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PORTAMATE INTRODUCES TWO NEW WORKSHOP ACCESSORIES: PM-1100 UNIVERSAL MOBILE BASE AND PM-6500 MITER SAW STAND

Troy, MI Portamate, a leading woodworking and workshop accessory manufacturer, announces the introduction of its latest products to the marketplace:  the Universal Mobile Base (PM-1100) and Miter Saw Stand (PM-6500), ideal additions for DIY enthusiasts or contractors alike.

Universal Mobile Base (PM-1100) Details:

Move your tools with ease by creating a custom mobile base to fit any size machine by adding cut-to-size plywood. The PM-1100 hardware has a 400lb weight capacity and with its low profile of less than 1”, it’s the perfect accessory for all of your stationary power tools including, table saws, band saws, drill presses, woodturning lathes, jointers and workbenches.

Includes:

  • 3” Swivel Casters

  • Corner brackets and mounting hardware for ¾”-1” Plywood

  • 3” Hard Rubber wheels for easy gliding, 400lb capacity

  • Locking Foot Levers

  • Adjustable Leveling Feet

  • Retails for $65.00


Miter Saw Stand (PM-6500) Details:

The newest miter saw stand from Portamate features heavy duty construction and folds quickly for easy transport and storage. With a 500lb weight capacity and up to 10’ of material support this is the perfect stand to get maximum efficiency out of your miter saw or other table top tool.



  • Universal quick mounts for miter saws, band saws, scroll saws, planers, and more

  • Solid set-up and durability capable of supporting 500lbs and 10’ of material

  • Two material support stops included

  • Retails for $200.00


“We are excited to expand our Portamate miter saw stand and mobile base product lines,” said Todd Gluski Brand Manager Affinity Tool Works. “These two new innovative products provide yet another Portamate shop accessory, to create space and gain maximum efficiency on your projects”

PORTAMATE UNVEILS THE PM-8000 PORTACUBE STR THE LATEST PORTABLE MITER SAW WORKSTATION

TROY, Mich., January 2017 – Leading workshop and power tool accessory manufacturer Portamate is proud to introduce the Portacube STR (PM-8000), a convenient and portable workstation that combines a miter saw stand, expandable work surface and storage center designed to make the most of even the most crowded work spaces. The unique tabletop rotates to store a miter saw or other tabletop tool underneath and the entire workstation can be rolled away for easy storage. Click the photo below to see it in action.



 

 

Product Details:

  • Universal/adjustable tool mounts adjust for most miter saws (up to 26 ½” wide) and other bench top tools such as a small planer

  • Rotating tabletop offers convenient storage for miter saw when not in use

  • Folding extension wings expands to create up to 7’ work surface

  • Compact footprint (31”x29”) fits through 32” wide doorways

  • Heavy duty 10” wheels for easy portability around shop floor

  • Support arms can be adjusted to meet top of miter saw surface

  • Leveling feet adjust to work on uneven surfaces.

  • Convenient workbench height of 35”

  • Retails for $349


“The design team at Portamate really had the end-user in mind when they developed the Portacube STR and took into consideration both function and practicality,” said Todd Gluski, Marketing Brand Manager of Portamate’s parent company, Affinity Tool Works. “The capabilities make it an ideal complement for your miter saw or other tabletop tool and its compact design makes storage and use in any workshop more efficient.” For a complete list of dealers and retailers, please visit www.portamate.com or call 866-588-0395.

Affinity Tool Works Wins Two Industry Innovation Awards for Their Bora MiteriX Angle Duplicator and Portamate PM-1800 Panel Carrier

Troy, MI September 26, 2016

The fourth annual Pro Tool Innovation Awards have been decided, and Bora Tool and Portamate are among the winners. Tool and accessory winners were decided by their level of innovation, power, and value. These are best-in-class products that are truly ahead of their time.

"When manufacturers built tools and accessories that break the mold, they deserve recognition. Professional consumers need to know which tools are a cut-above and breaking new ground," said Clint DeBoer, Executive Director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. "These are the tools that should really be in every tradesman's toolbox. They can save you time, money, and even make the job easier or more ergonomic."

A panel of judges made up of tool professionals from across the United States weighed in on entries from top global manufacturers, and Bora Tool and Portamate received awards for their Bora MiteriX Angle Duplicator and Portamate PM-1800 Panel Carrier

Here's what the judges had to say about these innovative products.

Bora MiteriX

“It takes a skilled craftsman to create perfect angles. Few of us ever get to work in environments where that kind of precision exists naturally. So, we have to adjust. We put trim on imperfect walls that went up on imperfect framing—so that all our clients see is a perfect results. It’s the finish work that makes or breaks the client’s expectations. Being able to measure exact angles to transfer to our miter saw cuts helps us hide or fix what’s less than perfect. The Bora MiteriX simply makes the process easy and precise, so we’re not wasting money on extra material or time on call backs.”



Portamate PM-1800 Panel Carrier

“Portamate’s PM-1800 Panel Carrier looks like a hand truck with wheels attached the wrong way. On closer inspection, it quickly reveals itself as a smart way to move sheet material around the shop by yourself. Once you reach your saw, this panel carrier flips up to create a portable feed stand to work from. Since it’s adjustable up to 40 inches in height, you should be able to match it up to just about any table saw. It’s also rated to carry 350 pounds, so you can move multiple sheets at once and increase your productivity.”

Affinity Tool Works, Brand Manager Todd Gluski had this to say about the awards. "We are extremely proud to be honored with two Pro Tool Innovations Awards. It's always great to have our products recognized by industry experts for their innovation in the market place"

About the Pro Tool Innovation Awards The Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA) are an annual awards program judged by a panel of professional tradesmen in the electrical, plumbing, MRO and concrete fields as well as general contractors and builders. The Pro Tool Innovation Awards seek to discover and recognize the most innovative tools in the residential and commercial construction industry across a wide variety of categories. The Awards are backed by over a dozen print and online media sponsors, including its founding member, Pro Tool Reviews.

Bora Tool Introduces The Bora MiteriX Angle Duplicator

Cut it right the first time with exceptional miter angle duplicator tool

TROY, Mich., September 2016 – Leading tool manufacturer BORA Tools introduces the MiteriX angle measuring and duplicator tool to create precisely measured angles.  Carpenters and DIYers know one of the harder parts of the job is getting exact angles. With the Bora MiteriX Duplicator Tool, it becomes the easiest part of the job. This tool does exactly what is intended for– it precisely measures angles, and then locks the angle – even splits in half – to transfer that exact angle to a miter saw. This means miter cuts will match precisely without that unsightly gap that is all too common when measuring freehand.


Click To Watch The MiteriX In Action

Product Details:

  • PERFECT ANGLE– The Bora MiteriX Angle Duplicator tool is specifically designed to ensure that miter cuts are at the perfect angle.

  • MEASURE, LOCK, THEN TRANSFER – Use the tool to measure the exact miter angle needed right on the material, then lock it, and transfer that exact angle to the miter saw. Divides the angle in half for a perfect miter.

  • WORKS WITH ANY ANGLE – Measures internal or external angles from 0 - 180 degrees (miter angle from 0-90 degrees).

  • EASY STORAGE – Collapsible and foldable for easy storage in a tool box. Product measures 11” x 1.5” x 1.5”


“The great feature of the BORA MiteriX is you can measure an existing angle on a piece of furniture or the inside or outside corner of a wall, and then transfer that exact angle to your miter saw,” said Todd Gluski, Brand Manager of BORA’s parent company Affinity Tool Works . “For example, if you’re cutting crown molding, cornice molding, wood casing, base board, or trim for a wall, and the angle you need isn’t a perfect, preset angle, this tool will save you hours of frustration and will ensure you cut it right the first time.

Bora Tool Corn Hole DIY Instructions

Bora Tool appears on Live in the D on Local 4 Detroit to display our DIY Corn Hole game Father's Day Gift Idea.

As Father's Day nears we came up with a cool gift idea that you can make for under $100 using some of the products that we make. Our tools make your tools better, by increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of your tools. We showed off this product and discussed the making of the project on Live in the D on Local 4 Detroit on Monday June 13, 2016.

This is a great project for the summer BBQ season. To download the instructions click on the link below. We hope you enjoy the game and have a wonderful Father's Day from your friends at Bora Tool.

Bora Tool Corn Hole DIY Instructions

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Bora Tool Corn Hole Game

BORA TOOL INTRODUCES JIGSAW GUIDE AND ROUTER PLATE GUIDE TO ACHIEVE PRECISE, CONSISTENT CUTS FOR ALL PROJECTS

New Accessories created to work together with BORA’s popular WTX Clamp Edge Saw Guide

 TROY, Mich., May 19, 2016 – Leading tool manufacturer BORA Tools has introduced two new products to its Bora Saw Guide System, the BORA Jigsaw Guide and BORA Router Plate Guide (due out in late May). Both designed to work together with the WTX Clamp Edge Saw Guide, the guides allow for greater precision and consistency when making jig saw cuts and dados. “The BORA Jigsaw Guide and Router Plate Guide are designed to enhance the productivity of your power tools,” said Todd Gluski, Brand Manager of BORA’s parent company Affinity Tool Works. “When combined with the Bora WTX Clamp Edge, you gain a tremendous advantage in efficiency and precision of your cuts.”

BORA JIGSAW GUIDE

Made exclusively for and designed to fit most jigsaws, the BORA Jigsaw Guide slides directly along the T-Track of your Bora WTX Clamp Edge. The sliding side points and locking screw allow it to accommodate almost any size jigsaw and its adjustable pointer guide keeps cuts true. One adjustable plate locks down with a simple screw handle allowing it to accommodate nearly any size jigsaw. It’s also very unobtrusive as the saw rests easily and snugly without clamping the saw itself. These features allow for a quick change in moving from one type of cut to another – cut a straight line, then simply pick up the saw, remove the clamp edge from the material, and immediately cut freehand. An additional feature allows the user to cut a 360 degree circle using a cut piece of wood that can be screwed into the jig saw. View the Jigsaw Guide in action on BORA Tool’s youtube page. For a limited time, Lowe’s is offering a packaged kit with the BORA Jigsaw Guide as a bonus along with the WTX 50’’Clamp Edge retailing for $49.98. It is also sold separately for $9.00 on www.boratool.com.

BORA ROUTER PLATE GUIDE

This useful router guide will help make straight, accurate dados and rabbets. The Bora Router Plate Guide includes a 1-inch standard guide bushing for mounting directly onto most routers. It adjusts for bit size, board size and thickness to ensure pieces that might be slightly smaller than standard sizes will fit tightly. For instance, a ¾-inch board that’s not quite a true ¾-inch will be loose with a dado cut using a standard ¾-inch bit. But adjust the cut with the dado guide for a perfect, snug cut every time. The large plate size allows for easier handling, ensuring the router stays steady and is easy to handle.The BORA Router Plate Guide, available late May, retails for $52.00.

For a complete list of dealers and retailers, please visit www.boratool.com or call 866-588-0395.

 



 

PORTAMATE INTRODUCES T-EXTENSION AND RAIL EXTENSION COUPLER ACCESSORIES FOR PM-3500 MOBILE BASE

TROY, Mich. – March 3, 2016 – Leading woodworking and power tool accessory manufacturer Portamate has introduced two accessories that will expand capabilities of its latest PM-3500 mobile base which was launched last year.

The PM-3245 T-Extension expands the existing PM-3500 Mobile Base from 32" to 45" to accommodate 30"-53" fence systems,allowing the mobile base to move both the table saw and the leg supports together. The PM-3500 and T-Extension have three separate foot levers that securely lock the table saw in place when in use. The T-Extension adds a 200 lb weight capacity to the already heavy-duty 1500 lb weight capacity of the PM-3500 mobile base. It is designed to accommodate most table saw fence systems making it fully mobile.

The PM-3014 Rail Extension Coupler, set of two, will increase the capacity of the PM-3500 Portamate mobile base to accommodate larger stationary power tools. The PM-3014 is used in conjunction with the PM-3036 set of two optional 36” rail extensions and will increase the length of one side of the mobile base up to 44.5”. Both parts are also offered as one kit called the PM-3050 which retails for $62.00. Out of the box, the PM-3500 offers a max size of 28 x 33.5 and with this new kit you can achieve up to 28 x 78” or 33.5 x 72.5”.

The PM-3245 T-Extension retails for $109.00. The PM-3014 Rail Extension Coupler set retails for $25.00. For a complete list of dealers and retailers, please visit www.portamate.com or call 866-588-0395.

 

WOODWORKING AND SHOP ACCESSORY MANUFACTURER PORTAMATE INTRODUCES NEW PANEL CARRIER

Heavy-duty shop aid allows an individual to cut a full sheet of plywood on a table saw without additional help

TROY, MI., January 25, 2016 – Leading woodworking and work shop accessory manufacturer Portamate has introduced the newest product to its extensive line of shop accessories, the PM-1800 Panel Carrier, which allows an individual to easily move and cut a full sheet of plywood on a table saw without assistance.

The Panel Carrier’s steel frame construction is designed to hold a full 4x8 foot size sheet of plywood, drywall, boards and other large, flat materials with heavy-duty wheels which roll across the shop floor with ease. It features adjustable positioning up to 40 inches high, allowing it to meet the top of table saws and flips up to lay plywood flat so it can be fed onto a table saw. When not in use, the Panel Carrier folds flat for convenient storage.

“It’s a cumbersome job to cut materials such as plywood and other large, hard-to-carry materials without assistance,” said Todd Gluski, Marketing Brand Manager of Portamate’s parent company Affinity Tool Works. “We designed the Panel Carrier to allow an individual to more easily move, position and cut a full sheet of plywood on a table saw when they don’t have assistance.”

The Portamate PM-1800 Panel Carrier retails for $109.00. For a complete list of dealers and retailers, please visit www.portamate.com or call 866-588-0395.

About Affinity Tool Works, LLC:

Affinity Tool Works, LLC is a provider of professional tools serving a variety of markets including building and remodeling, do-it-yourself, industrial and woodworking. Designed to increase productivity, simplify complex tasks and help produce consistent results, the product brands under the Affinity umbrella include BORA, Portamate, HTC Products, and exclusive brands distributed include: FISCH, Tormek and Sjobergs. For more information, visit www.affinitytool.randwebsitedesign.com/blog.
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