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NEW JET 14” x 40” Variable Speed Woodworking Lathe Gives You Robust Features!

Oct 6, 2014

JET continues to improve and expand their woodworking catalogue. Today they officially released the JET JWL-1440VS and JWL-1440VSK 1 HP variable speed woodworking lathes. These new products add new and exciting features to an already extensive line of JET bench top and floor model woodworking lathes.

With these new machines, you are going to see a new and improve style of sliding headstock that can also pivot 360 degrees with seven positive-locking positions at: 0, 30, 60, 90, 120, 180 and 270. This will provide you with a full range of outboard turning capabilities. If you decide to go with the floor model (719400K), an extension bed can be mounted in three separate positions for larger outboard turnings and increase capacity between centers (60”).

Variable speed range has increased too in comparison to the JET JWL-1442VSK. Instead of the 450 – 3000 you are used to seeing; you now get that little extra with a 400 – 3000 speed range. Combine this with JET’s 1HP single phase TEFC motor and you are well on your way to all the control you need.

Ever have issues with slippage? The positive locking tool rest features a redesigned clamping system that creates point of contact control.

If you are looking for a full-featured lathe for your shop, look no further than the new JWL-1440VS and JWL-1440VSK from JET. With a robust list of features mentioned and so much more left, you can rest assured that you will have everything you need to have: full control, power, precision and flexibility.

Interested in the JET JWL-1440VSK Floor Model? Learn more or buy at our official product page.

Interested in the JET JWL-1440VS Bench top Model? Learn more or buy at our official product page.

 

JET 716300 17” Drill Press Is Built For Performance

Sep 9, 2014

JET 716300 17" Drill PressToday JET officially release the new JET 716300 17” Drill Press. The 716300 joins an already extensive group of JET woodworking drill presses. The JET 716300 looks to improve upon the success of the JET 354173 Deluxe Drill Press with robust features in a lightweight design (over 70lbs lighter).

One improvement is the spindle travel. For a lot of woodworkers, the spindle travel on their bench or floor stand drill press isn’t sufficient enough to go cleanly through the stock they have. Users often have to compensate for this by: create hole guide templates, placing shims under the wood stock as the bit goes through or simply flipping the stock around to hit it from the other side freehand. All said options are a pain and frustrating to a user who “just needs another half an inch”. Well, JET has given the user a total of 5 inches in spindle travel (vs. 4-3/8” with the 354173).

Table size hasn’t been improved significantly but it has increased from 14 x 18” to 14 x 19” with a table edge designed for clamping. In an industry that relies on the utmost accuracy, having any extra work surface is good for the project at hand. Support not only comes from the work table but the base of the machine. A solid base provides stability and machine balance. JET has increased this to accommodate a smoother experience with the JET 716300.

Some internal benefits of the NEW JET 17” Drill Press is the sturdy cast iron head with a poly v-belt drive system for premium performance. The drive system delivers 16 spindle speeds with a spindle speed range of 210 – 3500 rpm. Never have enough light? This drill press also has a built-in LED work light to help with those jobs where you have to work in a poorly lit environment or you are running out of daylight.

Interested in learning more? Check out our JET 716300 Drill Press product page with additional specs and pricing on this new JET Tools product.

 

Powermatic PM701 Mortiser Earns Best Overall Choice From Fine Woodworking

Sep 8, 2014

For those of you woodworkers out there who missed it, the Powermatic PM701 Benchtop Mortiser was named “Author’s Best Choice Overall” in the August 2014 issue of Fine Woodworking. This isn’t the first time that the Powermatic PM701 has been recognized. Back in 2012, Wood Magazine labeled the Benchtop Mortiser as “Top Tool”.

The Powermatic PM701 Benchtop Mortiser features in-line depth stop which allows the user to stop at preset depths without racking the mortise bit to the base. You prefer left over right? The reversible handle can be installed on either side of the head for user comfort and convenience. An issue you run into with other brands is your work piece slipping when you are drilling. The PM701 avoids that with a stock hold-down that has a double lock system to maximize efficiency. Also, adjusting the fence has been made easier with Powermatic’s rack and pinion design; you can now provide simple fence adjustments.

There are a lot of features on the Powermatic PM701 Mortiser that earned it the top acknowledgements among popular woodworking sources. Checkout the Powermatic PM701 now and understand what’s like to own something with a Gold Standard.

 

Milwaukee M12 Variable Speed Polisher/Sander: Cordless, Compact and Fast

Sep 2, 2014

The auto-detailing industry is a big market with a lot of manufacturers invested into it. So it’s hard to find a product that stands out from the competition when everyone else is making something similar. We as company dedicated a portion of our own e-commerce store to auto-detailing. We carry one of the most popular professional electric car polishers on the market. We also carry a brand of polishing pads that have received a lot of customer praise since we first brought them in. However, just a couple months ago we were introduced to a new product from Milwaukee Tools that was much different than I’m used to seeing.

Milwaukee 2438-22 Variable Speed Polisher/Sander with wool pad attachment for polishing

They showed us the Milwaukee 2438-20 M12 Variable Speed Polisher/Sander. This is the most compact cordless variable speed polisher made by a professional power tool brand. The polisher is powered by the same M12 lithium-ion battery system that you would use on the jobsite with corresponding Milwaukee tools.

Selector Switch from Polisher to Sander on Milwaukee 2438-20

Picture - A view of the mode selector on the Milwaukee 2438-20 Variable Speed Polisher/Sander

Milwaukee has made a dual purpose out of this tool too, allowing you to either polish or sand at the switch of button (see picture 1). How fast it revolves is all dependent on the pressure you put on the variable speed trigger. When sanding, you have an RPM range of 0-8,300 RPM. When you’re polishing, you have an RPM of 0-2,800 RPM. Need to quickly change applications? The Milwaukee 2438-20 has a tool-free accessory change to speed up the time you might have spent with some type of wrench or fastening tool.

For those of you looking to replace your big corded polisher, this is meant for that. This M12 Polisher/Sander is designed to complement a normal full size product in small areas of your vehicle (or spot polishing). The Milwaukee M12 Variable Speed Polisher/Sander can be purchased in 3 different ways (all of which include a 5-pc accessory pack).

1. Milwaukee 2438-20 (bare tool version): This option is ideal of someone who may already have other Milwaukee M12 tools and batteries to use with it. It comes with the 5 pc accessory pack, a side handle and a carrying case.

2. Milwaukee 2438-22: This option is a full kit and provides you with everything you need to start polishing. It comes with the same 5 pc accessory pack, a side handle, carrying case but also includes TWO M12 Red Lithium batteries.

3. Milwaukee 2438-22X: This is option much like the 2438-22 is a full kit too. The only difference between the two kits is that this one includes: one REDLITHIUM XC High Capacity battery and one regular REDLITHIUM battery.

 

Take Up To 10% Off Generac Generators Instantly!

Aug 21, 2014

Nothing is worse than being left without electricity in your home. Hurricanes have a tendency to do that to you. Don’t take it personal. Instead, be ahead of the curve and plan out a backup. Nothing protects your assets better than investing in a generator. Having a family or business means that you might have more to take care of besides yourself. Spending days or weeks in the dark is not an option. For a business owner, that could account to thousands or even millions in lost revenue. Could you afford a hit like that? If you are a mother or father, could your children live without running water or power? Think of all the products in your house that need electricity to work. Scary, right?

Starting today (August 21, 2014), Generac is offering up to 10% off portable and standby generators. The sale only runs until August 28th, 2014. Take the opportunity to think ahead and save yourself some money at the same time. It can’t hurt to be prepared when extreme weather devastation is knocking at your front door.

Visit our Generac page to start saving today!

Get a FREE Milwaukee M12 Tool Instantly!

Aug 1, 2014

Starting Today (August 1st), get a FREE TOOL INSTANTLY when you purchase a qualifying Milwaukee M12 kit. There’s no better time to invest in the #1 Sub-Compact System on the market. Milwaukee has 60+ tools that run off of the same Red Lithium M12 technology. Included in that 60+ catalogue is more than a handful of Milwaukee M12 products powered by FUEL Brushless motor technology, the NEW movement in the cordless market. Find out for yourself what professionals and DIYers have been saying since the release of the original M12 line-up.

This Milwaukee FREE TOOL promotion runs from August 1st – August 31st 2014 and Quantities MAY be limited. Don’t wait too long to get the best value on tools that can be labeled as “Nothing but HEAVY DUTY”. Click here to shop now for your Milwaukee M12 tools!

Take an Extra 10% Off JET Milling and Metal Drilling Machinery!

Jul 31, 2014

You rely on your shop equipment every day. If a piece of machinery goes down it can put a huge damper on your shop’s overall production and can account for weeks or more of lost revenue. JET is very aware of the needs of its customers and designs reliable products to minimize situations where you lose money. Reliable, quality engineering and manufacturing goes into every product that comes out of their factory. JET machines are built and tested to tight tolerance standards to ensure you are getting an excellent product. Not to mention the fact that there products are back by JET Red Assurance. Red Assurance is one of the industry’s most comprehensive warranties.

Starting August 1st 2014, we are offering an exclusive JET sale. Take an EXTRA 10% OFF All JET Milling and Metal Drilling Machinery. This includes some of their HOTTEST and most popular mill drills, vertical mills and metalworking drill presses.

Take advantage of the savings and start filling your shop up with one of the most reliable industrial brands on the market. Click here to starting browsing our JET sale page now!

Get a FREE Milwaukee M18 4.0 XC Battery with XC Kit Purchase!

Jul 21, 2014

Not all cordless tools are created equally. How does your current cordless set hold up to daily abuse? How long does your battery last before you have to pop them on the charger? Are you getting the torque you deserve out of your hammer drills and impact drivers?

These are all valid questions that you need to consider. You might not be getting the full potential out of the time spent on the job. Milwaukee Power Tools knows that great work last longer. If you use better quality tools you will get better output. Sometimes competitor brands just can’t deliver the power your need to cut through that pipe, to drive that screw or bore that hole.

From now until July 31, 2014, we are offering a FREE M18 4.0Ah XC battery when you purchase qualifying Milwaukee M18 XC kits. This gives you the chance to save on a brand of tools that is known for being “Nothing But Heavy Duty”! View our website to see the eligible M18 XC kits from Milwaukee.

Don’t Be Left Without Power During A Heat Wave, Get a Generator

Jul 12, 2014

Most of us are exposed to harsh elements each season from hurricanes to massive snowstorms. All of which can leave you in a situation where your power can go out. Of all these elements people tend to forget one of the worst, heat.

Right now, many of us are having picnics, going to the beach or in our backyards cooking a rack of ribs that are drenched in mouthwatering barbeque sauce. Summer brings tolerable weather that allows you to do these things. Summer brings the type of weather that allows you to be active and enjoy the sunshine for at least a couple of months, but it also brings the dangers of a heat wave.

On a 105 degree humid day, many of us will find it too hot outside and will seek shelter in our air conditioned homes. The problem with that is everyone in your region has the same idea. Excessive power demands cause an overload to the grid and we are left with what most of us know as “rolling blackouts”.

Many people believe that a heat wave itself causes power outages but it’s actually the excessive use of electricity that leaves many of us with no power during the hot weather.

Okay. So you lose power in your house, now what? You might say “My family can muster through the heat; it’s just nicer to be in the AC”. However, you would be sorely mistakenly. A lot of issues arise from not having electricity during a heat wave.

The first is rapid food spoilage. Did you just make a large grocery trip recently and drop $300 on meats that you froze for the month? It doesn’t take long for the heat to seep in or the pure fact of not keeping your frozen food at a set temperature to spoil all of it.

The second is running water. Sure, plenty of us stock up before a hurricane on the staples like bottled water and bread. How many of you think the same way when the forecast is calling for a heat wave? Having running water is important for staying hydrated and sometimes you can never have enough bottled water. Your body needs it to survive and your body is sweating what you have to help keep your body cool.

The third issue and the largest of them, is heat exhaustion or even heat stroke. Elderly people are at an even higher risk because excessive heat puts huge strain on your heart. Constantly being exposed to excessive heat can cause someone to faint or in worse case scenarios even die.

That’s why it’s important that you plan for the worst. Don’t put yourself or loved ones in a situation where you are taking dangerous chances and buy yourself a generator.

Generac is a leader in backup power systems and carries an extensive line of portable or standby generators. We carry Generac generators from home use from 3,250 watts to standbys that go up to 20,000 watts. We also sell Generac generators designed for use in commercial buildings so you can protect your business. To check out all of the great Generac products that will keep you out of the dark and secure, visit our Generac page.

JET Ups The Ante On The NEW 3HP 14″ Steel Frame Bandsaw

Jul 10, 2014

What happens when more horsepower is added to an already rock solid 14” steel frame band saw? You get the JET 714550. JET continues to provide you with best products for the task at hand, improving the original 1-3/4HP 714500 model to a now impressive 3HP motor. The NEW 3HP 14” Steel Frame Band saw is perfect for someone who is looking for a little more power beneath that white JET frame.

The NEW 3HP has all of the same benefits and features as the 1-3/4HP, so nothing new there. However, we will highlight the features in case you are not familiar with the original model that Fine Woodworking and Pro Tool Reviews gave high marks on.

The JET 714550 offers 13-1/2” of resaw capacity. This beats other JET models on the market. The JET JWBS-14DXPRO 14” Deluxe Band Saw offers 12” of resaw capacity and the JWBS-14OS 14” Open Stand Band Saw only offers 6” inches.

Operating the fence has never been easier with a versatile fence system that ensures superior precision when every cut you make in the workshop has to count! It’s been redesigned with laser etched scale and micro-adjust features. Not to mention the all-important heavy-duty quick release tensioning on this saw.

The JET 714550 Band Saw is designed with a four-sided blade guard and the ability to remove blades from the front of the table without bending or angling them in anyway.

Want to learn about how you can take your workshop to the next level? Visit the JET 714550 14” Steel Frame Band Saw product page on our website to get any specifications you may need or to purchase this rock solid machine!