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What's on your work bench? This is the official topic for images and friendly chatter regarding that all important surface, the personal statement of your shop, the steadfast friend we can always count on, the space of your shop that nobody knows better than you, we are talking about the almighty "Work Bench". Submit your images now! That's right, don't clean it up, don't be embarrassed, the messier the better, or if there is nothing on it at all, that is fine too. If you have not touched your bench in years, and you have taken a break from woodworking and have boxes pile
Just a couple years ago on two occasions I consider myself to have got lucky and stumbled on a couple old Black and Decker classics in fantastic condition, that look as if they have not seen much use at all, and at prices hard to pass up. One of them is a 2720 Industrial 8 amp router with owners manual. The other is a 7620 Commercial 5.5 amp, with a case, two wrenches, a edge guide, and owners manual. Generally people probably don't get too excited about Black and Decker, but as far as I know DeWalt started out as B&D's Industrial line.
I had a good time endlessly wandering around the floor @ IWF. 3 of us went. One to look at software and all of us to look at banders and routers. In between I looked at lots of other interesting stuff. They estimated attendance at about 30,000. Lots of Chinese stuff, some looking better than before. For routers we kind of agreed on 3 (4) brands. For our level of work that meant a price tag of $125K to 200+. By the time a few bells and whistles were added another 20-30K. When we upgrade it will have a push off and clean feature, 18 drills, 12+ tool changer, & a C-axis. Maybe auto load &