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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.

 



 

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.

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


 

[caption id="attachment_692" align="alignnone" width="296"] Donated part of our proceeds from the sale of Fisch Pen Maker Drill Bits To The USO of Northern Ohio [/caption]

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.

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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Portamate Introduces the PM-P254 Variable Speed Router Motor

Portamate, an Affinity Tool Works, LLC. brand, announced today the introduction of the PM-P254 Router Table Motor.

The industrial quality PM-P254 Router Table Motor features a 3 ¼ HP 15-amp router motor with variable speed control adjusts from 10,000 to 21,000 RPM. The premium NSK shaft bearings ensure extended life and minimal bit run out. In addition, the adjustable speed control is completely sealed for reliability in router tables or CNC applications and is engineered to maintain constant speed while under load.

Equipped with a heavy-duty motor, the PM-P254 is designed specifically for use with router lifts or CNC machines that use a 4 ¼” diameter router motor. The additional location pins make the router compatible with standard 3 ¼” HP router motor bases. Included with the PM-P254 Router Motor are a ¼” and ½” collets, engineered to auto-release router bits, and two offset wrenches.

“The Portamate Router Motor is designed to work with your existing router table, providing you with an industrial quality router motor with the power to handle any project you may have,” said Todd Gluski, Brand Manager, Affinity Tool Works.

The Portamate PM-P254 Router Table Motor retails for $229.99. For a complete list of dealers and retailers, please visit www.affinitytool.randwebsitedesign.com/blog or call 866-588-0395.

Bora Tools Introduces the Bora Saw Plate

New Circular Saw Guide Offers Precise, Consistent Cuts for All Projects

Bora Tools, an Affinity Tool Works, LLC. brand, announced today the launch of the BORA Saw Plate and accompanying Rip Guide Handle (Available April 2015). The BORA Saw Plate works in conjunction with most clamping straight edges or independently when combined with the Rip Guide Handle to make a circular saw guide. Paired together with almost any circular saw, BORA’s Saw Plate and Rip Guide ensure consistent cuts with uniform track saw-like precision.

Features of the BORA Saw Plate are:

  • Adjusts to fit most circular saws

  • Works with left or right-handed circular saws

  • Saw connects to plate at 3 points for added stability

  • Blade indicator lines up directly with your blade insuring you can see where your cut will go.

  • Designed to work with the Bora WTX Clamp Edge or any straight edge guide up to 3 1/2” wide.


“From a layman to a professional, the Bora Saw Plate rips through materials with exact and perfectly straight cuts every time,” said Todd Gluski, Brand Manager for Affinity Tool Works. “When used together with the Bora WTX Clamp Edge, you gain a tremendous advantage in efficiency and precession of your cuts”

To view a demonstration of the BORA Saw Plate, please visit www.boratool.com

The Bora Saw Plate retails for $29.00, the Rip Guide Handle retails for $20.00, both are manufactured by Affinity Tool Works, LLC, based in Troy, Mich. For a complete list of dealers and retailers, please visit www.affinitytool.randwebsitedesign.com/blog or call 248-588-0395.

Portamate Introduces The PM-2500 Adjustable Mobile Base

Shop aid offers portability and stability in moving heavy machinery and equipment in the workplace

Portamate, an Affinity Tool Works, LLC. brand, announced today the introduction of the PM-2500 Heavy-Duty Adjustable Mobile Base. The patented design of the PM 2500 provides increased mobility and productivity in the workplace and makes moving heavy machinery and equipment easier and more manageable.

The fully adjustable mobile base goes from 12”x12” up to 36”x36”, its low profile raises the machine just ¾” off the floor and it has a maximum weight capacity of 650 pounds, allowing it to handle a wide range of tools and machinery. Key features include the durable, oversized foot-operated steel lever lock providing substantial stability, as well as, the ball-bearing casters which allow for superior maneuverability and ease in moving heavy items. It’s designed with heavy-duty channeled side rails, metal locking mechanism, and non-skid rubber wheels.

“The Portamate PM 2500 Adjustable Mobile Base optimizes efficiency and safety in the workplace and aids in shop organization,” said Todd Gluski, Brand Manager for Affinity Tool Works. “Consumers will especially appreciate the durability of the solid steel foot lever, ease of use and overall aid in shop organization.”

The Portamate PM 2500 Adjustable Mobile Base retails for $89.99 and is distributed exclusively by Affinity Tool Works, LLC, based in Troy, Mich. For a complete list of dealers and retailers, please visit www.affinitytool.randwebsitedesign.com/blog or call 248-588-0395.

Bora Tool WTX 50" Modular Clamp Edge Named a Pro Tool Reviews 2014 Innovation Award Winner

TROY, Mich. – October 10, 2014 – 


The best and brightest new products in the tool industry have been announced, and the Bora Tool 50" WTX Clamp Edge is among the winners.

"Certain manufacturers go the extra mile to add useful and often game-changing innovations to their product offerings," said Clint DeBoer, Executive Director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. "These winners deserve a coveted spot in the toolbox of any tradesman, contractor or DIYer."

A panel of judges representing tool professionals from across the United States weighed in on entries from top global manufacturers, and Bora Tools WTX Clamp Edge was selected as a recipient of this honor. Here's what the judges had to say about the WTX Clamp Edge: "For cutting in places where we can’t take a table saw, this removable fence/guide is a fantastic accessory for keeping those circular saw cuts straight. The 50″ will get you through all of those cross cuts in sheet material, but sometimes you need more and we’re grateful for the ability to extend the WTX out to 100″.

The Bora WTX Clamp Edge is available for purchase at  www.boratool.com or visit our dealer search to find a dealer near you. To watch the Bora WTX Clamp Edge video click here.

For product reviews, please contact Todd Gluski, Brand Manager, Affinity Tool Works todd.gluski@affinitytool.randwebsitedesign.com/blog or call# 248-588-0395. Media Contact: Jason Brown, PublicCity PR jbrown@publiccitypr.net 248-252-1687

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