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Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 12:43 pm.
Since 1857, Klein Tools has manufactured tools with the highest quality materials, superior workmanship all made in the USA. Klein Tools continues to invest in U.S. manufacturing and is committed to maintaining its place as the #1 choice for electricians (Electrician’s Tool Guide & Review). Klein is the only major tool manufacturer worldwide focused on electrical and utility applications. No other manufacturer of hand tools and related products used in electrical applications makes more items in America than Klein Tools.
In October, 2015 Klein Tools was given four Pro Tool Innovation Awards for their products. A panel of judges, representing tool professionals from across the United States weighed in on entries from top global manufacturers and Klein Tools was selected from among 160 submissions.
Popular Mechanics touted the Klein Adjustable Screwdriver as the “Best New Tool“. The adjustable length goes from 4″ to 8″ and is held in securely with a locking collar. The unique shaft is double-ended; One side has a #2 Phillips head, while the other has a 1/4” straight head.
Klein Tools is best known for their model 201 Lineman’s Side Cutting Pliers, a design featuring heavy-duty jaws with angled facets. This design practically defined the term “lineman’s pliers” especially given the Klein logo in 1912. Other manufactures at that time referred to their own brand of pliers as having a ‘Klein Pattern”.
We have just launched our Klein Tools line last week and are still in the process of adding more products. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have, or tools you may be searching for. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (800)346-8274.
Posted on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 1:10 pm.
We are excited to announce a new line of cutting tools to our standard cutting tool line. With the addition of HTC Tool End Mills, we now have over 23,000 products and are continuing to grow.
HTC Tool manufactures all of their cutting tools right here in the USA in their own plant in Fraser, MI on State-of-the-art machinery. They have 170 CNC Machines and have recently acquired 4 new Platit coating machines to meet an increase of demand and supply quality tooling even faster. With recent addition of buildings, employees and State-of-the-Art Machines, HTC can now produce 28.7% more tools than the previous year, ensuring the tool you need is always ready to ship right to your door.
With their latest expansion, HTC Tool can efficiently coat any tool in your choice of TiN, TiCN-HTC Progressive Coat, AlTiN-HTC HArd Coat, or ZrN, so that you have just the right tool for your specific application.
HTC Tool is opened 6 days a week in order to increase production and to ensure the tool you need is always on the shelf, ready to ship. All HTC End Mills are made from quality carbide with strict tolerances and manufacturing guidelines to ensure the highest quality and longest tool life.
We’re both proud and excited to offer such high quality and American Made End Mills and burs to our line of quality cutting tools. We are confident that anyone who uses our HTC Tool End Mills will agree that they are quality tools that will get the job done.
Posted on Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 2:48 pm.
Roundover bits are used for outer edge shaping, moldings, picture frames, etc. These bits typically include a bearing and are not suitable for plunging directly into the surface of a panel. Rounding an edge makes your work more durable & appealing to the eye because it won’t show dents, splinter, or lose its finish as easily as a sharp corner.
Roundover bits are generally classified according to the radius they cut. For example, a 3/4″ roundover bit cuts a 3/4″ radius. To determine the radius of a roundover bit, measure either of the dimensions shown in the picture.
Roundover Bit Set-Up
After mounting a roundover bit in a router, adjust the bit up or down so the bottom of the concave cutting edge aligns flush with the router base or the surface of the router table. You can use a flat block of wood to check your adjustment.
Before cutting your stock, test the cut on scrap piece. If the bit extends too far, it will cut a slight ridge into the work piece surface, called a fillet. If the bit does not extend far enough, it will cut an incomplete radius.
How to add a fillet
By extending the bit slightly, you can cut a round-over with a fillet like the one shown in the picture.
Change the Bearing to Make a Beading Bit
Buying Roundover bits
Roundover bits can be purchased individually or in sets. The sets vary in profiles; you can purchase a set that includes straight, rabbeting, cove, up-cut spiral as well as sets that have only roundover bits. Some of our Whiteside roundover sets even include the bearings needed for beading profiles. .
Posted on Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 1:12 pm.
Here are 5 tried & true methods to creating the most precise Rabbet cuts! Rabbets can be cut with a table saw (set up with a dado set or combination blade), router (handheld or table mounted), or jointer. The choice depends on the type and quantity of work-pieces, and the desired quality of rabbet cut. (This except is taken from Wood Magazine 2011 edition)
** A rabbet is simply a rectangular recess along the edge or end of a work-piece. Although most often found as a joint in casework), a rabbet also can pop up as a design feature in a molding, as a recess for holding artwork in a picture frame, along the edges of a cabinet door to help recess it partway into its face frame, or as a half-lap or ship-lap joint.**
1. Table saw with a dado set: We use this setup often because it yields clean rabbets in one pass typically-two passes for wide rabbets. For good results, you need a high-quality dado set. Since it takes a little time to install the dado blades, we use this method only if we have several work-pieces to cut.
- Attach a 3/4″ wooden face to your table saw fence. By doing this you can cut into the wooden face and fine-tune the width of the rabbet with quick fence adjustments.
2. Table saw with standard blade: If we’re rabbeting just a piece or two, we’ll leave our combination blade in the table saw and make the cut in two passes. The key: You need to precisely set the fence, and the height of the blade, for both cuts so one doesn’t cut beyond the other.
- Cut the rabbet to its correct depth with the work-piece face down on the tabletop. Then, stand the piece on edge to cut the rabbet to width.
- If you don’t own a good dado set, or have a low-powered saw, this option may prove better than No. 1 for all of your work. But, it can be tricky if you need to rabbet the end of a narrow workpiece. In that case, you will need to clamp the work-piece to a fixture that holds it steady and upright as you guide it along the fence.
3. Handheld router with rabbeting bit. Unlike saw blades and dado sets, router bits do not leave tiny scoring marks. So, use a router bit if the surface or ends of the rabbets will be visible in your finished project.
- Router bits are your only option if you need to rabbet an opening inside a surface rather than along an outside edge or end. Examples include a router-table opening for receiving a router plate, or the inside of an assembled door frame for accepting a piece of glass.
4. Router table with a straight bit. Although you can’t easily rabbet large pieces on a router table, this method has some distinct advantages over a handheld router. First, a router table has a fence that ensures a perfectly straight rabbet (a bearing-piloted bit will follow any irregularities in the work-piece edge). And, although a piloted rabbeting bit will help you cut a rabbet up to 1/2″ wide and 1/2″ deep, you can put a large straight bit in a router table and cut rabbets up to 1X1″.
5. Jointer: We admit we rarely use a jointer to cut rabbets, but if you must cut a perfectly smooth rabbet over 1″ wide, and along a straight, outside edge, look to a jointer. You can cut a rabbet as wide as the length of your jointer’s cutterhead. The maximum cutting depth of your jointer will limit the depth of the rabbet, typically to 1/2″.
- To do this, you need to make an initial cut with your table saw. First, set the blade height to match the depth of the rabbet. Adjust the fence-to-outside-of-blade distance to match the rabbet width. As shown, this cut will prevent the end of the jointer’s knives from hammering the work-piece. Remove no more than 1/8″ with each jointer pass.
Using these tips and tricks should help you to be successful in cutting the cleanest & smoothest rabbet cuts!
Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 at 2:41 pm.
There has been a lot of excitement over the quality and durability of the Super Scraper. A Made in the U.S.A. multi purpose carbide edge scraping tool designed for use by mechanics, machinists, welders, hobbyists, and all types of do-it-your-selfers! With 3 sizes to choose from, free sharpening for life (you pay shipping) and a lifetime warranty, what’s not to love!
The 1- 1/4″ Super Scraper and 2″ Super Scraper come with an ergonomical, 100% wooden handle that is designed to fit comfortably and give a nice no-slip grip. There is also a smaller super Scraper with a 5/8″ width scraper blade for smaller jobs or to fit into tighter places. Fit with our own special micrograin Super C grade carbide, the Super Scraper was built to last for even the toughest jobs!
But, don’t just take our word for it. The Super Scraper is even recommended by the ToolGuyd, read his review here. If you are still not convinced watch the YouTube video sent to us by Jeremy, one of our valuable & loyal customers.
The staff and owner of Carbide Processors take pride in being able to offer the most durable, highest quality and long lasting hand tools, router bits, saw blades and router accessories. Every product that we sell is backed by our 100% no questions asked guarantee. With our outstanding and friendly customer service you will not find another company out there with our unique customer philosophy. It goes something like this:
*First is the Customer
*Always the Customer
*Nothing is more important than taking care of the Customer
*At the very minimum we will give the Customer exactly what they want, exactly when they want it
*We should constantly strive to perform so the Customer is thrilled.
Posted on Monday, December 14th, 2015 at 12:33 pm.
It’s that time of year again, and a little Holiday Spirit has put the boss in a pretty good mood. In fact, it’s put him in a $128,059.95 dollars good mood! That’s right, Buy one of our Exclusive Southeast Tool Essential Deluxe 4,553 pc. Sets and we’ll take $128,059.95 off the retail price. The Southeast Tool Essential Deluxe 4,553 pc. Set includes one of everything that Southeast Tool makes, including router bits, drill bits, and router bit accessories. This impressive 4,553 pc. Set with quality, American-made tools has a retail value of $408,059.95. Buy it today for the bargain price of $279,999.99. That’s a savings of $128,059.95!! Heck, we’ll even throw in 2 free display cases to show off your new premium tools.
Southeast Tool makes quality, American made router bits, drill bits, and many router bit accessories. Their catalog boasts 4,553 quality tools! That’s sure to fill your shop and keep you in cutting tools for a long while.
For those of you that have not yet hear of Southeast Tool, let me tell you a little about them. They are rated Great Value and Excellent by Fine Woodworking Magazine. Here is a video with a tour of their facility in Conover, North Carolina.
If you are interested in taking advantage of this incredible $128,059.95 savings, please contact Jo at email@example.com.
If your not quite ready to take on the full 4,553 piece Southeast Tool Essential Deluxe Set, shop for these highly regarded and top quality tools on a smaller scale here and get our everyday great prices up to 30% off (prices are as marked, up to 30% off retail price).
Posted on Friday, December 4th, 2015 at 10:53 am.
It’s most wonderful season of all, but it can sometimes also be the most stressful. Don’t worry, we have a gift buying guide for all the woodworking and tool enthusiasts that are on your list this year. The best part, we’ll save you some cash and help you avoid the crazy lines and tug-a-wars over this years most popular gifts.
Just take a look at some of our top suggestions that are sure to be on any DIYer’s list this year. You are just a few clicks away from getting those hard-to-shop-for people checked off your gift list.
1. I have too many clamps… Said no DIYer EVER!
We have great deals on Clamps from Bessey Tools or Woodpecker. These clamps are sure to make working on his next project a breeze. Everyone knows when working on bigger projects, 4 hands are better than two. Clamps will help him or her finish projects faster and with ease. Give the gift of Bessey clamps to help free up his or her hands and time. We recommend our most popular selling Bessey clamps- The Bessey K Body Revo Jr, starting at just $63.11* for a pair.
*These are current prices as of Dec 2015. prices may vary over time.
2. Give ’em a hand, or protect the ones they have…
Give your favorite woodworker a cutting edge on all his/her woodworking projects while keeping them safe with Micro Jig’s Push blocks. Micro Jig makes the most innovative products that give more precise cuts while keeping the user’s hands safe from sharp and dangerous woodworking equipment like table saws and routers. If the person on your gift list is an avid woodworker, then Micro Jig’s push blocks are sure to be on their wish list. Micro Jig GRR-Ripper push blocks are starting at $24.95* or upgrade to the 3-D Push Block system with advanced features for only $59.00*.
*These are current prices as of Dec 2015. Prices may vary over time.
3. If there’s not enough room in the tool box, then It’s probably just time for a bigger toolbox.
If the person on your list is a tool enthusiast, they would probably agree with the above statement. Give them a gift they’ll love and shop our Wiha Hand Tools. Save on all hand tools like screwdriver sets, wrenches, socket sets, pliers, cutters, and hex keys. All our hand tools are made from quality steel, are ISO certified and guaranteed to last. Give tools your loved ones can count on as much as you count on them. Psst… Shop our Sale Section for great prices on great tools that will have you and them grinning from ear to ear.
4. “That’s not a knife, This IS a knife”
If your giftee shares the same warm fuzzy feeling for sharp objects as Crocodile Dundee, then a SOG knife may be right up his alley. SOG is located in Lynwood, WA and makes absolutely incredible knives and multi tools. SOG got their start by making knives for the Navy Seals and Special Forces. They have greatly expanded their line of knives for use in hunting, tactical and outdoors. If there is someone on your list that’s a fan of the outdoors, outfit them with a SOG Knife or multi tool. Want to make it even more special? Get your tool engraved with their name or a special message just from you.
5. Eat my dust… Saw dust that is.
If there is someone on your list that spends a great deal of time with his router or table saw, he might really enjoy a new Router Bit set or Saw Blade. Save on American made Router bits and router bit sets that will keep them happily making their woodworking plans come to life. Or bring new life to his table saw by getting him a brand new saw blade.
For a limited time only and while supplies last, get the Exclusive Essential Whiteside Router Bit set- Only from Carbide Processors. We have teamed up with Whiteside and asked them what the most essential router bits are. We’ve put together a set with the 3 most commonly used router bits and thrown in a durable and convenient case so that we can offer you the best price on these essential bits. Whether the woodworker on your list is a novice or a seasoned professional, they are sure to enjoy this great set with their most essential “go-to” bits. Save on our Exclusive Whiteside 411 set while supplies last.
6. Needs more Power…
Is there a tool lover that can’t get enough power on your list this year? Give them a Power Tool from Triton. Triton Power tools makes award winning routers, laser-guided circular saws, cordless drivers, and more. The Triton 20V Impact Driver will satisfy the Tim the Toolman Taylor inside anyone on your gift list and will complete all his DIY projects inside and out. Choose from many other great Triton Power Tools all at very competitive prices.
7. Seeing Red…
If precision and quality are at the top of the list then you can’t go wrong with Woodpecker’s router Accessories. Woodpecker’s precision Squares and layout Tools are precision ground on state-of-the-art machinery using aircraft grade aluminum steel and anodized in Woodpecker’s trademark red coating for superior tool protection. Woodpecker’s has a great variety of router accessories that any woodworker would love to get their hands on. Choose from router lifts, clamps, layout tools, and other innovative products. If it’s Woodpeckers, then they’ll know it’s quality.
We’ve paired some of our favorite brands into unique Holiday packages and discounted them for a limited time. Check out some of our signature Holiday Woodworking packages containing all the best brands like Woodpecker, Whiteside and Micro Jig. Shop our Holiday packages here
If you are pretty crafty yourself, why not make something. Gifts made by you are always extra special. Anyone will appreciate the time and thought that went into it, even if it looks like this…
Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at 2:49 pm.
Carbide Processors has teamed up with Whiteside Machince Co., better known as Whiteside, to bring you an exclusive new woodworker set! You will not find the Carbide Processors’ Essential Woodworking Set 411 anywhere else. This set was created to meet the needs of all woodworkers, from novice to seasoned experts.
1. 2006– 1/4in Radius Roundover bit: Carbide tipped, ideal for decorative edges, lower depth setting for joints & molding
2. #1084– 3/4in. Diameter 2 flute straight bit: Carbide tipped, plane edges, cut grooves, rabbets, slots, and dadoes
3. 2405– 1/2in. Diameter 2 flute Flush Trim bit: Carbide tipped, trim laminates and pattern routing
For over 40 Years, Whiteside has consistently produced superior cutting tools, which has given them a name recognized for quality and dependability. American Made Whiteside router bits typically rate number one for both quality and value in Magazine reviews. These top end router bits are beautifully balanced and prevent ‘potato chipping’. Whiteside uses thick pieces of high quality micro grain carbide so that it keeps a sharp edge and can withstand extra sharpening. Held to strict tolerances, you will never have to worry about consistency in cuts and performance. Read our previous article on the beginning-to-end process of the life of a Whiteside router bit.
Don’t just take our word for it, click here to read Brian Kent’s review from Sawmill Creek! He was on the look-out for an American Made router bit to create a custom high-chair for his grandson. After doing research he narrowed his choice done to 2 types of Whiteside router bits: bowl and tray & round nose core box bit. Unsure of his decision he posted his dilemma on Sawmill Creek.
That’s when we stepped in and offered to contact Chris at Whiteside for his recommendation. He recommended the Whiteside 1376B and 1411 for this special project. Tom saw this as a wonderful opportunity for a Tool-Review so we offered to send him both bits for free if he would let us know how they performed. Click here for the pictures and final outcome of Brain Kent’s project!
Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2015 at 3:39 pm.
Here is your sneak peek on some of our Black Friday Deals!!
Save up to 40% on our most popular brands: Incra, Woodpecker, Micro-Jig, Triton, Whiteside, Vortex, Wiha, Wera and more!!! Superior quality at the most affordable price ever offered!! Start making you lists now and let everyone know that the best deals are available only at Carbide Processors.
Door Buster Deals
Save up to 50% on select hand tools, clamps and sets! Affordable gifts for you and for those that you love. And don’t forget to earn Carbide Bucks– save $5 now on orders of $100 or more between November 3 – November 26 and re-use those savings November 27 – December 25, 2015. Read all the details here!
Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2015 at 3:30 pm.
It’s that time again, for our registered customers to save now & later by earning $Carbide Bucks$ towards future purchases. This is our opportunity to say “thank you” and happy Holidays by offering you huge savings!
How it works: Save $5.00 NOW on every order over $100 by using coupon code cpbucks November 3 – 26, 2015. In addition to the $5 off, you will be issued $5 in Carbide Bucks for every $100 you spend (store credit) that can be used on your future purchases November 27 – December 25, 2015.
**place an order for an Incra Miter 5000 for $314.51. Get $5 off today plus free shipping & receive $15 ($5 for every $100) off your future order. Just type cpbucks in the coupon box.
**that $15 savings will be available for you to re-use in the form of store credit (Carbide Bucks) 11/27 – 12/25. Your Carbide Bucks can be used for anything on our website! Buy for you, buy for them!
If you think you might forget how many Carbide Bucks you’ve earned, don’t worry. We will send you reminders throughout the redeeming period!
**Registered customers are customers who have registered for an account during the check-out process (ie: not checked out as a guest). Registration includes customer ship to and bill to information as well as contact and email information.