120V AC Motor control

Can a 120v AC food blender motor be controlled by an arduino uno? What components would I need and what type of transistor would I need? How would I go about connecting them?

I am new to arduino and electronics. I am trying to make a meter long wooden (but light) scissor lift mechanism open using a motor.

I am limited by time and the blender motor was all I could find, but I'm open to suggestions about motors I can obtain on a Sunday in Providence.

You would want to use a relay for switching that much power.

Like and infos: http://arduino-direct.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=181 http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/119 http://www.mindkits.co.nz/tutorials/arduino_tutorials/Tutorial-3

Hi, Info on power and relays here: http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/ArduinoPower