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Product Profiles for May 2001 TimberLine

By Staff Writer
Date Posted: 5/1/2001

Product Profiles

Marathon Develops Tool to Sharpen Grade Stakes
Marathon Industries has developed a tool to sharpen wood grade stakes.
The tool slides onto the shaft of an electric motor and turns counter-clockwise.

The Marathon grade stake sharpener will produce quality grade stakes up to and including 2 inches.

For more information, write to Marathon Industries at 29 Putney Road, Bow, New Hampshire, 03304-5212.

Joyce-Dayton Lift Is Suited for High-Speed Automation
Joyce-Dayton Corp. has introduced the new Expeditor lift for repetitive, high-speed applications. It is suited for lifting light loads at high speeds from 60 feet to 250 feet per minute.

More compact than other high-speed lifts on the market, the Expeditor features a 3-foot-by-3-foot platform, a belt drive for quiet operation, and a 120-volt single-phase motor. The fabricated-mast design provides load stability and allows easy installation.

For more information, contact Joyce-Dayton at (800) 523-5204, fax (937) 294-7631, or Web site at

Metriguard Publishes Catalog
Metriguard, which makes a full line of precision wood testing equipment, has published a new catalog that includes its veneer testing equipment, in-line MSR equipment, tension-proof testers, and field and laboratory instruments.

The illustrated catalog also includes Metriguard’s off-line quality control equipment, mounting hardware, measurement systems, accessories, parts and supplies. The catalog has an appendix of 242 noteworthy technical references.

Among the new products featured in the catalog is Metriguard’s Model 2800 DME Veneer Tester, the most advanced digital version of Metriguard’s popular veneer testers. The new model has improved speed and accuracy.

The catalog also features Metriguard’s latest version of the Model 7200 High Capacity Lumber Tester, which directly measures the bending modulus of elasticity (stiffness) of each piece of lumber flowing through a planer line.

For more information on Metriguard’s product line or to obtain a catalog, contact the company at (509) 332-7526, fax (509) 332-0485, e-mail, or Web site at


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