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Manufacturers Index - Strong Tool Design
Last Modified: Feb 11 2019 11:56PM by Jeff_Joslin
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In the 1980s and '90s, Strong Tool Design of Livonia, MI, made the "Joint-Matic" hand-router-based horizontal mortiser, patented by Donald Strong. They ultimately sold the rights to that product to Shopsmith, who continued to make a version of it for a while; that version was reportedly cheapened beyond usefulness and was soon discontinued. They also made a scrollsaw that was mentioned in a 1989 issue of Fine Wood Working.

Information Sources

  • Thanks to Larry McNear for bringing this manufacturer to our attention.
  • January 1989 Fine Wood Working features a scrollsaw made by this firm: "Strong 2015 Two Speed – This saw, made by Strong Tool Design (20425 Beatrice, Livonia, Mich. 48152), has a cast-alloy frame, arms and large 13 3/4 in. by 22 in. table..."