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“I didn’t grow up playing with Barbie dolls. I grew up building things. It’s what I’m used to.”

– Merritt Kendzior, Bradenton, FL

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If you want to make holes at a uniform angle and depth in wood, metal, or synthetics, a drill press is the tool you absolutely must have.

The 10" Bench Drill Press is bolted or clamped to the top of a bench or stand and is perfect for smaller jobs. It has a single-phase, 1/4 hp, 115-volt, 60 Hz motor; five spindle speeds for drilling into a variety of materials; 1/2-inch chuck for use with most larger drill bits; a table that tilts 45° right and left for accurate angle drilling; and a simple depth-stop adjustment for repetitive drilling operations.

$257.50

Excellent for cutting out dragsters! This 16", 120-volt scroll saw cuts wood, plastic, and other materials. Features a 1/6 hp motor, variable blade speed from 400 to 1,600 SPM, cast aluminum table with 45-degree tilt, 5" blade length, and a quick-release blade clamp. Plus, the integrated dust-removal system keeps the cutting area free of dust. Works with pinned or standard blades. Includes the scroll saw, pinned blade, Allen wrench for blade changing, and instructions.

$225.50

This adjustable screwdriver features two capped ends – an end with a Phillips head and an end with a flat head. Plus, each end features a small and extra-small size – just pull out each end and flip it around to the other style of head. Great for small projects and electronics. Features a clip to help keep it in your pocket so you don’t lose this handy tool!

$2.15

The gray Craftsman 2.5-amp 9" band saw makes easy work out of complex cuts with a roomy 9" throat. Easily adjust the height up to 3-5/8" for the perfect cut to your chosen piece of soft or hard wood. A powerful 1/4 hp 2.5-amp motor works consistently at 2,460 rpm so you get the job done quickly. For professional or DIY projects, this band saw is the way to go.

The band saw is built to give you a spacious feel as you work. It has a square work table that can tilt up to 45 degrees. The rack and pinion table is controlled and sturdy. Change blades quickly with a quick release after you cut precisely using the bearing blade guides and sliding miter guide. Getting traction is never an issue with the built-in tire-cleaning brush, and you can see your work clearly at all times with the upper blade-tracking window. Blades that are 1/8" to 3/8" wide by 62" diameter fit the new benchtop saw. Assembly is required.

$335.00

This small foam cutter is ideal for creating shapes. Simple to use and economical, the Aero Viz Foam Cutter’s hot cutting wire easily makes precise cuts in 1" polystyrene foam. Students can create any shape they can imagine for testing in wind tunnels or for other projects. Just 5.5" L x 5.5" W x 4.5" H, the foam cutter fits on student desks or other small work surfaces. Comes with 32-gauge nichrome wire and four foam blocks. Requires a standard wall outlet for power. Replacement nichrome wire sold separately.

$72.95

This sander does double duty in classrooms and technology labs. Featuring a 1" x 30" belt sander and 5" disk sander, this tool is ideal for grinding, deburring, sharpening, sanding, and buffing wood and metal.

Sander specifications:

  • Belt width is 1".
  • Belt length is 30".
  • Disc diameter is 5".
  • Voltage is 120 V/1 pH/60 Hz.
  • Belt speed is 3,340 ft/min.
  • Disc speed is 3,450 rpm.
  • Table length is 5".
  • Table width is 7.25".
  • Table tilt is 45 degrees.
  • Dust collection outlet size is 1.5".
  • Horsepower is 1/3 hp.

$195.95

Workmate WM225 is a portable project center that holds virtually anything! Constructed of steel, it holds up to 450 pounds, yet it is lightweight and easily folded for storage and transport. Features include four swivel pegs; one-handed clamp handle; floor-protecting rubber feet; and dual height adjustment that enables it to be used as a bench, tool stand, vise, or sawhorse.

$129.00

Perfect for cutting plastic, cardboard, Styrofoam, and intricate wood cutouts – including dragsters. Adjustable wooden handle holds blades taut for positive control. Includes four assorted blades. Dimensions: 7" x 4-1/4".

$12.25