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    WANTED:VIC Hi thanks for letting me know. unfortunately...

    Hi thanks for letting me know.
    unfortunately 3.2m is too long.

    Bria
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    A.C.T. Hi can you indicate dimensions of the boards -...

    Hi can you indicate dimensions of the boards - and how many you Ideally want to sell as a package?
    I may buy the lot!
  3. Thread: End of an Era

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    THANK YOU Sorry to hear about your sad and difficult...

    Sorry to hear about your sad and difficult circumstances.
    Life can dish out some daunting challenges especially as we get older.
    And it looks like you’ve got more than your fair share at present....
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    WANTED:VIC Quality Panel Saw up to 2.5m

    Looking for a good used Felder, Altendorf or SCM slider.
  5. Thanks for posting - its reassuring that we have...

    Thanks for posting - its reassuring that we have some happy K3 owners out there.:)
    I have checked current prices with SCM and a Minimax SC2 is around 7.5K with the outrigger included - with the...
  6. Hi Tony, I hope the K3 delivers on expectations...

    Hi Tony, I hope the K3 delivers on expectations -I’d be interested to know how it goes!
    For me it’s still on the shortlist but wanted to do due diligence before I pull the trigger
  7. This sounds like very good value - as by...

    This sounds like very good value - as by comparison the Hammer K3 Winner at around 7.6K does not include the outrigger and the more robust cross fence & stops. And the 1.6m slider is a bit more...
  8. Hi Albert, thanks for taking the time to post the...

    Hi Albert, thanks for taking the time to post the pictures - always good to get a “stretch” perspective(!)

    One of my constraints is the width of doorways as my workshop is at the back of the...
  9. Hi Chris, thanks for your very comprehensive...

    Hi Chris, thanks for your very comprehensive response!

    You raise some valid criticisms of people who have not understood sliding saw alignment etc.
    FYI The K3 saw I have been offered has the...
  10. Hi Austin thanks for your response. I do not...

    Hi Austin thanks for your response. I do not have enough workshop space for a long slider.
    2m is probably max for me but most used commercial saws are 2.4m plus with many @3.6m.
    I have 3 phase so...
  11. Hammer K3 Winner to replace Jet 10” Supersaw with sliding table?

    I am considering replacing my Jet table saw with a short slider.
    While the Jet is basically a very good entry level saw there are a few aspects I am not happy with. This includes the limitations of...
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    I discovered the drive belt was a bit slack........

    I discovered the drive belt was a bit slack..... surprising for a new machine but pleased the problem is solved after a quick adjustment.

    Very pleased with the quietness of this beast - a very...
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    Hammer A3 41 teething issue

    I fired up my new A3 41 last night after finally getting 3 phase power through to the workshop.

    One small issue, while the machine runs smoothly and surprisingly quiet - at start up it is making...
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    Congrats on the A3 31 purchase - I hope shipping...

    Congrats on the A3 31 purchase - I hope shipping wasn’t too expensive.......
    I have found James at Felder Vic most helpful to deal with and hopefully you also got a good deal.
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    After exploring a few alternatives including the...

    After exploring a few alternatives including the Minimax S500 US I have decided to buy the Felder FB510.

    Both are great bandsaws but for me the Felder offered a better fence system with extension...
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    Minimax S500P US

    Is anyone using the Minimax S500P US BS?

    The last time I saw a Minimax BS was about 4 years ago at the Melbourne show and it was a very impressive performer....... even resawing 12 inch boards. ...
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    Hi Doug as requested by PM I would also like to...

    Hi Doug as requested by PM I would also like to attend.

    Brian
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    The Bandsaw is sold

    The Bandsaw is sold
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    Thanks all who have responded to this thread and...

    Thanks all who have responded to this thread and the encouragement to stretch beyond the A3 31.

    After much deliberation I have pulled the trigger on the A3 41 with digital handwheel .....
    I’m...
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    I had a closer look at the A3 41 yesterday and...

    I had a closer look at the A3 41 yesterday and can confirm it is a Beast compared to the 31......
    Worlds apart from the Jet 8” jointer and “screaming” De Walt 735 which I don’t miss.
    I took the...
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    Hi Peter I find your comments interesting re...

    Hi Peter I find your comments interesting re build quality. Overall the A3 41 presents as a very well engineered piece of Kit with the the magnificent Felder spiral cutter.

    But a few details let...
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    [QUOTE=P.W.H.;2109861]That brand name conjures up...

    [QUOTE=P.W.H.;2109861]That brand name conjures up a mental image of a bandsaw with a flooded carburetor. :doh:[/QUOTE

    I am pretty sure Richard Raffan used one of these for cutting his turning...
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    Startrite Bandsaw

    I noticed that WMV who sell Laguna also sell a 20 inch Startrite Bandsaw.
    They seems be very well made...... Are these made in Italy?
  25. Thread: Guides - why

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    Agreed!

    Agreed!
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    Thanks - I was going to buy the A3 31 but an...

    Thanks - I was going to buy the A3 31 but an opportunity has arisen to buy the 41 at a very good price.
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    Hammer A3 41 Spiral Head

    I was wandering if anyone was using the Hammer A3 41 with the new silent head?
    Feedback on experience with this machine appreciated.
  28. Thread: Guides - why

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    If the guide system was not important Laguna,...

    If the guide system was not important Laguna, Carter and Felder would not have developed the new generation ceramic guides. See utube video of Felder’s xguides - precision recsawing.
    ...
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    The DeWalt 735 does a great job but I sold mine...

    The DeWalt 735 does a great job but I sold mine because the noise level was intolerable.

    I toyed with the idea of installing a Byrd helical cutter but decided it would still be too noisy as most...
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    But Albert your Felder AD 951 is in another class...

    But Albert your Felder AD 951 is in another class to Hammer and Robland...... with no compromises.
    The right machine in a production environment!

    From what I know, it provides industrial ...
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    Thanks for the advice above - there are clearly...

    Thanks for the advice above - there are clearly many things to consider and you raise valid issues.

    Gabbet is no more according to SCM sales people who advised me SCM bought them out a couple of...
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    WANTED:VIC Planer Thicknesser

    I am looking for a high quality planer/thicknesser preferably with a helical cutter or Tersa head to replace my Jet jointer and DeWalt thicknesser.

    Will consider SCM, Hammer etc around 300mm...
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    The jointer is sold! B

    The jointer is sold!
    B
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    I have started to consider further options before...

    I have started to consider further options before buying the A3 31 including older machines from SCM - is anyone using the FS41 or FS35? I would be interested in opinions.
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    WANTED:SA. Hi I have a minty Jet 8 inch JJ8CCS for sale....

    Hi I have a minty Jet 8 inch JJ8CCS for sale.
    Listed on Gumtree

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f253/jet-8-inch-jointer-jj8cs-gumtree-223733
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    Oops sorry about that I’ll fix it now! Thanks B

    Oops sorry about that I’ll fix it now!
    Thanks
    B
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    Minty Jet 18X 3hp Bandsaw On Gumtree

    I am selling my Jet 18inch Bandsaw which is the X - strengthened frame version with 3hp single phase motor. Light use only and would suit new buyer - no scratches, dings or signs of ware.

    Comes...
  38. Unbelievable amount of interest in the 735/Wixey...

    Unbelievable amount of interest in the 735/Wixey - it is now sold!
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    Jet 8 inch Jointer JJ8CS as new Gumtree

    Just listed on Gumtree
    This was purchased new from Woodwork Warehouse less than 5 hrs use!
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ivanhoe/miscellaneous-goods/jet-jointer-planer-8-jj8cs/1196019916
  40. DeWalt 735 Thicknesser & Wixey height gauge on Gumtree

    Just listed - a good buy for someone looking for a minty 735 plus extras.....

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ivanhoe/miscellaneous-goods/dewalt-735-thicknesser-wiley-digital-gauge/1196018652
    ...
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    In my quest to discover the true merits of the...

    In my quest to discover the true merits of the Hammer A3-31, I came across this well written encouraging article. It has some very clear pictures of the machine which I found helpful.

    Heartwood »...
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    :wink: woodman - 79 Thanks for the demo and...

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    woodman - 79 Thanks for the demo and yarn today.

    The Felder 600 performed as expected - quiet, smooth and accurate!
    Also nice to see a decent sized table with rack and pinion tilt...
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    The info I provided on the entry level minimax bs...

    The info I provided on the entry level minimax bs came from a salesman yesterday. He advised Higher end models are still made in Italy. I was assured that even though the SP45 is assembled in...
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    As an aside, I visited SCM in Melbourne today...

    As an aside, I visited SCM in Melbourne today hoping to view an FS 30 to compare with the Hammer A3 30.

    They did not have one on display but instead I viewed the professional FS 41E with the...
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    Thanks - I have noted your well considered...

    Thanks - I have noted your well considered advice!

    As someone once said I don’t have a problem dying - it’s just that my wife may sell my machinery for what I said I paid for It! :doh:
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    Hi Derek thanks for the soothing assurances - I...

    Hi Derek thanks for the soothing assurances - I have high expectations when being asked to part with over 6 grand for a machine.

    I have asked a Felder if I can see one in action:)
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    Albert thanks for the heads up! I am...

    Albert thanks for the heads up!

    I am considering all options as I have noted that the fence design on the Hammer A3 31 is a tad underwhelming at the price point. I am investigating Robland and...
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    Hi Thanks for the offer as I am yet to see any...

    Hi Thanks for the offer as I am yet to see any Felder Bandsaw running.
    The one in the show room is impressive to look at but it’s not a demonstrator.
    There is nothing like seeing a machine in...
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    Agreed - now corrected. Thanks Brian

    Agreed - now corrected.
    Thanks
    Brian
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    If you are interested in the FB 510 have a look...

    If you are interested in the FB 510 have a look at utube and search on “Manor Wood”
    https://youtu.be/-LH6s8wM7IQ
    this guy has done a few reviews on the saw and makes some interesting videos...
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