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  • Handyman's Daughter Portamate PBR-001 Lumber Rack With Whiteboard Wall Project

    Here is an interesting way to organize your shop or work space using a Portamate PBR-001 Wood Rack. The Handyman's Daughter gives you step-by-step instructions on this project.

    Visit The Handyman's Daughter to find project plans and details. Click Here to view the site

    Troy, MI Portamate, a leading woodworking and workshop accessory manufacturer, announces the introduction of its latest products to the marketplace:  the Universal Mobile Base (PM-1100) and Miter Saw Stand (PM-6500), ideal additions for DIY enthusiasts or contractors alike.

    Universal Mobile Base (PM-1100) Details:

    Move your tools with ease by creating a custom mobile base to fit any size machine by adding cut-to-size plywood. The PM-1100 hardware has a 400lb weight capacity and with its low profile of less than 1”, it’s the perfect accessory for all of your stationary power tools including, table saws, band saws, drill presses, woodturning lathes, jointers and workbenches.


    • 3” Swivel Casters
    • Corner brackets and mounting hardware for ¾”-1” Plywood
    • 3” Hard Rubber wheels for easy gliding, 400lb capacity
    • Locking Foot Levers
    • Adjustable Leveling Feet
    • Retails for $65.00

    Miter Saw Stand (PM-6500) Details:

    The newest miter saw stand from Portamate features heavy duty construction and folds quickly for easy transport and storage. With a 500lb weight capacity and up to 10’ of material support this is the perfect stand to get maximum efficiency out of your miter saw or other table top tool.

    • Universal quick mounts for miter saws, band saws, scroll saws, planers, and more
    • Solid set-up and durability capable of supporting 500lbs and 10’ of material
    • Two material support stops included
    • Retails for $200.00

    “We are excited to expand our Portamate miter saw stand and mobile base product lines,” said Todd Gluski Brand Manager Affinity Tool Works. “These two new innovative products provide yet another Portamate shop accessory, to create space and gain maximum efficiency on your projects”


    TROY, Mich., January 2017 – Leading workshop and power tool accessory manufacturer Portamate is proud to introduce the Portacube STR (PM-8000), a convenient and portable workstation that combines a miter saw stand, expandable work surface and storage center designed to make the most of even the most crowded work spaces. The unique tabletop rotates to store a miter saw or other tabletop tool underneath and the entire workstation can be rolled away for easy storage. Click the photo below to see it in action.






    Product Details:

    • Universal/adjustable tool mounts adjust for most miter saws (up to 26 ½” wide) and other bench top tools such as a small planer
    • Rotating tabletop offers convenient storage for miter saw when not in use
    • Folding extension wings expands to create up to 7’ work surface
    • Compact footprint (31”x29”) fits through 32” wide doorways
    • Heavy duty 10” wheels for easy portability around shop floor
    • Support arms can be adjusted to meet top of miter saw surface
    • Leveling feet adjust to work on uneven surfaces.
    • Convenient workbench height of 35”
    • Retails for $349

    “The design team at Portamate really had the end-user in mind when they developed the Portacube STR and took into consideration both function and practicality,” said Todd Gluski, Marketing Brand Manager of Portamate’s parent company, Affinity Tool Works. “The capabilities make it an ideal complement for your miter saw or other tabletop tool and its compact design makes storage and use in any workshop more efficient.” For a complete list of dealers and retailers, please visit or call 866-588-0395.

  • Affinity Tool Works Wins Two Industry Innovation Awards for Their Bora MiteriX Angle Duplicator and Portamate PM-1800 Panel Carrier

    Troy, MI September 26, 2016

    The fourth annual Pro Tool Innovation Awards have been decided, and Bora Tool and Portamate are among the winners. Tool and accessory winners were decided by their level of innovation, power, and value. These are best-in-class products that are truly ahead of their time.

    "When manufacturers built tools and accessories that break the mold, they deserve recognition. Professional consumers need to know which tools are a cut-above and breaking new ground," said Clint DeBoer, Executive Director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. "These are the tools that should really be in every tradesman's toolbox. They can save you time, money, and even make the job easier or more ergonomic."

    A panel of judges made up of tool professionals from across the United States weighed in on entries from top global manufacturers, and Bora Tool and Portamate received awards for their Bora MiteriX Angle Duplicator and Portamate PM-1800 Panel Carrier

    Here's what the judges had to say about these innovative products

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    Bora MiteriX

    “It takes a skilled craftsman to create perfect angles. Few of us ever get to work in environments where that kind of precision exists naturally. So, we have to adjust. We put trim on imperfect walls that went up on imperfect framing—so that all our clients see is a perfect results. It’s the finish work that makes or breaks the client’s expectations. Being able to measure exact angles to transfer to our miter saw cuts helps us hide or fix what’s less than perfect. The Bora MiteriX simply makes the process easy and precise, so we’re not wasting money on extra material or time on call backs.”

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    Portamate PM-1800 Panel Carrier

    “Portamate’s PM-1800 Panel Carrier looks like a hand truck with wheels attached the wrong way. On closer inspection, it quickly reveals itself as a smart way to move sheet material around the shop by yourself. Once you reach your saw, this panel carrier flips up to create a portable feed stand to work from. Since it’s adjustable up to 40 inches in height, you should be able to match it up to just about any table saw. It’s also rated to carry 350 pounds, so you can move multiple sheets at once and increase your productivity.”

    Affinity Tool Works, Brand Manager Todd Gluski had this to say about the awards. "We are extremely proud to be honored with two Pro Tool Innovations Awards. It's always great to have our products recognized by industry experts for their innovation in the market place"

    About the Pro Tool Innovation Awards The Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA) are an annual awards program judged by a panel of professional tradesmen in the electrical, plumbing, MRO and concrete fields as well as general contractors and builders. The Pro Tool Innovation Awards seek to discover and recognize the most innovative tools in the residential and commercial construction industry across a wide variety of categories. The Awards are backed by over a dozen print and online media sponsors, including its founding member, Pro Tool Reviews.

  • Bora Tool Introduces The Bora MiteriX Angle Duplicator

    Cut it right the first time with exceptional miter angle duplicator tool

    TROY, Mich., September 2016 – Leading tool manufacturer BORA Tools introduces the MiteriX angle measuring and duplicator tool to create precisely measured angles.  Carpenters and DIYers know one of the harder parts of the job is getting exact angles. With the Bora MiteriX Duplicator Tool, it becomes the easiest part of the job. This tool does exactly what is intended for– it precisely measures angles, and then locks the angle – even splits in half – to transfer that exact angle to a miter saw. This means miter cuts will match precisely without that unsightly gap that is all too common when measuring freehand.

    Picture1 Click To Watch The MiteriX In Action

    Product Details:

    • PERFECT ANGLE– The Bora MiteriX Angle Duplicator tool is specifically designed to ensure that miter cuts are at the perfect angle.
    • MEASURE, LOCK, THEN TRANSFER – Use the tool to measure the exact miter angle needed right on the material, then lock it, and transfer that exact angle to the miter saw. Divides the angle in half for a perfect miter.
    • WORKS WITH ANY ANGLE – Measures internal or external angles from 0 - 180 degrees (miter angle from 0-90 degrees).
    • EASY STORAGE – Collapsible and foldable for easy storage in a tool box. Product measures 11” x 1.5” x 1.5”

    “The great feature of the BORA MiteriX is you can measure an existing angle on a piece of furniture or the inside or outside corner of a wall, and then transfer that exact angle to your miter saw,” said Todd Gluski, Brand Manager of BORA’s parent company Affinity Tool Works . “For example, if you’re cutting crown molding, cornice molding, wood casing, base board, or trim for a wall, and the angle you need isn’t a perfect, preset angle, this tool will save you hours of frustration and will ensure you cut it right the first time.

  • Affinity Tool Works Exhibits At The 2016 IWF Show

    September 2, 2106

    Affinity Tool Works along with Tormek, Sjobergs and Fisch showed off new products and old favorites at the 2016 IWF Show

    During the 2016 IWF Show August 24-27, 2016, Affinity Tool Works brands Bora and Portamate along with distributed brands Tormek, Fisch and Sjobergs displayed some of their latest products to show attendees. One of those products the Bora MiteriX made it into Woodworker's Journal top products at the IWF Show. Click below to watch the video of Chris Marshall meeting the Bora MiteriX for the first time.

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    In addition to the Bora MiteriX other products that were very well received include the Portamate PM-1800 Panel Carrier, Tormek T-8 Sharpening System, Fisch Drill Bits and a variety of Sjobergs high end workbenches. Brand Manager Todd Gluski, had this to say about this years IWF Show "The IWF Show allows us to put our best foot forward in regards to our product offerings. It's a great opportunity to meet with attendees and show off our vast line of innovative products all in one place"

    For additional information on product offerings call 866-588-0395

  • Affinity Tool Works LLC Announces New International Sales Manager

    Worldwide professional tool provider is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeffrey Plane as International Sales Manager.

     Troy, Michigan. August 4, 2016In an effort to help bolster international sales and relations with suppliers and customers both, Michigan-based Affinity Tool Works has hired Jeffrey Plane as their new International Sales Manager. His tenure began August 1, 2016.

    Mr. Plane comes to Affinity Tool Works with a long history of sales and management experience, much of it within the tool industry, including a decade at Makita USA. He also brings a global perspective, having brand building and sales experience on an international scale.

    Based in Michigan, Affinity Tool Works has several tool and accessory brands, including BORA, Portamate, HTC Products, and others. They are known internationally as well, distributing several well-known brands like Sweden’s Tormek and Sjöbergs (to name a few). Thus, international workings are important to the company.

    “We’re very pleased to have Jeff aboard” stated Affinity Tool Works President Mike Ursell. “He has both the direct experience with tools, and also a prolific presence on the international stage. He’ll definitely help us expand our presence and multiple brands across borders”.

    Mr. Plane is equally enthused with the arrangement, stating “I’m excited to join such a well-regarded company that offers several high quality brands. I look forward to working with customers and suppliers, as well as joining my new colleagues at Affinity in meeting the challenges of the future head on”.

  • Check Out The Great Review of The Bora WTX Clamp Edge Saw Guide


  • Bora Tool Corn Hole DIY Instructions

    Bora Tool appears on Live in the D on Local 4 Detroit to display our DIY Corn Hole game Father's Day Gift Idea.

    As Father's Day nears we came up with a cool gift idea that you can make for under $100 using some of the products that we make. Our tools make your tools better, by increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of your tools. We showed off this product and discussed the making of the project on Live in the D on Local 4 Detroit on Monday June 13, 2016.

    This is a great project for the summer BBQ season. To download the instructions click on the link below. We hope you enjoy the game and have a wonderful Father's Day from your friends at Bora Tool.

    Bora Tool Corn Hole DIY Instructions

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    New Accessories created to work together with BORA’s popular WTX Clamp Edge Saw Guide

     TROY, Mich., May 19, 2016 – Leading tool manufacturer BORA Tools has introduced two new products to its Bora Saw Guide System, the BORA Jigsaw Guide and BORA Router Plate Guide (due out in late May). Both designed to work together with the WTX Clamp Edge Saw Guide, the guides allow for greater precision and consistency when making jig saw cuts and dados. “The BORA Jigsaw Guide and Router Plate Guide are designed to enhance the productivity of your power tools,” said Todd Gluski, Brand Manager of BORA’s parent company Affinity Tool Works. “When combined with the Bora WTX Clamp Edge, you gain a tremendous advantage in efficiency and precision of your cuts.”


    Made exclusively for and designed to fit most jigsaws, the BORA Jigsaw Guide slides directly along the T-Track of your Bora WTX Clamp Edge. The sliding side points and locking screw allow it to accommodate almost any size jigsaw and its adjustable pointer guide keeps cuts true. One adjustable plate locks down with a simple screw handle allowing it to accommodate nearly any size jigsaw. It’s also very unobtrusive as the saw rests easily and snugly without clamping the saw itself. These features allow for a quick change in moving from one type of cut to another – cut a straight line, then simply pick up the saw, remove the clamp edge from the material, and immediately cut freehand. An additional feature allows the user to cut a 360 degree circle using a cut piece of wood that can be screwed into the jig saw. View the Jigsaw Guide in action on BORA Tool’s youtube page. For a limited time, Lowe’s is offering a packaged kit with the BORA Jigsaw Guide as a bonus along with the WTX 50’’Clamp Edge retailing for $49.98. It is also sold separately for $9.00 on


    This useful router guide will help make straight, accurate dados and rabbets. The Bora Router Plate Guide includes a 1-inch standard guide bushing for mounting directly onto most routers. It adjusts for bit size, board size and thickness to ensure pieces that might be slightly smaller than standard sizes will fit tightly. For instance, a ¾-inch board that’s not quite a true ¾-inch will be loose with a dado cut using a standard ¾-inch bit. But adjust the cut with the dado guide for a perfect, snug cut every time. The large plate size allows for easier handling, ensuring the router stays steady and is easy to handle.The BORA Router Plate Guide, available late May, retails for $52.00.

    For a complete list of dealers and retailers, please visit or call 866-588-0395.

    Affinity-09-09-15-0563 Bora Jig Saw Guide
    Affinity 02-05-16-8639 Bora Router Plate

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