Xylo L1 – High Performance Machine Bed Lubricant

Xylo L1 – High Performance Machine Bed Lubricant

Introducing The New L1 Machine Bed Lubricant From Xylo

One of the key quality indicators of any woodworking product is the consistency of the finish across the entire product.

The key to consistently producing  high quality finished products is to ensure the maintenance of the tools and machinery used during the manufacturing process.  Imperfections in machined timber are costly, but can be prevented with a little care.

This is where Xylo L1 Machine Bed Lubricant comes into play.

What is it?

Xylo L1 Machine Bed Lubricant is a high performance lubricant for use in woodworking environments providing performance, cleanliness and efficiency whilst inhibiting the build-up of wood resin on work surfaces.

This lubricant is applied to woodworking machine tables to prevent sticking of the workpiece, as well as the anti corrosive properties providing high performance against humidity and bed rust (two common issues found with machine beds).

Reduced sticking of the timber means that the product is able to slide through the machine bed smoothly, allowing for ease of use of the machine.

Xylo L1 comes available in both a 5L bottle and a 1L spray bottle.

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How do I apply it?

The L1 Lubricant can be applied to the desired parts of the woodworking  machine (primarily the machine bed in which the timber passes through) by roller, swab or spray. This makes it a highly universal product in terms of application.

However, it is recommended to test the products before using them on painted surfaces. The lubricant should not be applied directly to a surface that has been previously treated with other surface lubricants, unless cleaned beforehand to remove the old product.

 

What are its other uses?

Although originally designed for use with stationary woodworking machines, Xylo L1 Lubricant is effective for use with other applications including the maintenance of:

  • Hand held planers
  • Circular saws
  • Routers

The lubricant can be applied to the majority of large surface woodworking machines to maintain the performance and consistency of finish.


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Lamello P-System: Form-locking anchorage, without tools.

Discover the Lamello P-System

High-quality connecting elements to help you create fast, strong and secure connections with ease

The P-System from Lamello is one of their most recognised product ranges due to both its ingenuity and simplicity.

The patented system is based around a groove with an undercut, into which connectors with various functions can be inserted, ensuring form-locking anchorage.

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The required groove profile is specially cut by the Zeta P2 Biscuit Jointer which incorporates an integrated vertical mechanical drive on the cutting spindle. During the cutting process, when the maximum cut depth is reached, the vertical mechanical drive automatically performs a vertical cut movement to create the profile groove.

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P-System Connecting Elements

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The Clamex P range offers detachable furniture fittings with a small 6mm opening, based on the P-System anchorage and connected with a lever.


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Tenso P is a self-clamp connector intended for use as a gluing aid, boasting very high levels of clamping force allowing work pieces to be glued without screw clamps or pressure.


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Divario P is a self-clamping connector for slide insertion, joining and clamping when inserted to offer a completely invisible joint.


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Bisco P is a plastic aligning element which fits into the 7mm P-System groove. It is an ideal addition to the Clamex P and suitable for dry-assembly before gluing a joint with Tenso P.


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Abrasive Grit Grades – Explained

Abrasive Grit Grades – Explained

Everything You Need To Know About Abrasive Grit & Grading

what do the numbers mean on the back of sanding sheets and what does the ‘P’ stand for?

A common question asked by many, and this blog post will not only answer that question but also give a slightly more in-depth explanation into abrasive grading and grit size you see everyday on your abrasives.

What do the numbers mean?

As you may already know, the higher the grit number, the finer the abrasive product. This is due to the grit size of an abrasive sheet being the number of sharp particles per square inch of sandpaper. And from the grit size, we get the abrasive grade. This is an indicator of how coarse/fine the sandpaper is and what its grit is in the range of.

So, a larger grit number indicates a smaller abrasive grain and a finer abrasive product.

A “P” in front of the grit size indicates that the product is graded in accordance with the European FEPA standard. You should always look for products with a P in front of the grit size as being measured by this standard ensures for an accurate number and a smooth sanding.

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Indication of Use

The terms coarse, medium and fine are often used in conjunction with grit size of abrasive grains. They range from 40 (very coarse) to over 400 (very fine). Good quality sandpaper will have universal sized grit. The size of grit is used to classify the sandpaper by ‘grade’ as follows:

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Individual abrasive strips and abrasive discs are usually marked on the paper / hook & loops reverse with the grit size (e.g. 100) and/or with the grade (e.g. medium coarse). Grit sizes above 240 are classed as “very fine” and are commonly used for significantly harder, fine surfaces that require special considerations taken to the surface.

Which Grade To Use?

For maximum stock removal when sanding, start with a low grit abrasive (Coarse Graded). Choose the exact grit based on the condition of your wood and work up until you achieve the finish you require. Remember though, you don’t have to use every grit as you go from coarse to fine

For finer work and finishing wood, you’ll need to use a Fine graded abrasive such as 150 grit on open grain wood or 180 on closed. For oil finishes it is best to use even higher up to 240 grit.


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ZINSSER Bulls-Eye®: Priming Made as Simple as 1-2-3

Zinsser Bulls-Eye® 1-2-3

Universal Interior and Exterior, Water-Based, Primer-Sealer & Stain Killer!

ZINSSER Bulls Eye® 1-2-3 is a universal interior and exterior, water-based, primer-sealer. It effectively primes and seals a wide range of surfaces to offer resistance to the formation of mould, mildew & rust, which prolongs the life of your paint job.

What is it?

The All-Surface, All-Purpose Primer, Sealer & Stain Killer! 

Since it was introduced in 1982, Bulls-Eye® 1-2-3 has been a highly effective water-based primer-sealer and still is one of the most highly ranked bond coats out there. This all-purpose, all surface primer produces outstanding results on not only interior surfaces, but exterior as well! With a formula containing both acrylic and latex, this unique product sticks to even the glossiest surfaces and prevents the appearance of difficult stains on all painted surfaces.

What Can I Use It For?

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PRIMING

Suitable for bare or painted surfaces including wood, drywall, cured plaster, masonry, galvanized metal and PVC. It has excellent adhesion to dense glossy surfaces (even without sanding) making it a great ‘bond coat’ primer for hard-to-stick-to surfaces such as enamel paints and varnishes, laminates and tiles.

 

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SEALING

Contains a unique resin that seals porous surfaces andprovides a smooth and even finish to extend the coverage of topcoats and provide uniform and consistent sheen. It helps bind chalky surfaces and is suitable for use on moderately chalked aluminium or previously painted siding and trim.

 

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STAIN BLOCKING

Bulls-Eye 1-2-3 Primer effectively blocks stains from grease, handprints, asphalt, crayon, graffiti, rust stains, light water stains and cedar or redwood bleed. Note: when priming over bare cedar or redwood, allow 24 hours dry time before painting. Certain applications may require a second coat of primer.

Key Features & Benefits

– Effectively primes and seals a wide variety of interior and exterior surfaces

– Adheres to all surfaces, even without sanding

– Dries in 30 minutes, re-coatable in 1 hour

– Seals stains, graffiti and tannin bleed

– Contains a biocide that protects the dried coating against fungal degradation

– Rust inhibitive – great for new metal

– Can be tinted to suit your topcoat, eliminating the need for a first coat of paint

– Water-based so cleans up easily with just soap and water

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Paint on, Peel Off with Walther Strong Liquid Tape

Paint on, Peel Off with Walther Strong Liquid Tape

The Revolutionary Liquid Tape!

Tired of cutting up masking tape into different shapes and sizes to cover up those awkward and fiddly areas? Not anymore. With the innovative Liquid Tape from Walther Strong there is no need to find yourself in these taping trauma’s. Simply paint it on and peel off once dry!

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What is it?

Walther Strong Liquid Tape is a water-based protective gel that can be applied with a paint brush, thick roller, or airless sprayer. After drying, it forms a strong and flexible, easily removable membrane that offers high quality temporary protection against scratches, paint spillages, plaster, cement, PU foam and much more!


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left on for 3 months and it still peeled off leaving NO residue!

Ideal for protecting sills, windows, frames, furniture and vulnerable areas during renovation or repair work and for finished products during transportation or temporary storage.  It is perfect for protecting items that are awkward shapes and profiles such as newel posts, furniture and ironmongery such as handles.

How does it work?

Simply apply a layer of the liquid on a dry and clean surface with a brush, roller or airless spraying device (nozzle type 625- remove filters.) The thicker the layer, the simpler it is to remove. Apply two layers with very uneven and/or porous surfaces. Apply from 10’C and do not apply in direct sunlight. Leave for a maximum of 3 months before removing the layer.

5 Advantages of using Liquid Tape

1. Protects

Offers a versatile protection solution, simply paint it onto any hard surface and leave to dry. Liquid tape is easily removable and offers quality protection to brick dust, mud, sparks and much more.

2. Easy to Apply

Liquid Tape is easy to apply – simply use an ordinary paintbrush, roller or even spray gun (for nozzle type 625 – remove filters). The tape works best when applied in an even coat over your workpiece.

3. Masks

An ideal product to use for masking items before painting. It can be painted on to virtually any surface apart from fabrics and will offer a quick and effective masking solution for painting. Walther Strong liquid tape can also be painted onto porous surfaces such as brick.

4. Easy to remove

Walther Strong Liquid Tape simply could not be easier to use. After the tape has dried, it can effortlessly be peeled off (tip: the thicker the layer, the easier it is to remove). The tape can be left on your workpiece for up to 3 months inside and it will still peel off leaving no residue. It has strong adhesion to practically all surfaces and does not slip.

5. Safe

Made entirely from non-toxic substances and is water based. This means that it is easy to wash up (simply use water) and will just rub off your skin. This product conforms to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 as a certified non-dangerous product.

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Discover TensorGrip Spray Adhesives – the Joinery Range.

TensorGrip Spray Adhesives

Woodworking & Joinery Adhesives that outperform

TensorGrip® high-strength spray contact adhesives break down barriers presented by traditional bonding methods with effortless ease. The range provides faster and cleaner application, saving you time which in turn increases your profitability.

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The innovative high-strength adhesive system eliminates the need to use traditional methods of bonding, that are messy, wasteful and time-consuming. The revolutionary adhesive formulas have been proven to almost completely remove the time spent waiting for glue to tack; where as traditionally you would be waiting for 25 minutes, TensorGrip can tack off in as little as ONE MINUTE!

And, because TensorGrip is a spray adhesive you are completely in control of how much glue is used, resulting in an even spray pattern the way you want it without the fuss and inconsistency that comes with using hand-applied adhesive. TensorGrip will speed up your workflow and drastically reduce production time, it is guaranteed to transform the way in which materials are bonded together with noticeably superior results!

The Woodworking & Joinery Range

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TensorGrip L12

Ultimate Web Spray Adhesive

TensorGrip L12 is a fast drying contact adhesive with good heat resistance. It is suitable for bonding a variety of materials including sheet timber, metal and some hard plastics. Immediate permanent bonds can be achieved by double-sided applications on most substrates. Its tacky pressure-sensitive properties make it ideal for thick substrate bonding and wood panel buildups.

Download the Technical Information Sheet for more information.

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TensorGrip L17

Hi-Temp Fire Resistant Web Spray Contact Adhesive

TensorGrip L17 is a high performance contact adhesive with a unique resin formula which creates a tough and resilient bond line between decorative surface materials and all common wood substrates. Suitable for bonding HPL, GRP and aluminium to a wide variety of substrates including MDF, chipboard, plywood and many other timber sheet materials and is designed for permanent bonding where immediate bond strength and high heat resistance are required. TensorGrip L17 can also be used for bonding sheet metals, where surface preparation is very important – surface must be degreased and lightly abraded with fine abrasive or non-woven material. L17 also has very high temperature resistance and a Class 1 fire rating.

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TensorGrip L40

General Purpose Contact Web Spray Adhesive

TensorGrip L40 is a fast drying adhesive with good heat resistance suitable for bonding a variety of materials to sheet timber, metal and some hard plastics. Its tacky pressure-sensitive properties make it ideal for foam, fabrics, fibrous materials, some hard plastics and many other porous and non-porous substrates (to which immediate permanent bonds can be achieved by double-sided applications).

Download the Technical Information Sheet for more information.

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TensorGrip LP61

Premium Contact Web Spray Adhesive

TensorGrip LP61 is suitable for bonding HPL, veneers and almost all other decorative face laminates to a variety of substrates including MDF, chipboard, plywood and many other timber sheet materials. This unique formulation is designed for permanent and LIFETIME GUARANTEED bonding of materials where high grab and superior bond strength are required. TensorGrip LP61 is the first spray adhesive in the world to be awarded a CLASS-0 fire rating! So not only does this place LP61 on the cutting edge of adhesive technology, it means that if your application demands a completely fire-resistant solution the number one choice should be LP61!

Download the Technical Information Sheet for more information.

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TensorGrip LP64

Premium Contact Mist Spray Adhesive

TensorGrip LP64 is the LIFE TIME GUARANTEED spray contact adhesive for bonding GLOSS decorative surfaces. It’s suitably designed and developed to give a perfect pebble-mist spray pattern. It’s the industry’s winner when needing to bond gloss laminates or paperback veneers to a variety of substrates including MDF, chipboard, plywood and many other timber sheet materials. TensorGrip LP64 is designed for permanent and LIFE TIME GUARANTEED bonding of materials where high grab and superior bond strength are required.

Download the Technical Information Sheet for more information.

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Discover Button-Fix Panel Fixings

Button-Fix Panel Fixings

Invisible panel fixing system that securely locks with a ‘click’.

An award winning panel fixings concept, that utilises durable nylon buttons attached to the back of one panel and fixture plates on the other. Once the panels are brought together, Button-Fixes then connect with the fixtures to create secure cabinet and panel joinery that snaps together simply by sliding until they ‘click’ into place.

Ideal for cabinet panels, decorative architectural panels, access panels and much more!

Versatile, strong and ‘fitter-friendly’

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Button-Fix Type 1 vs Type 2

Type 1 Button-Fix

For connecting parallel panels where proven strength is paramount.

Ideal for interior fit-outs, renovation and furniture projects.

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The Type 1 Button-Fix is great for connecting parallel panels such as cabinet end panels or decorative architectural panels. It can be configured in many different ways to best suit your application, either surface mounted or rebated into the panel, and orientated for vertical or sideways assembly. Simply bring the panels together and slide it to snap the fasteners and lock it in place.


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Type 2 Button-Fix

For connecting 90° panels where easy access is paramount.

Ideal for interior fit-outs, renovation and furniture projects.

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The Type 2 Button-Fix connects panels at 90° and engages with a straight push. It is ideal for overflying or internal panel arrangements with no clearance above or at the side, and applications where the emphasis is on ease of access. Great for things like front facing panels such as bath panels.


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Accessories

Button Stud Marker

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The Button-Fix Stud Marker accessory helps to quickly and accurately install Type 1 Button-Fix, reducing the need for measuring and marking out. Snap a marker into each Fix, then position the second panel and press firmly. The marker points will leave indents in the panel surface, which can be used as pilot guides for the Buttons.


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Fix Marker Tool

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The Button-Fix Marker Tool accessory helps with the accurate installation of Type 2 Button-Fix. Assemble the marker onto a Fix with a Button to correctly align the Button-fix to the panel edge. Then position the removable panel and press firmly. The marker points will leave indents in the panel surface, which can be used as pilot guides for the Fixes.


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Clean-Up with Ultragrime Industrial Wipes

Ever Struggled to Remove Oil, Grime or Silicone?

The Answer: Ultragrime Industrial Cleaning Wipes

Ultragrime super-performance industrial wipes are large, strong and effective on even the most stubborn oil, paint, grease and silicone. Uniwipe Ultragrime Industrial Wipes are designed for people and surfaces and are twice the size of other comparable trade wipes lasting three times as long. Once you’ve tried them, you’ll never use any other brand again.

The only wipes you’ll ever need!

Dubbed as “Builders’ Best” and fast becoming the cleaning wipe of choice in the construction industry, Ultragrime wipes are superior in strength, size, and absorption. They are the ideal cleaning wipe for every trade, both in the workshop and on site.

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Why Choose Ultragrime?

They’re Super-Sized!

Ultragrime wipes measure a massive 380mm x 250mm when unfolded, making them excellent for cleaning your hands, tools or any hard surfaces. Receive 100 wipes in every pack ready to tackle the toughest challenges.

Super Versatile

Made from a super soft absorbent material suitable for all surfaces and hands alike. Very low foaming with unique grease-busting ability to remove chemical and industrial dirt and grime, including silicone, adhesives, paint, stubborn oils and grease.

Safe on Hands & Surfaces

No more skin-irritating wipes! Ultragrime wipes contain antibacterial agents and are alcohol-free with Vitamin E and Aloe extracts making them an ideal choice for cleaning hands. Dermatologically tested.

Long Lasting

Packed in super-strong recyclable packaging set to stand up to any environment, Ultragrime wipes stay wet for over an hour thanks to the super absorbent material that collects and retains dirt like microfibre fabric.
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NEW Toolfix XR Woodscrews

Toolfix XR Woodscrews

Toolfix XR Woodscrews – a new range of professional multi-purpose screws.

A truly reliable universal screw perfect for all kinds of timber and joinery applications and suitable for super-fast assembly work. Featuring some of the very latest techniques in screw technology construction, and benefiting from a super sharp start point and thread, reinforced double countersunk head with a deep pozi recess, and quality manufacture from high-grade hardened steel.

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They’re applicable for;

  • various timbers and man-made boards
  • wooden windows, doors and conservatories
  • furniture and cabinets
  • kitchens and fitted furniture
  • wooden structures
  • masonry (with a plastic plug)

Available in fixed price tubs of varying quantities in a range of sizes from 4.0 x 25 to 5.0 x 100mm.

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Discover Dust-Free Sanding with Mirka Abranet

Mirka Abranet: Dust-Free Sanding

Discover the simple but clever ‘net sanding’ solution to a safer dust-free working environment that also saves you time & money; Mirka Abranet®

Wood dust is a major health concern in many woodworking sectors. Inhaling dust from processes such as cutting and sanding can cause serious health problems. In fact carpenters and joiners are four times more likely to have respiratory conditions such as asthma.

It is an important requirement to put in place measures to limit the amount of dust in the workplace – the Workplace Exposure Limit (WEL) is 5mg per m3

Sanding in particular produces a lot of dust, some of which can contain potentially hazardous and even carcinogenic (hardwood) particles. Research shows that whilst sanding hardwood is more dangerous than sanding softwood, both are respiratory sensitisers and it is important to reduce exposures to levels as far as is reasonably practicable.

Mirka Abrasives offer a simple but clever solution to the dust problem…

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Mirka Abranet®

Abranet is a multifunctional completely even sanding net with thousands of holes which enable phenomenal dust extraction. The maximum distance from each sanding particle to the closest dust extraction hole is just 0.5 mm! And because the dust is being continuously sucked away, sanding is virtually dust free. Tests have shown that the dust release from Abranet is only minuscule when compared to the dust released from traditional abrasives with dust extraction.

good dust extraction improves health and enables perfect final results.

Abranet’s clever construction provides many advantages;

► Longer Lifespan

When the abrasive and the sanding surface are constantly kept dust free, the lifespan of the abrasive is extended. Meaning Abranet can last up to 10 times longer than traditional abrasives – saving you money.

► Increased Efficiency

Since the abrasive maintains its aggressive properties over the entire surface, sanding becomes more even and efficient.

► Better Final Results

Since it is always possible to see what is being sanded, there will be a completely different control over the work, meaning that over-sanding, for example, can be avoided.

Plus, Abranet solves many old dull problems, such as the formation of so-called “dust pills” and clogging. Since dust can no longer collect in lumps on the sanding discs/strips to the same extent, there is no longer a danger that sanded dust will build up and create grooves on the sanding surface, or fill up the disc/strip and so reduce its sanding capacity.


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