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Offline Lbob131

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Combination machines
« on: August 02, 2014, 11:04 AM »
I'm considering  purchasing  a second hand three year old combination machine  which is a panel saw, spindle moulder(Shaper)  and planer.

The machine is a lot cheaper than a brand new  panel saw  only from the same  manufacturer.
 Has anyone any experience with these devices  and  would you recommend them?
The machine make  is Hammer.


« Last Edit: August 02, 2014, 11:07 AM by Lbob131 »

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Offline wrightwoodwork

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Re: Combination machines
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2014, 11:38 AM »
One of my friends has a hammer combination machine. I not sure of the model it has the saw and spindle moulder. For a small workshop it does seem a good machine. 

Offline Lbob131

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Re: Combination machines
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014, 05:15 PM »
Thanks.
Someone  was looking at the  machine yesterday  but  was too large for  their  workshop. The asking price is  £3300.
The list price on the Hammer website  for a brand new machine  is  £8800.

I hope to view the machine  on Tuesday evening.

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Combination machines
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 05:32 PM »
I have used the felder version  which was a combi like the hammer one you mentioned.

If you have the money and room you are best having it all seperate.

Saying that if you are using the machines by your self it's not really a problem. 

Its when you have some one helping you on a job only one machine can be running at a time. 

There is a summer deal at the moment for the hammer multi machine.
Which included cutters blades and dust extraction.


 

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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Combination machines
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2014, 06:12 PM »
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Offline Lbob131

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Re: Combination machines
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 03:07 AM »
Nice looking  piece off  kit.
That's the "Comfort" model  which  is smaller than the "Perform".

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Combination machines
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2014, 02:25 PM »
Oh sorry.  You didn't specify which model.

I have the felder range had it all delivered couple weeks ago. 

Nice machinery.  I do have a problem with my thicknesser at the moment  the motorised rise and fall judders when it moves up but the electronic dail display carries on.

So basically when it's been moved up and down couple of times it ends up displying -minus 30mm for the thickness yet I can stick a 22mm piece of timber and it just skims it lol.

They are sending a technician out to sort it.

 

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Offline shed9

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Re: Combination machines
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2014, 12:09 AM »
Agree with jmbfestool - If you have the space, I'd go separate, however that's a good price (and I suspect open to further reduction) for Hammer kit and its one of the better combination options.

I've got the K3 Winner table saw, an n4400 bandsaw and an A3-31 thicknesser planer - the quality of these tools is spot on and worth every penny. Make sure you get any accessories lying around like transport trolleys, reduction rings, mitre guides, etc as they can be expensive.







Offline mattfc

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Re: Combination machines
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014, 03:56 AM »
I've got the K3 Winner table saw, an n4400 bandsaw and an A3-31 thicknesser planer - the quality of these tools is spot on and worth every penny. Make sure you get any accessories lying around like transport trolleys, reduction rings, mitre guides, etc as they can be expensive.

Snap.. got the exact same 3!

Offline mattfc

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Re: Combination machines
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2014, 03:58 AM »
Thanks.
Someone  was looking at the  machine yesterday  but  was too large for  their  workshop. The asking price is  £3300.
The list price on the Hammer website  for a brand new machine  is  £8800.

I hope to view the machine  on Tuesday evening.

I would also not discount an older Felder machine.. they are built to be fairly bomb proof, and can get some nice 240v combo's popping up on eBay.. like this one
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Felder-BF6-26-Combination-Woodworking-Machine-Plus-Tooling-/321458389262?pt=UK_BOI_Building_Materials_Supplies_Carpentry_Woodwork_ET&hash=item4ad869c10e&nma=true&si=p%252BKr9Th4U%252BqPtLUSo8BOAauDUok%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Offline Lbob131

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Re: Combination machines
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2014, 07:38 PM »
Thanks.
The machine is in my  work  shop now.   [big grin]

Offline shed9

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Re: Combination machines
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2014, 09:51 AM »
Thanks.
The machine is in my  work  shop now.   [big grin]

Pictures or it didn't happen, them's the rules  [smile]

Offline Lbob131

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Re: Combination machines
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2014, 02:53 PM »
Here  she is.... [big grin]
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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Combination machines
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2014, 03:14 PM »
you now have two table saws
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Re: Combination machines
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2014, 09:02 PM »
Here  she is.... [big grin]


That is a nice saw! I'd say you scored big time on that!
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Offline shed9

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Re: Combination machines
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2014, 11:15 AM »
Lbob131, that's a good buy  [smile]

I'd recommend registering with the Hammer UK site and you will receive their usual postal bumpf showing what offers they have on from time to time.

Also the peripherals page is where the hammer bits are found.



Offline Lbob131

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Re: Combination machines
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2014, 01:58 PM »
Thanks a lot. [smile]