Facility

The Factur facility contains separate rooms for 3D printing, electronics work, laser cutting, sewing and craft work, podcasting, classes, and a large wood and metal working shop. It also provides a library, lounge, and coworking space.

 

Detailed Equipment List

Epilog Laser

Manufacturer: Epilog Model: 4423

Features:

  • 32" x 20" or 40" x 28" engraving area
  • Our new standard for motion control design
  • Better flame-polished edge cuts
  • Our highest engraving and cutting speeds
  • Large viewing door with LED lighting Engrave items up to 14.25" in material height

Four DeltaMaker 3D printers

  • Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) using 1.75 mm PLA filament
  • 100 micron layer resolution capability 
  • 240 mm wide hexagon x 260 mm tall build envelope (780 cubic inches)
  • Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity; supports wireless printing and control via mobile device
  • Efficient footprint to build envelope ratio
  • Printed object viewable from 360 degrees
  • Rigid aluminum extrusion construction
  • Utilizes open source software tool chain (Marlin, OctoPrint, Cura, Repetier Host, and Slic3r)
  • On board slicing

Rikon 14" Bandsaw

Manufacturer: RikonTM
Model: 10-325

Description:

Rikon Model 10-325 features 2 speeds (1445 & 2950 ft/min), 13" resaw capacity and a powerful 1-1/2 HP 110/220V motor. Designed to give you options for cutting wood and non-ferrous materials, this bandsaw offers a 16" x 20-1/2" cast iron work table, ball-bearing blade guides. Features such as quick release blade tension, 4" dust port, and viewing windows help with adjustments. Also includes a heavy-duty rip fence with re-saw bar.

Features:

  • Motor: 1-1/2 HP
  • Cutting Capacity: 13-5/8" Wide x 13" High
  • Table: 21-1/2" wide by 16" deep
  • Table tilt: up to 45° right or 5° left
  • Dust port: 4"
  • Blade Length: 111"
  • Blade Width: 1/8" - 3/4"
  • Comes with 5/8" blade installed
  • Cutting Speeds: 1445 / 2950 fpm
  • Overalll size: 30" wide x 25" deep x 75" high
  • Weight: 251 lbs
  • Footprint: 24" wide x 17-1/2" deep

JET Benchtop Oscillating Spindle Sander

Manufacturer: Jet®
Model : JBOS-5
Description:

The JBOS-5 Benchtop Spindle Sander has a 1/2HP motor, and a large 14-1/2" tilting table. A heavy-duty worm gear system provides one-inch oscillating action, which prolongs sleeve life and helps prevent burnishing of the workpiece. Four inserts are provided, and 5 spindles with sanding sleeves.

Features:

  • 1" oscillating action reduces friction heat to protect wood and prolong sleeve life
  • Main spindle support runs on precision ball bearings and is oscillated by a heavy-duty worm and gear mechanism for consistent performance
  • Oscillation gears run in a sealed lubricated box to prolong their life and durability
  • Table tilts to 45° to accommodate bevel sanding projects
  • Removable on/off safety switch prevents accidental start-up
  • Powerful 1/2HP induction motor easily handles sanding projects
  • Built-in 2" dust port keeps dust and debris out of the air
  • Spindles have threaded ends for quick, easy changes
  • Four table inserts are provided (3/4" and 1" Oblong, 3/4" and 1" Round), to prevent dust and debris from falling into the motor, and help protect operator.
  • Built-in storage racks keep spindles and table inserts handy
  • Benchtop includes four non-skid rubber feet keep machine stable during use

Specifications:

| Style (Type) | Benchtop |
| --- | --- |
| Oscillations Per Minute | 30 |
| Oscillation Stroke (In.) | 1 |
| Spindle Speed (RPM) | 1,725 |
| Table Size (L x W) (In.) | 14-1/2 x 14-1/2 |

JET Drill Press

Manufacturer: Jet®
Model : JDP-15M

Description:

The JDP-15M 15" Bench Mounted Drill Press possesses great versatility. In addition to cutting perfectly perpendicular holes, its 16 speeds allow you to use it for non-drilling chores such as sanding, mortising, shaping, routing, plating, and other practical jobs. Reconfiguration is pretty slick, too, with a hinged metal belt and pulley cover providing easy access to the quick adjustment motor mount to allow rapid spindle speed changes. The rotating, 45° operated worktable has quick release clamp for fast, accurate adjustments, allowing you to be efficient and creative.

Features:

  • 16 speeds lets you choose the best speed for the job
  • Quick release crank operated worktable height adjustment rotates + or - 45° for versatility
  • Hinged metal belt and pulley cover provides easy access to the quick adjustment motor mount to allow rapid spindle speed changes
  • "X" pattern mounting grooves in table allow mounting a fence when table is in reverse position
  • Depth stop displays inch/mm and has a quick set bolt for fast, accurate adjustments

Specifications:

| Style (Type) | Benchtop |
| --- | --- |
| Swing (In.) | 15 |
| Spindle Travel (In.) | 3-1/8 |
| Number of Spindle Speeds | 16 |
| Spindle Taper | MT-2 / JT-3 |

Shopbot CNC Router

Manufacturer: ShopBot®
Model : PRSalpha

Description:

ShopBot PRSalpha tools are our toughest, most sophisticated, gantry-based CNC routers. Using advanced technology for CNC cutting, drilling, carving and machining, the PRSalpha series tools deliver rapid transit speeds of 1800 inches per minute and cutting speeds of up to 600 inches per minute. Easy to configure and re-configure, learn and use, the PRSalpha CNC delivers full-production performance in digital fabrication of wood, plastic, aluminum, and other materials.

Features:

  • Fast, closed-loop Vexta alphaStep motors fitted with low-backlash, tapered-hob gear heads on all three axes (two on the X axis) -- alphaStep system monitors motor shaft positions to maintain synchronicity between signal and motion
  • Tough precision bearings and hardened steel rails on each axis
  • Reliable rack-and-pinion power transmission on each axis
  • Impressive cutting speeds of up to 600 inches per minute (depending on cutting bit and material) and rapid transit speeds of 1,800 inches per minute
  • Step resolution of .0004"
  • Positional accuracy of +/- .002"

  • Sealed Industrial Control Box

  • Emergency Stop disconnect switch in the Control Box with integrated and cabled remote Emergency Stop Buttons
  • Z-zero Touch-Off Plate and XY Proximity Switches
  • Dust Skirt ready to connect to your dust collector
  • Advanced ShopBot Control System software runs your CNC
  • User-friendly ShopBot Design Software Suite for easy part design and tool-pathing

Shopbot Desktop Router

Manufacturer: ShopBot®
Model : D2418

Description:

The smaller-sized ShopBot Desktop is a digital fabrication powerhouse. In addition to impressive woodworking capabilities, the Desktop delivers engraving level precision and the power and rigidity to machine parts from wood, plastic, aluminum, and other materials. The Desktop can perform a wide range of workbench, prototyping and production projects.

Features:

  • XYZ Movement: 24" x 18" x 5.5" (.61m x .46m x .14m)
  • Cutting Volume: 24" x 18" x 3.5" (.61m x .46m x .089m) [e.g. with 2" long cutter]
  • Footprint with Router: 36in x 32in x 30in(h)
  • Footprint with Spindle: 39in x 32in x 30in(h) [Spindle VFD fits to right side of gantry]
  • Weight: 102 lbs [without router/spindle]
  • Frame: Welded aluminum, precision ground guide surfaces
  • Deck: Aluminum "T" slot extrusion [removable]
  • Linear Bearings: Fully supported precision linear guides and blocks on each axis [THK]
  • Drive System: Motors with integral, precision-coated lead screw with anti-backlash technology on each axis [Haydon Switch & Instrument]
  • Integral guard and dustskirt
  • Cut Speed: 4 inches per second (100mm/sec)
  • Jogging Speed: 6 inches per second (150mm/sec)
  • Resolution: 0.00025" (.00635mm)
  • Electrical System Requirements: 120V @ 15Amps [router or spindle]
  • Includes VCarve Pro ShopBot Edition CAD/CAM Design Software [created for ShopBot by Vectric]

Festool Plunge Cut Circular Saw

Manufacturer: Festool®
Model : TS 55 REQ-Plus USA

Description: The TS 55 REQ is not just a standard circular saw. With its accuracy and versatility, a better comparison would be to the most advanced table saws, miter saws or panel saws available. Add in its incredible portability and unbelievable ease of use, and you have a precision-cutting solution like no other. With micro-adjustable depth controls and flat housing for flush-cutting against walls or adjacent surfaces.

Features:

  • Easy-to-read dual-depth scale indicates depth settings for cuts on or off the guide rail (Self-adhering Imperial scale included)
  • Integrated micro-adjustable depth control knob enables precise cutting action and depth
  • Streamlined splinter guard eliminates tearout on both sides of blade for smooth cuts on any material
  • Flat housing offset to 1/1-15/16 in. makes perfectly parallel straight cuts to any edge for increased versatility
  • Greater beveling range of -1 degrees to 47 degree with simple detent-override and positive stops at 0 and 45 degrees
  • Redesigned riving knife emerges before the blade for easier position in existing cut lines
  • MMC electronics ensure constant speed under load to improve cut quality and performance while protecting from thermal and current overload
  • Improved dust channel design further enhances dust extraction efficiency for a cleaner work environment

Specifications:

| Weight: | 9.92 lbs. |
| --- | --- |
| Amperage: | 10 |
| Arbor Size: | 20mm |
| Bevel Capacity: | 0 - 45 Degrees |
| Blade Diameter: | 6-1/4 in. |
| Blade Position: | Right |
| Cord Type: | Plug-It |
| Depth Of Cut At 45 Degrees: | 1 7/16 in. (37 mm) with Guide Rail |
| Depth Of Cut At 90 Degrees without Guide Rail: | 2 1/8 in. (55 mm) |
| Depth of Cut at 90 Degrees: | 1-15/16 in. |
| Max. Units Watts Output: | 1,200 |
| RPM: | 2,000 - 5,200 |
| Shipping Weight: | 17 lbs. |
| Variable Speed: | Yes |
| Voltage: | 120V |

Festool Carvex Jigsaw

Manufacturer: Festool®
Model : PSB 420 EBQ-Plus USA

Desciption:

The Carvex Jigsaw delivers effortless, precise cuts. Coupled with the right blade, a high-performance brushless motor and MMC electronics, the Carvex jigsaw will consistently power through virtually any material while delivering smooth perpendicular and splinter-free cuts.

Features:

  • Tool-free base and base insert platform offers expanded capabilities in providing the highest precision possible with various cuts
  • EC-TEC brushless motor with full electronic control delivers a long lasting and much more efficient tool
  • Triple blade carbide guidance system greatly reduces blade wandering and drifting to help eliminate cutting errors
  • Stroboscopic 4-LED light illuminates the cutting line providing improved visibility for more accurate cutting action
  • Ergonomically designed to provide a comfortable and low weight tool that is easier to control and maneuver
  • Integrated dust extraction delivers quick work piece clearing of dust and debris to further enhance cutting accuracy and prevent damage

Specifications:

| Series: | CARVEX |
| --- | --- |
| Weight: | 4.2 lbs. |
| Bevel Cuts: | 0 Degree - 45 Degree |
| Cutting Depth (Non-ferrous Metal): | 3/4-in (20mm) |
| Cutting Depth (Soft Steel): | 3/8-in (10mm) |
| Cutting Depth (Wood): | 4-3/4-in (120mm) |
| SPM: | 1,500 - 3,800 |
| Stroke Length: | 1-in |

JessEm Router Table with Router Lift

Manufaturer: JessEm®
Model: 02202 Mast-R-Lift Excel II™

Description:

While the original Rout-R-Lift created a whole new category of tool for the woodworker, the Mast-R-Lift Excel II from JessEm Tool Company represents true evolution in router table design. Rather than fitting a separate router lift into a large table opening, the Mast-R-Lift Excel II consists of an integral router lift mechanism securely bolted to the table top resulting in a smooth, flat table surface. Mast-R-Lift Excel II features a unique motor clamping system that can be configured to accept most sizes of cylindrical fixed-base router motors and a remote crank handle for bit height adjustment conveniently located below the infeed side of the table-top. The Mast-R-Lift Excel II includes 2" insert ring, insert ring wrench, start pin and all necessary hardware to mount to a JessEm stand and router table fence.

PORTER-CABLE 5-Speed Plunge Router

Manufacturer: Porter-Cable®
Model : 7539

Description:

Built for durability, accuracy, and power, this rugged 3-1/4 hp plunge router is a true workhorse. With a beefy five-speed, 15 amp motor that maintains a constant speed under load, this router is up to any task. Designed with 100% sealed ball bearings, the bottom bearing in the motor is closer to the workpiece, giving it the least vibration and run-out. A precision-machined aluminum motor housing prevents the heat build-up that can damage motors. Router bits will not become "frozen" or stuck in the collet due to an exclusive auto-release design that frees the collet from the arbor as the locking nut is loosened. Though a 1/2 in. collet is provided, collets are available for 1/4- and 3/8 in. shank bits. The convenient plunge mechanism with fully enclosed springs allows easy entry of bits when cutting into the surface of a workpiece. A plunge depth of up to three inches can be easily controlled with a six-position step turret and depth rod. Truly built for power, this router packs a punch. However, the soft start makes startup safer and easier on the operator. Great for the production shop, countertop fabricators, and furniture makers.

Features:

  • 15 Amps, AC only
  • 100% sealed ball bearings
  • Electronic five-speed with soft start (10,000, 13,000, 16,000, 19,000, 21,000 RPM)
  • Maintains constant speed under load
  • 1/2-in collet
  • Auto-release collet system ends -infrozen-in bits
  • Unique design puts bottom bearing closer to work for minimum bit run-out and vibration
  • 3-in plunge range with fully enclosed springs
  • Depth rod and 6 position stop turret
  • Precision machined aluminum motor housing & base

Specifications:

| Width: | 11.25 in. |
| --- | --- |
| Height: | 13.125 in. |
| Weight: | 17.25 lbs. |
| Amperage: | 15 |
| Base Size: | 7-in |
| Base Type: | Plunge |
| Collet Capacity: | 1/4-in, 3/8-in, 1/2-in |
| Cord Construction Type: | Double Insulated |
| Depth Adjustment: | 6 Position Stop Turret |
| Handle: | Twin D-Handles |
| Horsepower: | 3.25 |
| Plunge Capacity: | 3-in |
| RPM: | 10,000 / 13,000 / 16,000 / 19,000 / 21,000 |
| Shipping Weight: | 22.47 lbs. |
| Speed Setting: | Five Speed |
| Switch Type: | Trigger Style |
| Voltage: | 120V |

SawStop 3-HP Professional Cabinet Saw

Manufacturer: SawStop®
Model: PCS 31230

Description:

The 3.0HP SawStop® 10″ Professional Cabinet Saw provides superior performance to meet the demands of discerning craftsmen and woodworkers. With SawStop's legendary safety system, ground breaking 99% dust collection and peerless fit and finish it's ready to help you get the job done.

Features:

  • 85 1/4" w, 33" d, 34" h
  • Unmatched fit and finish with a keen attention to detail
  • SawStop Safety System
  • 52" T-Glide Fence System provides smooth operation, an expansive work surface, precision measurement and sure lockdown without deflection

Specifications:

Motor | 3 horsepower, 1 phase, 220 volts, 13 amps |
| --- | --- |
Cast iron table | 20 x 27 inches; 44 x 27 inches with extension wings |
Extension wing | 12 x 27 inches |
Blade | 10-inch diameter, 5/8-inch arbor |
Blade tilt | Left |
Maximum depth of cut | 3-1/8 inches |
Maximum depth of cut at 45 degrees | 2-1/4 inches |
Dado | 8-inch diameter, 13/16-inch maximum width |
Arbor diameter at blade | 5/8-inch |
Dust collection port | 4-inch diameter |
Riving knife/splitter | 2mm thick |
Dimensions | 85-1/4 x 33 x 34 inches (WxDxH) |
Cabinet Footprint | 19-3/8 x 19-3/8 inches (WxD) |

Makita Compound Miter Saw

Manufacturer: Makita®
Model: LS1216L

Description:

The Makita LS1216L 12 in. dual slide miter saw delivers the largest crosscutting and crown cutting capacity in its class. It has a patented 4-Steel Rail Sliding System that further increases rigidity to produce superior cuts, and an exclusive 6 linear ball bearing design for smooth, adjustment-free, "dead-on" accurate cuts. Another key point of difference is the direct drive motor with soft start, which delivers smoother start-ups and constant power, with no belts to slip or replace. The LS1216L is ideal for benchtop and jobsite use, as well as high-production/manufacturing settings.

Features:

  • Compact design with a patented 4-Steel Rail Sliding System further increases rigidity to produce superior cuts
  • Exclusive 6 linear ball bearings engineered to deliver smooth, solid, and adjustment-free "dead-on" accurate cuts
  • Exclusive 5-1/2 in. tall dual sliding fence system features versatile upper and lower fence adjustments for more precise miter and bevel cuts
  • Independent laser indicates line-of-cut whether blade is turning or not, with on/off switch and micro-adjustments for precise "left-of-blade" or "right-of-blade" cutting
  • Powerful 15.0 amp direct drive motor requires less maintenance and delivers 3,200 RPM
  • Large cutting capacity for up to 8" crown molding (nested), 6-1/2" baseboard (vertical), and 15" crosscut at 90°
  • Patented retractable rear guard and triple gear system for increased vertical cutting capacity
  • Miters 0°-52° left and 0°-60° right, with positive stops at 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6° and 45° (left and right)
  • Bevels 0°-45° (left and right) with positive stops at 0°, 22.5°, 33.9° and 45° (left and right)
  • Dual rear-handle bevel lock is easily accessible, with front and top facing scales for more precise bevel adjustments
  • Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load for smoother, higher quality cutting

Specifications:

| 45 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum - Left | 10.5 | 90 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum - Left | 14 |
| --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 90 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum - Right | 14 | Amperage (amps) | 15 |
| Arbor Size | 1 | Assembled Depth (in.) | 31.75 in |
| Assembled Height (in.) | 28.38 in | Assembled Width (in.) | 25.25 in |
| Bench & Stationary Tool Type | Slide Miter Saw | Bench or Stationary | Bench |
| Blade Diameter | 12 in | Certifications and Listings | 1-UL Listed |
| Color Family | Silver | Cord Length (ft.) | 8.2 |
| Cordless/Corded | Corded | Dust Collection Method | Rotating Bag |
| Electric Brake | Yes | Manufacturer Warranty | 1 Year Warranty |
| Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.) | 6.5 | Maximum Degree Miter Cuts - Left | 52 ° |
| Maximum Degree Miter Cuts - Right | 60 ° | Maximum Speed (rpm) | 3200 |
| Maximum miter capacity | 60 | Miter Saw Type | Sliding Compound |
| No Tool Blade Change | No | Power Tool Product Type | Bench & Stationary |
| Product Depth (in.) | 31.75 in | Product Height (in.) | 28.375 in |
| Product Weight (lb.) | 58.2 lb | Product Width (in.) | 25.25 in |
| Reconditioned | No | Returnable | 90-Day |
| Table Length (in.) | 16 | Table Width (in.) | 25.25 |

Rikon 8" Bench Grinder

Manufacturer: Rikon
Model: 80-805

Description:

The Rikon model 80-805 Slow Speed Grinder features a smooth starting, powerful half HP motor. The grinder operates at 1,750 RPM, which is ideal for sharpening operations because it reduces heat build-up and minimizes the possibility for bluing. This grinder comes equipped with two 1" x 8" white aluminum oxide grinding wheels: one 120-grit wheel and one 60-grit wheel. The cast-iron base features anti-vibration rubber feet and is equipped with mounting holes for convenient attachment to a workbench or grinder stand.

Weller Digital Soldering Station

Manufacturer: Weller®
Model: WESD51

Description:

The Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station, with included power unit, soldering pencil, stand, and sponge, is the perfect choice for a variety of soldering applications, including industrial manufacturing, rework, repairs, and more. The comfortable foam-grip pencil and variable digital temperature controls with LCD (liquid-crystal display) give you complete command over the soldering iron for precise results. Plus, with a non-burnable silicone rubber cord, ESD safety for sensitive components, and automatic shut-off technology, the WESD51 is safe enough to use in a continuous production environment.

Features:

  • Station includes WESD51PU power unit, PES51 soldering pencil, ETA tip and PH50 stand with sponge. Add distilled water to the sponge for it expand to the size of the opening in the stand.
  • Digital LED display provides temperature setting and actual tip temperature readout in degrees F or C
  • Auto power-off after 99 minutes of inactivity saves power and extends tip life
  • Designed for continuous production soldering - Temperature setting can be locked to prevent unwanted changes
  • Microprocessor controlled temperature: 350˚F-850˚F (175˚C-450˚C)

DeWalt 1/4 Sheet Palm Grip Sander

Manufacturer: DeWalt
Model: D26441K

Description:

The 1/4-sheet palm grip sander from DeWalt features a 2 amp motor that delivers an impressive 13,500 rpm. This heavy-duty sander completes the most demanding applications while featuring a smooth, counterbalanced, low-vibration design that is easy on hands.

Features:

  • 4 Amp motor sands at 14,000 opm, providing a superior finish
  • Textured anti-slip top and body grip provides ultimate comfort and control during use
  • Dust-Sealed Switch protects against dust ingestion for longer switch life
  • Sealed 100% ball-bearing construction provides longer life
  • High capacity dust bag with built-in vacuum adapter provides maximum dust collection
  • Dual plane, counter-balanced low-vibration design reduces user fatigue

Hobart SpoolRunner 100 Spool Gun and Handler 210MVP

Manufacturer: Hobart®
Model: 300796 and 20861

Description:

The Hobart SpoolRunner 100 is quick and easy to install on the Hobart Handler 210MVP— simply plug the lead into the feedhead, attach the trigger lead and flip the switch on the inside panel for spool gun operation. After installing the correct wire and gas for the job, you're ready to weld: Aluminum fabrication/repair, trailer fabrication/repair, auto and marine repair, sign manufacturing and more.

Features:

  • Great for aluminum MIG welding since the SpoolRunner 100 eliminates feeding problems often associated with soft aluminum
  • Capable of handling 4in. spools of wire, with adjustable spring-load tension and easily accessible drive rolls
  • MIG weld 16-ga.-1/4in. aluminum as well as mild and stainless steel wires with the Handler 210MVP
  • Rated 150 Amps @ 60% duty cycle

Singer Stylist Serger

Manufacturer: Singer
Model: 14SH764

Description:

Equipped with a differential feed to permit gathering fabrics for ruffles and sewing knits without stretching them, the two-needle SINGER 14SH654 Finishing Touch sews six stitches with three or four threads and allows for quick, easy stitching, trimming, and overcasting. It provides convenience, speed (up to 1,300 stitches per minute), and the reliability of the Singer name. Available stitch functions include the three-thread overlock; the three-thread, wrapped-edge overlock; the four-thread mock-safety stitch; flatlock; blind hem; and rolled hem. Conversion from normal overedging to rolled hemming can be accomplished without changing the throat plate.

Features:

  • Two-needle sewing machine with speeds up to 1,300 stitches per minute
  • Differential feed for versatility; color-coded threading; easy tension adjustment
  • Adjustable stitch width (3.0 to 6.7 mm) and stitch length (2.0 to 4.0 mm)
  • Easy conversion to free-arm sewing; built-in accessory storage
  • Measures approximately 15 by 13 by 12-2/7 inches. 110 volt machine

Singer Heavy Duty

Manufacturer: Singer®
Model: 4423

Description:

This sewing machine is a true workhorse. With a heavy duty metal interior frame, stainless steel bedplate, extra-high sewing speed and powerful motor, it can sew through just about anything you throw at it. Convenience features including an automatic needle threader, top drop-in bobbin, fully automatic 1-step buttonhole and drop feed for free motion sewing adds a new dimension of ease to heavy duty sewing.

Features:

  • Extra-High Sewing Speed of 1,100 stitches per minute gives you professional speed for faster results
  • Heavy Duty Interior Metal Frame ensures that the machine remains still for skip-free sewing
  • Stainless Steel Bed Plate provides smooth fabric feed for even sewing
  • 23 Built-In Stitches - essential, stretch, decorative, 1 automatic 4-step buttonhole
  • Automatic Needle Threader and Easy-to-Load Top Drop-In Bobbin System with Clear Cover. 110 volt machine