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Blog entry by ND2ELK posted 12-27-2009 07:02 PM 10365 reads 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Let the Fun Begin!

The new equipment I got is set up, adjusted, hooked into the dust collection system and is ready to go. I will do individual tool reviews as I use them more.

All of the equipment was very well packaged and had no damage from delivery. There were no missing parts and all the hardware to assemble everything was there. I felt the assembly instructions were good and I had no problem with any of the assemblies. Very little adjustment, if any, was needed on any of the equipment. It is well built and good quality. I am pleased with what I’ve purchased so far.

Jet 14” Pro Band Saw

Jet 12” Planer/Jointer

Jet 17” Drill Press

Jet 1 ½ HP Shaper

Powermatic Bench Top Mortiser

Jet 16-32 Drum Sander

Ridgid Oscillating Edge/Spindler Sander

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#1 posted 12-27-2009 07:10 PM

I’ll be right up to help you get it dusty.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#2 posted 12-27-2009 07:16 PM

Tom your shop is one of the best organized shops I’ve seen and so clean you could do open heart surgery in it.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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Richard Williams

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#3 posted 12-27-2009 07:33 PM

Wow, this is a workshop???? Or are you selling them like a store does when they display them. :) You make sure you use them well. Really nice. I can only imagine what Santa’s sled must look like. Take care my friend.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#4 posted 12-27-2009 07:35 PM

Tom like I said before I am jealous of you lol lol, you have the very best of shop well organized and I know you, the stuff that is going to come out of that shop is going to be the very best, good luck and hope to see some of your work soon, and don’t forget to say hello to your wonderful second half.

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#5 posted 12-27-2009 08:09 PM

Tom, shop looks great and so does your layout. Looking forward to stopping by someday and saying Hi.
Now the real fun can begin!

-- Dennis in Iowa "You can have 30 years experiance or 1 year 30 times!!!!"

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Mark A. DeCou

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#6 posted 12-27-2009 08:10 PM

You call this retirement? I really like that plywood wainscotting look, very nice and professionally set up set of tools. There is one really jealous guy in Kansas now.

Congrats!! Merry Christmas, Happy New Year Tom,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#7 posted 12-27-2009 08:37 PM

holly smokes

-- -erik & christy-

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#8 posted 12-27-2009 08:46 PM

You must have been a really good boy this year.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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#9 posted 12-27-2009 08:50 PM

We expect to see a repoduction 18th century secretary made from these tools by Feb 1st…wink

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#10 posted 12-27-2009 08:51 PM


Santa was very good to you. Now, let’s hope HIS chiropractor can be at least as good to HIM :-)


-- -- Neil

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#11 posted 12-27-2009 09:04 PM

My My My

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Scott Bryan

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#12 posted 12-27-2009 11:21 PM

Tom, this looks really good. Just getting one new tool is enough to get my arenaline flowing. But this many at one time and a new shop to boot would put me into adrenaline overload.

But it does look like you are going to have fun.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#13 posted 12-28-2009 12:01 AM

nice stuff you got there
but I didn´t now that it was
Powermatic that make´s the Jet tool´s

congrat´s with the tool´s and shop


ps after the review just send the tool´s to me :—))

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 12-28-2009 12:43 AM

Hi Tom;

Looks like you’re ready for some serious fun!

Let’s see what comes out of that well equipped shop first.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 12-28-2009 01:29 AM

Man, what a haul!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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