Lowering Barriers to Prefabrication

19 September 2017

At Jacks we’re often asked a very simple question by laypeople that have just seen a masterpiece of prefabrication on an episode of Grand Designs UK. It goes something like “Why on earth aren’t we doing this sort of stuff here?!” While uptake is improving in our corner of the world, there are a few problems specific to New Zealand that have slowed the adoption of panelised and modular construction. Read more...

EXTRA DATE! 5-axis CNC on show

14 August 2017

Format-4 5-axis CNCConsidering 5-axis CNC? Read more...

PRO100 software in partnership with Jacks

05 May 2017

We’re pleased to announce a partnership between Design2Cam and W & R Jack Ltd (Jacks) to provide ongoing sales and support for PRO100.  Read more...

Europe's most modern prefabrication plant chooses Weinmann

15 March 2017

Lindbäcks – the market leader for the manufacture of apartments in Sweden – has chosen Weinmann to supply a new production line for wall manufacturing. The 10 million Euro investment is part of some entirely new machinery for the new, state-of-the-art production plant built in Piteå. Read more...

FELDER Group at LIGNA 2017

15 March 2017

FELDER group have issued an invitation to their stand - and their latest technology - at LIGNA, the world's largest woodworking show. Read more...

HOMAG in New Zealand

01 March 2017

In Germany, Homag Group have announced today that all their products for panel processing will in future be presented world-wide under a single brand name: HOMAG. Read more...

Tony calls it a day

12 December 2016

Tony ChristiansenTony Christiansen has been one of Jacks' longest serving employees. He left Jacks - and Auckland - this month, after nearly 42 years loyal service. Familiar to many in the industry, Tony was a very well known figure in our showrooms, at exhibitions and events, so it was only fitting that Joiners magazine looked back at his career, and the changes he's seen in the woodworking industry. Read more...

LIGNA 2017

08 December 2016

LIGNA 2017, the world’s premiere woodworking machinery exhibition, will be taking place from Monday May 22 to Friday May 26, and now’s the time to start planning your trip. Read more...

Felder's AD941 proves a hit at Crimson Guitars

17 October 2016

Crimson Guitars in the UK have documented their experience with their new Felder AD941 Planer Jointer. It's worth a watch! Read more...

60 Years of Felder

17 July 2016

As part of the celebrations marking their 60th anniversary, Felder have released a video that summarises their ethos, standards and passion for producing first-class wooworking machinery. At Jacks we're proud to be associated with a company whose values and commitment to the customer are so closely aligned to our own. Read more...

NEW! Tormek T8

11 July 2016

Tormek have released details of the T8 - their latest version of their professional-level wetstone grinder.  Read more...

Mystery Creek 2016

17 June 2016

Jacks are a part of the annual Mystery Creek Fieldays again, and as usual our stand offers a quality sample of the machinery we have on offer. Our Tormek sharpeners are always popular, especially this year with Tormek's very latest product - the T8 - being on display. Read more...

AWISA 2016

13 June 2016

If you’re looking for a friendly face at AWISA this year then the Jacks sales team will be on hand to offer a Kiwi perspective. While there’ll be no shortage of technology on show, knowing how that technology might – or might not – apply to your workshop is easier when talking to someone familiar with your business.  And particularly when that person’s accent doesn’t sound like a chainsaw in your head. Read more...

Felder Group at Holz-Handwerk 2016

01 April 2016

The Holz-Handwerk in Nüremberg  is the meeting place for joinery and carpentry, showcasing the latest machines for woodworking and wood processing. Read more...

Handling solutions

21 March 2016

The March 2016 edition of Joiners magazine looked at Handling Solutions to make your workshop more efficient. Included were some of the latest products from Jacks suppliers: Yilmaz, Felder and Lunar. Read more...

'Zero-joint' Edgebanding Expo in Auckland

04 February 2016

We're featuring an Edgebanding Expo in our Auckland showroom on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 February. Come and see Brandt's range of machines offering 'zero-joint' airTec technology for laser-edged tape. Read more...

Jacks at Big Boys Toys

21 October 2015

Did you visit us at Big Boys Toys? As part of The Shed @ Big Boys Toys exhibition in Auckland at the end of October we focussed partciularly on our Hammer range of machines, as well as displaying some of our other poplular home workshop machines. Read more...

Stumpy Nubs reviews Tormek

15 October 2015

US based Stumby Nubs - host of the show 'Blue Collar Woodworking' has just reviewed the Tormek system, starting the review with the question of what you get for the price. Well worth the watch.  Read more...

Concision and Weinmann prefab factory on ONE news

19 August 2015

ONE news recently featured Concision's new Weinmann production line for building prefabricated housing. The official opening of this landmark factory marks the results of over five years of work by Jacks for Christchurch-based joint-venture partners Mike Greer Homes, and SpanBuild NZ. Read more...

VIP Frames and Trusses choose Micronair for clean air

30 June 2015

As featured in the latest Joiners Magazine, one of New Zealand's busiest Frame and Truss plants have recently installed a Micronair VibraClean dust extractor, and the results are exactly what they expected: clean air! Read more...