Monthly Archives: November 2014

  1. Slot Mortising:  The Slot Machines that Pay Dividends

    You have probably seen more and more timber frame designers and customers ask about adding steel plates to their projects.  This is a fine engineering solution to reinforce your frames, but the steel plate slots must be cut accurately or it defeats the purpose.  So it is important for you to consider the best slot mortising tools available before tackling these projects.

    At Timberwolf Tools, we have two clear recommendations for cutting slots:  Mafell's LS 103Ec Slot Mortiser and Deep Slot Mortiser.  So if you have a traditional Mafell LS 103Ec chain mortiser in your shop, you're already halfway towards cutting the best slots.  Today we will compare these slot mortisers side-by-side to help you determine which o

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  2. MKS 185Ec:  The Nose Tackle of Saws

    You probably know more quarterbacks than nose tackles.&nbsp Nose tackles don't rack up a lot of MVP awards (or even tackles for that matter) but the best NT's can handle multiple offensive linemen at once, which frees up the rest of their team to do their jobs.

    Mafell MKS 185Ec

    The same goes with Mafell's MKS 185Ec Circular Saw.&nbsp It doesn't receive the flashy attention of a portable band saw or chain beam saw, but it is the world's most powerful handheld circular saw and is now essential for many of our customers:

    All large gluelam truss builders in the USA and Canada have MKS 185Ec saws, and there are many timber framers who use them routinely for a

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