We want to pass on our savings to our customers, so we've lowered the price of this item. However, since our price is now below the manufacturer's suggested retail price, we are restricted by the manufacturer from showing the price right away.
I use this product in an educational setting The students use it to make mortise and tenon joints on their projects. Some of them being, Chair joints, table joints, bed joints. The parts are easy to work with and set up and cut precise joints. I would recommend this product to the professional woodworker as well as a novice.
Dennis Hengen Wood Shop Teacher Cheylin High School
I use these in a Jet JFM5 (nice mortiser btw). I also have a Forrest City set which costs about 5 times as much. If you set the jet chisels and bits up right and use proper technique, you get results just as good as the Forrest City units. The Jet chisels aren't as beefy and the bit shanks are short (requiring the shank extension in the JFM5), but considering you can buy five for the price of one FCT set, who cares?
I ordered a table saw. Order was delivered quickly with no-cost basic delivery option. One of the blades were dented on arrival. One phone call resulted in shipment of a replacement blade. Ideally, an on-line transaction goes without a hitch, but the test of a retailer is how well it fixes something that goes wrong. CPO Powermatic met this standard well. I will not hesitate to order from CPO in the future.