Customized downdraft table &
workstation boost shop efficiency
Other than Michigan-based Two Waters Woodworking’s
custom-designed furniture, home bars, man-cave decor,
and tables, what stands out most is the shop’s efficiency.
Two Waters’ owner Pete Goetz built himself a multi-functional workstation that encompasses his table saw,
miter saw, and router table.
“Was unsure on how large I wanted to make this,
debated back and forth between 3’ and 4’ wide,” Goetz
wrote on his company’s Facebook page, where he regu-
larly posts his work. “I’m so glad I went 4’ wide ( 4’× 8’).
Talk about efficiency, I used it for 10 plus hours today and it was awesome. Should have done this a
long time ago. It’s on wheels (locking) and moves around easy.”
Goetz has also engineered his own downdraft table.
“Just finished engineering my first downdraft table,” he says. “It has a 2. 5 hp motor - the suction is
amazing, 5” intake. Should have done this a long time ago - been relying on two air filtration systems
that don’t even compare.”
Bosch Reaxx saw banned by ITC
A ruling handed down by the U.S. International
Trade Commission blocked the importing and
sales of the new Bosch Reaxx safety saw to
United States customers after the commission
found the saw violates patents held by SawStop.
Announced January 27, the ruling concludes
an investigation prompted by SawStop officials, charging that the Bosch Reaxx saw
violated multiple patents held by SawStop. The
commission found that the Reaxx saw, which is
sold in the United States by Robert Bosch Tool
Corp., did indeed violate two patents held by SawStop.
Bosch vowed to appeal the ruling and to promise continued customer support.
SawStop applauded the ruling.
Unilin explosion kills
employee, sends another
A big explosion rocked Unilin’s
wood product plant in Mont-
gomery County, North Carolina
Tuesday – killing one employee
and sending another to the
hospital. Local news sources
reported both of the men were
airlifted to nearby hospitals for
burn treatment after the explo-
sion. Seedy Bah, a nine-year