About Us

Timberwolf Tools Crew

We are the timber framing, log building and post & beam industries' best source for specialty power tools, supplying the broadest selection of big timber power tools available anywhere.

Timberwolf Tools offers a full line of power tools including chain and slot mortisers, large capacity circular saws, chain beam saws, a variety of planers, tenon cutters, drills and drill guides, wheel brush sanders, and portable band saws.

At Timberwolf Tools, we are committed to the highest level of customer service and our knowledgeable and friendly associates have extensive experience in the use of the tools listed in this website.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Our power tools are ready for immediate delivery.  With accessories, bits, chains, blades and replacement parts fully stocked to keep your tools operating at peak performance, we are confident you will enjoy your power tools from Timberwolf Tools for many years to come.

Thanks again and we hope you enjoy viewing our site.


To Contact Us

By Mail:

Timberwolf Tools
P.O. Box 25
Newry, ME 04261

Our office and demonstration area are located in Chicago, Illinois:

Timberwolf Tools
3927 N Central Park Ave
Chicago, IL 61618

By email:

info@timberwolftools.com

By Telephone:

Toll Free:  800-869-4169 (from USA and Canada)
Direct:  603-326-6033 (connects to our toll free number)
Fax:  207-824-4170

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David Powell

David and Andrew PowellDavid is the President of Timberwolf Tools.  He has been leading the company for 17 years as it has transitioned from a two page catalogue with Makita tools and tracking sales/inventory in Excel spreadsheets to what it is today -- a secure Internet company offering eight of the world's finest timber framing tool lines on a highly developed web site with an active shopping cart.  While he is the "systems guy" behind the scenes, David also really enjoys working with customers and helping them obtain the right tool for their application.

Prior to Timberwolf Tools, David traveled extensively working for the DuPont Company.  In all, he spent 20 years in the electronics industry on projects that involved chemistry and Kevlar fiber.  After 3 million frequent flier miles, it was finally time to settle down in Freeport and so he became involved in leading Timberwolf Tools.  In 2008, David moved his family and Timberwolf Tools to Newry, Maine where they look out at the Appalachian Trail running over the Mahoosuc Mountains.

Outside of work, David is an active player of tennis and golf, enjoys motorcycle rides through the countryside, hikes many Maine and NH mountains, and skis whenever possible at Sunday River and Sugarloaf mountains.  He has a wonderful family with two grown sons, a fantastic wife and a meaningful faith life.  In between all the adventures, David is rarely found without a camera catching breathtaking scenery around Maine.


Andrew Powell

Andrew is the Shipping and Receiving Manager at Timberwolf Tools, which means that he gets to touch every tool, accessory and part at least 3 times before it ends up in your hands.  He operates the FedEx shipping software, processes Sales Orders, Invoices and makes sure that your tools are safely double-boxed and contain the proper paperwork.  With a near photographic memory, there is no one better suited than Andrew to remember all of our customers and the precise location of our parts.  On the busy days, Andrew gets plenty of help from his colleagues since his job can be the pressure point when the FedEx driver is about to arrive.

As an active sports fan, Andrew knows all the statistics and details about NBA players.  He follows all Chicago and Boston sports teams each season, especially the Celtics and Blackhawks.  Andrew enjoys playing basketball, tennis and golf, and is often found on the double black diamonds at Sunday River over the winter.  He is also a longtime volunteer at the Holy Grounds Coffee House Outreach in Portland, ME.  Books have become a passion over the last number of years, and Andrew reads up a storm.  A music fan who's looking into the Clarinet or Saxophone, he has always had an interest in learning an instrument.  He loves cars and would own a few of his favorites if he could just afford them!  So please order more tools!!


Jeffrey Powell

Jeffrey PowellJeff is the Director of Operations at Timberwolf Tools, joining the family business in April 2014.  He will often answer the phone when you call with questions or place orders, is in charge of demonstrating the tools at trade shows and our shop for walk-in customers, and he works with David on strategic company decisions.

Before coming to Timberwolf Tools, Jeff spent 6 years in the publishing world, including American Builders magazine where he spearheaded a special Timber Framing issue featuring Pam Hinton, Executive Director of the Timber Frame Business Council, and over 20 top TFBC members from as many states/provinces.  He brought in major contractor features and advertisers to the magazine such as Fluor, Turner, MasTec, Yates, and Webcor.

Growing up in Maine, Jeff and his friends honed their carpentry skills by building several catapults capable of throwing bowling balls and pumpkins hundreds of yards and one of the trebuchets used mortise and tenon joinery to successfully hold thousands of pounds of counterweight.  In retrospect, he wishes he had saved himself a lot of time by using a Mafell Z5Ec portable band saw and LS 103Ec chain mortiser instead of a hand saw and chisel!

Jeff and his wife Kate met at Dartmouth College and currently live in Illinois with their son, Andrew, and German Shepherd/Huskie mutt, who has become the unofficial mascot of Timberwolf Tools (to learn his out-of-this-world name, you'll have to call Jeff and ask!)  Jeff has led small groups in his church, enjoys strategy games, and enjoys running (to offset the pork belly & frites he craves at neighborhood gastropubs).  To learn more about Jeff's projects and connect to his extensive network, send him an invitation on LinkedIn and he will gladly accept.


George Bozonelos

Jeffrey PowellGeorge is the Manager of Operations at Timberwolf Tools, joining the business in February 2016.  He works side-by-side with Jeff in the distribution center in Chicago.  You will find him answering your questions over the phone and making sure you get your orders on time.  In between calls and emails, he keeps the website running smoothly - adding new features every day - and supports many other areas of the business.

Before Timberwolf Tools, George also worked in the publishing world in various leadership roles, running several executive and construction publications.

George owns and manages a number of rental properties with his family and has many renovation and construction projects under his belt.  This experience has given him an appreciation for the quality engineering of the Mafell tools he sells every day, and how much time he could have saved with a track saw!

George lives in the southwest suburbs of Chicago with his wife, Denise, and son, Alexander.


Alumni

Kate Libby

Kate LibbyKate has been the Sales and Marketing Manager at Timberwolf Tools for over 5 years and currently lives in Texas with her husband Tres and children.  Growing up the daughter of Timber Framer John Libby, she never expected that she would be working in this industry, but it has found a significant place in her heart.  Every time you see a printed ad, pick up a catalogue, go on the website, place an order online, or receive a Christmas card or mass email:  Kate's creative legacy is at work.  Even though she spends a lot of time on the computer, talking to customers and helping them find the best tools to fit their projects is what she likes to do best.

Before coming to work at Timberwolf Tools, Kate lived in Massachusetts on the North Shore where she worked as a teacher.  Upon receiving an offer of employment from Timberwolf Tools, the decision was not difficult to move back to her home state of Maine.

When she is not working at Timberwolf Tools, she is known as "The Mary Kay Lady" in town; teaching skin care and working with other women (and she has men's skin care too!).  She loves spending time with her family out on Matinicus Island, which is 22 miles off the coast of Rockland, Maine.  Traveling extensively, singing, and staying involved in her church are among just a few items which top her list of favorite things to do.


Marc Boutan

Marc BoutanMarc has been the Product Manager at Timberwolf Tools since 2007 and currently lives in South Carolina with his wife Trish.  He has a lot of technical knowledge regarding all of the tools and has been responsible for overseeing the process of getting tools repaired and returned in a timely fashion (fortunately this is a rare activity given the high quality tools we sell!)

A carpenter turned preacher, Marc was in full time carpentry for seven years, with five of those years at Houses & Barns by John Libby in timber framing construction.  He remembers a time when mortising required a 2" auger on a large drill and was around to witness the arrival of the first Makita 7104 mortising machine imported from Japan.  It was a thrill.  While in carpentry, Marc did new construction as well as barn restorations.

He then spent the next sixteen years in full time Christian ministry, keeping his hand in carpentry all the while.  Because Marc is fluent in French, three of those years were spent living in Brussels, Belgium serving at an Anglican Church.  While he is still a priest in the Episcopal Church, Marc was eager to return to construction by way of tool sales.

Marc and his wife have been married for over thirty years, and they have two grown children.  They enjoy pursuing God, kayaking, traveling, organic gardening, baking the best pies, and fixing up their old house together.


Frequently Asked Questions

These are just a few of the questions we receive here at Timberwolf Tools.  Should you have specific questions about any of the tools we sell or any other questions about timber framing, please feel free to email us, use the Feedback Form, or phone us at 800-869-4169.

Paul Cote
Superior Carbide Sharpening
60 Taylor Hill Road
Lewiston, ME 04240
207-782-3793

Don Gullett
Country Lane Saw
1164 Homeworth Road
Alliance, OH 44601
330-823-6915

Shawn Tuttle
Precision Sharpening Inc.
3018 Princeton Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-884-8229
(Sharpens Mafell ZSX Carbide Chains)
Barr Specialty Tools
P.O. Box 4335
McCall, ID 83638
800-235-4452

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks
P.O. Box 9
Warren, ME 04864
800-327-2520
The Makita 1002BA Curved Planer has been used to replicate the hand-hewn look on logs.  It has also been used, with customized blades, to replicate the hand-hewn look on flat timbers created by using an adz.
We would suggest contacting the Timber Framers Guild of North America.  Their address is:

Timber Framers Guild of North America
1106 Harris Ave., Suite 303
Bellingham, WA 98225
tel: 360-746-6571
toll free: 855-598-1803
email: info@tfguild.org

You can also access the Guild by visiting www.tfguild.org
Yes.  We have four different width planers to help match the right size planer for your particular project.  By using the right size planer you will eliminate the need to make multiple passes to plane the full surface width.
The Timber Framers Guild of North America's frequently asked questions section on their webpage will give you all the schools and classes available.
We suggest contacting Schroeder Log Supply in Indiana.  They can be reached at 218-326-4434.  They can also be reached through their website.  You can also contact Northwest Manufacturing in Kelso, WA for extra long wood auger bits and other log accessories.  They can be reached at 360-636-0390.
The Timber Framers Guild of North America's frequently asked questions section on their web page will give you information about books and magazines available.
Yes.  The used tool market is actually very active and popular.  Once you are done with your tool, let us know at Timberwolf Tools and we will see if there is anyone interested at that time.
The mortising and tenon cutting machines that we sell are more for timber frame construction and will only produce square cuts.  You can, however, contact:  Tenonizer Tech, Inc. in Nisswa, MN for information regarding their equipment.  Their phone number is 218-829-9046.