The 2010 IWF Show was last week in Atlanta, Ga and while we could not make the show we of course were waiting patiently for news of new products, reviews and videos to be available. Unfortunately we were a little disappointed; typically the woodworking crowd is pretty internet savvy when it comes to blogging, videos and updates. Even with the show reduction in size and several vendors pulling out all together we thought there would be a little more coverage. The good news is our buddy Chris Marshall with Woodworker’s Journal was on hand with a camera crew and got many of the highlights, which were up almost instantly.
The Dewalt Compact Router DWP611 (see our post), was one of the most popular releases from the show, judging solely by YouTube views. We ourselves had questions about size and use and this shed some light on those points.
From the Porter Cable booth there were live samples on their new 12V Cordless Tools but the real exciting new product in the way of woodworking tools had to be the QuickJig for pocket joints. Also check out the post on Toolguyd for more specs and pictures on that product.
At the Bosch booth they had the Glide Miter Saw which we reviewed several months back. Jason from Bosch goes over some of the features and why it’s especially good for woodworking. Looks like the target on this tool’s release is mid-October in addition to the new 2.3HP Bosch Routers which we hope to see out even sooner.
One item we didn’t see Chris cover which is especially close to our hearts here at Coptool is the 5 Axis head for the ShopBot we heard about from American Woodworker. Our shared ShopBot resides at the Idea Foundry and while we haven’t begun to exploit all that is possible with 3 axis, already the idea of 2 more axis is just something we can’t live without.
For all Chris’s videos on Festool, Kreg, Jet, SawStop & much more check out the Woodworker’s Journal YouTube channel. For more info on the event visit the home page for the International Woodworkers Fair at www.iwfatlanta.com.