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Woodworking Machinery

Taylor’s Hardware can supply wood working machinery catering for the budget conscious right through to the most advanced hobbiest and tradesperson.

Our staff can offer suggestions as to which product would be most suitable for your next project.

A lathe is a machine tool which rotates the workpiece on its axis to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, or deformation with tools that are applied to the workpiece to create an object which has symmetry about an axis of rotation.

A band saw is a power tool which uses a blade consisting of a continuous band of metal with teeth along one edge to cut various work pieces. The band usually rides on two wheels rotating in the same plane.  A band saw, if set up correctly can be used for jobs as simple as a jigsaw puzzle to precision jobs like cutting timber veneer.

A table saw or sawbench is a versatile woodworking tool consisting of a circular saw blade, mounted on an arbor, that is driven by an electric motor (either directly, by belt, or by gears). The blade protrudes through the surface of a table, which provides support for the material, usually wood, being cut.

A scroll saw is a small electric saw that is useful for cutting intricate curves in cases where a jigsaw or coping saw is not appropriate. It is capable of creating curves with edges. It is somewhat similar to a band saw, but unlike band saws, in which the saw blade is a continuous loop, scroll saws use saw blades similar to those of coping saws and operate through a quick reciprocating up and down motion.

A scroll saw has two main advantages when compared to a band saw. The first is that the blade can be removed and placed through a pre-drilled starting hole. This feature allows interior cutouts to be made without creating an entry slot for the blade through the edge of the workpiece. Second, a scroll saw can cut significantly more intricate curves.

A thickness planer  is a woodworking machine which is used to create boards that are of an even thickness throughout their length and flat on both surfaces.

A thickness planer consists of three elements: a cutter head which contains the cutting knives; a set of in feed and out feed rollers which draw the board through the machine; and a table which is adjustable relative to the cutter head to control the resultant thickness of the board. Some portable thickness planers differ slightly in that the table is fixed and it is the cutter head/feed roller assembly which is adjusted.

A sander is a power tool used to smooth wood or wood finishes by abrasion with sandpaper. Sanders have a means to attach the sandpaper and a mechanism to move it rapidly contained within a housing with means to hand-hold it or fix it to a workbench. Woodworking sanders are usually powered electrically. There are many different types of sanders for different purposes.

A router is a woodworking tool used to rout out (hollow out) an area in the face of a piece of wood. It was a tool particularly used by pattern makers and staircase makers and consisted of a broad-based wooden hand plane with a narrow blade projecting well beyond its base plate. Many different profiles can be achieved using different router bits.

The Spindle moulder is a stationary woodworking machine in which a vertically orientated spindle protrudes from the machine table and can be spun at speeds typically between 3000 and 10,000 rpm. Cutter heads may be mounted on the spindle. As the workpiece is fed into the machine, the cutters mould a profile into it. On some spindle moulders, router bits can also be used using a special mounting adapter. The machine normally features a vertical fence, against which the workpiece is guided to control the horizontal depth of cut.

A mortiser  is a specialized woodworking machine used to cut square or rectangular holes in a piece of timber, such as a mortise in mortise and tenon joint.

Smaller dust collection systems use a 'single-stage' vacuum unit to create suction and perform air filtration where the waste material is drawn into an impeller and deposited into a container (bag, barrel, canister, etc). Air is recirculated into the shop after passing through an filter to trap smaller particulate.

Larger systems utilize a dual-stage (or two-stage) system, which separates larger particles from fine dust using a pre-collection device (cyclone, baffled canister, etc) before drawing the air through the impeller. Air from these units can then be exhausted outdoors or filtered and recirculated back into the work space.

A low speed (90-120 rpm) water cooled grinder  ideal for sharpening all blades from thicknesser blades to wood turning chisels to scissor or even mower blades.  The low speed and water cooled stone ensure that the metal of the blade is not over heated and weakened.

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