Advanced Tool Design Model ATD-7007 220-Lbs. Capacity Heavy-Duty Portable Work Table

Advanced Tool Design Model ATD-7007 220-Lbs. Capacity Heavy-Duty Portable Work Table

Advanced Tool Design Model ATD-7007
I’m not sure i fully appreciated what i was getting when I ordered this table. i was expecting something a little flimsier. Needless to say i was pleasantly surprised! This thing is a beast. It was super easy to put together, easy to adjust, relatively low profile and came with plenty of hardware to put it up. It took me about 5 minutes – casters on and 9 bolts to run down. Easy.

It’s quite big and bulky but it’s not really a storage model, but even in the short time I’ve had it I’ve already gotten used to it and use it regularly. I haven’t tried using it as a side table for my car tools – ie pushing the base under the car and have the table right there by the engine – but i see no reason why this wouldn’t work. However I would definitely make sure it’s immobilized because the cheap metal or plastic on your car is going to lose in a bump-battle with this thing.

It is rated to 200-225 lbs center of the table and 50 out on the corners. I believe this is an accurate claim. I probably wouldn’t put a 50 pound dumbbell on the very edge, but i wouldn’t worry at all setting a tv in the middle of it…
Yes, the rubber mat stinks! Don’t leave this in the house till it has time to air out.

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Festool MFT/3 Multifunction Table

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There’s a bit of a cult of Festool that, perhaps lacking experience with heavy machinery and the demands of professional cabinetmaking, believes that Festool is faster and more accurate than stationary machines. It is not.

The Festool MFT tables are very, very useful for holding work for sanding and routing. The illusion that you should not have is that it is equal to a panel saw for production cross-cutting of cabinet parts. It is not. This is why: the frame is an bolted-together aluminum extrusion on four legs. As a general workbench it is pretty sturdy and gives you confidence. As a cross-cutting tool, it flexes and inevitably drifts in and out of square. How square square is depends on what you need to accomplish, but for professional cabinetmaking it is not consistently square enough and requires constant checking for accuracy.

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DEWALT DWX726 Rolling Miter Saw Stand

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Well worth the money. I replaced my original desktop miter stand with this stand. I actually do not dread extract miter saw (and table saw … another review) as before. Plus it made ​​it easy to set up the saw at the end of the day or when the job is done. This and the table saw stand has been a great compliment. I do not know who came on the market with design first, but I’m glad DEWALT now offers rolling stands.

Installation was not particularly fast, because I took my time, lubricated shafts (not specified in the manual) , took care to make sure that everything was properly aligned , etc. So for me it took a solid hour to complete. It did not help that the manual left out a few important points, so I had to disassemble a few things and re-do them. Once this is done, this stand/cart is sturdy, robust, reliable and trustworthy. It *is* important to follow the installation instructions carefully , not all are obvious.

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Windsor Design Workbench with 4 Drawers, 60 Hardwood

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I just finished putting together of Windsor workbench, absolutely beautiful I am surprised to say the least, I am a part time wood carver with almost 40 years of carving experience of over 60 awards, well last summer I had to move a distance of where I am now, and had to leave my carving bench behind. I saw this bench on amazon. I’m so amazed at the quality and workmanship its awesome. I took my time fitting and glued up all the joints and used Loctite to screw into metal nuts, added more screws for extra support, light grease on four draws guides and vise screw. I added four more 5/8″ holes for bench top to accommodate the different sized pieces of wood I’m using, I know this is fantastic for reliefs, and I’m sure cabinetmakers and custom woodworkers will find this bench very helpful. It also comes with four felt lined draws, I’ve seen lesser quality carving benches for more than twice the price of this beauty.

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DEWALT DWX723 Heavy Duty Miter Saw Stand

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I have had this for a few months and I like it. I’m retired now, but I like to keep busy. Where were all these great tools years ago when we were all still working? I do a modification on my space with lots of molding and flooring. This stand is just the right height for me, I am 6’2″ tall. It is very stable and accommodates my 12″ Porter Cable chop saw. The saw fit on the brackets that attach to the saw just fine, but the adjustable height pieces at the end of the extension arms were not quite wide enough to support narrow boards when stood flat against the fence so I attached a couple of 10″ pieces of 3/4″ X 2″ cherry scraps on top and everything is right now. Compared to my old wooden stand of 35 years vintage, this stand is very light and easy to set up. I really like the ball latches for the legs and compression locks for extension arms. All handles are fine and large making them easy to use for older hands. I would really recommend this to anyone who likes simple set ups and a really well-made tool.

The improvements over the old stand is very much appreciated. The majority of the stand is constructed from extruded aluminum section so it’s easy, does not twist, and takes an impressive amount of abuse. My miter saw and stand have been caught in the storm, and I do not have to worry about rust or parts jammed. There are no small shear bolts or hydraulic rams worry about.

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Seville Classics UltraHD Lighted Workbench

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Box is heavy – 115 lbs and can be moved by one person on level ground. If going up/down stairs, however, I’d ask someone to help me. The contents are packed well and each individual piece is labeled properly to help with the assembly. Prior to beginning assembly I took inventory of the box’s contents vs. the parts list, and everything that was supposed to be in the box was there. It’s a good idea to read the instructions, as there is an order of operations to the assembly, plus regular reminders to avoid tightening fasteners until assembly is done. A small unmarked parts bag is included and it contains one of each size screw in case you come up short. Nice touch. This wasn’t an issue as I was sent the exact amount of screws needed to complete the assembly. Included in the box is a screwdriver and a wrench, which is useful if you don’t have tools. I used a ratcheting magnetic screwdriver and a socket wrench in place of the tools that were provided. From beginning the unboxing until putting the final screw in the last drawer took me about 3 hours; without various other activities in between I’m guessing that a focused person could probably get it done in under 2 hours. Everything went together very well.

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