Whatever space you have, whether it's a basement, garage, or even a parking spot, can be transformed into a comfortable, user-friendly shop. To make the most of your space, a copy of Fine Woodworking Best Workshops is an essential guide. This collection of outstanding Fine Woodworking articles explains how to locate, set up, and accessorize your shop, even when space is limited. You’ll learn how to build smart from the ground up, including how to install easy-on-your-feet flooring, proper wiring, adequate lighting, and safe dust collection. You’ll find many of our editors' favorites here: the super workbench that was 30 years in the making, a best-ever outfeed table, a pivoting plywood cart, and clever ways to store tools and lumber. The book concludes with important tips on fire prevention, dust-free air, and a well-stocked first aid kit. 224 pages. Build a shop that works for your specific needsInnovative ideas for maximizing limited spaceChoose the best components for an efficient shopIncludes important tips and guidance on shop safety
The Kreg K4 Pocket Hole Jig includes all the core equipment and everything you need to drill fast and easy pocket holes: a classic benchtop design, compatibility with all Kreg Jig Master System accessories, even a SkillBuilder DVD and rugged carrying case! For strong, convenient, and professional-looking joinery - this is it. The K4 system includes the following:Main bench-mounting unit with toggle clampPatented removable 3-hole drill guideSpacer block attachment for repairs3/8" step bit to drill pocket hole and 3/16" pilot hole in one step6" long #2 driver bitRugged carrying case, SkillBuilder DVD, and detailed instructionsNote: In order to attach dust collection to the K4 Jig, a 2-1/2" to 1-1/4" Adapter is required (sold separately).
This electronically driven automatic blast gate system is an optional upgrade to the iVac Pro Wireless Dust Collection Control System, bringing one-touch simplicity to managing your dust collection airflow. Simply turn on your power tool, and the iVac Pro Tool (42891, sold separately) sends a wireless signal to automatically open the corresponding Pro Blast Gate, and another signal to the iVac Pro Switch (42897, sold separately), which turns on your dust collector. Turn off your power tool, and after a short interval to clear dust, the blast gate closes and the dust collector powers down. This automation prevents the irritating dust clouds that result from forgetting to open a blast gate, and the reduced suction that results from forgetting to close it afterward. The system also ensures that at least one gate stays open when the vacuum is on to prevent overloading the motor on your dust collector. Prevents the irritating dust clouds you get from forgetting to open the blast gateReduces the potential for accidents from reaching for blast gates while machines are runningOptimizes the suction in your system by keeping a minimum number of gates open at one timeBlast gates can also be controlled via the handheld wireless remote or manually with the toggle switchKit includes two blast gates for 4'' hose, two 115v AC adapters, a wireless remote control and a manual toggle switchUp to eight blast gates can operate on one systemAdditional blast gates available separately (52504)RF range: 40'
The iVac Pro system eliminates the inconvenience of having to walk across the shop to turn on your dust collection system before operating a power tool. It also eliminates the chance that you will simply forego the dust collector to save a bit of time. Simply turn on your power tool and the Pro Tool Plus sends a wireless signal up to 40' to the Pro Switch (sold separately), which then powers up your dust collection system. Turn off your power tool, and the dust collector powers down. Here's how it works. The Pro Tool Plus is physically secured to the power cord of your power tool, and determines whether the tool is on or off by sensing the magnetic field surrounding the cord. Now plug your dust collection system into a Pro Switch (sold separately). In Auto Mode, when the power tool is turned on, the Tool Plus transmits a digital wireless signal to the Pro Switch instructing it to turn on and apply power to the Dust Collector. You can add a Pro Tool Plus to every tool that you want to have this capability. One Pro Switch can accommodate up to 8 Pro Tools, as long as they are within the 40' radio frequency range. You can even program your Pro Switch to run a little longer than your tool to allow for dust clearance. Get started today by selecting a Pro Switch in 240V or 115V and adding up to 8 Pro Tool Plus units. NOTE: IVac Pro System Boxes are built to handle the amperage advertised, however, both the UL (American) and CSA (Canadian) safety approval agencies require the boxes to be labeled at 80% of their actual amperage capacity due to the fact that the units have an attached power supply cord. Example - The 115 Volt / 20 Amp box is labeled as only 16 amps, however the box will actually continuously handle 20 amp AC mains. Automatically turns your dust collection system on or offWirelessly connect up to eight iVac Pro Tool Plus units (each sold separately) to an iVac Pro Switch for multi-tool coverageRun two or more power tools at the same time without interference (turning off one tool won't turn your dust collection system off if another tool is still runningTurn on delay helps avoid power surges from dust collector and power tool turning on at the same timeThree-position mode switch: Auto/Off/On40' line-of-sight range between the iVac Pro Switch and iVac Pro Tool Plus