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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.

 



 

Affinity Tool Works In The Community

TROY, Mich. January 2016 – Affinity Tool Works, LLC, a privately-owned global tool company  manufacturing professional and consumer tools, believes in being a good corporate citizen and giving back to the community in which we are located.

Through out 2016 we supported various causes through both monetary and product donations, as well as volunteering our time to better the community in which we live.



Volunteered and donated tools to the Detroit Habitat for Humanity Build Up Event


 

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Donated a portion of our proceeds from the sale of Fisch Pen Maker Drill Bits To The USO of Northern Ohio.

 

These are just a few examples of our contributions to the community in 2015. We also believe in supporting education and have sponsored a number of events related to elementary education through out the community.

“It’s an honor for Affinity Tool Works to give back to the community,” as part of our DNA we believe it is our duty to enhance the places in which we live and do business", said Todd Gluski, Brand Manager for Affinity Tool Works. “We will continue to look for opportunities to use our resources to help give back to those in need".

Affinity Tool Works is a privately-owned global tool company providing professional and consumer tools under the BORA, Portamate and HTC brands. Visit www.affinitytools.com for more information.

AFFFINITY TOOL WORKS WINS TWO 2015 PRO TOOL REVIEW INNOVATION AWARDS

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Troy-based tool manufacturer honored in Accessories and Safety & Storage categories for recently launched BORA Saw Plate Guide and Portamate PM-3500 Mobile Base

 TROY, Mich. Oct. 28, 2015 – Affinity Tool Works, LLC, a privately-owned global tool company  manufacturing professional and consumer tools, was recently recognized with two 2015 Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA). 

The annual awards program which identifies and recognizes the most innovative tools in the residential and commercial construction industry, announced its best and brightest new products in the industry earlier this month and Troy-based Affinity Tools Works is among the winners.  The awards were announced online earlier this month by Clint DeBoer, executive director of the PTIA.

A panel of judges representing tool professionals from across the United States weighed in on entries from top global manufacturers across a wide variety of categories. Affinity Tool Works won for its Bora Saw Plate Guide, a guide allowing precise and accurate cuts when paired with a circular saw, in the “Accessories” category. And the Portamate PM-3500 Mobile Base, an adjustable mobile base that has an industry-leading 1500 lb. weight capacity, won in the “Safety & Storage” category.  Both tools were launched earlier this year.

"As manufacturers strive to go the extra mile to add useful and often game-changing innovations to their product offerings, we want to point them out so our readers know who's leading the pack," said DeBoer. "These manufacturers and companies have truly earned a coveted spot in the toolbox of any tradesman, contractor, or construction professional."

The Pro Tool Innovation Award judges had this to say about Affinity’s tools:  “…. the Portamate PM-3500, , is a life saver for small shops. It allows users to make their large machines portable. When space is at a premium, or even if you’re just reorganizing the set up of your shop, the heavy-duty adjustable base makes mobility much easier.”

About the Bora Saw Plate Guide: “….the next best thing to owning a track saw is having an accessory like the Bora Saw Plate Guide that allows you to use your circular saw like one. We love that we can use our existing straight edges and don’t have to add the cost of a proprietary track to make it work.”

“It’s an honor and a mark of excellence for Affinity to be named a Pro Tool Innovation Awards winner by experts in our industry,” said Todd Gluski, Brand Manager for Affinity Tool Works. “We design and develop tools based on our customers’ needs and feedback. These awards recognize that we’re doing it right and that’s a proud accomplishment.”

Affinity Tool Works is a privately-owned global tool company providing professional and consumer tools under the BORA, Portamate and HTC brands. Visit www.affinitytools.com for more information.

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BORA TOOLS, AN AFFINITY TOOL WORKS BRAND, INTRODUCES THREE AND FOUR PIECE SETS FOR THEIR POPULAR WTX CLAMP EDGE SAW GUIDES

Built for Professionals and Do-it-Yourselfers Alike, Innovative WTX Clamp Edge and Saw Plate Designed to Increase Productivity and Enhance Worksite Efficiency

TROY, Mich. – Sept 24, 2015 – Affinity Tool Works, LLC., a dynamic, privately-owned global tool company providing professional and consumer tools under the BORA, Portamate and HTC brands, today announced the launch of three and four piece sets, for their popular WTX Clamp Edge Saw Guides used for making straight cuts with a circular saw.

The WTX Clamp Edge Saw Guide, is built with rigid extrusion construction for no flex and superior strength, the BORA WTX Clamp Edge – available in 24, 36 and 50-inch models – is perfect for both professionals and DIYers, and is versatile enough to use with circular saws, jig saws, router and other tools.

The Bora Saw Plate works with your circular saw and provides the user track saw accuracy at a fraction of the costs of existing track saws. Designed to work with any of the WTX Clamp Edge Saw Guides it is the perfect complement for anyone looking to make precise and accurate cuts.

The new Three Piece set contains a 24, 36 and 50 inch WTX Clamp Edge Saw Guide and retails for $134. The Four Piece set contains a 24 and 50 inch WTX Clamp Edge, a 50 inch Clamp Edge Extension and the Bora Saw Plate retailing for $159.50. These sets allow the customer to purchase all the possible combinations of WTX Clamp Edge Saw Guides to complete most any project.

The WTX Clamp Edge is built to suit a variety of applications, including woodworking, cabinet making, professional carpentry and do-it-yourself remodeling projects. The 24-inch model is most commonly used as a fence on table saws, router tables or drill presses, and is also perfect for small cutting projects. Ideal for trimming doors on remodeling jobs, the 36-inch Clamp Edge is able to handle slightly larger projects too big for the 24-inch model. The 50-inch Clamp Edge has been designed for 48-inch cuts and is primarily used for cross cutting sheets of plywood or other sheet goods and offers extra stability on smaller or mid-size projects. While the 50 inch extension allows you to cut an entire sheet of ply wood by adding it to the 50 inch WTX Saw Guide. The Bora Saw Plate is designed to work any of the BORA WTX Clamp Edges, giving the user even more accuracy in their cuts.543400 WTX 4 pc Set

WOODWORKING AND POWER TOOL ACCESSORY COMPANY PORTAMATE INTRODUCES NEW PM-3500 ADJUSTABLE MOBILE BASE

Heavy-duty adjustable rolling base, with an industry-leading 1500 lb. weight capacity, makes large power tools and equipment mobile

 Troy MI, July 28, 2015 – Leading woodworking and power tool accessory manufacturer Portamate has introduced the newest member of its universal mobile base line with the PM-3500, an adjustable mobile base that has an industry-leading 1500 lb. weight capacity.

“Woodworkers, shop owners, and DIY enthusiasts have asked us to manufacture a larger capacity mobile base, and we’ve answered their wishes with the PM-3500,” said Todd Gluski, Marketing Brand Manager of Portamate’s parent company Affinity Tool Works. “Now owners of larger table saws, band saws, planers, jointers, workbenches, and all manner of workshop equipment have a mobile base that can handle the big boys.”

Portamate has a full line of universal mobile bases, making both power tools and other items such as cabinets, safes, and tool chests fully mobile. But until recently, their offerings topped out at a 650 lb. capacity. The PM-3500 more than doubles that, while only raising the tools or cabinets profile one inch.  Add in the wide range of sizes it can be configured – adjusting from 18.25 x 23.5 to 28 x 33.5 – and the easy-to-operate foot locking lever, and it becomes a complete solution for larger power tools and items which was the goal of Portamate.

“One of the ways we develop new products is by listening to our customers and we’d hear from woodworkers who have our other mobile bases around their shops, but have that one item that’s just too heavy,” said Gluski. “They needed a mobile base that could handle that, and with the new PM-3500, we now have an adjustable mobile base for just about anything in your shop.”

The Portamate PM-3500 Mobile Base retails for $149.00. For a complete list of dealers and retailers, please visit www.portamate.com or call 866-588-0395.

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