginner woodturner. Made in Sheffield, UK the set is the result of a collaboration between Axminster Skill Centre tutors and a long established Sheffield tool manufacturer. With smooth, well-shaped beech handles and ready sharpened M2 HSS blades, this set is ideal for both spindle and bowl turning. Choose this value for money set and gain maximum satisfaction from a new craft.
If you need to delicately enhance the grain of wood, microcrystalline wax is the perfect choice. It creates a particularly desirable finish and can be used on a wide variety of materials. Use on sanded bare wood, over lacquer, varnish or French polish; on metal surfaces, brass, copper, bronze or steel; on marble and granite worktops or smooth leather. The wax offers superior protection, stays clear once applied and will not discolour. Simply apply in the same way as standard wax polishes and buff to fine sheen. Available in 20g, 400g or 1kg pack sizes.
For its smaller size, this table saw really packs a punch in terms of performance. Powerful, quiet, and very nicely built, this machine is very satisfying to use. It features a 1,100W induction motor as well as a large cast iron table with twin 19mm mitre fence grooves. There’s a wealth of features and benefits as well as many optional extras, including a leg stand, cabinet stand, sliding table kit, mitre fence and a zero clearance blade kerf plate. Supplied with our best quality 216mm Axcaliber Premium 48 Tooth noise reducing blade, this machine is perfect for the home woodworker.
Designed to work in conjunction with an Axminster Rider Honing Guide, this one stop sharpening station is a great piece of kit. Supplied with the Rider double sided diamond bench stone, board, strop, paste and instructions, you’ll achieve excellent edges to your blades and chisels. You will also enjoy a final high polish finish. Easy to keep clean, this sharpening station kit is unaffected by water or oil which makes it ideal for any workshop.
Bosch GSB120-Li Combi Drill 12V (2 x 1.5Ah)
If you’re looking for a lightweight and compact combi drill, this tool is just the ticket. Ideal if you need to drill or drive screws into tight spots, this combi drill measures only 188mm long from front to back making it perfect for many tasks. With a soft grip for comfort and control, a 2-speed gearbox and variable speed trigger, this combi drill is great for drilling into wood, metal and masonry. You’ll also benefit from Bosch Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) which guards against overloading, overheating and deep discharge. Supplied in a carry case, the unit includes includes 2 x 1.5Ah batteries and an AL 1110 CV charger.
Crown Carbide Pro Tip Turning Tools
Premium quality tools with replaceable carbide tips, these turning tools are suitable for turning wood, acrylic, polyester and resin.
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Achieve the ultimate edge every time with this variable speed machine. Featuring a 560W DC brush motor, you will enjoy ultimate cutting speeds while you work. For convenience, its 50mm wide belt can be used both forward and in reverse. With a high torque, you are able to sharpen tools without stalling. What’s more, the belts can be easily changed and are fully adjustable. Choose the Ultimate Edge Sharpening System to keep the ultimate edge on your tools.
Axminster Trade AT2552B Bandsaw
Next on the list, this trade rated bandsaw has a robust construction which makes it ideal for both trade as well as home workshop use. With a high specification, the very popular size machine boasts a range of features. These include a large and finely ground cast iron table, deep rip fence, rigidly built steel body and micro adjustable ball bearing blade guides to name just a few. For added safety and security, there’s an adjustable T-slotted precision mitre fence. Furthermore, there’s also interlocked and micro-switched doors and an emergency stop switch to safeguard you while you work.
UJK Technology Parf Mk II Guide System
Want to create multiple custom-made benchtops or portable cutting boards in under 30 minutes? If so, this is the tool for you. As a joint venture with Peter Parfitt, the UJK Technology Parf Mk II Guide System has several new user-friendly benefits. An upgraded version of the existing Parf Guide System, it guarantees perfect 45° and 90° cuts. It produces highly accurate results every time and eliminates any potential issues through best engineering practices.
The ultimate when it comes to the 5 cut test, this tool cuts the first surface twice. The upgraded version also delivers better engineering practice making it ideal for both professional trades and home workshops alike. There’s plenty more features to enjoy, check out our helpful guide to learn more.
Ideal for fine flush trimming, this unique saw will produce clean cuts, everytime. Produced by Shokunin, this flush cutting saw (otherwise known as a Kugihiki saw) has an exceptionally thin and flexible blade. The teeth have no set; it is perfect for cutting the protruding ends of through tenons or dowels without damage to the surrounding area. Furthermore, it is really handy for reaching the places larger saws can’t reach. Learn more about our range of Japanese saws by reading another of our helpful Buying Guides.
Finally, this compact M-class mobile extractor features a high filtration standard of 99.9% hazardous dust as fine as 0.1 mg/m3. Boasting a wealth of helpful features, you’ll enjoy variable suction, manual filter de-dusting for maximum efficiency and simple operation thanks to the touch control panel. Fitted with integrated Bluetooth technology; it allows you to use the extractor in conjunction with a remote control or a Festool Bluetooth battery pack for automatic switching-on. What’s more, you’ll enjoy super quick filter changes, automatic hose detection and a secure connection to Festool power tools for sanding, routing, sawing, etc.
So, there you have it. If you’ve enjoyed reading this article, we’ve got plenty more for you to choose from. Firstly, the long anticipated UJK Technology Drill Guide is now here and available to buy! Next, why not take a look at EcoPoxy and its range of innovative epoxy products? EcoPoxy offers an eco-friendly alternative to other epoxy resins on the market. Suitable for an array of crafts, the range is perfect for your DIY river table, woodturning resin art and much, much more. Finally, Jake Knight, Head Engineer here at Axminster Tools & Machinery, has recently become a ‘Young Pioneer’ and joined The Manufacturer Top 100. Learn more by reading our Company News.
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