Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station

Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station

Station Includes Power Unit, Soldering Pencil, Stand and Sponge
Microprocessor Controlled With Digital Led Display
Allows User To Read Temperature Setting and Actual Tip Temperature
Designed For Continuous Production Soldering
Can Switch Between F and C

The Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station, with included power unit, soldering pencil, stand, and sponge, is the perfect choice for a variety of soldering applications, including industrial manufacturing, rework, repairs, and more. The comfortable foam-grip pencil and variable digital temperature controls with LCD (liquid-crystal display) give you complete command over the soldering iron for precise results. Plus, with a non-burnable silicone rubber cord, ESD safety for sensitive components, and automatic shut-off technology, the WESD51 is safe enough to use in a continuous production environment.

Digital Electronic Temperature Control for Better Performance
No matter what your soldering job is, the WESD51's digital electronic control system lets you easily set the temperature you need to get the job done right. The soldering temperature is adjustable from 350 to 850 degrees Fahrenheit and is accurately measured to within nine degrees. Additionally, the temperature can be viewed in either Fahrenheit or Celsius on the LCD (liquid-crystal display). And the WESD51's innovative built-in heater and sensor combination offers quick heat-up times and temperature recovery for better heat control over the course of your job.

The WESD51's wireless temperature lockout prevents you from raising the temperature beyond what is recommended for your workpiece, board, or component. This eliminates the possibility of damaging components by accidentally setting the temperature too high for the job.

Comfortable, Easy-to-Use Soldering Pencil
The kit's PES51 Soldering Pencil features a durable Nichrome-wound stainless steel heating element for long life and quick response time. Stainless steel will not corrode at high temperatures, meaning you can use this durable pencil for a long time to come. An added bonus, the PES51 Soldering Pencil is compatible with Weller ET series tips.

The PES51 also features a non-burning silicone rubber cord, a lightweight handle made from high-impact ESD (electro-static discharge) plastic, and a foam sleeve that allows for continuous use without fatigue or heat discomfort.

Innovative Features Improve Safety and Durability
The WESD51 Soldering Station meets Weller's high standards of quality and safety. The station will automatically shut off power to the tool after 99 minutes of inactivity, which helps to conserve electricity and extends the life of the tool. The easy-to-read LCD (liquid-crystal display) lets you know what mode the WESD51 is in, and it lets you know what the temperature is. This way, you can easily see if the temperature is locked or unlocked, and whether or not the unit is turned on.

The Weller WESD51 Soldering station is UL/CUL listed, which means that it meets or exceeds independent safety standards. The PES51 Soldering Pencil is designed to be used in electrostatic-free workstations, and, for added safety, it is completely free of stored static charges. The WESD51 Soldering Station is backed by a one-year warranty.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Black & Decker 9099KC 7.2-Volt Cordless Drill with Keyless Chuck

Black & Decker 9099KC 7.2-Volt Cordless Drill with Keyless Chuck

Balanced mid-handle design increases the overall comfort of the drill and the user's control when using the drill
Fan cooled motor contributes to a longer life of the drill
Keyless chuck for quick and easy bit changes
2 speeds switch with forward/reverse - Low for control when screwdriving; high for drilling
Includes: 7.2-Volt drill with integral battery and keyless chuck and charger
Ideal for do-it-yourselfers and home renovation enthusiasts, the Black & Decker 9099KC 7.2-Volt Cordless Drill with Keyless Chuck gives you the power and versatility you need to tackle a range of around-the-house jobs. Its two speeds, keyless chuck, and integrated battery make operation smooth and consistent, while a fan-cooled motor ensures optimum durability and reliable performance.

Balanced Mid-Handle Design for Comfort and Control
Measuring just 9.1 x 8.8 x 3.1 inches (WxHxD) and weighing less than three pounds, the 9099KC is exceptionally easy to handle and hold, even during heavy-duty jobs. It boasts a balanced mid-handle to increase the overall comfort of the drill and ensures optimum control during a range of operations. This design also helps minimize wrist and hand fatigue so you can work better and longer.

Fan-Cooled Motor for Longer Life
The 9099KC owes its powerful performance to a robust, fan-cooled motor that resists damage caused by overheating. This motor spins at 325/650 rpm for consistent and efficient performance, and provides 1/2-inch capacity in wood and 3/8-inch capacity in steel.

Two-Speed Switch for Versatility
This compact, cordless drill lets you do everything from assembling furniture and installing window treatments to hanging shelves and securing cabinets. Its two-speed switch lets you effortlessly transition from low when screwing to high when drilling. You also have the option of working in forward or reverse, making it a snap to match the best speed and position to the job.

Time-Saving, Convenient Features for Reliable Operation
The 9099KC provides 60 in./lbs. of torque for reliable results, as well as a keyless chuck for quick and easy bit changes. At the same time, the integrated 7.2-volt battery pack helps you save time and money by giving you a rechargeable source of power.

For added peace of mind, the 9099KC comes with a two-year warranty and convenient, portable charger.

Be sure to also see Black & Decker 15557 10-Piece Drill Bit Set and Black and Decker 71-081 Double Ended Screwdriving Bit Set, 10-Piece

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dremel 290-01 0.2 Amp 7,200 Stroke Per Minute Engraver includes Letter and Number Template

Dremel 290-01 0.2 Amp 7,200 Stroke Per Minute Engraver includes Letter and Number Template

Dremel 290-01 0.2 Amp 7,200 Stroke Per Minute Engraver

  • Ideal for decorative engraving or adding security by personalizing your valuables
  • Engraves on metal, glass, wood, plastic, and ceramic
  • 5-position calibrated stroke adjustment dial regulates engraving depth
  • Includes replaceable carbide steel engraving point
  • Letter/Number template included

7,200 SPM Motor for Powerful Performance with a Variety of Materials
Powered by a 7,200 SPM, 115-volt motor for reliable performance, the 290-01 lets you personalize your valuables or decorate metal, glass, and stone for a unique touch. It's also perfect for ceramics, crafts, and jewelry making.

Unlimited Personalization and Decorative Options
With the 290-01, the only limit is your imagination. Engrave your wedding date on a glass tumbler for a special anniversary gift or wedding favor, jazz up a plain wooden frame with a mix of lines and letters, or embellish a simple mirror with a lovely engraved design. With this tool you can also mark your valuables to help protect them from theft and engrave your name directly on your luggage to make it easier to spot your bag at the airport.

Engrave for Protection Against Theft
The Dremel Engraver helps you identify and protect property like tools, bikes, cameras, TVs, and other valuables quickly and easily. Engraving your valuables with your name or identification number makes them less likely to be stolen, as personalized items are more difficult for would-be thieves to sell for a quick profit. Plus, should your property become lost or stolen, having identification on the item helps police return recovered items to you more quickly.

Five-Position Stroke Adjustment for Precise Results
Featuring a five-position calibrated stroke adjustment dial to regulate the engraving depth, the 290-01 lets you etch fine lines or deep grooves in metal, glass, wood, leather, plastic, and ceramic. Its soft-grip body ensures a comfortable, secure grip, while a replaceable carbide engraving point ensures precise results. For added versatility, you can also purchase an optional 9929 diamond point (not included) for heavy-duty use on hard surfaces.

Compact, Lightweight Design for Easy Handling and Comfortable Grip
Weighing just 12 ounces, the 290-01 has a light and compact design that lets you perform intricate work without excessive stress on your wrist or hand, and the included number and letter template helps you complete your engraving quickly and easily without mistakes.

For additional peace of mind, the 290-01 comes with a two-year warranty.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

DEWALT Bare-Tool DC390B 6-1/2-Inch 18-Volt Cordless Circular Saw

DEWALT Bare-Tool DC390B 6-1/2-Inch 18-Volt Cordless Circular Saw

  • 3,700 RPM for fast rip cuts and cross cuts
  • 6-1/2-inch carbide tipped blade for 2x cutting capacity at 90 degrees and 45 degrees
  • High strength magnesium shoe and upper guard provides increased durability
  • 0-50 degrees bevel capacity provides additional capacity for a multitude of applications
  • Fan-cooled motor with replaceable brushes for maximum power and durability; tool only, no battery
Regardless of whether you’re building wood decks or dormers, bookcases or kitchen cabinets, the DeWalt DC390B Cordless Circular Saw Kit won’t let you down. This professional-duty saw delivers cordless convenience without sacrificing power or performance. An 18-volt battery drives the saw’s 6-1/2-inch, thin-kerf blade at 3,700 RPM, an optimum speed for crosscutting and ripping construction lumber, softwood, hardwood, plywood, particleboard, oriented-strand board and virtually any other sheet good. With depth-of-cut capacities of 2-1/4 -inch at 90-degree, and 1 5/8 -inch at 45-degree (bevel), the DC390B can slice through all 2-by dimensional lumber. Other professional features include: durable fan-cooled motor with replaceable brushes, magnesium shoe and upper blade guard for high strength and lightweight, vibration-dampening rubber-grip handle, and a 50-degree bevel-cutting capacity. The compact saw comes with a carbide-tipped saw blade and blade wrench. It’s backed by DeWalt’s 90-day money-back guarantee, full one-year service contract, and three-year limited warranty. Battery and charger sold separately. 

Take a look also at DEWALT DW9158 6-1/2-Inch Cordless Construction Saw Blade Combo Pack with 18 Tooth and 24 Tooth Saw Blades and DEWALT DC9096-2 18-Volt XRP 2.4 Amp Hour NiCad Pod-Style Battery, 2 Pack

Friday, January 27, 2012

DEWALT Bare-Tool DC330B 18-Volt Cordless Jig Saw with Keyless Blade Change

DEWALT Bare-Tool DC330B 18-Volt Cordless Jig Saw with Keyless Blade Change

All-metal lever-action keyless blade change allows for quick and easy blade changes
All-metal keyless shoe bevel with detents at 0 degree, 15 degree, 30 degree and 45 degree provides versatility for easy bevel cutting
4-position orbital action provides control of cut quality and speed
Adjustable dust blower, anti-slip comfort grip, variable speed
Tool only, no battery included
The DEWALT DC330B 18-volt jigsaw is proof-positive that you don’t have to sacrifice power and performance for cordless convenience. This professional-duty saw has a variable-speed, high-performance motor that’s driven by an 18-volt battery. With a speed range of 0-3,000 strokes per minute (SPM), the DC330B will cut straight and curves through virtually any building material, including solid wood, plywood, laminate countertops, plastic, metal, even nail-embedded wood. And it’s packed with features professional contractors demand, including: full 1 -inch blade stroke length; keyless, lever-action blade clamp for easy blade changes; all-metal keyless beveling shoe with detents at 0-degree, 15-degree, 30-degree and 45-degree; top-handle design for enhanced comfort and control; adjustable blower that keeps the cut line clear of chips; and a four-position, orbital-action switch that lets you match the cut quality and speed to the material. The DC330B is backed by DEWALT’s three-year limited warranty, 90-day money-back guarantee, and one-year free service contract. Battery and charger sold separately.

Be sure to also see DEWALT DW3742C 14-Piece T-Shank Jig Saw Blade Set w/Case and DEWALT DC9096-2 18-Volt XRP 2.4 Amp Hour NiCad Pod-Style Battery, 2 Pack

Thursday, January 26, 2012

DEWALT Bare-Tool DC385B 18-Volt Cordless Reciprocating Saw

DEWALT Bare-Tool DC385B 18-Volt Cordless Reciprocating Saw

1-1/8-inch stroke length and 0-3,000 rpm for faster cutting speed
4-position blade clamp allows for flush cutting and increased versatility
Lever-action keyless blade clamp for quick and easy blade changes
Anti-slip comfort grip provides increased comfort and control; pivoting adjustable shoe with open top for maximum visibility
Tool only (battery not included)

There's almost nothing you can’t cut with the 18-volt DEWALT DC385B cordless reciprocating saw. This powerful tool features a high-performance, variable-speed motor that drives the blade at 0-3,000 strokes per minute. And it has an aggressive-cutting stroke length of 1 1/8 -inch for powering through virtually any building material. You can use it with confidence for a wide range of building, remodeling, and demolition work, such as cutting rough openings through walls and roofs, slicing plastic pipe, and metal ductwork, chopping up old kitchen cabinets and countertops, and slashing through hardwood flooring. Other key features include: four-position, keyless blade clamp for quick blade changes; sure-grip, anti-slip rubber handles; and pivoting shoe with open top for maximum visibility. It’s backed by DEWALT's three-year limited warranty, 90-day money-back guarantee, and one-year free service contract. This is the tool only--battery and charger sold separately.

The DeWalt DC385 is a 18V heavy-duty cordless reciprocating saw. The 18v cordless reciprocating saw provides 1 stroke length and 2900 SPM for fast cutting. Its keyless blade clamp allows for changing the blade quickly. The electric brake prevents blades from breaking. It is a compact and lightweight tool. The cordless saw has an anti-slip comfort grip, which provides increased comfort and control while operating.

Be sure to see also DEWALT DW4890 15-Piece Reciprocating Saw Blade Tough Case Set and DEWALT DC9096-2 18-Volt XRP 2.4 Amp Hour NiCad Pod-Style Battery, 2 Pack

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

DEWALT Bare-Tool DC825B 1/4-Inch 18-Volt Cordless Impact Driver

DEWALT Bare-Tool DC825B 1/4-Inch 18-Volt Cordless Impact Driver
Tool only with no battery, frameless motor for extended tool durability and life
Compact size and weight allows access into tighter areas and reduces user fatigue
1,330 in-lbs of torque to perform a wide range of fastening applications
0-2,400 rpm/0-2,700 rpm for faster application speed
Replaceable brushes for increased serviceability; textured anti-slip comfort grip for maximum comfort and control
DEWALT is one the leading manufacturers of power tools in the world. The DC825 1/4-inch heavy-duty 18V impact driver provides a light weight, compact, and durable solution for a wide range of light-to-medium fastening applications. The DC825 offers exceptionally small size, just 5-3/4-inch front to back and with the battery (which is not included) weighs only 4.6 pounds. The DC825 has a durable high speed motor that delivers 0-2,400 RPM for increased productivity. The DC825 also has a frameless motor technology with replaceable brushes for easy serviceability, is compact in size but high with power, and allows for superior airflow which increases motor durability and extended life.
DC825B - 3/4" (6.4mm) 18V Cordless Impact Driver (Tool Only). Frameless motor for extended tool durability and life. Compact size and weight allow access into tighter areas and reduces user fatigue. 1,330 in-lbs of torque to perform a wide range of fastening applications. 0-2,400 rpm/0-2,700 ipm for faster application speed. Replaceable brushes for increased serviceability. Textured anti-slip comfort grip provides maximum comfort and control. Durable magnesium gear case and all metal transmission for extended durability. Heavy-duty impacting mechanism directs torque to fastener without kickback. Specifications: Voltage 18V. Drive Size 1/4" hex shank quick release. No Load Speed 0-2,400rpm. Impacts/Min 0-2,700ipm. Max Torque 1,330in-lbs. Max Torque 111ft-lbs. Tool Length 5-3/4". Tool Weight 2.2 (tool only)lbs. Shipping Weight 2.5lbs. Bare Tool Only.

Be sure to also see the DEWALT DW2169 38-Piece Impact-Driver-Ready Accessory Set and the DEWALT DC9096-2 18-Volt XRP 2.4 Amp Hour NiCad Pod-Style Battery, 2 Pack

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station

Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station

  • On/off switch with power-on indicator light
  • Variable power control produces 5 to 40 watts
  • Quality, lightweight pencil iron
  • Cushioned foam grip with replaceable heating element
  • Includes iron-plated copper tip, safety guard iron holder, and natural sponge tip cleaning pad

The Weller WLC100 Soldering Station includes everything you need to start using solder to join metals and create efficient, electrical connections. Designed with the hobbyist and the do-it-yourself enthusiast in mind, this kit features a high-quality, lightweight pencil iron with variable power control, a cushioned foam grip with a replaceable heating element, and a safety guard iron holder. And it’s from Weller, the world leader in soldering since 1945.

Durable, Easy-to-Control Pencil Iron
At the heart of the WLC100 Soldering Station is a high-quality lightweight pencil iron with an ST3 iron-plated copper tip. To ensure that you can work comfortably for long stretches of time, the iron has a cushioned foam grip that sits comfortably in your hand as you work. It has a replaceable heating element, so you can continue using the same iron for a long time to come.

Easy-to-Adjust Variable Power Controls
Unlike many basic soldering kits, which can be difficult to adjust, the WLC100 features a variable power control that lets you adjust the power level from five to 40 watts with a simple turn of the knob on the base unit. This lets you choose the precise setting for each unique job that you tackle. The base also includes a "power-on" indicator light and on/off switch to help keep you from leaving a hot iron on accidentally.

The workstation also provides a built-in iron stand to keep your workspace organized and a natural sponge tip cleaning pad to keep your tip ready to go at all times.

High-Quality Accessories for Dependable Performance
The WLC100 includes an ST3 iron-plated 1/8-inch screwdriver tip. Weller also offers a wide array of compatible ST series tips to perform a variety of applications (additional tips are sold separately).

All Weller tips are constructed of solid copper and plated with iron, as well as nickel and chromium to protect against corrosion and solder creep, helping to ensure that your tools perform reliably over time. Additionally, Weller tips are pre-tinned with tin/lead solder.

This WLC100 Soldering Station is UL-listed, which means it has been tested and meets independent safety standards. It is backed by a one year warranty against manufacturer’s defects in material and workmanship.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Dremel 8000-03 10.8-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Rotary Tool

Dremel 8000-03 10.8-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Rotary Tool

Remember how cool we all thought that first Dremel was? We're reliving the feeling with this one: lighter, faster, smarter, better, and stronger. The main improvement over the last generation is the battery source: lithium-ion. There are so many reasons to applaud. Lithium holds its charge up to six times longer in storage than nickel-cadmium batteries, so it's ready when you are. Remember the disappointment when you were ready and your battery was low? That won't happen with this one. It's got a battery fuel gauge that tells you how much life is left before a recharge, so you won't be caught without your Dremel, and if you choose to keep it on its charger, you won't cause memory and shorten the charge capacity. It's small, it's light, it's comfortable and maneuverable; it's everything the corded models are, but without the cord. We love it.

Designed to be used with all Dremel accessories and most threaded attachments, the Dremel 8000-03 Lithium Ion Cordless Rotary Tool is ideal for home improvement enthusiasts, hobbyists, and do-it-yourselfers. Powered by a long-lasting lithium-ion battery, this cordless wonder provides the reliability and control needed to tackle any project, anywhere. The 8000-03 also offers the longest run-time of any Dremel cordless model and comes with 40 genuine Dremel accessories, including felt polishing wheels, grinding stones, cut-off wheels, mandrels, and more.

Compact Multi-Function Tool Saves Time and Effort
More convenient and less expensive than relying on a range of different tools and accessories to meet your needs, the 8000-03 is a single, compact unit that grinds, cuts, sharpens, polishes, and cleans. Whether your passion is home improvement or elaborate craft and restoration projects, this easy-to-use rotary tool is a must-have.

Cordless Design for Easy Portability
Thanks to its cordless design, the 8000-03 is ultra portable. It goes where you go, and it offers the flexibility to handle whatever project you dream up. Measuring 9.25 inches long and weighing just 14 ounces, it's lightweight and easy to maneuver. In short, it offers all the convenience of a corded model without the hassle of a cord.

Lithium-Ion Battery for Long-Lasting Power
To help ensure reliable, long-term performance, the 8000-03 utilizes lithium-ion battery technology. The high capacity 10.8-volt battery provides an extended run-time--holding its charge up to six times longer than nickel-cadmium batteries--up to two years in storage, so it's always ready when you need it. For added convenience, the battery power gauge on the tool lets you know when it's time to recharge, and you can store the battery on its included charger without shortening its charge capacity.

Variable Speed for Optimum Precision and Control
The 8000-03 is a variable-speed tool, which means you can select the right speed from 5,000 to 35,000 RPMs to match both the job and the accessory.

Versatile Performance for Unlimited Uses
Incredibly versatile, the 8000-03 has the strength to handle a range of household, vehicle, and crafting jobs. And thanks to the 40 included accessories, your imagination is the only limit to what this compact powerhouse can accomplish. Sharpen a chain saw blade, cut through fiberglass, restore model railroad cars, handcraft a bead bracelet and necklace set, complete a complicated robotics project, repair baseboards and window trim, clean a boat engine, and even groom your dog's nails. The 8000-03 can truly do it all.

About Dremel: A History of Brilliance and Innovation
Founded in 1932 in Racine, Wisconsin, Dremel is the industry leader in rotary tools. The company owes its success to the inventive genius of its founder and namesake, Albert J. Dremel. In his lifetime, Mr. Dremel owned 55 patents on a wide range of products from electric erasers to a gas-powered rotary lawn mower. His most famous and important invention was a high-speed rotary tool, dubbed the Dremel Moto-Tool. Compact, lightweight, and perfect for a wide range of jobs, the rotary tool was an immediate hit with hobbyists and eventually became accepted as one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. Today, the Dremel name remains synonymous with utility, durability, and innovation.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bosch RA1181 Benchtop Router Table

Bosch RA1181 Benchtop Router Table

  • Benchtop router table; attaches to any workbench
  • 2 adjustable featherboards; dust collection port; dual outlet switch; 6-foot power cord
  • Aluminum fence with MDF face plates; aluminum router mounting plate
  • Includes router table, 3 mounting plate insert rings, mounting hardware for most Bosch routers, 2 featherboards, adjustable clear guard, starter pin and guard, outfeed fence shims
  • 27-inch by 18-inch work surface; 1-year warranty

The Bosch RA1181 Benchtop Router Table provides a premium large work surface for woodworking and routing. Designed to fit a variety of routers and able to mount on any workbench, this router table is a versatile piece of equipment that will serve as an indispensable part of any woodworking shop. And its 2-1/2-inch dust collection port offers better dust collection for a healthier work environment. The large aluminum top makes the table both durable and portable.

Designed for Versatility and Precision
Thanks to its versatile design, the RA1181 lets you work with a variety of materials while ensuring precision with every cut. With a tall aluminum fence measuring 4-7/8 x 25-1/8 inches (HxL), the table handles tall stock with ease. The fence also features adjustable MDF face plates for better support and smoother operation.

The rigid aluminum router mounting plate stays flat and true for precise, accurate cuts, and for added versatility, it's pre-drilled to fit a variety of routers.

The easy-to-use featherboards attach to the fence and table and are fully adjustable to fit a variety of workpieces. They provide additional support and control while feeding stock across the routing table.

Dust Collection Port and Accessory Slot
The RA1181's powerful dust collection system excels at dust removal. It features one dust collection port for removing dust and debris, and it fits standard-sized 2-1/2-inch vacuum hoses.

Use the accessory slot to add additional featherboards, as well as 3/4-inch optional accessories, such as any miter gauge measuring 3/4 inch x 3/8 inch deep.

The RA1181 Benchtop Router Table measures 27 x 14-1/2 x 18 inches (WxHxD) and weighs 30 pounds. It has a maximum fence opening of 3-3/16 inches and a maximum throat opening of 3-5/8 inches. It is backed by Bosch's one-year limited warranty, 30-day money back guarantee, and one-year service protection plan.

A benchtop router offers significant advantages over a handheld machine. It's safer, because you're moving the wood over the bit instead of the other way around. It's also versatile, allowing you to do a number of cuts that aren't possible with a handheld. And because it has a fence, it gives you a degree of control and precision that is simply impossible with freehand routing.

Because you're sliding the wood across the surface of a bench router, it's important that the surface be as frictionless as possible. The RA1181 features a generous 27-inch long by 18-inch wide table that's made out of slick but durable cast aluminum. In addition, he surface near the fence is rough-ground to minimize surface contact, which further reduces friction.

Though the caveat "some assembly required" applies here, the manual is clearly written, and I found the setup process to be straightforward. Once fully assembled, the RA1181 attaches to just about any workbench via the leg assemblies, which have flat "feet" that you can clamp to the table. You can also use the pre-drilled holes to screw it to your work surface if you don't need it to be portable. (Note that most benchtop routers need to be mounted on a smaller table-using a standard worktable may leave it uncomfortably high.)

Once secured to the table, the RA1181 is very stable, and can handle high-horsepower routers and larger work pieces without bucking. The cast aluminum mounting plate accepts a variety of routers-and not just those made by Bosch. The fence is good and rigid, and is adjustable from 0 to 3-3/4-inches wide.

This is a great little machine, and its portability and capacity for bigger jobs makes it as good a fit on the job site as it is in the home workshop.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bosch 1617EVSPK 12 Amp 2-1/4-Horsepower Plunge and Fixed Base Variable Speed Router Kit with 1/4-Inch and 1/2-Inch Collets

Bosch 1617EVSPK 12 Amp 2-1/4-Horsepower Plunge and Fixed Base Variable Speed Router Kit with 1/4-Inch and 1/2-Inch Collets

  • Electronic variable speed plunge and fixed base router kit; soft start, micro-fine depth adjustments
  • 2-1/4-horsepower router combination kit; variables speeds of 8,000 to 25,000 rpm
  • Aluminum construction; wooden handles on fixed base; soft-grip handle on plunge base
  • Includes plunge and fixed bases, collet chucks, wrenches, chip shields, carrying case
  • 6.2 by 19-1/2 by 14-1/2 inches; 19-1/2 pounds; 1-year warranty

Handle a broad range of routing applications with the versatile Bosch 1617EVSPK Plunge and Fixed-Base Variable-Speed Router Kit. This router kit includes a powerful motor with advanced speed control technology, precision bases, and plenty of advanced features to help get a variety of jobs done quickly and accurately.

Powerful, Variable-Speed Motor with Soft Start
Take care of even tough routing jobs with the powerful 2.25 HP/12 Amp motor and its versatile speed range of 8,000 to 25,000 RPM. The variable speed dial allows you to set the optimal speed for the routing task and material. And with built-in Constant Response Circuitry, your router will maintain a constant speed throughout the cut, so you get cleaner, more accurate results.

With the integrated soft-start feature, the motor reduces torque upon start-up for a much smoother transition and easier handling on your part.

Accurate Fixed and Plunge Base Cuts
This versatile kit provides all the components necessary for fixed-depth routing and plunge routing, as well. Microfine bit depth adjustment systems on both bases allow for accurate and fast bit depth adjustments. The microfine adjustment has an overall range of one inch and is accurate to 1/64 inch.

Both bases also feature the Bosch Precision Centering Design, which allows the bit to be centered with the subbase or optional template guides (sold separately). This makes it easier than ever to keep the bit on the intended cutting-line when using guidance devices such as jigs, templates, or dovetail fixtures.

Both of the included bases, fixed and plunge, feature quick clamp systems for quick tool-free conversions, so moving the motor between the two bases takes only seconds and requires no tools. The plunge base features soft grip handles for easier operation, and the fixed base includes threaded holes for mounting it to router tables. The fixed base's advanced bit height adjustment system allows you to conveniently adjust the bit height from above the router table.

Rugged Design for Increased Durability
The Bosch 1617EVSPK Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit is durable and built for years of use. The motor housing and bases are now made of aluminum, and the power switch is now completely dust-sealed for added durability. The rugged carrying case keeps all of the components protected. This routing system is backed by a one-year limited warranty, 30-day money back guarantee, and one-year service protection plan.

Be sure to also see the MLCS 8377 15-Piece Router Bit Set with Carbide-Tipped 1/2-Inch Shanks and the Bosch RA1054 Deluxe Router Edge Guide With Dust Extraction Hood & Vacuum Hose Adapter

Friday, January 20, 2012

First Alert CO615 Carbon Monoxide Plug-In Alarm with Battery Backup and Digital Display

First Alert CO615 Carbon Monoxide Plug-In Alarm with Battery Backup and Digital Display

First Alert CO615 Carbon Monoxide Plug-In Alarm with Battery Backup and Digital Display

Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America, yet many people don't know they are suffering from CO poisoning until its too late. Since symptoms of CO poisoning are like the flu, you might not even know you're in danger at first. That's why a carbon monoxide alarm is an excellent way to protect your family. It can detect the CO you can't see, smell or taste in the air.

The First Alert CO615 carbon monoxide alarm uses an electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor-the most accurate technology available. Installation is as simple as plugging it in to any wall outlet. Its easy-to-read backlit digital LED display gives you a clear read-out of current CO concentrations in parts per million. The alarm includes a battery back-up giving you peace of mind in a power outage. The test/silence button both silences a non-threatening alarm or low battery warning and allows you to test the unit's functionality. The unit monitors and re-alarms if carbon monoxide levels persist sounding a loud 85-decibel horn. An audible and visual low battery signal alerts you to replace the battery and an indicator alerts you when a battery has been removed. An end-of-life alarm of three chirps alerts you to replace the unit. One 9-volt battery is included. 5-year limited warranty. UL listed.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dr Heater Quartz + PTC Infrared Portable Space Heater

Dr Heater Quartz + PTC Infrared Portable Space Heater - 1500 Watt, UL Listed , Produces 60% More Heat with Advanced Dual Heating System.

Dr Heater Quartz + PTC Infrared Portable Space Heater

Newly Engineered and Designed in USA with Advanced Dual Heating System. 1500W with High and Low Temperature Settings range 65 to 86 degrees.
The Dr. HeaterTM advanced dual heating systems increase the heat transfer rate, and evenly heats your space up to 1,000 square feet, fast. The newly engineered heater produces 60% more heat than the other models in the market. Great supplemental heating source.
Listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) USA ?Canada that ensures highest safety standards. Perfectly safe around the children and pets with no exposed heating elements. Overheat Cut Off and Tip Over Protection System
Manufactured by the same factory that supplies heaters to Sears and Home Depot

I found that the heater generally does what it claims to do, except for the size of the room it is supposed to heat. We used it exclusively in our basement rec room and it had to struggle to get the room tempurature over 70 degrees running on high. Outside tempurature was normally in the mid thirties to the mid-forties. It ran very quietly, attractive and the remote system is great. The heater did not get hot, as advertised. It would probably work great in a smaller room such as a bedroom.