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Options on a combi

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Options on a combi

Postby RogerS » 17 Jul 2017, 16:38

OK...the time has come to get that combination machine to replace the separates I sold before we moved (yes, I know separates are better etc etc but circumstances perforce the purchase of a combination machine).

Then we come to the options and I've kind of settled on ...

1) increasing the table area from the standard 850mm to 2000mm

2) tiltable power feed table

3) fine adjuster for the spindle fence

4) digital readout on the thicknesser and the spindle moulder

But that pushes the price up, naturally, and so I'm kind of wondering if I bin them. Or would I live to regret it ?
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Re: Options on a combi

Postby Doug » 17 Jul 2017, 18:14

Digital read out on the thicknesser is a definite, wouldn't be without mine.
Larger table would be good if you have the room, no one ever said "I wish I didn't have the extra support this larger table gives"
I don't tend to use the fine adjuster on the spindle fence so could live without that.
Tiltable power feed table is good BUT power feeds weigh a ton so I'd check you can actually lift the power feed without giving yourself a hernia.
I haven't got a digital readout on the spindle so can't really comment other than to say I've never thought I really need one.
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Re: Options on a combi

Postby RogerS » 25 Jul 2017, 17:13

Thanks Doug.

I've bitten the bullet and ordered a Hammer C3 31 with bells and whistles. The advantage of a fine-adjust fence and digital read out on the spindle is that it has to be wound down out of the way when you want to use the table saw. If you get your workflow wrong then it's easy enough to replace the fence, wind up the spndle to where it was and away you go.
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Re: Options on a combi

Postby Tusses » 26 Jul 2017, 16:27

obviously, I have to throw something like this into the mix :D

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