Newsletter – Edition 2 Woodworking


Welcome to the second edition of our regular newsletter which aims to introduce ranges of products that we stock for your convenience. We will also let you know of any forthcoming shows, events and of course special offers which only you, our regular customers can benefit from.

Our strength is to supply competitively priced products without ever compromising on quality. Only reliable, industrially rated products are stocked, ensuring that you always get the right tool for the job. In this edition we look at the range of Woodworking products that we supply on a regular basis

Woodworking Tools & Machinery

Did you know we regularly supply the following across the UK and Europe?

Bandsaws10 reasons to shop at Data
Circular  Saws
Planer  Thicknessers
Spindle Moulders
Bed Sanders
Dust Extraction Units
Router cutters
Bandsaw Blades
Circ saw blades

Abrasives – glues

– Hand Tools
Power Tools

Added to this we can source and supply any special sizes that may be required. We also offer a spares and on site repairs service facility for any tools you have in need of some care and attention.

David Union

Our resident woodworking specialists Dave Union and Paul Richmond are available to take your calls now on +44(0)2920 595710 for more information. Alternatively send them an email at

Thanks for reading and we hope to see you at one of our stores, chat online or on the phone in the near future.

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Record Power Maxi 1 Heavy Duty Woodturning Lathe – Review

At our recent woodworking event held at our Cardiff branch we were visited by representatives from Record Power. During the show they demonstrated some of their machinery.  Our  machinery expert Dave Union was on hand to review some of the machines.

Second up is the Maxi 1 Lathe :

Record Power MAXI-1 Woodturning Lathe
On display at our Cardiff Showroom

Record has combined with Woodfast to produce a fine machine for the serious woodturner. The machine is very heavily built with extensive use of cast iron throughout. With electronic speed control this allows the machine to be operated simply by the user at a speed which is comfortable.  People attending our woodworking show saw the machine being demonstrated with little or no vibration.

The key features were the swivel head,  heavy duty cast iron stand and legs, electronic variable speed driven by six pulleys, sturdy 1” diameter toolrest spindle and a switch that can be mounted anywhere on the machine.

Other features are 37” between centres, 20” swing over the bed, maximum bowl diameter 30”, speeds from 50-3850rpm and a 1.5hp motor.

The Record Maxi 1 is currently displayed on the machinery floor at our Cardiff Branch.

Record Power Woodworking Machinery Show

On the 13th and 14th of February our Cardiff branch will be holding a woodworking show supported by Record Power.

Record Power Spring Promotion Woodworking Show

Our expert staff accompanied by the professional woodworkers from Record Power will showcase the latest and greatest of the Record Power and Startrite range of tools, machinery

and accessories.

Record Power Show in Cardiff

There will be exclusive show offers on lathes, bandsaws, bench grinders, dust extractors, workshop air cleaners, table saws, planer thicknessers, morticers, bench drills, router tables, sanding machines, spindle moulders, bench sanders and more which will even beat the amazing value deals available in the Spring Promotion.

Record Power Spring Promotion Catalogue

Click above to view the Record Power Spring Promotion online.

If you would like some advice or wish to order any of these qualty tools and accessories please give us a call on 0845 2300 299 or use our enquiry form here.

Meet the Staff Part 2

Paul Richmond (Tool and Machinery Sales Advisor)

Meet our resident Tool and Machinery Expert Sales Advisor: Mr Paul Richmond.

Paul’s background explains why he has such a great knowledge of tools and machinery and is always able to give good advice to customers. After completing a full apprenticeship in the Royal Ordinance Factory he then worked for 7 years as a machinist in the engineering industry. During this time he developed a love of woodwork and spent his evenings honing his skills in various woodworking disciplines such as joint cutting and setting machines etc. Later he joined his friends general building company as a carpenter come kitchen fitter. He spent 6 good years with him and learnt a lot about working on site and building work in general as well as further developing his ability to work in wood. At the end of that six years Paul started his own business making furniture which lasted 4 years. He then moved into retail by working as a salesman for a builders merchant. Since his move to Data, Paul has built up an excellent rapport with customers who trust him in recommending the right tool for the job.

If you have any questions for Paul feel free to call or email him:

Tel: 0845 2300 299

Metabo KGS255 Sliding Compound Mitre Saw Review

Metabo KGS 255 Sliding Compound Mitre Saw

The Metabo KGS255 is a compact and useful machine. It’s a straight forward tool with few frills,but is robustly made, easy to set and rewarding to use.. The saw is mounted on a wide alloy base with splayed feet for added stability. The revolving table has a press button adjuster for setting the click stops and a threaded handle for in-between settings. It turns to 45°  in either direction. The one-piece fence is fairly low but is ready drilled to accept a false fence. The sawhead runs on a pair of rails which are shrouded underneath an aIloy casting that carries the main hinging bracket. This is strongly sprung and has a locking pin. The front handle is comfortably angled towards the user and houses a small trigger and thumb-operated saw guard release that allows the guard to open.  The lower guard handily hinges up inside the upper guard. So there’s no chance of catching your fingers.

A gutsy little machine, although its motor is a little fierce the sliding action is beautifully smooth.

This saw is available from Data online or in their local branches located at Cardiff and Bridgend.

Impressive Solid Oak Sign crafted by Mcbeth Joinery

From time to time our customers invite us to take a look at the jobs they do using tools purchased from us. We are always proud to see the high quality work that is produced when a craftsman uses the high quality tools that we sell.  Here is a quality piece of workmanship from the team at Mcbeth Joinery. They were contacted by a luxury hotel in Switzerland and asked to craft a bespoke sign made from solid oak.

Bespoke Solid Oak Sign Routed with Trend and Carbitool router cutters

The 8oomm x 70mm solid oak sign was jointed with a Lamello Biscuit Joiner using no 6 biscuits. The design was routed with a Trend router and inlay cutter, then blackened with a pyrography burner. The outer diameter was trammelled with a Dewalt 1/2″ Router using Carb-i-tool Router Cutters. All these tools were supplied by Data.

We are sure you will agree that this is a quality piece of workmanship and will look great at the hotel in Switzerland.  Congrats to Mcbeth Joinery. Keep up the good work!

If you require a bespoke joiner / cabinet maker please contact Mcbeth Joinery at

Carb-i-tool Router Cutters

Carb-i-Tool Router Cutters from Data Powertools Ltd

Our lifelong commitment to bringing quality products, with first class service, to the market place is exemplified in the Carb-I-Tool range of Professional Quality Router Bits.
Manufactured to the highest standards for trade/industrial use, but available at D.I.Y. prices,this product fits perfectly with our 40 year old policy of supplying top brand products at competitive prices, coupled with expert advice, training and after-sales service.

Here is an independent review from Jack Faragher Australian Correspondent from ‘The Router’ Magazine:

“I have used Carb-I-Tool cutters for about 15 years and have found them to be well made and reliable. They keep their edges well and I use them to cut our native hardwoods such as jarra,tassie oak,sassafras,leatherwood,red gum etc.”

Data stands for much more than just ordinary powertools and equipment. Try them out for yourself and enjoy your work.

Data's Carb-I-Tool Routing Catalogue

click the catalogue cover to view online

Data’ best selling carbitool router cutters are available to buy online at

Meet the Staff Part 1

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Meet our resident Tool and Machinery Expert Sales Advisor:
Mr David Union.

Dave has a vast knowledge of tools and machinery especially in the woodworking industry. He has given sound advice to customers for many years ensuring that they get the right tool for the job.

Dave can advise you on purchases of industrial machinery such as lathes, bandsaws, planers, thicknessers, table saws, mitre saws, panel saws, scroll saws, spindle moulders, mortisers, radial arm saws, sanders, universal machines and dust extractors. He has previously overseen the installation of machinery at educational institutions and local government departments as well as looking after the needs of the local tradesman and the serious hobbyist.

A keen woodworker himself he can often be found in his workshop working on a new project in his spare time.

If you have any questions for Dave feel free to call or email him:

Tel: 0845 2300 299