Magard Ventures Log Building Tools


Canadian Distributor of LOG BUILDING TOOLS for over 30 YEARS

Electric Power Tools


Makita has introduced a line of professional electric power tools designed specifically for the timber frame and hand-scribed log home industry.
(Detailed specification brochures are available on request).

Curved Base Planer

Curved Based PlanerThis handy tool is useful for smoothing a log, especially removing cat faces. Other uses include working on scarfs and it’s great for creating arches. The blades can be modified to produce the hand-hewn look on square timbers or round logs. The front shoe is adjustable from approximately a 12” to a 13” radius.


 Product # Price Description
A-14-730 $599.95 Model 1002BA curved base 4 3/8” planer; 5/32” planing depth; 11 amp (115V); 15,000 RPM no load speed; 16.4’ cord; 13” overall length; 12 lbs weight.


4 3/8 inch Handheld Planer

Handheld Planer


  • 110 Volt
  • Sharpening holder assembly
  • wrench, cutter leveller
  • 2x HSS planer blades 110mm
  • planing fence(guide rule)




 Product # Price Description
I-14-781 $469.95 Model 1911B handheld makita planer: 4 3/8” planer; 1/16” planing depth; 7.5 amp (120V); 16,000 RPM no load speed; 14” overall length; 9.5 lbs weight.

Mid Sized Planer

Mid Sized PlanerWith its 6 ¾” width, this is a great planer for planing medium size timbers. It features a large chip ejection chute, easy depth adjustments, a large sole plate for stability, comfortably aligned front and back handles for better control and speed of 30,000 cuts per minute.

 Product # Price Description
B-14-731 $899.95 Model 1806B 6 ¾” planer; 5/64” planing depth; 10.9 amp (115V); 15,000 RPM no load speed, 16.4’ cord; 20 7/8” overall length; 19.3 lbs weight.

Beam Planer

Beam PlanerWith its 12 9/32” width, this planer allows for full width planing of large timbers in one pass. By raising the rear handle, a front roller contacts wood, therefore allowing for the planer to be pulled back for a second pass without lifting from work surface. Adjustable guide pivots to facilitate planing of timbers with corners other than square. Other features include large cushioned front handle, reversible blades and now with more power. Ball bearing construction.

 Product # Price Description
C-14-732 $2899.95 Model KP312 12 9/32” beam planer; 1/8” planing depth; 15 amp (115V); 12,000 RPM no load speed; 33’ cord; 21 ¾” overall length; 40 lbs weight.


Makita Power Drill

This variable speed drill with opposing pipe handle is ideal for drilling or use with small to medium size tenon cutters; aluminum gear housing; lock on button for continuous operation; improved motor cooling for added durability & operation efficiency.



 Product # Price Description
D-14-783 $229.95 Model DS4012 1/2" power drill; variable speed 0 - 600 RPM; 8.5 amps; 6.2 lbs.

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Large Circular Saw

Large Circular SawThis large 16 5/16” circular saw is one of the largest portables on the market, cutting 6 3/16” at 90˚ and 4 3/16” at 45˚. It features electric brake for fast stopping, precision gearing with ball and needle bearings, blade stabilizer for stable blade rotation, low 87db noise level, large support handle, large depth control lever and a carbide tipped blade.

 Product # Price Description
E-14-734 $1069.95 Model 5402NA 16 5/16” circular saw; 15 amp (115V); 2200 RPM no load speed; 24 ¼” overall length; 32T carbide blade; 28.7 lbs weight.

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10 1/4 inch Circular Saw

Large Circular SawThis circular saw with electric brake cuts 4x lumber in a single pass. Powerful 14 AMP motor delivers 3,800 RPM with power to cut beams and timber. Well balanced and weighs only 20.3 lbs. for increased operator comfort. Precision gearing with ball and needle bearing construction for smooth and efficient power transmission. Blade wrench is attached to the saw for fast and convenient blade changing. Front, top and rear handles are positioned to fit hands comfortably for better control.


 Product # Price Description
M-14-782 $699.95 Model 5104 10 1/4” circular saw; 15 amp (120V); 3800 RPM no load speed; 16” overall length; 24T carbide blade; 20.3 lbs weight.

8 1/4 inch Circular Saw

Large Circular SawMagnesium components create a lightweight saw (11.4 lbs.) that is well balanced and job site tough. Large cutting capacity (3" at 90°) and bevel capacity (0°-50°) with positive stops at 22.5° and 45°. Two built-in L.E.D. lights illuminate the line of cut for increased accuracy. Electric brake for maximum productivity and a powerful 15.0 AMP motor delivers 5,200 RPM for proven performance. Make quick, one-handed adjustments using large, rubberized levers. Built-in dust blower clears the line of cut for greater accuracy. Better fit with comfortable rubber grip on handle


 Product # Price Description
N-14-783 $269.95 Model 5008MGA 8 1/4” circular saw; 15 amp (120V); 5200 RPM no load speed; 13 1/8” overall length; 24T carbide blade; 11.2 lbs weight.


Chain Mortiser

Chain MortiserThis innovative power tool notches or cuts mortises in wood quickly, cleanly and accurately. The head and chain bar pivot to provide for 3 plunge-type cuts without resetting the machine. Mortise longitudinal width of 5 1/8”, transverse width of 7 ¼” and maximum depths of 6 1/8” are possible. Other features include great portability, large adjustable vice for attaching firmly on to timbers, sliding rear clamp adjustable to desired width, plunge depth adjustment in 1/8” increments, quick horizontal chain lever for widening holes, razor sharp chain and built in carrying handle.

 Product # Price Description
F-14-735 $2339.95 Model 7104L chain mortise; 12 amp (115V); 3200 RPM no load speed; 1000 ft/min chain speed; 16.4’ cord; dimensions: 15 ¼” x 11 ¾” x 20 ¼”; 37.4 lbs weight.

Wheel Brush Sander

Wheel Brush SanderThis wheel sander is the latest addition to the log building tool line in Canada. The fast spinning nylon bristle brush beautifully highlights the natural textures and wood grain which makes it ideal for the cleanup of re-claimed timbers, stained logs, rough-sawn beams, giving planed surfaces a more rustic look and dressing up scarfs. An optional coarser SC-80 nylon wheel brush is also available.


 Product # Price Description
G-14-749 $649.95 Model 9741 nylon wheel brush sander; 4 ¾” wide x 4” diameter drum; 7.8 amp (115V); 3500 RPM no load speed; 16.4’ cord; 12 ¼” overall length; 9.2 lbs weight.

1/2" Power Drill

1/2" power drillThis reversible 1/2" power drill from Makita features a unique design and handle positioning for a variety of mixing and drilling applications. Rocker switch for easy one handed reversing. Precision ground metal gears withstand the rigors of rapid changes between FWD / REV. 12” pipe handle with rubberized grip for greater control. Rear handle rotates 360°.



 Product # Price Description
D-14-784 $469.95 Model DS4000 1/2" Power Drill; 9 amp (120V); 500 RPM no load speed; 16.4’ cord; 14 ¼” overall length; 10.1 lbs weight.

75.6cc Backpack Blower

Makita Backpack BlowersOur 4 stroke engine backpack blowers have high Air Volume (670CFM) and Air Speed (200MPH) for commercial duty performance. Mechanical automatic engine decompression for quick and easy starts. Large capacity air filter is replaceable and easily accessible. Shoulder straps engineered with multiple adjustments for improved fit. Padded back panel is ventilated for improved operator comfort. Heavy duty anti-vibration mounts between frame and engine for improved operator comfort. Tool-less handle adjustment for quick positioning of handle


 Product # Price Description





Model EB7650TH 75.6cc Backpack Blower; Engine 3.8HP; engine displacement 75.6cc; Air volume 670CFM; Air speed 200MPH; 24.1 lbs weight.

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7" Polisher

Makita PolisherFeaturing an electronic controller for operator convenience and a variable speed dial and trigger enables user to match the speed to the application. Constant speed control maintains constant speed under load. Soft start for smooth start-ups and less fling off of polish, wax or paste. Rubberized loop handle and gear housing for operator comfort and to help protect delicate surfaces from damage. Wire mesh intake covers to prevent wool fibers from entering the motor. Improved cord guard for increased flexibility and longer life. Externally accessible brushes for easy serviceability.


 Product # Price Description
Q-14-786 $299.95 Model 9237C 7 inch Polisher; 7" sanding disc; 0-3000rpm no load speed; 10 amps; 18 1/2" overall length; 7 lbs weight.

5" Angle grinder with thumb switch

Makita Angle Grinder

SJS™ technology is a mechanical clutch system that helps prevent motor and gear damage by allowing the drive shaft to slip if the wheel is forced to stop. Variable speed control dial enables user to match the speed to the application. Constant speed control automatically applies additional power to the motor to maintain speed under load. Soft start suppresses start-up reaction for smooth start-ups and longer gear life. Electronic current limiter helps protect the motor from overload

Slide switch with lock-on setting for continuous use

"Tool-less" wheel guard adjustment for easy adjustment


 Product # Price Description
X-14-790 $229.95 Model 9565CV 5 inch Angle Grinder; Wheel diameter 5"; 10,500 rpm no load speed; 12 amps; 11 3/4" overall length; 5.3 lbs weight.

7" Angle grinder with Paddle Switch

Makita Angle Grinder

Makita GA7050 7" Angle Grinder comes complete with lock nut wrench, side handle and wheel guard. Compact gear housing increases cutting depth, labyrinth construction helps prevent penetration of dust, special motor winding protection to to act as an impenetrable barrier to dust and debris,  ergonomic soft rubber grip design for vibration absorption and comfortable operation. Also features paddle switch with lock-on button and rotatable gear housing can be positioned at every 90 degrees for optimal user comfort. Large trigger switch


 Product # Price Description
Y-14-791 $239.95 Model GA7050 7 inch Angle Grinder; Wheel diameter 7"; 8,500 rpm no load speed; 15 amps; 17" overall length; 9.9 lbs weight.


Makita Heavy Duty Grinder/SanderThis heavy duty unit is built for high production and continuous use. It features ball and needle bearing construction for long life, and a durable hi-impact housing. It easily handles a 9” sanding disc. Features heavy duty torque limiter which helps prevent damage to internal gearing, labyrinth construction  helps prevent dust penetration, motor winding protection, rotatable rear handle and 3-position anti-vibration side handle.



 Product # Price Description
J-14-741 $279.95

Model GA9031 sander-grinder; 15 amp (120V); 6600 RPM; 19-7/8" long; 14 lbs weight; supplied dust cover attachment set, lock nut wrench, tooless wheel cover, inner flange & lock nut.


Aluminum Peeling DiscFor those of you who are tired of pulling a drawknife or can’t find any peelers, then this is the tool for you. This is a heavy duty CNC milled 8” aluminum disc with 3 HSS steel planer blades mounted on it. It really whips the bark off and is ideal for primary peeling, takes the knots off too. Mount it on a Makita 9” grinder and go to work.

Peeling DiskMake sure you are wearing eye, face, ear and hand protection and a leather bib apron or chain saw apron. Make sure your grinder has the proper 9" guard on it too.

Please note that this will not work on cedar due to stringy nature of the bark.
See Video Below

 Product # Price Description









NEW LOWER PRICE Aluminum CNC machined peeling disc c/w 3 HSS blades. Pays for itself in no time and saves time too. Fits grinders with 5/8"-11 UNC spindle. Grinder should be minimum 12 amp. and turn maximum 6000 RPM. with 9" guard.             

Now available with 14-2mm hub for grinders with metric spindles. Most countries other than North America                      

K-14-776R $79.95 HSS profiled replacement blades, set / 3
L-14-777 $889.95 Peeling disc mounted on GA9031 Makita 9"grinder and a 9" guard.


Video Demonstration of Peeling Disc

You won't believe what this log peeler can do. Why do it by hand when you can save time and energy using this innovative power tool.

Click on the start button to watch this video demonstration of the peeling disk.

Works on all Northern American species except the stringy bark of cedar and similar type type of species with stringy bark.

Buy this popular  tested and proven peeling disc now at this very attractive reduced price.




Milwaukee Heavy Duty Drills

Milwaukee Heavy Duty Drills Milwaukee Heavy Duty Drills Milwaukee Heavy Duty Drills

These powerful, ruggedly built Milwaukee drills are ideal for powering the tenon cutters and long drill bits. They feature reversing motor, heat treated helical gears for quiet performance, triple gear train, heavy duty aluminum alloy housing, and extra long switch handle and pipe handle for maximum control.

 Product # Price Description
V-14-737 $349.95 Model 1660-6 Milwaukee ½” drill; 7 amp; 450 RPM; 12” length; 11.4 lbs weight; for use with smaller diameter drill bits and smaller tenon cutters. Not compatible with Barker tenon system











Model 1675-6 Milwaukee ½” Hole-Hawg drill; compact design; powerful 7.5 amp motor; ball and roller bearing construction; two speed 300/1200 RPM; 2 position pipe handle and 3 position spade handle for maximum control when drilling. Will handle medium size auger and large self-feed bits.

Milwaukee Hole-Hawg same as above but with Hi-impact resistant carrying case.

T-14-739 $949.95 Model 1854-1 Milwaukee ¾” Super Hole-Shooter drill; powerful 10 amp motor ruggedly built with plenty of reserve power for the toughest drilling jobs. Extra long pipe handle and rear spade handle for maximum control. Heat treated gears and durable housing and transmission make this a real work horse for your large bits and tenon cutters. 350 RPM; 18 ½” length; 19 lbs weight.

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