Fletcher opens Wiri prefab house-building factory

15 October 2019

Just announced is Fletcher's Weinmann prefeb house factory based in Wiri, Auckland. Based entirely around Weinmann technology from the Homag Group, Fletcher have stated their 'Clever Clore' manufacturing facility aims to cut their house-building lead time from 22 weeks to just six.  Read more...

KLC is logged onto timber

25 June 2019

Weinig and Jacks have been proud to be associated with KLC -  one of NZ's largest timber remanufacturing plants based in the heart of Kaingaroa Forest in the central North Island. NZ Logger magazine have recently featured KLC's operation  - you can read about it here. NZ Logger: KLC is logged onto timber Read more...

Anderson joins our range of CNCs

11 March 2019

Anderson have been manufacturing CNC Routers since 1972.  As a specialist CNC manufacturer, Anderson take enormous pride in being extremely good at doing one thing very well and without compromise.  Read more...

Weinig at LIGNA, May 27 - 31, 2019

27 February 2019

The world’s largest solid-wood machinery specialists Weinig will again be centre stage at the world’s largest woodworking show. The Weinig stand will cover around 5000 square metres – significantly larger than in 2017 -  and will present a wide range of their specialist machinery including Powermat moulders, Dimter crosscut saws, rip saws, finger-jointing, grinding and a host of other technologies. What’s more, almost all technology on show will be demonstrated, live. Read more...

NEW from Tormek – Diamond wheels and the Multi Base

11 September 2018

Tormek has listened to the requests of its users once again and is proud to release the Tormek range of Diamond Wheels along with the new Multi Base jig. Read more...

Luxscan wins the 2018 Export Award

31 July 2018

Luxscan Technologies Sàrl, a member of the Weinig Group, has been awarded the 2018 Export Award by the Luxembourg Ministry of Economy. The coveted Export Award is awarded to medium-sized companies in the country that have distinguished themselves through international activities in the course of their business activities and have achieved outstanding results in the process. Read more...

AWISA 2018

28 June 2018

The Jacks sales team will be on hand at AWISA in Sydney to offer a Kiwi perspective on the show.  AWISA provides an opportunity to catch up with the latest technology, but understanding how this technology might – or might not – apply to your workshop is easier when talking to someone familiar with your business, and NZ methods of manufacture. Read more...

Tormek win Export Company of the Year

01 May 2018

Tormek received the award for leading export company in Örebro County, at the Örebro-gala on March 1st, in Sweden. Read more...

Visit us at EMEX 2018

27 April 2018

We will be displaying at EMEX 2018 for the Aluminium & PVC Industry. Come visit our stand where we will have the all-new Yilmaz AIM4310 Aluminium CNC on display, along with other automated and traditional machinery that will advance your efficiency and increase profits. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...