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  1. Five Announcements for May

    We hope your spring has gotten off to a productive start!  Based on the feedback we've received from our customers, this summer is gearing up to be one of the busiest in a while for timber framers and fine woodworkers.  Below are five updates you may find interesting for this 5th month of the year.  And as always, feel free to give us a call to discuss your upcoming projects and how we might be able to help.

    Mafell Cordless Tools and Batteries Arrived


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  2. Cordless Tools and Slot Mortisers

    Customers like you continually impress us with how quickly you take a project from concept to reality.  Ray Navarro of Bjork Construction Company in Fremont, California sent us this scaled down model on January 11th for a 27-foot tall Salad Bar he was building for Facebook.  After discussing his need for 1/2" knife plate joints in 18" x 18" glulams, we Overnight-shipped him a Mafell LS 103Ec Slot Mortiser and BST 650S Drilling Station.  A month later Ray was sending us photos of the raised structure!

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  3. The Best Saw for the Job

    When selecting your next woodworking saw, it can be intimidating to see 20+ options on a website or in a catalog.  Where do you begin?  How do you whittle down your options?

    I had a similar experience recently when my wife and I replaced her old 2001 Suburban SUV.  She wanted a vehicle with better fuel economy, but lots of storage space as well.  So I consulted family, checked out manufacturer/dealer websites, and read 3rd party reviews until we finally decided on a hybrid Highlander.  Then I built a large spreadsheet with graphs & trendlines and updated it every other night for several weeks with new & used vehicles that popped up in our area - comparing mileage and price to find the best value.  I spent much more time than I originally anticipated, and wished in retrospect that there was a faster way to narrow my search!

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  4. Merry Christmas from Timberwolf Tools

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  5. Good Time of Year for a Chain Beam Saw

    What is your favorite tool these days?  For Carlos and Jeff Aguirre at Peak Framing in Colorado Springs, it's definitely the Mafell ZSX Ec/400 Chain Beam Saw.  They have several large Mafell tools and love them all, but the 15-11/16" (400mm) saw has been the difference-maker for their big timber projects:

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  6. Fall Colors and Pull-Push Saws

    How were your Fall colors this year?  I love receiving photos from our Maine location when I need my foliage fix.  Here are a couple nice ones from 2017 including a cascade of pumpkins and an unorthodox chain saw from the Fryeburg Fair:

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  7. There's More than One Way to Cut a Tenon

    How do you go about cutting your tenons?  Some shops try to make due with a hand saw.  Other shops invest hundreds of thousands of dollars into automated CNC machines.  The rest of us are somewhere in the middle:  carpenters who prefer to take the tool to the timber, and who want their tools to offer speed, accuracy and versatility.  Today we wanted to simplify all tenon-cutting solutions down to the three best portable options.

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  8. Welcome to the New Timberwolftools.com!

    If you haven't heard through the grapevine yet...  After more than a year's work, Timberwolf Tools finally launched its new website!  Many of you have already placed orders, created accounts, and submitted positive feedback.  THANK YOU for patiently bearing with the old site for so long!  We haven't done a complete website overhaul since the dot-com boom, so numerous improvements were needed.  At your convenience, we welcome you to brew a cup of coffee and visit https://www.timberwolftools.com/ to test-drive some of the new features.

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  9. The Beautiful Month of August

    Welcome to the month of August, considered by many in Maine & Illinois to be the most beautiful month of the year, while September is a close second.  We hope the weather is cooperating with your projects and your Summer work is going smoothly.


    TFG Wrap-Up


    We enjoyed seeing many of you at the Timber Framers Guild Conference in May, and making lots of sawdust as we demonstrated our tools.  If you were not able to attend, consider becoming a part of the next two Conferences in 2018:

    2018 TFG Conference - West
    June 1-3, 2018.  Timberline Lodge, Government Camp, OR

    2018 TFG Conference - East
    October 19-21, 2018.  Founders Inn, Virginia Beach, VA

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  10. Tool Combination Specials


    Purchasing multiple motorized Mafell tools together whose sum exceeds $5000, $10000, or $15000 will save 2%, 4%, or 6% respectively on these tools!  Add items to your shopping cart to build your own quotes and efficiently plan your next Mafell order. 

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