Cool Tools: Fiskars Releases a New Line of Cutting Tools for Construction

Fiskars was first founded as a Finnish Ironworks company in 1649, making it one of the oldest companies I have heard of that is still going strong.  Recently – relatively speaking - in 1967, Fiskars made a name for themselves with their orange handled scissors.  Noted for their build quality, sharpness, and durability, these scissors quickly became an industry standard and a leader in the category.  Since then, Fiskars has expanded into other areas of the home and outdoors.  You may also recognize the name Gerber, as this is one of the brands Fiskars sells under. 

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Bosch Ordered to Stop Sales of REAXX Flesh Detecting Table Saw

The Bosch REAXX Jobsite Table Saw has been on a bit of a roller coaster ride since it was announced in 2015.  SawStop, the first company to market with a table saw that detects flesh and stops the blade, filed a lawsuit against Bosch for patent infringement in mid-2015.  That lawsuit delayed the release of REAXX to 2016, a year after the company planned to release it. The ruling in that case has put another speed bump in the rollout plans for Bosch.

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