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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.

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.

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

PTIA 2015 winner color

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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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.

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.
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