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...

Vacancy: Technical Sales – Solid Timber Processing

18 June 2018

Impending retirement creates an opportunity to join our Auckland-based team in a technical sales role which includes elements of consultancy, business analysis, project engineering, and marketing. See our Jobs page for more details. 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...

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...

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...

Prefabrication plant in Christchurch in the news

17 April 2015

We've recently finished installing a Weinmann plant of machinery near Christchurch for Concision - a joint venture between Spanbild and Mike Greer, to produce prefabricated elements for houses. The venture has featured in many news items over the past year, but an article on pureadvantage.org offers a thoughtful and comprehensive survey of how Concision fits NZ's fast-changing house-building market. Read more...

Avola saws prove their value in Central Otago

31 March 2015

Avola site sawThe March 2015 issue of Building Today magazine features the Avola site saw on site in and around Central Otago - an area where buildings are big and conditions are tough. Read more...

NEW from Tormek - the T4

16 February 2015

Tormek T4 -  "Redefining Precision". This second generation compact sharpening machine from Tormek, Sweden, takes the precision and stability to a whole new level. Read more...