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Re: Attention HAMMER K3 WINNER owners!!
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2016, 02:09 PM »
Just had my k3 winner (2nd hand) delivered last week and got it up and running this week it's a very nice saw great build quality and very accurate. Mine had the 1200mm slider and 800mm rip capacity and I have it in a single car garage and have been using it without any problems space wise, if I need to rip anything longer or wider than my garage I can wheel it out onto the drive but that would be often as I have the Festool track saws for breaking down sheet goods etc. I find the Hammer rolling carriages good quality but very limited and you need a lot of room to manuvere the machines might be ok if you don't need to move your machines to often, I had some custom bases made from steel angle iron with swivelling locking castors which are much better especially if you work in a small shop as I do.
Lots of the green stuff :))

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Offline alkaline

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Re: Attention HAMMER K3 WINNER owners!!
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2016, 03:04 PM »
I'm a happy owner Felder saw five months. The only thing that bothers me is that I can not play with it every day. I was with them directly in production. Amazing people,  perfectly work. And the result is seen.

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I have several boxes Festool, one MTF, four guide rails and big taste to play. )))

Offline krudawg

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Re: Attention HAMMER K3 WINNER owners!!
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2016, 05:42 PM »
I took delivery of my saw last month.  Had to wait for an electrician to come by and install 220v.  That was completed last Monday.  I have the saw completely assembled and when I plugged the new saw into the electrical 220v outlet - NOTHING!  Motor did not start, no hum, nothing.  I made sure the accessory cover switch was up and moved it down and then up.  Nothing.  I went back to the 220v receptacle with a Volt meter and verified the voltage (247 volts).  Any Ideas??????  Its a pretty expensive boat anchor right now and I cant call the Felder dealer until Monday.
Ted
Mft/3, DF 500, Hammer K3 Winner,
Former Marine E-4

Re: Attention HAMMER K3 WINNER owners!!
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2016, 09:41 AM »
Just an idea but check they the cover that slides out to allow
Blade changes is in position and the latch is fully in position as this is a safety switch which cuts the power when open, may have already tried this but that's all I can think of at the min.
Lots of the green stuff :))

Offline HowardH

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Re: Attention HAMMER K3 WINNER owners!!
« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2016, 10:12 PM »
+1  I had the same issue and found I didn't have the lever in the middle position.  Doh! [eek] [eek]
Howard H
The Dallas Texas Festool Fanatic!

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Offline nerves

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Re: Attention HAMMER K3 WINNER owners!!
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2016, 06:19 PM »
I've been drolling for one of these since I discovered them a few month back.  Can't find a dealer in Atlanta though.
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Offline HowardH

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Re: Attention HAMMER K3 WINNER owners!!
« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2016, 06:27 PM »
I've been drolling for one of these since I discovered them a few month back.  Can't find a dealer in Atlanta though.

There are no "dealers" for Hammer/Felder.  You can order online.  There are 3-4 showrooms scattered about the US, two in California, one in Delaware and one in Dallas that I know of.  They can hook you up with a local owner if you need to see it in person first. 
Howard H
The Dallas Texas Festool Fanatic!

Mark Twain:  "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a letter approving of it." "If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."

mft1080, T15, RO150FEQ, TS55, RTS400, ETS 150/3, OF1400, CT22, CT33, MFS 400 & 700, Boom Arm, 800, 1080, 1400, 1900 rails, Domino, CSX drill, Carvex 420, Carvex Accessory kit, Sawstop PCS, Grizzly GO454Z, Grizzly GO656W, Laguna LT14 SUV, Qwas dogs, Parf Dogs, Supermax 19-38, Kapex, Ug cart and wings, Zobo's, Syslite Uni

Offline Poindexter

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Re: Attention HAMMER K3 WINNER owners!!
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2017, 05:50 AM »
Bringing this nearly-3-year-old thread back to the top because I think I'm going to jump on the slider bandwagon too.  Would love to hear what accessories other K3 owners think are worth getting.

Offline Picktool

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Re: Attention HAMMER K3 WINNER owners!!
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2017, 09:17 AM »
@Poindexter

Do the 79" if you can. While you're at it and you find you wont need
the 48" rip, request they change it to the 31". I first got a nice cheaper deal
on 8 month old 31x31 and well.... wooo it slid a little. Not much hoo hah.
So I called them back up, returned that one but kept the 31" rail bar etc.
I needed that setup to fit in a 9' space. A few here have put the Wixey
tablesaw dro on it. It works ok. Proscale.com seem to have better stuff.

Also, the eShop website is a disaster for information, details & descriptions
on alot of products. Request the hardcover catalog.

Well Dogey

Offline JSlovic

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Re: Attention HAMMER K3 WINNER owners!!
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2017, 10:01 AM »
I've got the 31" unit on a pallet in my SC garage waiting to get it up to my 2nd floor shop. Anyone want to help?- I'll buy lunch!

I looked at several brands and felt this was far and away the best overall value. My Guy at Highland woodworking recommended it over the Sawstop they sell.

Nerves- the Hammer folks are easy to deal with- there's a new guy in our territory
David Brooks
302-322-7732 ext 208  d.brooks@felderusa.com

Offline Poindexter

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Re: Attention HAMMER K3 WINNER owners!!
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2017, 01:37 PM »
@Poindexter

Do the 79" if you can. While you're at it and you find you wont need
the 48" rip, request they change it to the 31". I first got a nice cheaper deal
on 8 month old 31x31 and well.... wooo it slid a little. Not much hoo hah.
So I called them back up, returned that one but kept the 31" rail bar etc.
I needed that setup to fit in a 9' space. A few here have put the Wixey
tablesaw dro on it. It works ok. Proscale.com seem to have better stuff.

Also, the eShop website is a disaster for information, details & descriptions
on alot of products. Request the hardcover catalog.



They put me in touch with another customer who is upgrading from a Hammer K3 to a larger Felder.  So, we're in the process of working out logistics on how to get his saw to my house.  It is a "fully loaded" 2016 K3.  Only thing it doesn't have is the Felder dado stack, but does come with the dado insert.

And I have to say that I'm super-impressed with Felder's desire to help two customers out.  I guess they know that one hook is good enough to get you for a few things down the line.  Certainly the case with the guy I'm trying to buy this saw from. 

Offline egmiii

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Re: Attention HAMMER K3 WINNER owners!!
« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2017, 04:58 PM »
I know the saw your are purchasing. I checked it out on their site a few weeks ago, but ultimately decided on a Felder. I believe they gets a cut to broker the transaction, but it's a steal considering it's brand new. They figure in a few years you will look to do the same and upgrade to a Felder. The Hammer dado blade is expensive, but it's actually a modified shaper tool, which gives a better cut.

Offline Picktool

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Re: Attention HAMMER K3 WINNER owners!!
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2017, 03:35 AM »
Only thing it doesn't have is the Felder dado stack, but does come with the dado insert.

You could get the Forrest 6" Dado King to start off
http://www.forrestblades.com/6-dado-king-saw-blade-set-2-outside-blades-6-chippers-and-blade-runner-carrying-case-clone.html

The mobilty lift bar is a hassle, it works though. You may find that
to be a waste of $$. I made the bottle jack lift setup like Tom Gadwa
here did for his A3 J/P. I put one on my A3 & N4400 also. Found no need
for one to be the K3 being it isnt moved much if at all.

See @TomGadwa1 post and video on YouTube
http://festoolownersgroup.com/other-tools-accessories/hammer-a3-31-mobility-back-saving-setup/msg326642/#msg326642

 
Well Dogey

Offline Poindexter

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Re: Attention HAMMER K3 WINNER owners!!
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2017, 06:52 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions from @TomGadwa1 - that is incredibly useful!  Hopefully the K3 only needs a few nudges for the first few days/weeks until I find the perfect spot for it.  But milling machines definitely get moved a lot in my garage.  Would replace my Powermatic/Dewalt milling machines with an A3 some day.

Yeah, I am definitely going to save a few coins with the Dado King over Felder's shaper tool. 

Thanks for the help everyone.  We're getting closer and closer to making this deal happen on the used one egmiii must know.  Worst case, is I order a new one on Friday.