New toy for the workshop?

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Blog entry by degoose posted 05-02-2009 09:40 AM 1792 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You may have read that I went to the wood fest at Maleny and while I was there ordered a new toy..


The TORQUE work centre is an Australian made table set up.. made here in Queensland at Yandina.. just north of Maleny.
Basically is an over head work system that can accommodate a router. circular saw, or drill. The system I bought is 2 metre long and has a 900mm outfeed travel. it runs on both the x and y axis with full built in stops and plunge facility. It also had a copy attachment for sign writing etc, also a pin for pin template routing,.and by fitting a surfacing cutter can dress slabs of timber It can also be angled in two directions making is able to become a horizontal boring machine.


when the beastie is ready the manufacturer will deliver install and give me a brief tutorial.. not bad service.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 05-02-2009 09:48 AM

I like it I specially like the router set up very secudre an overhead router is a great idea.It looks a little like a copy of another system found here in the uk good buy Alistair ps have fun

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 05-02-2009 11:35 AM

looks like a fancy radial arm. bet it,s built like brick outhouse as well. What the dollar damage?

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#3 posted 05-02-2009 11:37 AM

3 Large!
It moves sideways along the table or can be made stationary and the workpiece moves or the work is held and head assembly moves.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 05-02-2009 12:58 PM

Daddy, would you buy me one too? We expect to see it working in the near future!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#5 posted 05-02-2009 01:52 PM

Ouch! I always wanted something like this but now that I am not working (retired) I think I’ll just dream about it. Good luck with it.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 05-02-2009 02:36 PM

It always is an exciting time when we add a new tool to the shop. This one certainly looks interesting.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 05-02-2009 02:49 PM

Looks like an interesting tool. Will love to see it in action.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 05-02-2009 02:50 PM

Cool new tool….Larry… Let us know how it works… Does the company have a demo we can watch on line?
I’d love to see this thing in action…

Thanks for posting it..


-- Happy and safe woodworking, [email protected]

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#9 posted 05-02-2009 03:41 PM

It is always great to support your local company, no matter where you are.
You already make some great things, can’t wait to see what you make with this.

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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#10 posted 05-02-2009 04:35 PM

This tool looks super cool. Can you do a blog on how to make one LOL.

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#11 posted 05-02-2009 05:10 PM

This is exactly why my wife will not allow me to go to any woodworking activity, ALONE!!

Nice Score!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 05-02-2009 05:51 PM

I’d like to see a demo too. Do they have a website?

-- Tim S, AZ

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#13 posted 05-02-2009 06:03 PM

amazing tool cant wait to see what you make with it

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#14 posted 05-02-2009 11:03 PM

Website in under construction at this time and will be up soon will post when it does come online..
The applications for this machine are endless and as i try each will post,, this could be a long running serial blog.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#15 posted 05-02-2009 11:15 PM

I’d like to see a demo also!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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