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Bora QuickCut Wins 2018 Pro Tool Innovation Award

TROY, Mich. October 26, 2018 - Judging for the 2018 Pro Tool Innovation Awards has been completed and BORA Tool has received an award for their QuickCut Circular Saw Cutting Guide. A panel of judges made up of tool and media professionals from across the United States and Canada weighed in on entries from top global manufacturers.

 Introduced earlier this year, the QuickCut is an all-in-one tool designed to achieve precise measurements and cuts each and every time. The judges’ provided the following feedback on the QuickCut: “What’s really handy here is the ability to use Bora’s QuickCut to make perfect crosscuts and common miter cuts without the need for a miter saw. Since the QuickCut is less than $25, it’s an easy addition to make for any Pro or DIYer who wants to use their circular saw for a wider array of cuts.”

 “We are excited to be recognized for developing and introducing product that meets the needs of our customers,” said Rod Bonham, BORA Product Manager. “Being acknowledged by our peers is a nice reward for the hard work that goes into new product innovation.”

 Hundreds of power tools, hand tools, fasteners, and accessories were judged, and winners were decided based on industry innovation. Winners demonstrated achievement in any combination of the following: innovative features, advanced power delivery, groundbreaking ergonomics, technological advancements, and value. The Pro Tool Innovation Awards recognize best-in-class products that are truly ahead of their time.

This year, over 60 different tool manufacturers submitted nearly 300 tool entries in dozens of categories for a shot to win a 2018 Pro Tool Innovation Award.

 "Manufacturers are consistently improving their tools. Each year, however, some exceed the norms and develop products which truly deserve recognition. Business owners, builders, contractors, and tradespeople really need to understand which products can help them work smarter and more efficiently," said Clint DeBoer, Executive Director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. "Often, they can also save a lot of money in either material costs or time-savings. That innovation goes straight into their pocketbook."

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About BORA Tool

BORA PortaMate 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 professional results.  

About the Pro Tool Innovation Awards

The Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA) are an annual awards program judged by a panel of professional tradesmen and trade media representatives 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 promoted by over sixteen print and online media sponsors, including its founding member, Pro Tool Reviews.

BORA PortaMate 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 professional results. 

Bora Tool Releases Portable & Expandable Conveyor Roller for Optimal Shop Mobility

Adjustable Conveyor Roller

Convenient, versatile rolling system saves time and increases productivity.

 

TROY, Mich. – October 11, 2018 – BORA Tool, a leading manufacturer of tools, woodworking and workshop accessories, launches the Portable Conveyor Roller (PM-2700), a versatile and expandable rolling system offering unparalleled mobility and material moving flexibility.

 

Save valuable time in the shop moving material, packing, loading, with Bora Tool’s handy Rolling Conveyor System and make unloading a breeze. Rather than being forced to load and unload from a machine to a container, the PM-2700 saves time, effort and money by simplifying the process of packing, loading and unloading. Housed in a portable package, it can be rolled to any location, while the height and slope can be set as needed.

 

“Our goal is to help customers be more efficient with their time and be successful at work,” said Rod Bonham, Product Manager, for Bora Tool. “This portable conveyor system provides a high level of versatility for the workshop and is a cost effective solution for rolling to anywhere in the warehouse.”

 

Another key feature of the PM-2700 is its strength. It locks down to an unmovable frame, with smooth rollers that make transporting material up to 300 pounds (136kg) effortless. In addition, multiple PM-2700s can also be linked together to create a long conveyor that the covers the entire shop floor.

 

Other features of this versatile solution include:

  • Convenience – The portable conveyor system expands from 14-3/4” (37.5cm) to 50” (127cm). Customers can roll it up to a machine’s out feed side, and material moves seamlessly to the next production station, a container or anywhere else.
  • Quality and performance – The frame and casters easily expand and lock into place. The 14” (35.5cm) wide rollers are smooth in operation, allowing material to glide with ease.
  • Adjustable – Adjustable from 23” (58.4cm) to 36” (91.4cm) in height, while locking tight. Measuring marks on the legs ensure it can be either level or sloped.

 

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

 

About BORA Tool & Affinity Tool Works, LLC:

BORA PortaMate 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 professional results, product brands include BORA Tool, PortaMate, Centipede Tool, HTC Products. The Affinity Tool Works division is the exclusive North American distributor for FISCH, Tormek and Sjobergs. For more information, visit www.boratool.com or www.affinitytool.com.  

 

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Bora Tool Introduces Expanded Line of Woodworking & Power Tool Clamps to Enthusiastic Customer Base

Bora Tool Expanded Line of Woodworking & Power Tool Clamps

Extensive selection of high-quality clamps and vises to assist any carpentry and DIY projects are a must in any toolbox

 

TROY, Mich. Sept. 27, 2018 – Bora Tool, a leading manufacturer of tools, woodworking and workshop accessories, announces the launch of its new, expanded line of clamps. After the successful launch of its parallel clamps, Bora Tool is taking it to the next level with a unique range of clamps for the serious shop enthusiast.

 

Bora Tool asked its customers what they would like to see next and the feedback was nearly unanimous….more clamps, and Bora delivered with a full line to serve any woodworking and DIY project needs. The professional grade pistol grip, lever and spring clamps not only hold things in place, they provide the right amount of clamping pressure and intuitive features that make clamping a breeze.

 

“We listened to our customers and produced the types of clamps they really want to work with and designed our clamps to have solid pressure in the perfect, non-material damaging amount, but it’s the little extras that make them so useful,” said Rod Bonham, Product Manager  or example, our Spring Clamps have soft, easy grip TPR handles, and twin swivel head pads, which allow you to clamp odd shapes, while the Lever Clamps have a quick release bottom jaw that swivels just enough to conform to the job at hand.”

 

The new range of clamps are professional grade, and tailor made for both the serious woodworker and DIY homeowner as well. Included in the new line are a variety of pistol grip clamps, spring clamps, and lever clamps that will hold even the most stubborn of material configurations firmly in place.

 

“Without a doubt, clamps are one of the most used accessories in any woodshop or garage,” said Bonham,. “There’s almost no end to the need to hold material in place, and no limit on the types of clamping configurations that are possible.”

 

BORA Tool Clamps are offered in a variety of sizes and functions with 13 different SKUs and range in price from $10.50 to $64.00. See the full program at https://boratool.com/accessories/clamps-vises. For a complete list of dealers and retailers, please visit www.boratool.com or call 866-588-0395.

 

About Bora Tool Affinity Tool Works, LLC:

BORA PortaMate 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 professional results, product brands include BORA Tool, PortaMate, Centipede Tool, HTC Products. The Affinity Tool Works division is the exclusive North American distributor for FISCH, Tormek and Sjobergs. For more information, visit www.boratool.com or www.affinitytool.com

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Bora Tool Releases Multi-use QuickCut™ Circular Saw Cutting Guide

cutting and woodworking cutting guide

The all-in-one tool that allows woodworkers, DIYers, and contractors to achieve a clean and precise cut for all projects.

 

TROY, Mich. – March 8, 2018 – BORA Portamate, a leading manufacturer of tools, woodworking and workshop accessories, introduces its new QuickCut™ circular saw cutting guide, an all-in-one tool designed to achieve precise measurements and cuts each and every time.

 

The QuickCut is the Swiss Army Knife of cutting guides, with four preset angles for guiding your circular saw in making accurate and repeatable cuts for any project.  Along with its convenience, the QuickCut features several other quality inclusions that will make this a favorite tool in the workplace:

 

  • Includes both Imperial and Metric rule, allowing for a quick switch in measuring methods without searching for a separate tool.
  • Crafted for all types of projects, the QuickCut boasts 14 inches of measuring excellence, included on the guide rail for making long, straight cuts.
  • Built with a strong aluminum extrusion and a large grip handle for extra comfort and precision.
  • Save project time with four common preset angles and conveniently placed ruler marks.

 

“The BORA QuickCut is an essential all-in-one workshop addition for measuring, guides and angles,” said Todd Gluski, Marketing Brand Manager, BORA PortaMate. “You’ll find yourself turning to it again and again on a variety of measuring and cutting activities.”

 

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

 

About BORA Tool & Affinity Tool Works, LLC:

BORA PortaMate 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 professional results, product brands include BORA Tool, PortaMate, Centipede Tool, HTC Products. The Affinity Tool Works division is the exclusive North American distributor for FISCH, Tormek and Sjobergs. For more information, visit www.boratool.com or www.affinitytool.com.  

 

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Bora Portamate Introduces Heavy-Duty PM-3550 Adjustable Mobile Base

omnidirectional, heavy-duty mobile base

Move and use large power tools and equipment with ease.

 

TROY, Mich., Feb. 15, 2018 – BORA PortaMate, a leading manufacturer of tools, woodworking and workshop accessories, announces the introduction of the PM-3550, the newest addition to its universal mobile base line. A powerhouse mobile base that can hold up to 1,500 lbs with four swivel wheels and an easy-to-operate foot locking lever, the PM-3550 offers a space solution for larger power tools and equipment.

 

Product highlights include:

  • Solid – Rugged contractor-grade construction
  • Adjustable – Simple raise and lower design adjusts base rails in 1-inch/25 mm increments
  • Versatile – Four swivel wheels for superior handling
  • Mobility – Ability to park machinery/equipment in the tightest space
  • Pro Grade – Holds up to 1,500 lbs

 

“Workshop space is at a premium and one of the challenges faced is navigating and parking heavy equipment in tight places but the PM-3550 does just that with what essentially all wheel steering in a mobile base,” said Todd Gluski, Marketing Brand Manager, BORA PortaMate. “Woodworkers, carpenters, contractors and DIY enthusiasts can use it with large table saws, band saws, planers, jointers, workbenches and be able to position your equipment in just the right spot, even one-handed.”

 

To locate a dealer or retailer, please visit www.boratool.com.

 

About BORA PortaMate

BORA PortaMate 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 professional results, product brands include BORA Tool, PortaMate, Centipede Tool, HTC Products. The Affinity Tool Works division is the exclusive North American distributor for FISCH, Tormek and Sjobergs. For more information, visit www.boratool.com or www.affinitytool.com.  

 

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Bora Portamate Introduces Two New Adjustable Pedestal Rollers

Bora Portamate Adjustable Pedestal Rollers

PM-5090 and PM-5093 offer portable and flexible workshop solutions for a variety of workshop and project needs.

 

TROY, MI., Jan. 4, 2018 – BORA PortaMate, a leading manufacturer of tools, woodworking and workshop accessories, announces the introduction of its latest products to the marketplace – the Adjustable Pedestal Roller (PM-5090) and the Tri-Function Multi-Directional Pedestal Roller (PM-5093) – designed for portability, flexibility, and rock-solid stability for personal and professional workshops.

 

Both BORA Portamate Pedestal Rollers were developed for easy assembly and stress-free material feeding for table saws, drill presses, planers and other shop machines. Combining convenience and stability, users will find they have better support and freedom of movement with larger work pieces.  

 

Features for both the PM-5090 and PM-5093 include:

  • Patented wedge lock supports up to 300-lbs
  • Premium polished steel 11-1/4-inch ball bearing roller
  • Non-slip rubber feet and durable hi-visibility powder coat finish
  • Adjustable foot provides greater stability on uneven ground
  • Height adjustment from 25 to 43 3/4 inches
  • Folds flat for storage

 

For maximum support and flexibility, the PM-5093 is essentially three stands in one, featuring a pivoting head for three types of support. The quick-pivot handle allows for easy changing of the head, adding another layer of convenience and making it an essential and useful part of any woodshop.

 

“Convenience, safety and flexibility are features we feel strongly about and that were accomplished with these pedestal rollers making them a must-have for every woodworking shop or DIY enthusiast,” said Todd Gluski, Marketing Brand Manager, BORA PortaMate. “As with all of our new products, we made some significant enhancements to improve upon the existing versions to deliver exceptional end results.”

 

Retail price for the BORA PortaMate PM-5090 is $45.00 and the PM-5093 is $55.00. To locate a dealer or retailer, please visit www.boratool.com.

About BORA PortaMate

BORA PortaMate 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 professional results, product brands include BORA Tool, PortaMate, Centipede Tool, HTC Products. The Affinity Tool Works division is the exclusive North American distributor for FISCH, Tormek and Sjobergs. For more information, visit www.boratool.com or www.affinitytool.com.  

 

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Affinity Tool Works Rebrands Core Product Line as Bora Portamate & Expands with Acquisition of Centipede Tool, LLC

Bora Portamate Rebrand

Global tool manufacturer defines brands combining PortaMate into BORA Tool and increases product offerings with addition of Centipede Support System

 

TROY, Mich. Dec. 19, 2017- Affinity Tool Works, LLC, a, privately-owned global tool company based in Troy, Mich., announces it is streamlining and rebranding its established product lines as BORA PortaMate to reflect one, cohesive category brand.  The rebranding announcement coincides with the company’s acquisition of Williamsburg, N.M.-based Centipede Tool, LLC, manufacturer of the Centipede Support System.

 

Under the new branding, PortaMate products and Centipede Tool’s work stations will be combined, along with the BORA Tool line, into BORA PortaMate as the main overarching brand for the company. Affinity Tool Works will become a separate division as the exclusive U.S. distributor for HTC, Tormek, Sjobergs and FISCH. The newly-formed brand will also include the launch of a new logo and a new website, www.boratool.com.

 

“BORA Tool carries significant recognition for consumers and in the marketplace as a trusted, reliable brand and the rebranding direction better defines our company to our customers in a crowded and competitive tool line space,” said Todd Gluski, Brand Manager for Affinity Tool Works and BORA PortaMate. “With the addition of Centipede Tool’s portable work stations to our product mix, BORA PortaMate expands our distribution channel both domestically, internationally and further establishes our position in the marketplace as a leading provider of innovative tools and accessories.”

 

“We’re excited to have found a partner that shares our vision for the potential of our portable workbench technology to support any task, anywhere,” said Keith Fyhr, co-founder of Centipede Tool, LLC.  “With new models and accessories on the horizon, the Centipede Support System will continue to become an even more essential portable work support companion on every job site and in busy woodshops around the world.”

 

Affinity Tool Works was established in 2006 as a manufacturer and distributor of tools and workshop accessories that serve a variety of markets including building and remodeling, do-it-yourselfers, industrial and woodworking. As the BORA PortaMate lines and popularity among both professional craftsman and hobbyists alike has grown over the years, so has its overall brand identity.

 

For more information, visit www.boratool.com, www.affinitytool.com or call 866-588-0395.

 

About BORA PortaMate & Affinity Tool Works, LLC:

BORA PortaMate 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 professional results, product brands include BORA Tool, PortaMate, Centipede Tool, HTC Products. The Affinity Tool Works division is the exclusive North American distributor for FISCH, Tormek and Sjobergs. For more information, visit www.boratool.com or www.affinitytool.com.  

 

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Bora Tool Introduces Parallel Jaw Clamp

New Parallel Jaw Clamp from Bora Tool

The precision clamp that’s simple to use, super strong, and provides rock-solid, even pressure for woodworking projects

 

TROY, Mich. – Nov. 20, 2017 – Leading tool manufacturer BORA Tool understands how important it is to rigidly clamp down your case goods and other woodworking projects. That's why when it developed the new Parallel Jaw Clamp, BORA turned to avid woodworkers and asked what they wanted and needed, then built it.

 

The BORA Parallel Jaw Clamp creates rock-solid stability to offer more precise work and a superior finished product that will result in expert craftsmanship and pride. With the perfect amount of pressure (1,100lb / 500kg), a 3½ inch wide padded jaw, and sizes that range from 12 inches to 50 inches, it becomes an extremely versatile tool for clamping needs.

 

BORA Parallel Jaw Clamp features:

  • Passive lock bottom 3½ inch jaw keeps the jaw in place while winding the clamp. To move it, simply lift the handle and slide the jaw. This makes for easy clamping. And at 3 ½ inches, it’s large enough for any job.
  • Padded jaws provide 1100 lbs of constant, even pressure. 
  • Available in several sizes - 12, 24, 31, 40 and 50-inch - clamping capacity to ensure no project goes unclamped.

 

“Bora knows how important rock-solid clamping is to woodworkers, so we designed this exceptional woodworking clamp to specifically meet those needs,” said Todd Gluski, Marketing Brand Manager, Affinity Tool Works. “Add in the little extras that make all of BORA’s products stand out, in this case, a passive lock bottom jaw, and large, easy-grip handle, it’s the go-to woodworking clamp that both enthusiasts and professionals will rely on for projects.

 

The BORA Parallel Jaw Clamp is available in five sizes: 12 inches, 24 inches, 31 inches, 40 inches and 50 inches. For a complete list of dealers and retailers, please visit www.boratool.com or call 866-588-0395.  

 

About BORA Tool & 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 professional results, the product brands under the Affinity umbrella include BORA, Portamate, Centipede Tool, HTC Products, and exclusive brands distributed include: FISCH, Tormek and Sjobergs. For more information, visit www.boratool.com or www.affinitytool.com.  

 

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Portamate Introduces Two New Workshop Accessories: PM-1100 Universal Mobile Base & PM-6500 Miter Saw Stand

Portamate PM-1100 Universal Mobile Base & PM-6500 Miter Saw Stand

TROY, Mich., January 26, 2017 – 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 and 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
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 16' of material support, this is the perfect stand to get manimum 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 16’ of material
  • Two material support stops included

 

“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”

 

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

Link to PM-1100 Universal Mobile Base photos available here.

Link to PM-6500 Miter Saw Stand photos available here.

 

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.com.

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