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Review of my Porter Cable 15" Drill Press

Review of my Porter Cable 15" Drill Press

11-10-2012 07:34 PM by thewoodworker01 | 14 comments »

Last year I bough the Porter Cable Drill Press at Lowe’s. I searched around for other drill presses but this one surpassed them all. For the price you can’t beat it!!! A couple features that I really like about this drill press is the 1 HP motor, 12 different speeds ranging from 300 to 3100, floor type, a full 4 inches of spindle travel, and made out of metal. Most other drill presses are made out of cheap plastic, but this one has a metal pulley cover! Unpacking this beast wasn&#...

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Bessey 5" Multipurpose Vise

Bessey 5" Multipurpose Vise

11-10-2012 07:27 PM by thewoodworker01 | 4 comments »

Recently I bought a vise for my workshop and I knew I wanted big one!!! I found the Bessey 5” multipurpose vise at Lowes. It is very well made. For me it will do just about everything that I need it to. I have read other reviews saying that they managed to snap the vise in half! How do you do that? It is a vise. I mean what were you holding in it? A 429 Boss engine, you shouldn’t be holding engines in, now I don’t know what they were doing but still. There is a little big...

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Review of the Porter Cable 8" Grinder

Review of the Porter Cable 8" Grinder

11-10-2012 07:16 PM by thewoodworker01 | 6 comments »

Recently I just bought a grinder for the workshop to sharpen my lathe tools. I looked at other grinders and I could really only find a couple grinders with variable speed. This one has variable speed from 2000-3400 rpms. It is a great grinder. I have heard a lot of other people say that this grinder is junk. It isn’t. I have heard people saying that the motor turned over two times and it died. This hasn’t happened to me; I asked the salesman at Lowe’s if I could test the gri...

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