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Porter Cable air compressor

air compressor

Porter Cable air compressor machines are designed to support heavy usage. These heavy duty air compressors are perfect for brad and finish nailers, staplers; moderate roofing and framing nailer use. PSI can range from, 135, 150 and 175, and come available in oil-lube and oil free. Tank sizes come in 4, 4.3, 4.5, 6, 8, 15, 20, 25, 60 and 80 gallon.

Porter Cable offers 27 types of portable compressors to choose from. Some models are oil free and some need oil and lube. Features that come with these portable air compressor models includes, full roll cage frame, high-flo air regulator, pressure release valve and a heavy duty cast iron cylinder construction.

Delta drill press

drill press

There are many best drill press models on the market today including the 20″, 17″, and 15″ production Drill presses, and the 16 1/2 variable speed drill press. Models numbers review include,
70-210, 70-397, 17-410, 17-547, 15-220,15-354 20, 70-200, 17-925, 17-968, 17-965, DP400,
and the DP350.

The Delta dp 350 drill press has a variable speed option, 620 to 3100 rpm for drilling in a variety of materials, table tilts up to 45 degrees for accurate angle drilling, and a motor mount which pivots for easy and fast speed changing.
The Rockwell Delta single spindle drill press has an adjustable wort table swingaway and tilt and an adjustable spindle head height. These electric Delta drill presses are equipped with a pushbutton start/stop, electric foot switch, spindle Adj. stop and clamp, 1/2″ capacity jacobs chuck and key, a swingaway and tilt table with clamps and a 3/4 HP 1725 RPM 115/230/1/60 motor.

The Delta 11-985 10″ drill press features a two year limited warranty on machines, parts, and accessories and come with five speeds from 620 to 3100 rpm for drilling a variety of materials. The cast iron table of this Delta machine tilts 45 degrees left and right for angled drilling.

There are many Delta Drill Press consumer ratings and reviews that you can read online. You can also find online reviews on other products from Delta tools including jointers/planers, wood lathes, grinders, sanders, band, table, miter, radial arm and scroll saws, drilling machines, and compressors.

Dewalt scroll saw, perfect for woodworking professionals

 scroll saw

Dewalt scroll saw models are perfect for detailed cutting. These saws are designed with the operator in mind. Features such as, tool-free blade clamps allow the user to change the saw blade in seconds. Review and compare the electric powered scroll saw models listed below.

Dewalt scroll saws consist of 3 models including the DW788R, DW788, and DW788S. The Factory-Reconditioned DeWalt DW788R 20 inch variable speed scroll saw features a double parallel-link arm design which dramatically reduces vibration and noise. This Dewalt power tool has a 2-inch depth of cut, 400/1750 SPM, an on-off switch with an electronic variable speed located on the front upper arm, and an oversize, cast iron table which bevels. The DeWalt Heavy Duty 20 Variable-Speed Scroll Saw DW788 also has a smooth, low vibration cutting that provides clean cuts. This saw has less vibration and more accurate cutting than some of the others out there because the blade stays nearly vertical throughout its stroke.

Compare these scroll saw models to other top brand names such as Delta, Black & Decker, Makita, Ryobi, Craftsman, Skil, Powermatic, Dremel, Bosch, Grizzly, and Biesemeyer. Look for features such as variable speed controls, area of work surface, and location of controls.

Cordless impact wrench, from Dewalt, Makita & other top brands

impact wrench

When it comes to reviewing and shopping for a cordless impact wrench there are a few things you should be comparing. Firstly you should realize there are different sizes of battery packs. Sizes range from, 4.8v, 7.2v, 9.6v 12v, 14.4v, 15.6, 18v and 24 volt batteries. You should also check the torque that the cordless impact wrenches offer, the more torque the better. It’s alsoimportant to know how much RPM the power tool can offer.

There are many air wrenches to choose from, such as Dewalt, Makita, Milwaukee, Chicago, Hitachi and Panasonic. When doing comparisons be sure to find out how long the warranty is good for, and what does it cover. Also read consumer reports from unbiased sources, so you can make an informed buying decision.

  • Other features you should be checking include:
  • Does the impact wrench have a variable speed?
  • Reversible battery pack, perfect for hard to reach spaces
  • Light weight design
  • Ergonomic grip
  • Does the cordless use a Ni-MH battery? This brand works up to 2 times longer than competitive batteries
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