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Offline ben_r_

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Re: How hard can it be to purchase Hammer products?
« Reply #90 on: March 05, 2018, 11:40 PM »
@IndyWoodworker

Before buying an N4400, be sure to price a Felder FB510.  I bought the 510 because at the time, it was only $600 more than the 4400.
I have the N4400 and its worked fine for years on a 20 amp circuit.

That and I also considered the FB 510 when I bought my N4400 and I wish now I would have gone with the Felder. Its bigger, nicer and better in pretty much every way and only costs a little more but comes with more. Not that I dislike or would sell my N4400, I just would have rather had the FB 510.
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Offline IndyWoodworker

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Re: How hard can it be to purchase Hammer products?
« Reply #91 on: March 06, 2018, 06:45 AM »
Thanks for the advice, I have taken a look at the FB510 and the option to move to this model is still under consideration.  I am stepping away from a Delta bandsaw that served me for years and wanted to upgrade to a larger bandsaw.  It is good to note that I can operate it at 20A as I already have service into my shop for the amperage, all I would do then is put in a new outlet.

Any thoughts on a sliding table saw?  I am moving into retirement and I want to upgrade my shop one more time.  I have been looking at the European sliding table saws and thought that might be an improvement on the Delta Unisaw which I had for years.

Offline egmiii

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Re: How hard can it be to purchase Hammer products?
« Reply #92 on: March 06, 2018, 09:42 AM »
Any thoughts on a sliding table saw?  I am moving into retirement and I want to upgrade my shop one more time.  I have been looking at the European sliding table saws and thought that might be an improvement on the Delta Unisaw which I had for years.

There are as many opinions on sliding tables saws as there are woodworkers. Higher volume productions shops will tell you to buy a beam saw and CNC machine. Others will tell you to build a sled for your Delta and buy a TS55. All valid opinions. For me (hobbyist doing furniture/cabinetry work), the Felder KF700s fits my needs better than a conventional saw/SawStop, and I'll recommend one to anyone with the space and budget. A full sized Felder saw will require a 15' x 23' area without obstructions and starts around $10,000 before options.  If you don't plan to use it for panel work, a smaller Hammer machine would likely require half the space and budget and still serve you very well.

If you're serious about purchasing a Hammer/Felder machine, join the Felder Owners Group on Yahoo. There are dozens of very active members who can answer all your questions.

Offline younger

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Re: How hard can it be to purchase Hammer products?
« Reply #93 on: May 22, 2018, 12:31 AM »
@patriot

It's been a bit over a year since you ordered the K3, so about 6 months since you received your  79x48 K3 I'm guessing :) 

How do you like it?  Are you happy with it?  I ordered mine early February and won't receive it until Mid June.  I was told that it would include the updated flip stop for the crosscut fence that they made based on @marius Hornberger's design   

A friend of mine purchased the K3 the same week that I did. He was also promised the new flip stop but it was not installed on the one that he received last week and he was told he would have to pay an additional $100 for it.  I think that is unacceptable.

Have you had any issues with your flip stop?  Is there anything that you don't like about the K3? 

I am now considering cancelling that order and going with the minimax sc 2c.

Thanks much for this thread and I hope that you are extremely happy with it as it looks like a great saw.