Saturday, March 31, 2012

Magna Cart Flatform 4- Wheeled Hand Truck

Magna Cart Flatform 4- Wheeled Hand Truck

Patented, 4-wheeled Platform Truck/Dolly. Folds Down to 3- by 27 inches and fits virtually anywhere for storage. Weighs less than 14.8 pounds so you can take it easily with you on your travels, too. It takes only seconds to open and close. Rated to 275 pounds Major plastic stress points are made of ultra-durable nylon; other plastic pieces are polypropylene. Tubing material of aluminum and stainless steel for the most durable, lightweight backbone ever devised for a platform hand truck. The plate size is 26.8 inches long by 16.1 inches wide.

Friday, March 30, 2012

High Speed Steel Wood Lathe Chisel Turning Set

PSI Woodworking LCSIXW High Speed Steel Wood Lathe Chisel Turning Set, 6-Piece

PSI Woodworking LCSIXW High Speed Steel Wood Lathe Chisel Turning Set, 6-Piece

* Premium long lasting HSS blades with beautifully turned and stained hardwood handles and brass ferrules
* Blades range from 6.5-Inch to 9-Inch In length
* Chisels range in overall length from 16-3/4-Inch to 22-3/8-Inch
* Includes 3/8-Inch spindle gouge, 7/8-Inch roughing gouge, 1-Inch oval skew chisel, 3/8-Inch bowl gouge, 3/16-Inch diamond parting tool, 3/4-Inch round nose scraper
* Comes in an attractive wooden display box
The handles are a great length which provides plenty of leverage and are not loose.
Since the HSS is soft it takes a new edge very quickly. All 6 tools can be brought to hair popping sharp in about 10 mins with a couple of bench stones.
Once sharpened they work almost as well as my carbide tools. Nearly effortless cutting for much longer than I would expect from cheap HSS. (After putting a very fine edge with a set of bench stones)
Price is about half of what other sets of similar caliber sell for.
I dont think you'll find a better set on amazon. If I were to upgrade from this set I'd buy a full set of carbide tools but I dont use them enough to warrant the 3 or 4 fold price increase.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jet 12-Inch X 20-Inch Wood Lathe

Jet 708376 JWL-1220 12-Inch X 20-Inch Wood Lathe

Shaping, smoothing, finishing, fluting, and veining can now all be done on one efficient, portable machine. The Jet 708376 JWL-1220 12 x 20-Inch Wood Lathe is a dream come true for any lathe enthusiast with a home shop. Boasting a host of user-friendly features, like a cord wrap and built-in work light, this powerful machine handles both small and large projects with ease.

Powerful 3/4 HP Motor for Increased Capacity
Able to support stock measuring up to 12 inches in diameter and 20 inches in length, the JWL-1220 owes its robust performance to a powerful 3/4 HP motor that easily handles increased capacity without any interruption in its operation. The motor's flexibility allows you to tackle bigger projects or materials of various sizes without bogging down your lathe, and it also ensures consistent RPM through a much wider range of turning situations.

Cast-Iron Bed for Stability; Spindle Lock for Fast Fluting and Veining
A heavy-duty cast-iron lathe bed adds stability while dramatically limiting vibrations during operation so you enjoy precise results. Additionally, the spindle features a lock that makes it easier to remove faceplates, chucks, and other accessories with one hand. It also has indexing capabilities for fast and efficient fluting and veining operations.

Live Center and Hollow Tailstock for Efficient Boring
To help complete projects quickly and easily, and to tackle a range of jobs, the live center has a removable pin for boring through stock, while a hollow tailstock allows you to perform long hole boring for lamps and other vessels.

Cam-Lock Mechanism for Tool-Free Adjustments
Designed to be easy to operate, the JWL-1220 includes a cam-lock mechanism that gives you the freedom to adjust the headstock, tailstock, and tool-rest base without tools. There's also a built-in work light to illuminate your workspace as well as your workpiece while turning so you're able to see your results during every step of the work process.

Carry Handles and Cord Wrap for True Portability
Measuring 15.5 x 12 x 32 (WxHxD) and weighing 98.3 pounds, the truly portable JWL-1220 has integrated, large-diameter, retractable carry handles and a cord wrap for convenient storage of the six-foot power cord. It also comes with both six-inch and 10-inch tool-rests for versatility, a storage tray, and a three-inch faceplate.

For added peace of mind, the JWL-1220 is backed by a five-year warranty.

About JET: A History of Sharing New, Feature-Rich Products
Opened in 1958 after the founder of the company, Leslie P. Sussman, took the first Boeing Jet Airplane trip from Seattle, Washington to Japan, JET began as a small dealer that sold air hoists and trolleys out of a single hardware store in Seattle. Over the years, JET has carried everything from snowmobiles, transmitter radios, and forklifts to nylon stockings, but by the early 1970s, metalworking had become the base of their business line. And by the 1980s, JET had expanded into the realm of woodworking. Today, you'll find that JET offers a wide range of popular woodworking tools that are backed with best-in-class features and excellent service.

What's in the Box
Lathe, one six-inch tool-rest, one10-inch tool-rest, one faceplate, one drift rod, one live center, one spur center, one pair of safety goggles, one tool caddy, one work lamp, one owner's manual, warranty card, one three-millimeter hex wrench, and one five-millimeter hex wrench.
Product Description
Includes 12-in x 20-in 3/4 HP Woodworking Lathe