Fuel Transfer Tanks For Sale

If you’re not one to think that the existing storage tank that is incorporated into your vehicle is big enough, there are fortunately other options that you can use in order to make sure you can go further without having to stop and refuel.

On this page we haven’t just listed the fuel transfer tanks that we have for sale through our platform, we will also help you understand what your options are so that you get the solution that best fits the needs that you may have, whether it comes to the shape of what you are buying, the capacity that it has built into it, or various features that you may wish to have.

The process of buying such a tank is no different from buying a plasma cutter, a wide belt sander or a wood lathe, as they all require what you initially want, then researching the market to figure out which of the options out there best match the needs that you have, followed by making a purchase decision and being happy about your final purchase.

Can you use a transfer tank for gasoline?

When you are wanting to transfer gasoline in one way or another, there are very important things that you need to know about, as the DOT has issued permits to companies that manufacture and sell these tanks, as you could imagine the potential disaster that would arise from having to clean up a bunch of leaked gas that just went everywhere.

It was a complete disaster when BP had a major oil spill, and the cleaning and wildlife loss associated with it were just detrimental.

Transfer tanks, however, can also be used for ATVs or for a generator and don’t necessarily have to be used for the bed of a truck, but can be used for so many other things as well. The term transfer tanks usually refers to the transfer of diesel but it is important that you find out what it is that you wish to transfer and that you get the product that has been certified for that specific purpose.

These tanks are different from auxiliary fuel tanks that are connected to the stock factory tank, whereas a transfer tank will need a pump in order to transfer the fuel into where it can be used by your truck.

When it comes to the pump that is being used for the purpose, you may see that there are a couple of different options that include manual and electric options, where your convenience is what determines which one it is you choose to go with.

It is important to make sure that you are only transporting liquids in the tank that it has been approved for.

12 volt electric option

While many people opt for the manual option, the 12 volt electric one is one that will do the job for you, as you won’t have to do any manual labor in order to pump the gas from one tank to another, as opposed to the manual option.

Are you feeling the manual option instead?

If you would rather use a manual option for the pump that is definitely an option as well. A hand pump is for the people that aren’t afraid of putting in a little bit of work.

What makes a fuel tank DOT approved?

In order to be DOT-approved, a special certificate needs to be issued that is usually issued up to 119 gallons in capacity, which means that you can’t simply go on some sketchy website and buy a metal container to transport fuel in.

A special commercial license needs to be issued if you are wanting to transport more than 119 gallons at a time.

How do these tanks work?

When you go somewhere to refuel, the fuel is transferred to the tank, at which point you close it off and go about your day until you need the extra fuel that you have been transporting that can now be pumped into your vehicle’s factory storage tanks.

They have additionally been pressured tested in order to ensure no leakage occurs.

Do you want a toolbox combo?

If you don’t want a separate toolbox, and you want something that someone can’t just easily steal out of the bed of your truck when you aren’t paying attention, a really good option can be the fuel transfer tanks that are toolbox combos also, that allows you to store those hings you need to have readily available without putting them inside your truck.

50 gallon

While these come in a range of different sizes, the 50 gallon option is a very popular one as it will still add a bunch of mileage to your truck without simply taking up the entire bed of your truck.

100 gallon

While obvious, the 100 gallon option can obviously transfer more gas than the 50 gallon option is capable of, but you will also find that it comes at a higher price tag and will take up more of that valuable space in the back of your truck, too.

30 or 200 gallon

On both ends of the spectrum, you can find some of the slightly less popular options that appeal to those that either have more limited needs, or those that have especially big needs. The 30 gallon option may just give you that extra capacity that you’re looking for. If your truck goes 15 mpg, that is an additional 450 miles without having to rely on stopping to refuel, whereas a 200 gallon tank could give you an extra 3,000 miles at 15 mpg, although you likely won’t just need the gas for the extra mileage.

Whether you want a bigger or a smaller tank will obviously largely depend on the purpose that you are using it for, where you may be wanting a bigger tank if you are using it as a mode of transportation of fuel to something that may require it that is otherwise located far away from other fuel sources. Again, be sure that you are buying a tank that is certified for the purpose you are wanting to use it for, and get it with the type of pump you like. Where you may be willing to do a manual pump if you simply want a small tank, chances are you will probably be needing an electric one if you are having to pump diesel out of it very frequently, and in great quantities.

Waste Oil Heater For Sale

Waste oil heaters, or otherwise referred to as waste oil burners may just be what you are desperate need of, but although you are in the process of exploring the different models on the market, you don’t want to go with just any model – you want to find the right one, which we are going to help you do.

While we do have a bunch of the best waste oil heaters in the market listed for sale on this specific page, our intention is to give you a thorough understanding of the pros and cons before you are making up your mind and making the final call on your purchase decision.

We will also answer some of the most commonly asked questions we get for this type of product, and if you ever have other questions about these machines, do feel free to reach out to a member of our stuff. We are commonly adding more information to this article to better be able to serve our users.

Are waste oil heaters safe?

From the name, it makes sense that we often get the question as to whether or not these machines are safe to use, but you need to know that the EPA in fact regulates which fuels are considered safe to burn. The name in itself does not sound very appealing, but you should know that the different types of oil are regulated, as most types of oil have burning regulations. The good thing about these models is that they will be able to safely burn some of the off-specification types of oil, that normal furnaces can’t because they may contain too much of certain substances for normal furnaces, which could include lead, for example. You can’t simply go out into your backyard and start burning off waste oil, as it is likely to be illegal, as it could emit a bunch of dangerous toxins into the air.

Do waste oil heaters smell?

The truth is that burning off waste oil can easily smell if the smoke isn’t being properly filtered, and you can easily end up getting a fine for smell pollution if you are using one in an area where it is heavily regulated, and you aren’t adhering by the standards that are put in place.

A properly working piece of machinery shouldn’t be emitting bad smells, however.

How much oil does a waste oil heater use?

The great news is that these machines may be able to save a bunch of small machines a lot of money, as they’re especially popular among small mechanic shops, being the ones that may have a bunch of this oil readily available.

A common waste oil burner will burn about 4,000 gallons per year, which can roughly translate into $8,000 to $12,000 in savings every single year. If you do the math on it, it means that it becomes a very good purchase very quickly. No wonder they are so popular among small companies that have a lot of this raw gold readily available, not having to rely on the fuel needed for the more common furnaces.

Doing the math on how much oil you will use for your burner

After reading online, we’re sure that you have seen that the same way there are a bunch of wood lathes, plasma cutters and wide belt sanders available, there isn’t only one waste oil burner available either, and there are a bunch of things that you need to look out for when you are realizing just the type of equipment that best serves the purpose for you.

The question of how much oil a waster oil heater uses depends on a range of variables including the building size in which it is being used, the capacity of the furnace, the climate in which you are situated in, and how well you have insulated the building that you will be using it for. Each of these factors will play a role, meaning if you have a building with better insulation, you will also need to burn less oil every single year.

Additionally, you will need to find out how many hours per week, month and year you are in fact trying to keep the place warm for, which will again depend on the various factors, such as how long the shifts are, how many days per week you are planning on staying open, and how warm you want it to be when you don’t have a shift going on there.

If you have a garage with 1 to 4 bays, you are likely going to be burning around 160 gallons of oil per month, as you will be using 1.0 gallons per hour, whereas if you have a garage with 7 or more bays, you are likely burning roughly 370 gallons per month. With the bigger example, you would likely be saving an estimated $700 to $1,000 per month from using waste oil burner instead of a regular one.

If you have a bigger building, and you have ready access to this type of fuel, there are other businesses saving as much as $32,000 annually.

Thinking about this as a return on investment rather than a cost

While you may initially be intimidated by the fact that some of these machines may cost thousands of dollars, at least if you’re looking for a solution for a bigger shop, we encourage you to look at the potential savings you will be garnering from going with this option, as opposed to having a normal furnace. Reality of the matter is that you will have to heat your shop, whether you do it one way or another, and if you’re currently not using an option that uses waste oil, your heating bill could be quite significant.

Instead of thinking about a cost, think about this as an investment, and consider just how many months of saved heating you will need before you have seen the purchase of this unit be worth it, and you will have recouped the amount of money that you initially put out to get the option to save for years to come. Are you feeling ready to save a bunch of money for your business already, or would you rather keep continuing with that traditional furnace you have been using in the past?

Choosing the right waste oil burning heater for your garage

We already went through the various things to consider when it comes to choosing the right unit for your garage, which includes the number of bays, the size of the place and more.

If you are looking to have upwards of 4,000 sq ft heated, with the help of 140,000 BTU, you may want to get a model like the CE-140, which is the traditionally recommended model from Clean Energy Heating Systems when it comes to smaller shops with upwards of 4 bays, allowing you to save immediately.

Do you have upwards of 5,000 square feet and need 175,000 BTU instead, then our recommendation is that you use the CE-180, which sis great for garages with 3-6 bays, providing you not just with safe heat, but also clean heat.

Does your shop have 7,000 square feet and need something with the capacity of 245,000 BTU, then we encourage you to look into the CE-250 from the same company.

For garage needs that go up to 9,000 square feet, the CE-330 is the machine you will need that provides a lot of power, and more specifically 325,000 BTUs, allowing your garage to save a bunch of money every single month. Do not miss out on the money-saving potential of that waste oil you have.

For warehouses and commercial garages, you may have even bigger needs that could be provided by the CE-440 that allows upwards of 420,000 BTU, translating into a whole bunch of monthly savings once you get it installed rather than that traditional furnace your shop has been using.


In our previous example, we showed you which models would be appropriate given different garage sizes, and different heating requirements from the manufacturer, Clean Energy Heating Systems. However, reality is that they’re not the only ones around, and if you start looking around, you will see that another popular manufacturer out there includes Lanair.’Their models include the MX200, MX150, MX250 and L-110.

Should you DIY?

Chances are that if you have been looking around, you may have come across people and videos that have instructed you on how you could potentially go the DIY route and build your own, and that warrants a word of caution, since you are very quickly going down a path that could not just cost you a lot of money but could also end you up in a bunch of trouble, as well as put people’s lives at risk.

While you might initially think that you are handy and could easily put together such a furnace yourself, you are opening yourself up to a world of trouble by doing it this way, including not abiding by local regulations, which could mean you end up getting fined massively as a consequence, and you may also end up voiding any potential insurance coverage you have from doing so, since you are creating a fire hazards when these things aren’t made properly.

One thing is that the burning of such oil is very likely regulated where you live, likely by the EPA if you are living in the United States, or another federal entity if you are living in a different country, but the emissions of the burner may not live up to the cleanliness requirements if you are simply building your own, and the EPA strikes down rapidly when they figure out that the emissions from your garage aren’t within the legal limits set by the governing body.

If an accident happens with a unit you built yourself, you can also be certain that the insurance company will point to some small clause in the terms that you signed when you originally got insurance for your shop that may say something like engaging in illegal activity, or not taking reasonable caution in your operations, and suddenly you’re finding yourself without valid coverage in the case of an accident. The same is very likely to be the case if you were intending on building this furnace for your residential garage, also.

If you choose to build one yourself, you will also be required to actually be able to make any spare parts yourself, whereas if you are buying one from a reputable brand, spare parts will be available when you need them, saving you a bunch of hassle, as well as avoiding a lot of unnecessary risk, and securing the safety of your shop going forward.

Debunking some of the myths that we commonly get

With their potential for cost savings, it is no surprise that these machines are loved by small businesses, garages and other companies in general, but with their name and reputation also come a bunch of myths that we keep running into. Being a relatively new invention, there are still things that people are learning about them, including a lot of misinformation that is being shared, that may have in fact been true with regards to some of the previous models, although those have been addressed with newer models.

With these myths being nothing but myths, we want to make sure that you get all the necessary information before potentially avoiding these products due to their previous reputation.

They’re dirty and hard to clean

We understand it – you want to run a professional business, so of course you are worried about the potential for bad odors in your shop that would turn away or put off potential customers. The reality of the matter is that when you are getting a quality furnace, such as the ones listed on here, they’re not hard to clean or dirty.

I can’t use them without generating my own waste oil

Although the benefit may be the biggest for businesses that actually generate this waste oil themselves, there is also potential for savings for companies that aren’t generating this type of oil themselves, as you can buy it.

They’re expensive

While it may seem like a big initial investment to put in, we hope that we have convinced you that they aren’t expensive – they may cost money, but this is money that will come back into your pocket through the savings you are getting.

Wood Lathes For Sale

Here at Atlantic Aspiration, we pride ourselves on offering our users straight to the point information when they are looking for a piece of equipment, whether you are talking about a plasma cutter or a wide belt sander.

We are well aware of the fact that there are other websites out there that also sell a bunch of these products, and we want to ensure that the transparency is what sets us apart from the rest, why you can always rely on the information we are sharing with you.

While we do want to sell wood lathes, we also want to actually ensure that you are getting the one that best fits your needs, and that we are not encouraging you buying something that is either way out of your budget, or that doesn’t match what it is that you need.

While we have listed all the wood lathes that we have for sale on this specific page, we want to teach you a little bit about what it is you need to be aware of when you are choosing the one best suited to get the job done in the situations that you require it to get the job done in.

While you may like it or not, that means that we will be walking you through a bunch of the things that you need to look out for, and we will also give you a bunch of the most popular options on the market that other users tend to gravitate towards.

We have in fact written an article that quickly covers the best mini wood lathes on the market that can help you understand what some of the most popular options out there are.

Before we get into the best wood lathes specifically for you, let’s start out by looking at what it is you should be looking out for.

What to look for

Before you can actually start figuring out what your needs are and comparing the various models on the market, you should know what it is you might potentially be looking for as each model will have slightly different pros and cons, and come in at slightly different price tags also.

It would be a shame if you spent a lot of money, just to find out that the lathe you purchased is lacking very important features to you, which would be the case no matter if you’re looking for a lathe, or you are looking for a TIG welder – the answer is always to do more research and then make your decision when you have considered all the various options.

Without further ado, here are the things you should look for.

  • Size – lathes come in different options and sizes, and as you could see from the fact that we made an article that was specifically targeting the smaller options in the market, there are mini ones and then there are bigger ones also, with your individual needs dictating whether one of them is better for you than another. If you are working on more sizable projects, you will naturally want to also choose a model that reflects that, although these will naturally also be bigger than the smaller options. The 3 different sizes you should know about are the mini, midi and full wood lathe, and if you use the filters on this page, you can choose to see all the different models we have for sale that fall into those specific sizes.
  • Portability – the same way that you may want to consider portability when you are looking for the best plasma cutter or the best engine driven welder, it may also be a consideration you want to think about when you’re buying a lathe. Will you be doing most of the wood work out of a shop, or will you require being able to move the device around at your convenience? Whereas the smaller models will obviously be more portable, they have other limitations that could be more important for you than portability. The mini lathes are obviously the most portable ones, but you won’t be able to get the same amount of power out of those machines that you may get out of a bigger one. While it will definitely make it less portable, a heavier base will make for safer and more stable operation throughout.
  • The measurement of the bed – while the more traditional models have a fixed bed, you can find the newer ones that are extendable instead, which may be something that interests you, although it may not always be ideal. For instance, if you are buying a small version, we do not encourage you to buy one with an extendable bed as it won’t be as good at handling the vibrations caused by the machines, where you will get a lot safer operability from having one with a fixed bed instead. You should also consider the ideal placement of your elbows relative to the machine as it will cause less strain on your back when the elbows are the same height as the spindle.
  • Motor – if you are looking for a lathe with good speed settings being offered, it is important you look into this prior to choosing the right model for you. When you are dealing with bigger projects, you will naturally need machines that have more variable speed options, too. Generally speaking, the smaller machines will also have fewer speed options than the bigger ones do. Before buying a machine, consider the motor options that will best suit the projects you will regularly be dealing with, and whether you will need a lot of options, or whether you are happy with something simpler.
  • Headstock – the type of headstock you will want depends on the type of projects you will be working on, where you can choose between a pivoting headstock, or you may want a standard thread.
  • Tool rest – is it important for you that you get a machine that has more than one tool rest or not? You may want to seriously consider how easy it is to switch between the locked positions with various tools, as that will play a huge role when you are actually using the machine.
  • Power switch – having the power switch in the position that is most convenient for you will ensure that you don’t grow tired of the lathe a month into owning it. It can be hugely beneficial for you to consider where you want the power switch to be so that you can easily turn off the machine when you’re using it.
  • Cost – it is clear that you don’t want to purchase the most expensive machine if you have a very limited budget, however, we do encourage you to stay realistic in what it is that your budget will be able to afford you. If you have certain very specific requirements, you may just find that those aren’t possible with the budget you are trying to stay within. We don’t want you to spend more than you are comfortable spending, but we can help you find the one that matches both your budget and your needs the best.

If you are just starting out, you may be able to get away with a more budget lathe, whereas someone with a wood shop will probably require more functionality given just how often the piece of machinery will be used. By considering your individual needs, you can find the piece of equipment that matches both your needs and your budget. While we don’t want you to get a model that is too cheap for you either, we want you to get one that meets your needs.

Jet Tools

Jet Tools is a popular manufacturer of wood lathes, and we carry a lot of their various models for sale here on our site, including the 1236, the JWL-1221vs and the JWL-1440vsk. You can also find the popular benchtop JWL-1221vs, or check out the 1642 or the JWL-1015, all of which will be able to serve customers a little bit differently, depending on whether you want something smaller, bigger or more powerful. There is not one single machine on the market that will be perfect for all types of uses.


Craftsman is another popular brand that our users are gravitating to, with their popular model 113, which is a beautiful and popular 12 inch option that can get most of your advanced projects done in a very easy manner.


Delta is also an important contestant when it comes to solid, quality manufacturers of wood lathes , and we definitely encourage you to check out a bunch of the models they have that include the 46-700 and the 46-715, as well as their slightly less popular but also quality machines that are the 46-450 and the 46-460. Do they want to make you get started on your wood project already? We are sure getting excited, just writing this information about these machines.


When you are buying a piece of equipment from Nova, you are not just buying something that you know will be gone tomorrow. Nova is a company that has been around since 1980 and with the decades of experience in the field, they have gotten very good at producing the types of equipment that woodworkers around the country love. If you look online, you will find a bunch of people reporting being happy with the Nova 1624 that has a comfortable slow speed at roughly 200RPM.

What is the best one to buy?

While we do want to be able to give you a simple answer to that question, reality is that there isn’t a single machine that will be able to be the best one for everyone. Among the more popular models are the Jet JWL-1440VSK and the the JET-1221VS wood lathes that seem to be able to do the trick for the vast amount of our users.

A good option for beginners

If you are a beginner, we are finding a lot of users gravitating towards the NOVA 46300 and the RIKON 70-100, which are also very popular options if you are looking around the internet.

Is wood turning difficult?

When you get started and truly get going with woodturning, it is something you might just end up falling in love with, as it can be a very rewarding feeling. As with anything else, it is still a skill that you need to practice before you get good, and we wouldn’t say that it is all too difficult if you really put your mind and heart to it, and really dig into the practice, but it’s not something that you will get good at after a couple of hours either. Like with anything else, if it was that easy to get good at, would it really be worth it?

If you are still very much a beginner and haven’t even tried out the practice yet, we may just encourage you to seek out other people in your area that have a lathe already available and see if you could get them to actually let you practice a little bit before you commit to buying one. You may either find that it is something you really love doing, or you may otherwise find that you are simply looking to do so on a very occasional basis, but it could help you figure out which of the things we previously listed, are really important for you, and what sort of budget you are comfortable with for the given purchase.

So, what is a good wood lathe machine?

From reading this far, we hope that you are realizing that there isn’t a machine that works for everyone but rather that your individual needs dictate what a good one is for you. You will probably be excited to know that we are currently working on a tool that will help you in making up your mind on which piece of equipment would work the best for you. What it will do is that it will as you a bunch of questions regarding your various preferences, including portability and budget, and we will then be able to come up with recommendations as to which machine best match with those preferences you have indicated.



Surface, Thickness & Drum Sanders For Sale

Here is the guide that will hopefully have you set your right foot forward in the pursuit of getting good wood.

What is a drum sander and what is it used for?

Rather than having to use abrasive sheets and manually sand surfaces such as wood flooring, decks and other surfaces to get that desirable smooth finish that we all want, drum sanders is the solution to achieve that same goal, but in a much easier way.

This is a powerful tool where you can replace the abrasive sheets as they wear out, and while it may be a big tool, and perhaps a rather expensive one, it’s one we know people really appreciate if they are very serious about creating smooth surfaces.

As it does remove impurities from the top of the surface that you are using it on, it is still imperative that you protect your various organs adequately, which includes using a mask to cover your mouth, ear protection to protect against the noise and glasses for your eyes. Only at that time are you ready to use the surface, thickness or drum sander.

This page also lists all the drum sanders we have for sale on the platform as well as provide you with various commonly asked questions on various related topics to help you better understand the implications of this machine.

If you are not used to using this machine, you may want to start out in part of the room where it won’t do as much damage if the end result isn’t as perfect as you would hope for it to be – it is a big tool, and it needs to be treated as such, with a lot of these machines weighing in excess of 400 lbs.

This type of machine can help you with the most stubborn panel glue ups or if there are marks from furniture that was moved, or other things. The important thing is also that it can help you make sure that the board thickness stays the same across the board afterwards to provide you that appealing look.

If you have specific wishes for the things that you are either surface sanding or thickness sanding, make sure you check the specifications of every single machine. With speeds usually being around 2300, these machines can achieve a lot more consistent results than you would be able to achieve manually.

How much do they cost?

Drum sanders vary significantly in cost, but you will usually find that they range for roughly $600 whereas some of the machines can cost as much as $5,000 for more advanced ones with more capabilities. Before you buy a machine it is therefore important that you figure out which features are important to you, no different from if you were buying a plasma cutter.

What is the best drum sander – what to look for?

While it isn’t hard to buy a drum sander, it definitely helps if you know what it is you should be looking for in the process, as there are different options you can consider.

Some people may find it seemingly hard to find the right, but if you know what to look for it is easy. The drum sander is often considered the smaller brother to the wide belt sander, a more serious machine we also have available on the site, but none-the-less, it’s still a sizable investment for most people.

The quality of the material that you are sanding is important in your consideration for the machine you will end up choosing, but so is how big the material is, since you will obviously need it to be able to fit into the machine.

If you’re running a production shop, you will also need something that can obviously handle the quantity you will be using it for. For actual production shops, we do encourage you to at the very least consider a wide belt sander.

Here is a brief overview of your different options


If the ability to maneuver the boards is an important feature for you, this may be your desired machine as one of the sides is left open. It also gives you the advantage that you’re not quite as constrained by the width of the machine since you’ll be able to run half the plank through the machine, turn it around and pursue with the next one. Sanding both sides on this machine will usually mean having to run through it twice, though, so that has to be something you prepare yourself for.


As these machines do not have the flexibility in the sides as do the open-ended machine, it does require that the piece of wood you’re running through is no wider than the entirety of the machine, why these tend to be wider, too. The advantage to this is of course that you can get things done at a different speed than you can with an open-ended option, not having to run the boards through several times to get the desired results.


When you’re looking for a more serious machine with more flexibility, the double-drum sander could be your choice of machine to consider. With the inclusion of two rolls of abrasive material, no longer are you confined to the same grit on each side, and you will also have to change it less often, too. For this specific feature, the SuperMax 25×2 is a great tool to look into, while Jet and PerforMax are worthy considerations also.

So, those are the various different options for you to be looking into, but besides that there are different features that we have touched on also.

Width ranges

The more serious the work you do is, and the better the finish of what you desire, the bigger your machine needs tend to be. These machines will vary from as little as 10″ to more than 37″, and the price tends to increase the bigger the width. If you’re a DIY, you can likely get all the work done with a 16″, while that may not be enough for others.

The ability to collect dust

As with any type of equipment that is sanding wooden objects, dust is an obvious consequence, and these drum sanders are no different. You should be combining the sander with an adequate dust collector to make sure that you don’t end up having roots grow out of your lungs, and getting the right amount of airflow is the key to success.

Feed rates and the ability to change the settings

The last thing you want to do is to massively oversand your piece of wood and justt end up having it entirely ruined, why it’s our recommendation that you get a machine where you can easily adjust the feed rate in a variable fashion, thereby giving you more control.

Which type of sand paper do you prefer?

Some people have a very strong preference for one of the two ways that sandpaper can be attached to the machine, being either peel and stick or hook and loop. With its adhesive on the back, peel and stick will get ruined if you remove it from the drum, whereas on the other hand if you’re not operating a wood shop, there may be advantages for you to be able to take it off before it is used up.

With the information above, you’re hopefully a bit better equipped for your future drum sander purchases, and know what you should be looking for in your pursuit.

Wide Belt Sanders For Sale: Large, Industrial

On this page you can find all the various wide belt sanders that we have for sale on the platform, but you can also find various tips to make sure that you’re getting just the type of equipment that will satisfy your needs, at the best price possible.

There are two very unfortunate scenarios. The first one is where you end up buying a wide belt sander and you find out that you could have gotten a much cheaper version that would have fully satisfied the requirements that you have. It’s our intention here at Atlantic Aspiration to make sure that doesn’t happen to you.

The alternative is that you end up buying a piece of equipment that can barely handle your needs, where the truth of the matter is that you would have been a lot better off with a larger belt sander that is more suitable for your commercial needs.

What are they used for?

Whether you’re installing a floor, have a small shop or otherwise work with wood, you will know that it doesn’t come in those beautiful finishes that you see when you go to buy it, and prior to it getting that end quality, there are a lot of different steps that are taken, including the potential sanding and treatment of the wood.

If you’re simply a DIY who likes to work in your garage, there’s probably no need for you to buy an elaborate piece of equipment to deal with those rough edges, but if you provide commercial services, there is no way you will be able to do the sanding work required for these types of jobs.

Although the manual way of sanding surfaces is by far the most laborious, there are a range of options in between also that many people consider, why we also have a page specifically dedicated to drum sanders – a more affordable option than the wide belt sander, yet still a solution that may be able to get the job done for commercial purposes too.

What is the best one?

If you Google, you will be quick to find that the options for this type of machinery are many with Google suggesting the wide belt sanders being the SHOP FOX W1756, Safety Speed WBS3760101, SHOP FOX W1738, Woodtek 924006 and the SHOP FOX W1709.

We personally believe that it is quite the simplification to simply say that those are the best ones out there, when that doesn’t at all take into consideration your personal needs and wishes.

A review of the things to look for in your search – the ultimate buying guide

While you can choose to buy any of the different machines listed on this page, they’re not all going to best serve the functions that you are looking for, as there are certain features that not only make for a better one, but make for the right one.

Control panel

If you are going to be spending this much money on a piece of equipment for your shop, you will also want to make sure that it actually does what it’s supposed to, and that includes providing you with the various options accessible through an easy-to-use interface and control panel.

Control panels are very standard on these machines these days, through which you are more easily able to see everything that is going on and change the various settings. It can therefore be a good idea to figure out if the machine has an operating system that you feel comfortable with.

The ability to regulate the speed of the sander

While really cheap wide belt sanders may have very limited options as to what they will allow you to do, the reasonable ones will provide you with the various options that are needed, including the easy possibility to actually change settings when it comes to the sander. Without the ability to do that it would be like pruning flowers with a chainsaw – you would have absolutely no control over doing very specific work and just being at the mercy of the machine hoping that its settings work for you.

Working together with your current dust collection system

When you’re doing woodwork in this manner, it’s very important that you are aware of the need to protect your internal organs, including your lungs and that means that a good dust collection system is needed in combination with the sanding system that you have, why you will need to make sure the two are compatible and working in a way that you won’t be exposed to all the dust that comes from the sanding.

How many HP do you need for the job?

The standard for these machines is generally around 20 HP but it is more important that you’re considering the various things important for your needs like the quantity and type of materials you will be running through it.

Look for safety measures

When you’re operating machine shop equipment, safety is always a concern and it is no different with these types of machines, where you will want to make sure the machine has easy ways of stopping its operation if a situation arises where it is needed.

How do you go about changing the abrasive belt?

Over time, sanding will wear down the abrasive belt to a point where it is no longer efficient at its use and where you will want to change it so you can keep continuing the work you’re doing. It is important that you make sure the way the belt is changed is a way that you are happy about, as you will otherwise find yourself annoyed when you start having to do work with the machine. For drum sanders alike, there are different ways of changing the belt with one being able to remove the belt whereas another is adhered on and the belt is therefore ruined when it is removed at a later point.

Digital readouts ensure that you get the specifications required

With a lot of these things, it is not ideal if you’re off the measurements required even by one tenth of an inch, and having the sander provide digital readouts ensures that you’re not suddenly shipping wood to the opposite side of the country just to find out that it didn’t have the necessary specifications.

Best wide belt sander for a commercial, small shop

If we were to simplify and say that there is the right wide belt sander for a small shop that still has a bunch of commercial needs, our best recommendation on the basis of various reviews would be for you to get the SHOP FOX W1678.

Small, 24 inch options when it comes to wide belt sanders

When it comes to wide belt sanders, the 24 inch is generally considered a small option, and here’s a quick overview of some of the popular models, including those sold by Grizzly.

From Grizzly, you’ll find the popular Grizzly G0582 which includes some of the popular features we talked about like digital readouts, powered table elevation, access to variable speed settings and more.

Another popular alternative that comes in at almost the same price includes the SHOP FOX W1710, which also has digital readouts, and it is extremely easy to change the belt system, too.

36 & 37 inch options

36 and 37 inch wide belt sanders are other, bigger more commercially minded machines that our users are looking for. We find that the SHOP FOX W1738 is a very popular option with its many features, including a safety shut-off bar, rubber pressure drums, integrated dust ports and more.

In future versions of this article, we plan on including a bunch more information like talking about the versions from:

  • timesaver
  • scmi
  • jet
  • woodtek 13
  • aem
  • powermatic
  • and other industrial grade options

Those versions of this document will also talk more about drum sanders vs wide belt sanders, and what their differences are so that you can make a calculated decision.

wide belt sander vs drum sander – what’s the difference?

How much do wide belt sanders cost?

These machines vary significantly in cost, but if you’re looking to buy from a reputable company, you can get an open-end 15″ wide belt sander for roughly $5,000. A 36 or 37 inch option will cost you somewhere between $11,000 and $16,000. A 24 inch wide belt sander will cost you around $10,200.

3-Point Post Hole Digger For Sale

3-point post hole diggers are life savers and many of them can be used with category 0 tractors, why we have listed all our various options for sale on this page, along with the different recommendations on what you ought to be looking at.

Do make sure that you also get the appropriate auger with your device, as it may not be included in the sale, the most common ones being 6, 9 and 12 inch ones.

Rather than manually having to create these post holes, this device can help you get the job done from the convenience of your tractor.

There are various different options, including the Countyline post hole digger, and you can make sure that this PTO option is one you will be happy with. While you are perfectly able to rent one, if you’re looking to use one often, there’s a certain level of convenience for you to own your own.

While we know you could either have gone to Lowe’s, TSC (Tractor Supply), Home Depot, Harbor Freight or another place to get this fine piece of machinery, we hope that this article here will provide you with some insights you would not otherwise have gotten.

While this page is specific to 3-point options, it is not the only option for you if you are simply wanting to make a whole in the ground, why we have gathered a list of some of the competing products underneath. While we do realize the convenience of using your tractor for the purpose, especially when you are having to make a lot of holes, the increased transparency will ensure you’re getting the right model for your purpose.


One of the most compelling alternatives is the gas-powered option that you won’t be needing a tractor to use, but which also won’t be bringing you the convenience either. It definitely beats having to manually do it, and especially if the ground is very tough to break through, but you can’t be doing it from the convenience of a seated position either.

If you don’t have constant access to a tractor, this could be the perfect option for you. While a handheld auger may seem fun at first, and they’re what people will very often be using in the beginning, they’re not a long term solution for commercial needs. If you are a person that prides themselves on getting things done in a timely manner, you also need the correct tools to do it with. Anything bigger than having a hobby vegetable garden, and you will find yourself simply too frustrated having to put in the effort required with something manual.


Hydraulic options also have a range of benefits if you are in a situation requiring especially powerful capabilities, and the addition of the hydraulic post hole digger attachments will especially play a role and be important when heavy clay or loose rock is present, since they’re able to provide pressures up to 3,000 psi which can be needed under these tough conditions, using flow rates ranging from 10 to 30 GPM depending on the conditions you’re dealing with.

Depending on your various needs, it’s important that you thoroughly consider the specifications that come available, including the max auger diameter on the basis of the type of material you will be dealing with, the depth of the holes you will be using, and the type of machine you will be mounting this thing onto. This is not your simple handheld machine. This is a piece of machinery when you’re getting really serious.

When you’re being met by the most demanding conditions, this is the option you will want, where you can typically get augers that range in size from 6 inches to 36 inches depending on the size of the hole you’re hoping to make.

Against very strong conditions, only the strongest will be able to provide the necessary force, and that is the hydraulic post hole digger, including the strong motor that comes with it. For extra rigorous conditions, you will need the machinery you can count on.


If you have significantly smaller needs, there are other options such as the electric ones. The same way a lot of people steer clear of electric chain saws, they also steer clear of electric post hole diggers, although they could be providing you with some benefits if you have very light needs. They will typically come with augers that are about 4″, so you are definitely not getting heavy-grade commercial stuff done with this, and it only makes sense that these aren’t able to provide nearly the same amount of force as the hydraulic options, as you aren’t even able to hold those in your hands.

These are ideal for your average DIY person who knows you’ll be making some holes here and there, but also realizing the limitations of this piece of machinery, why it comes with a price tag that is much more accessible to your smaller uses, hovering in the $200-300 range for a lot of the machines. With this, we’re still very much encouraging you to make sure that you have the auger drill that matches your needs, while keeping in mind that you won’t get anything bigger than 10″ achieved with this piece of machinery.

While we have seen machines advertise that they come with 12″ auger drills, you’re really pushing your luck with those machines.

Skid Steer

A skid steer post hole digger is an alternative to the 3-point options that are specifically listed on this page, but these will also attach to a machinery in order to get the job done, more specifically, these attach to a Bobcat rather than a tractor.

With their hefty price tags often reaching $3,000 for this piece of machinery, it is no wonder that these attachments are great when you’re lifting some heavy weight and don’t have the convenience of being able to spend all day manually digging holes – a task we ourselves would dread if we actually had to.

While there are a bunch of options when it comes to the fashion in which you’re hoping to dig a hole, we do sincerely encourage you to consider these 3-point options that we have listed on this page if you do have the tractor needed to make it work.

If you have any questions about the auger, or the type of soil you have available, and what is the best option in your specific case, we’re always available to help answer all your questions. One of our soil-crushing (get the pun) experts can assist you in whatever fashion is necessary to put those poles in the ground, even with the most difficult circumstances. And until you make sure that you’re getting the right machine for your job, we hope you have been able to put up with our bad sense of humor, and don’t mind the introduction of a pun here and there.

Pond Aerator For Sale: Solar, Pumps, Fish Tanks, Systems

Pond aerators are important devices to put in a pond in order to significantly improve the quality of the water, and on this page we have listed for sale all the various devices you can buy through our website, as well as see just some of the many benefits you should be aware of, how powerful of a machine you will need as well as a bunch of other useful stuff.

What does an aerator do for a pond?

Aerators have a lot of different benefits that ensure the proper conditions for the various wildlife in the pond, including improving the water quality and thereby becoming a better fish habitat, too.

In addition it reduces the phosphorus concentrations, which in turn helps limit the algae growth; a feature most people with a pond are happy about. It is very difficult to otherwise lower these concentrations once phosphorus has made it into the ecosystem, although with the use of oxidative reactions, you can have the phosphorus naturally bind with iron, at which point it precipitates and becomes unavailable as an energy source for the algae that would otherwise be feeding on it. The process does, however, require sufficient levels of dissolved oxygen, why the use of an aerator is heavily encouraged.

There are different types and strengths of aerators out in the market for you to consider, and we’re hoping to provide you with the necessary information on this page, allowing you to make an informed decision.

Do ponds need aerators?

While you can find a lot of different information regarding the need for pumping oxygen into a water feature, the obvious question in the back of a lot of people’s heads remain whether or not it is really necessary to get an aerator.

When most people choose to get a pond, they don’t realize that they are in fact not building something that is natural the same way that nature would have built it. The linen that they use does not accurately reflect what nature would have done, and as a consequence, there are certain things that you just need to do to keep the pond up to the level that most people want to keep it.

Let us ask you this question a different way. Did you have a pond installed with the intention of only doing the absolute bare minimum amount of work to it, knowing that algae would overgrow it, or did you have it installed to have a place or tranquil, a little piece of heaven on your property?

Having that little piece of heaven just bring a level of serenity to your property that you won’t be getting from simply installing the usual landscaping on it. If you want to keep a healthy pond, there are certain things that you will need to do, and one of them simply includes aerating.

Atmospheric diffusion is a very real thing that you won’t be getting in a man-made pond, while mother nature is able to provide the level of oxygen required under natural circumstances. An aeration system is just one of those things that are needed to ensure that an optimal amount of oxygen is provided.

Without the right oxygen levels, resulting from stale water, there will be consequences that you don’t want to have to deal with, that include severe algae blooms, unpleasant odors and a higher difficulty keeping fish alive, too.

Aeration can additionally be introduced in a couple of different ways, including with the inclusion of a water fountain.

What is the best way to aerate a pond?

If you’ve been looking around, you have probably noticed that your various choices are pretty broad when it comes to getting a pond air pump, whether you choose to go solar or not.

Of course, if you live in an area that doesn’t get a lot of sun, you can naturally rule that option out as it’s really the best option to keep the pump going at all times in order to avoid stale water for extended periods of time. When you have a pond, you will also need a device that is significantly bigger than what you would have needed for a simple fish tank.

How much aeration does a pond need?

How much is really the right amount, is a question you probably find yourself asking, not just when you’re looking to figure out what will create the ideal conditions for your outdoor adventures but also for your various other projects and endeavors you may be running into in life, and this project of yours is no different.

To find out just how big of a pump you will need, you will need to find out how big the area is in acres, which is done easily by multiplying the length by the width, both in feet, which will give you the square footage of the area, which you will then have to turn into acres by dividing by 43,560.

When you have calculated the acres of surface, that is when you’ll know just how much aeration you need as you’ll need at least 1.5 HP aerator per surface acre as 3.2 lbs of oxygen is produced per hour for every horsepower that the machine has, and you will want 325,900 gallons of water to be displaced at least every 2 days for every acre of surface that your pond has. If you know that the lake is prone to having issues with algae in general, you will additionally need to increase the amount of horse power of an aerator to accommodate.

Our recommendation is that you get one aerator per acre of surface area with at least 1-1.5 HP in order to get the water quality that you’re looking for. If you are already seeing issues with algae, that should be addressed prior to starting the aeration of the pond. This can either be done chemically, or you can physically remove the existing build up, and will help get the issue of algae under control a lot faster, too.

Can you aerate a pond too much?

While it is possible to aerate a pond too much, you will need some serious amount of horse power in order to make it happen. Overly turpid water may be an indication that you are aerating too much, but do remember that you still want to actually move water to the surface every single day. Too much aeration leads to turpid water, whereas too little won’t provide adequate protection against algae.

Do pond pumps need to run continuously?

The whole intention of the action is to ensure you are not having water quality issues that can lead to some of the downsides of not aerating, and there are a lot of instances where you would typically be required to have the pump run continuously to otherwise avoid the issue of algae.

If you continue to see problems with algae, chances are you are not aerating it sufficiently.

Are pond pumps expensive to run?

Pond pumps are generally not expensive to run, and can be as little as $35 per month. The cost of running the pump will depend on a bunch of different factors, including the size of the surface area you are dealing with, the depth, as well as other factors, like whether or not other circumstances are causing the issue of excessive algae growth.

Plasma Cutter Manufacturers & More

This is a little bit of a write-up of some of the best plasma cutter manufacturers out there, which models they have available, what our recommendations are and more. Feel free to check out the entirety of our website when you’re ready to move forward. We additionally have a lot of plasma cutters listed for sale, too.


This is the page where you’ll be able to find the various ESAB plasma cutters that we have for sale on the page, including the 875, 500i and 650.

We know that there are many different manufacturers to choose from when it comes to plasma cutters such as Miller ElectricHypertherm etc, and you can visit each of their specific and individual pages, if those are the brands that you’re interested in.

If you’re on a budget, we also have a page dedicated to the cheap options, which isn’t specific to each individual brand, where you can learn our recommendation on that.

No matter what you’re looking for, we hope we can help assist you in finding the right plasma cutter that does exactly what it is you need it to be doing.


This website will list all the various Miller Electric plasma cutters that we have for sale here on the website, which will include the spectrum 375, 625 and 875, 125c, just to mention a few of the different models.

We also have different pages specific to HyperThermESAB and more, and then we have the overarching page, too, that will list all the various plasma cutters that we are currently carrying.

One of the good things about buying a Miller Electric plasma cutter is that you’re not buying some cheap knockoff – you’re actually buying a trustworthy brand that we can stand behind.

You can use the various filters on the site to choose the voltage and amperage, too.


Looking for all the various Everlast plasma cutters we have for sale? This is the right page you’ve landed on! We’ve even got video reviews to go with them so you can ensure you’re making the best choice for your project needs. These include the Everlast 50s and the 60s.

While there are other very established plasma cutter manufacturers like Hobart and their AirForce 27i, many people are also very happy when they go choosing Everlast to satisfy their needs.

Everlast is also known for having a lot of great assistance should you ever encounter any problems with one of the plasma cutters they have made.

The great thing is that these come with an extensive 5-year warranty, not just on their plasma cutters but also on their welding equipment. If that doesn’t say something about how much they believe in their products, we’re not sure what does!

While other manufacturers may be cheaper than these machines, you don’t have the same protection if your machine suddenly breaks down as you do with this brand. So the question is: Do you want the cheapest option or do you want something that you know is going to last you a long time?


Lincoln Electric makes great plasma cutters, and all the ones we have available for sale on this site have been listed here to easily give you an overlook, make sure that you’re getting exactly the model that you want that best serves your needs, since they come at different price points. Some of the most popular, different Lincoln plasma cutters include the following models: The Tomahawk 625 k2807, the Pro-Cut 55, the Tomahawk 375, the Pro-Cut 25, the Pro-Cut 60, the Tomahawk 1000 and the Lincoln P20 (or Plasma 20).

When it comes to CNC plasma cutters, they also have different versions including the Torchmate 4400 and the Torchmate 4800, which you will be able to find on this page when they end up being offered.

Many of their plasma cutters are additionally very portable, with different options in terms of voltage, including 110 volt. Whether you’re looking for a plasma cutter under $500 or under $1,000, you can simply set the filters. If you’re looking for something with more capacity, we’re also offering that.

If you’re unsure about the various aspects that you may be interested in, we encourage you to consult our comparison chart of all the various models available on the market.

Lotos LTP5000D

The Lotos LTP5000D plasma cutter is one of the most popular plasma cutters that we have for sale which is a great cheap option, perfect for people with budgets under $500, while still providing a great bang for your buck.

This Lotos model is one that will stand up to most things you throw at it, although you may have to go with a more substantial option if you have your own shop that you’re working out of, offering professional services.

At the price, this is definitely the machine we recommend with the next substantial upgrade coming from you choosing the Hobart AirForce 27i machine, which will also cost you substantially more.

This is a great pilot arc plasma cutter, if that’s what you’re looking for, and it’s both portable and powerful, making it easy to maneuver with if you’re often on the move. This machine additionally comes with a dual frequency and automatic voltage, meaning both 110/120v and 22/240v – could you ask for anything else?

Looking for something that cuts a clean 1/2 inch cut? This is the model, although it can cut as much as a 3/4 inch severance cut also.


Consumables for a plasma cutter can be a large part of the ongoing expenses you’re having with your machine, if you choose a cheap machine like the LTP5000D. Where you will see your money going is towards cutting tips and electrodes.

If you haven’t yet bought your plasma cutter, it can be a good idea to not just consider the price of the machine, but also how quickly the model you’re considering will go through the consumables.

It is very likely that you may end up damaging the tip if you’re just starting out and don’t have the technique right yet. Secondly, an electrode that is way past its prime can have an effect on how much work you’re managing to get done as it will significantly slow down your cutting. When you’re wanting to not just make beautiful cuts, but also do so in a timely manner, you will end up having to make sure your consumables are also doing what they’re supposed to.

There are also other consumables to keep in mind if you don’t have a portable plasma cutter but rather a CNC. Some of these, it can even be hard to notice that they have deteriorated over time and they include the nozzle, the swirl ring, the retaining cap and the shield. Make sure that you keep an eye out for these parts so as to get better cuts in the future!

Thermal Dynamics

This page includes all the Thermal Dynamics plasma cutters we have for sale on this site, including the Victor Cutmaster 52, 42, 38, 50, 51, 152, 81, and more. Many of these are significantly higher end machines than if you’re going for a more simple plasma cutter.

ESAB and their Thermal Dynamics line were the first to invent the modern plasma electrode, as well as creating incredible performance in a machine, while still making it light-weight and portable. Everything you could possibly want when you have very extensive metal cutting needs. Looking for some incredible power per pound that you simply won’t find with a cheap manufactured product? Here’s the power to rise above and beyond.

While these machines may seem pricey at first, there are so much savings for you to get from their incredible performance. Compared to a Hypertherm HPR XD, using O2, for mild steel with a 1 inch plate, while you’re able to cut 1,000 feet every 8 hours, at an energy cost of $0.07 per kWh, and gas cost of $5 per 100 ft3, they’re calculating that you may save an $4,500 every single year, with lower downtime.

This is unprecedented quality in a plasma cutter, for the serious pro.