Small Shop Essentials 2017 - Canadian Woodworking Magazine

Small Shop Essentials 2017: Woodworking products to help you tool your shop.

Arbortech Turbo Plane

Small Shop Essentials 2017



Amana Tool 1/4 Inch Shank General Purpose CNC Router Bit Collection
8- Piece 1/4" shank set (AMS-134) is designed for CNC profiling, 2D and 3D profiling and carving in plastics, aluminum and wood. The set features carbide tipped V-Groove bits, 2&4 flute solid carbide up-cut spiral nose bits, solid carbide spiral flute bits and solid carbide 2D & 3D carving tapered angle ball tip bit, featuring a Zirconium Nitride (ZrN) coating.
Why It’s Essential: The AMS-134 provides the necessary tools for many projects on different materials, priced at $179USD it offers a saving of 30% compared to buying individual bits and comes with a storage case to keep the tools protected.
amanatool.com
Bessey’s Bar Clamps
There are many models of BESSEY’s German-made bar clamps from which to choose. Throat depth ranges from 2.5 to 20 In., lengths from 6 to 79 In. and clamping force choices from 600 to 1540 lb ratings. Handles are offered as either a 2K handle for a sure grip, the traditional wooden handle or a selection of T-Bar handles.
Why It’s Essential: There is a reason so many editorials feature BESSEY German made bar clamps! They work. They always work. Made in Germany at BESSEY’s modern production facility and using the highest quality steels, these bar clamps are for serious woodworkers that need to depend on a durable, high quality hand tool.
Find out more at besseytools.com
Arbortech TURBO Plane
• Developed by woodworkers and acclaimed by professionals, engineered with performance, safety and versatility in mind to provide the ultimate woodworkers power attachment.
• Resharpenable, carbide teeth contribute to a long lasting blade that will cut the hardest timbers and leave a smooth finish.
Why It’s Essential: Small workshops need versatile, compact and powerful tool options.
The TURBO Plane is an impressive universal wood shaping tool that will prove useful in many applications. Whether you need to plane timber to create a flat surface, rapidly remove excess timber, form rounded internal / external profiles or perform detailed work using guides and templates, the TURBO Plane will be your “go to” tool.
arbortechtools.com/turbo-plane
arbortechtools.com/mini-turbo
Porter Cable Cordless 20V Brushless Nailer
The 18 GA Brad Nailer has a fastener length capacity of 5/8" to 2" and a magazine capacity of 100 nails. The nailer is capable of driving up to 1300 nails per charge using a 4.0Ah PORTER-CABLE battery (sold separately), and up to 450 nails per charge** using a 1.5Ah PORTERCABLE battery (included in kitted offering).
Why It’s Essential: Weighing only 5.1 lbs without a battery, this lightweight and balanced tool contains a rubber over-mold ergonomic handle that provides maximum comfort and control during use. The Brad Nailer includes several tool-free features including a tool-free jam release, toolfree depth adjustment wheel, and a tool-free stall release lever.
$299 Available at Lowe’s and Amazon.ca
portercable.com
Festool Jobsite Radio
Festool’s new SYSROCK Jobsite radio: Rock star quality sound with Bluetooth streaming for the jobsite! Light, compact and powerful, SYSROCK weighs in at only just over 1.5 lbs. (0.7 kg). Features include Bluetooth streaming capability, hands-free calling, aux-in, FM Radio reception, built-in microphone for taking hands-free calls and a 2.5", 10 Watt 8 Ohm Neodymium speaker and Digital Sound Processor (DSP).
Why It’s Essential: SYSROCK jobsite radio and measures 3.97" W × 5.86" H × 3.70" D (102 × 149 × 94 mm) and can be powered with the supplied power cord or by Festool flat pack batteries (10.8 - 18.0 volt). $168.00
festoolcanada.com
Mitreset Precision Mitre Gauge Jigs
Transform your mitre gauge into a precision tool. Made of an anodized aluminium plate with a 3/4" miter gauge slot. The plate is perforated with a series of holes on both sides of the slot. The Standard gauge enables you to cut miter angles from 0° to 50° in 5° increments. A staggered ruler, machined at intervals of 0.5°, makes it possible to obtain angles beyond the graduated perforation, from 0° to 52.5°, both left and right. The Segment gauge enables you to cut perfect polygons in segments from 4 to 20. Both jigs are accurate to within .001", and come with two stainless steel taper pins to provide support for miter gauge adjustment. $99.99
Why It’s Essential: Trying to cut precise angles on the table saw can be frustrating. Most woodworkers attempt to cobble together complicated jigs to do the job. These Miterset jigs simplify the process, and guarantee perfect, repeatable results.
normand.ca
Mirka DEROS and Dust Extractor Kit
This kit includes our finest NET product – Abranet, Portable Dust Extractor, 13-foot anti-static hose and Mirka DEROS electric sander with no external power supply. The DEROS Sanders feature a powerful brushless motor, constant speed load, vibration reduction system and many more advantages – all in a low-profile package weighing only 2.3 pounds. Abranet combines high performance and a longer lifespan, making it a cost-effective solution. Its true dust-free sanding characteristics result in a cleaner, safer work environment. The MV-912 is a 30-liter industrial-grade dust extractor with adjustable suction control and automatic electric start with tool-triggered activation. Available in 5" and 6" with 5mm orbits, or 6" with a 2.5mm orbit sander.
Why It’s Essential: This kit provides the Perfect Dust-Free Solution. Sanding without disturbing dust particles provides a cleaner work environment, as well as a better surface finish. Dust-free is not only safer for our health, but it also makes plenty of sense time and moneywise.
mirka.com/en-CA/ca
Rockwell Duotech Oscillation Sonicrafter
Rockwell’s fastest and most powerful Sonicrafter, the F80 Duotech Oscillation, features oscillating angles of 3.4 and 5.0 degrees. Powered by a 4.2 amp motor, the variable-speed multi-tool incorporates electronic constant speed control and Vibrafree technology. F80 features industry’s-best maximum cutting load of 35 lbs. of force. Its Universal Fit accepts major brand’s accessories, and Hyperlock provides one ton of clamping force to prevent blade slippage.
Why It’s Essential: Change the blade and the F80 handles any number of projects indoors and out. Dual oscillating angles enable the tool to work harder and run faster. Users can choose the angle that best fits the application.
lowes.ca
canadiantire.ca
Steel City SELECT Cast Iron Routing Table
The #45135 has a super flat, rigid 1-1/2" × 24" × 32'' cast iron table with a double T-track, and a 36" precision aluminum fence with integrated dust hood, Plexiglas guard, and adjustable swing stop. It comes with a high precision cast iron router lift with an aluminum mounting plate and locking mechanism. Includes a mobility kit and leveling feet. On the side of the stand is a tray for storing 1/4" and 1/2" shank router bits. The dust collection box has a large access door for easy access to your router and also includes a utility drawer for storing accessories. [Photo shows optional perpendicular guide not included in this set.] $1,469.00
Why It’s Essential: A router table is an indispensable piece of equipment for anyone building furniture or cabinetry. It provides greater user safety, better control, a higher level of accuracy, and more versatility than freehand routing.
normand.ca
Centurion Tenoning Jig
Made of cast iron this tenoning jig (#12110) has sufficient weight to eliminate vibration. A guide bar on the bottom of the jig fits conventional 3/4" × 3/8" miter slots, ensuring that the jig rides smoothly across table saw and router table tops. A large rigid fence keeps stock parallel to the saw blade or router bit. The adjustable stock clamp has 2-1/2" of travel, enabling you to secure stock up to 3-1/4" thick. You can tilt the fence and the work stop to mill tenons up to 45° . Built as a tank, but machined as a cannon!
$174.99
Why It’s Essential: Mortise and tenon joints have exceptional strength, in large part because of the ample glue surface they provide. And the most efficient way to mill tenons is with a tenoning jig used with a router table or table saw – you’ll complete the job more quickly and with greater accuracy.
normand.ca
Fuji Mini-Mite 3 PLATINUM T-70
The Mini-Mite 3 PLATINUM T-70 awarded Canadian Woodworking Reader’s Choice 2016 Power Tool of the Year utilizes a powerful 3-stage Turbine Motor. Designed with Heat Dissipation Box located at the rear of the case, reduces any heat build-up from the Turbine. It is also equipped with The Noise Reduction Covers to reduce turbine noise. The lightweight and ergonomic T-Model™ Non-Bleed Spray Gun with Stainless Steel Fluid Components features an exclusive side mounted Pattern Control Knob and a High-Efficiency Air Cap for even less overspray. A 25ft hose with air control valve and quick-connect coupler included.
Why It’s Essential: The Mini-Mite 3 PLATINUM T-70 is a real favourite with cabinet makers and professionals. Spray anything from wood or metal.
The Mini-Mite 3 PLATINUM Turbine develops 6.5psi. A powerful, portable system for all fine-finishing.
fujispray.com
DEWALT FlexVolt System Cordless Table Saw
DEWALT®’s 60V MAX* 8-1/4" Table Saw’s brushless motor provides runtime, durability, and power and covers 95% of ripping applications on a variety of materials. Using one FLEXVOLT Battery, the Table Saw can rip up to 302 linear feet of 3/4" OSB material on a single charge. With a maximum rip capacity of 24" on the right side of the blade and a maximum rip capacity of 12" on the left side, the saw can easily handle full 4x8' sheets of material.
Why It’s Essential: At only 45 lbs. (without a battery) and with the blade guard assembly and all other components stored onboard, the Table Saw is easy to transport using the integrated side handle. $699 at Home Depot and other home improvement stores
dewalt.ca
CWI Work Bench Mobility Kit
The CWI-MB135 Mobility Kit can be attached to any workbench, tool stand, or accessory table. The four heavy-duty polyurethane and steel casters have a combined weight capacity up to 500 pounds, and are easily screwed or bolted in place. A convenient foot-activated locking level on each caster makes it easy to raise the bench off the ground so that you can move it the desired location. All four casters swivel a full 360° . $99.95 per set of 4 casters.
Why It’s Essential: This is the perfect solution for easily and safely positioning your workbench or other work table to any desired area of your workshop. Protects your floor surface from marring and your back from aching.
cwimachinery.ca
DEWALT Brushless 20V XR Cordless Planer
DEWALT’s 20V MAX Brushless Planer (DCP580B) features a brushless motor for maximum efficiency and that helps to maintain speed under load. With a 3-1/4" width capacity with 3/32" adjustments, a rebate capacity of 5/64", and up to 15,000 RPM, this tool offers premium performance for a variety of woodworking applications. Ergonomically designed, the 20V MAX Brushless Planer (DCP580B) has a comfortable grip and is well-balanced for horizontal and vertical planing. The planer weighs 6.7lbs and operates off of the DEWALT 20V MAX battery system.
Why It’s Essential: Lightweight and cordless, the planer can be easily transported around the jobsite without the hassle of a cord. $279 (bare tool) and dewalt.ca, for retailer availability.
Home Hardware Benchmark Cordless Screwdriver Kit
Easily reach where other cordless screwdrivers cannot with the new Benchmark Twistor (1248-254). Always drive screws at the right angle with 380 different head positions and 360° orbital rotation and flexibility. It has a variable speed trigger, adjustable LED work light, quick release chuck and a rubber over mold for superior grip.
Why It’s Essential: This kit includes an 8V LI-ION removable battery, a fast charger and 1" screw driving bits (PH1, 2 × PH2, PH3, SQ1, 2 × SQ2, SQ3)
homehardware.ca
King Industrial 13"Helical Style Planer
For today’s woodshop, the planer is one of the most important machines to have.
This helical style, 13" planer (Model KC-13HPC) has 26 two-sided cutter inserts, a handy material thickness gauge, 8 preset depth settings and many more great features for the serious hobbyist. The segmented cutter provides a perfectly smooth finish, minimal tear-out and is 50% quieter than a conventional planer.
Why It’s Essential: This benchtop work-horse is at the top of the premium planer market. Smooth, quiet, and superior quality of finish makes the KC-13HPC the best choice as your main material sizing machine or as the second planer in your busy shop.
kingcanada.com
King Industrial 6" Helical Style Jointer
Coupled with your planer, the jointer makes your material sizing abilities complete. This 6" benchtop machine (Model KC-6HJC) has a dozen double-sided inserts providing an excellent finish, minimal tear out and effortless production. Even spalted or heavily figured woods return exceptional results from this helical style cutter head.
Why It’s Essential: To plane a board smooth, it must have one flat side. For great glue joints, your pieces must have perfectly flat and square edges. The KC-6HJC delivers flat, square and smooth and is the best choice for all your jointing requirements.
kingcanada.com
Laguna 14 | bx Bandsaw
The 14|bx features Laguna’s exclusive disc brake system. The 14|bx is based on the hugely successful 14|12, but has been designed with a heavier gauge steel cabinet with no need for a stand. The unit is available in both 110 volt and 220 volt & like all Laguna Bandsaws, the 14|bx comes equipped standard with Laguna 10 Point Ceramic Guides.
Why It’s Essential: The 14|bx is essential for any woodworker looking to improve his craft. Enhanced power and weight, Dual 4" dust ports, Solid onepiece Frame, Magnetic on/off switch, Reinforced Steel Physique and a Disc-Brake w/ Micro-Switch makes the 14|bx stand out.
lagunatools.com
Makita 18V LXT Cordless Blower/Vacuum
The model DUB182Z blower/vacuum features a Makita-built high torque motor with a no load variable speed of 0 to 18,000 RPM, and an air velocity of 179 mph at 92 CFM. Easily converts to a vacuum with the supplied dust bag. At its low speed setting, using an 18V 3.0Ah battery you get 75 minutes of run-time. At the medium speed setting you get 25 minutes, and at the high setting you get 12 minutes. An anti-static design prevents the buildup of static electricity. Weighs only 3.9 pounds (with battery installed) and is 20-3/4" long. Includes a nozzle assembly and dust bag. Battery is sold separately.
Why It’s Essential: A small hand-held blower/vacuum is ideal for a wide range of dust management jobs around the shop and home, and is especially useful for cleaning out machinery, under workbenches, and other hard to reach places.
makita.ca

Next Wave Automation CNC
Next Wave Automation makes a complete line of small format, award-winning CNCs. From the CNC Piranha XL, to the CNC Shark and Shark HD4. Commercial grade builds and limitless possibilities await you!
nextwaveautomation.com
 
The CNC Piranha XL – Full-Size CNC Functionality at a fraction of the cost!
• Commercial grade construction
• User-friendly, color touch screen pendant controller
• Large, 12" × 24" cutting area
• Exclusive Auto Edge, Center Detection and Virtual Zero
• Design software included
• Router sold separately
Priced from $2,499.99 US
 
The CNC Shark and Shark HD4® feature:
• Heavy duty, commercial grade construction
• Use a 2-1/4HP router or our new water-cooled spindle – HD4
• Perfect for heavy cutting, carving and machining on wood, soft metals or plastics
• Software is included so you can be up and running in no time
• Also available with an extended, 50" base
• Router sold separately
Priced from $2,899.99 US
WORX Switchdriver
WORX 20V Switchdriver features two ¼ in. chucks that rotate clockwise or counterclockwise with the push of a button. Drill a pilot hole and then rotate the second chuck with a driver bit to sink a screw.
The 3 lb. drill has a two-speed gearbox and an 11-position electronic clutch.
Includes two, 1.5 Ah batteries, charger, LED worklight and carrying bag.
Why It’s Essential: Only drill on the market today with two revolving chucks. Load any combination of ¼ in. hex shank drill and screwdriver bits to speed assembly work. Gets work done twice as fast without interruption. Compatible with WORX 20V Power Share Program.
lowes.ca, canadiantire.ca
WORX Pegasus worktable and sawhorse
The WORX Pegasus combination worktable and sawhorse is ideal for small shops. The 30 pound workstation features built-in channels to house two, 18 in. quick-clamps plus four clamp dogs to secure workpieces for cutting, sanding, gluing or staining operations. The 31 in. × 25 in. tabletop supports loads up to 300 lbs. and 1,000 lbs. in sawhorse configuration.
Why It’s Essential: Add two Pegasus worktables to expand work space area. Fold-up, space-saving storage also includes onboard storage for the 18 in. clamps and clamp dogs. Constructed of nylon resin and aluminum so it won’t rust.
lowes.ca, canadiantire.ca
Fein Starlock Accessories
Starlock accessories are designed to work seamlessly with Fein’s MultiMaster, SuperCut and MultiTalent oscillating tools, as well as with Bosch, Makita, Milwaukee and other tool brands. The unique Starlock design ensures a super tight fit between tool and accessory, for maximum power transfer to the accessory. Fein offers the largest range of oscillating accessories on the market, with many exclusive designs for unique jobs. They offer accessories for a full range of sawing, sanding, scraping, and other tasks.
Why It’s Essential: While an oscillating tool supplies the power, it’s the accessory that does the work. Starlock accessories are made from premium steel in Germany, and provide fast, precise, clean cutting. Their long service life means better value for your money. Many of the Starlock accessories feature a stepped design that enables you to work flush to the surface for better accuracy. There are over 40 Starlock accessories to choose from.
fein.ca
Rockwell Compact Circular Saw
The Rockwell 4-1/2 in. Compact Circular Saw is half the weight of fullsize 7-1/4 in. circular saws and cuts 2x4's in a single pass. The 5-amp, 3500 rpm saw cuts dimensional lumber up to 2 in. thick. Its thin kerf blade is less than half the thickness of 7-1/4 in. circular saw blades and takes less effort and motor strain to cut through materials.
Why It’s Essential: Easy to transport and maneuver, the compact saw’s slim, inline grip design provides comfort, balance, and control. It’s great for cutting trim, siding and sheet goods, as well as plunge cuts, without the bulk or weight of full-size saws.
lowes.ca, canadiantire.ca

Varathane Finishing
Achieve beautiful staining results with just ONE APPLICATION of the new Varathane Ultimate Stain. Wait for ONE HOUR before applying just ONE COAT of the new Varathane Triple Thick Clear Finish – it is three times thicker than traditional polyurethane.
Why It’s Essential: Your project is finished with professional results and you are free to get on with your day!
rustoleum.ca
sawstop
SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw
Woodworkers take pride in their creations. Serious table saw manufacturers do the same. With the Professional Cabinet Saw, SawStop dedicated countless engineering hours to ensure nothing was missed. Offering two different motor configurations (1.75HP or 3HP) and three different fence and rail options (30", 36" or 52"), this saw gives you versatility around the shop matched with the ability to stop on contact with skin.
Why It’s Essential: Skin detection, true vertical elevation, smooth repeatable cutting, and the industry leading T-Glide Fence, gives you the highest quality cabinet saw that delivers repeatable cuts and overall excellence for all your project needs.
Starting at $3,417
sawstop.ca
Sandpaper.ca Abrasives
Royce Sales (now Sandpaper.ca) has been Canada’s ‘Sandpaper Specialist’ for over 25 years. They carry top quality sandpaper with both hook & loop and PSA backings, in sheets, discs, belts, rolls, and spindle drum sleeves. Their premium sheets and discs are made of open coat aluminum oxide with a top coating to reduce loading. They also carry micro-grit sanding sheets in 0.5 micron (4000-grit) to 6 micron (60,000-grit). Discounts are available for bulk orders.
Why It’s Essential: Sandpaper is one of the most commonly used consumables in the workshop. With Royce Sales you get great pricing, prompt delivery, and consistent product supply.
sandpaper.ca
Steel City 2-Speed 6" Bench Grinder
This 6" grinder (# 70100S1) can be run at two speeds, 3600 RPM for quick stock removal, and 1800 RPM for final grinding and sharpening. It features a 1/4HP motor, a 3/4" × 6" 36-grit wheel and a 1" × 6" 80-grit wheel, two large aluminum adjustable tool rests with adjustable spark arrestors and transparent eye shields, two rear located dust ports, and four no-vibration rubber base pads. $179.99
Why It’s Essential: A bench grinder makes it quick and easy to put a new bevel angle on a plane blade or chisel. From there you can go to a sharpening stone for final honing. For turning tools you can go straight from the grinder back to work.
normand.ca
Tormek T-8 Sharpening System
The most advanced water cooled sharpening system available is Swedish made and allows you to sharpen your tools to the finest edge, without removing more steel than necessary. The Tormek T-8 is built for continuous duty and has a unique and efficient drive system which manages to hold a constant speed, even under full load. Your tool’s edge is continuously cooled by the water, which means there’s no risk it gets overheated. Supplied with the machine is a number of accessories, including the unbeatable Square Edge Jig SE-77. See tormek.com for more information about this versatile sharpening system.
tormek.com
BlackJack Spring Wire Hose Clamps
Managing dust in any shop can be challenging. When hoses need to be moved from one machine to another, no one wants to tighten a clamp to keep them in place. These spring clamps, designed to fit 4" and 2-1/2" hose, are your solution to fast, no hassle hose changes. $8.69 and $6.95, 2 clamps per package.
Why It’s Essential: Wood dust is a known health hazard, building up like cake inside your lungs where it can’t be removed. Make your shop more convenient to move dust collection where it’s needed and have it stay put. These spring clamps solve that problem.
workshopsupply.com
Work Sharp Ken Onion Knife & Tool Sharpener
Using a fully adjustable precision sharpening guide, variable speed and wide flexible abrasive belts it sharpens pocket & hunting knives, serrated knives, kitchen knives and any other type of blade you own. Professional blade makers like Ken Onion use flexible belts to put a razor sharp edge on their blades, now you can have the same technology in your home or shop. Work Sharp Engineered and Ken Onion Designed to deliver the pinnacle of knife sharpening with precision and repeatability.
worksharptools.com
Oneida Dust Deputy
The Oneida Air Systems family of Dust Deputy’s are high efficiency cyclonic pre-separators for wet/dry vacuums and single stage collectors. Patented cyclone design separates 99% of the waste before it reaches your system. Made of static conductive resin and are simple to use. Compact footprint and can retrofit to any system. Made in the USA.
Why It’s Essential: The Dust Deputy converts your single stage collector or shop vacuum into a super cyclonic dust collector. The Dust Deputy keeps the filter in your collector or shop vacuum from clogging during use and helps keep a constant air flow with no loss of suction.
See website for Canadian dealers
oneida-air.com
Drill Doctor
Sharpen dull and broken drill bits with Drill Doctor. Don’t get stuck in the middle of a project and run to the store for a new bit- just sharpen it and get back to work. Drill Doctors can sharpen a wide range of point angles and drill materials, probably everything you own. Visit website to learn about special offers.
Why it’s Essential:
• You already own a lifetime supply of drill bits. Now sharpen them and save money!
• Fast, easy, works every time
• Sharper than new results
• Saves money – pays for itself in just a few sharpenings
• Models to fit any budget
• Durable- three-year warranty
drilldoctor.com
SuperMax Drum Sander
SuperMax Tools offers award-winning open-ended drum sanders which are perfect for the small shop or woodworking enthusiast. The 19-38 Drum Sander offers 19" of sanding width in a single pass and 38" in a double pass. The 25-50 Drum Sander is the largest open-ended drum sander on the market. Sand 25" in a single pass, and up to 50" in a double pass.
Why It’s Essential: These sanders reduce the tedious process of sanding and produce more consistent results. Expand the scope of projects you’re able to complete, while increasing speed and consistency in which you’re able to do them!
supermaxtools.com
Grizzly Combo Jointer/Planer
The G0809 features 6" jointing and 13" planning with fully adjustable, precision-ground cast iron tables and independent dust ports, each driven by a 2 HP motor. The jointer fence adjusts from 90° to 45° left or right, and the 46" long table has a rabbeting ledge. The planer features speeds of 11 and 22 FPM to help ensure an ultra-smooth finish in both soft and hard woods. Other features include a built-in mobile base and infeed/outfeed extension rollers on the planer table. $1395
Why It’s Essential: No conversion or downtime is required when switching between joining and planing – you don’t even have to shut the machine off.
Available at grizzly.com
Shop Fox 2HP 7" Planer/Moulder
The 2HP G0680 Planer/Moulder handles stock up to 7-1/2" thick and 7" wide. It features precision-ground cast-iron wings, standard T-slots, a one-piece enclosed stand, and a pedestal-mounted control switch with a variable-speed feed 1/8HP motor. It has a 7000 RPM cutterhead and delivers 14,000 cuts per minute. Open end design allows you to make curved mouldings with the optional elliptical jig. Certified to UL & CSA standards! $1650
Why It’s Essential: If you make your own mouldings and frames, you need this machine. It’s equipped with variablespeed feed control, planes stock up to 7" wide, and can do full-length radius moulding with an optional elliptical jig.
Available at grizzly.com
Rikon Slow-Speed Bench Grinder
The 1/2 HP motor delivers a speed of 1,750 RPM, half the speed of a regular grinder, all but eliminating the risk of tool damage from excess heat. There are two 1" by 8" aluminum oxide wheels – a 60-grit wheel for rough grinding and basic shaping, and a 12-grit wheel for final sharpening. The 80-805 features a cast iron body and has rubber feet for reduced vibration; dual tool rests and spark arrestors; a diamond wheel dresser to keep the wheels round and flat; and comes with a 5-year warranty.
Why It’s Essential: Sharp tools are indispensible for woodworking, and a bench grinder is essential for putting a new edge on plane blades, bench chisels, and turning tools, as well as for a range of other metal grinding, shaping and polishing tasks. It will also keep your garden tools in top cutting condition.
rikontools.com
Rikon Combination Belt/Disc Sander
The 50-120 combines a 6" × 48" belt and a 10" aluminum disc in one small footprint benchtop machine. The base is constructed of cast iron to help reduce vibration. It features a 3/4 HP motor that delivers a belt speed of 2,030 SFPM (Surface Feet Per Minute) and a disc speed of 1,720 RPM. The belt tilts a full 90 degrees, and there is a large 8" × 14" disc table with a standard 3/4" miter slot that tilts up to 45 degrees. It includes a miter gauge and there is a 2" dust port. 5-year warranty.
Why It’s Essential: Combo sanders are extremely versatile, enabling you to sand concave and convex shapes as well as shorter flat surfaces. They make quick work of smoothing templates, trimming tenons, dovetails and miter splines, flush sanding doors and drawers, and sanding a myriad of small parts.
rikontools.com