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New Look, Same Support: Bora Tool Relaunches Centipede® Workstation Line

Bora Centipede Relaunch

Troy, MI—January 28, 2019—Bora Tool, a leading manufacturer of woodworking tools and workshop accessories, announces the relaunch of its classic Centipede® line of work supports and accessories. The relaunch aligns the product line with Bora’s 2017 rebranding and features several redesigned Centipede® accessories to improve user experience.

 

While it has a new look, the Centipede® system continues to be the most flexible solution for job sites, workspaces, or workshops. It sets up immediately—no assembly required—to provides robust, uniform support for carpenters, contractors, or woodworkers working on jobs or projects.

Bora Centipede Workstation

 

It’s the lightweight, portable, tough solution to changing, offsite, or cramped work locations.

 

“The Centipede® is known for its unique design that’s both lightweight and extremely strong, so we weren’t going to mess with that,” says Rod Bonham, Product Manager for Bora Tool. “But we decided that while we were aligning it with the new brand, we’d rework some of the accessories. The X-Cups especially got a redesign so now they hold 2x material on its edges snugly.”

 

Key features of the Centipede® include:

 

  • Heavy-Duty Steel Construction: Struts are flexible to absorb the impact from heavy objects and machinery, and durable enough to ensure long-lasting, smooth operation. 
  • Variety of Sizes: Choose from four sizes to find the right Centipede® for your job. The larger the workstation, the more weight it can hold.
  • Durable Polymer P-Tops: P-Tops at each point of contact won’t mark the surface of your project or let saw blades cause potential damage to struts.
  • Room for Accessories: P-Tops rotate 360 degrees and can accommodate all Centipede® accessories to expand worksite capabilities.

 

For a complete list of retailers, visit www.boratool.com or call 866.588.0395.

 

About Bora Tool & Affinity Tool Works, LLC

 

Bora Tool is a manufacturer of woodworking tools and workshop accessories serving a variety of markets, including building and remodeling, DIY, industrial, and woodworking. Designed to increase productivity, simplify complex tasks, and help produce consistent professional results, product brands include PortaMate, Centipede Tool, and HTC Products. Affinity Tool Works, LLC is the parent company of Bora Tool and exclusive North American distributor for FISCH, Tormek, and Sjobergs. For more information, visit www.boratool.com or www.affinitytool.com.

Is Your Horse Built for Speed? Bora Tool Reveals New PM-4500 Speedhorse Sawhorse—30x Faster Setup Than Conventional Sawhorse

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Troy, MI—January 2, 2019—Bora Tool, a leading manufacturer of woodworking tools and workshop accessories, launches its PM-4500 SpeedhorseTM, a revolutionary contractor-grade sawhorse that deploys 30x faster than the conventional sawhorse.

 

The SpeedhorseTM is the fastest deploying sawhorse on the market. Simply release the legs, set up, and get to work—it’s that easy.

 

This is the ultimate upgrade for your job site, workspace, or workshop.

 

“We wanted to design a tool that would appeal to both professionals and enthusiasts,” says Rod Bonham, Product Manager for Bora Tool. “Contractors and carpenters will appreciate how easy it is to set up, take down, and transport because it means they can get to more jobs more quickly. And it’s perfect for enthusiasts and serious hobbyists because it stores easily and allows for flexibility in any size shop.”

 

Key features of the SpeedhorseTM include:

 

  • Quick-deploy and quick-collapse legs
    • Instant setup is 30x faster than conventional sawhorses. Both setup and teardown take mere seconds.
  • Best-in-class weight capacity
    • Each individual unit can support 1500 lbs.—200 lbs. more than the leading competitors.
  • Non-sequential leg folding
    • To tear down your worksite, just pull the levers on each end and fold the legs up—doesn’t matter which order. This saves valuable time and reduces frustration.
  • Longer, pre-drilled top
    • More length means more workspace and stability. The pre-drilled metal top allows you to screw in a 2x4 as a sacrificial top, saving your saws and sawhorse from damage.
 

For a complete list of retailers, visit www.boratool.com or call 866.588.0395.

 

About Bora Tool & Affinity Tool Works, LLC

 

Bora Tool is a manufacturer of woodworking tools and workshop accessories serving a variety of markets, including building and remodeling, DIY, industrial, and woodworking. Designed to increase productivity, simplify complex tasks, and help produce consistent professional results, product brands include PortaMate, Centipede Tool, and HTC Products. Affinity Tool Works, LLC, is the parent company of Bora Tool and exclusive North American distributor for FISCH, Tormek, and Sjobergs. For more information, visit www.boratool.com or www.affinitytool.com.

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 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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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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Portamate Unveils PM-8000 Portacube STR, the Latest Portable Miter Saw Workstation

Portamation Portable Miter Saw

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.
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