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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Just ordered a Hammer A331!
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2018, 06:07 PM »
I ordered my C341 last month but I have to wait until April 2019 to receive. I went for the silent power, mobility kit, digital read out, 200mm sliding table, table extensions. I am considering have a tech come out to the house and setup and calibrate the machine for an extra fee. Has anyone used that service?

I ordered an etching press for my wife last Christmas. It is scheduled to be delivered this coming January.

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Offline egmiii

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Re: Just ordered a Hammer A331!
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2018, 09:50 PM »
@smbobby It would be in your best interest to join the Yahoo Felder Owners Group. It's a private group, requiring a brief account setup process. The members there will quickly and effectively guide you on how to make the best decision regarding the commissioning process. This question is answered every few weeks.

Nice saw BTW...

Offline richard.selwyn

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Re: Just ordered a Hammer A331!
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2018, 02:19 AM »
I ordered my C341 last month but I have to wait until April 2019 to receive. I went for the silent power, mobility kit, digital read out, 200mm sliding table, table extensions. I am considering have a tech come out to the house and setup and calibrate the machine for an extra fee. Has anyone used that service?
Yes-Felder sent someone from Austria together with a Frenchman to me in Northern France for the day. It was well worth it.

Offline JohnnyEgo

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Re: Just ordered a Hammer A331!
« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2018, 12:32 AM »
Got my A3-41 two days ago.  I work in a fairly cramped garage and need longitudinal movement, so the Hammer mobility kit was out for me as well.  Going to have a base welded up and run four Great Lakes Casters, although that will probably be after the new year.  I had my garage wired up a separate panel with four 220 outlets on four different circuits a few years back, so power won't be a problem, though space is.  This is a pretty big step up for me.  Very excited.



Getting it into the garage wasn't so bad. I don't have the space for a pallet jack, but I do have a Johnson bar that makes moving heavy things reasonably easy.  Had my little helper work the Johnson bar while I shoved a couple of furniture dollies under the crate.  Slid in like butter.


Offline Teeravis

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Re: Just ordered a Hammer A331!
« Reply #34 on: December 25, 2018, 12:12 PM »
I really enjoy my Hammer A3 41, had it for 8 mos now.  I second the Oneida vacs, works great for my setup.  Here’s a picture of the ramps I built to get it off the pallet.  Quite the experience in itself!  I also made a simple lift table to catch wood coming out the planer.  Congrats on the purchase!
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Just ordered a Hammer A331!
« Reply #35 on: December 25, 2018, 12:45 PM »
I really enjoy my Hammer A3 41, had it for 8 mos now.  I second the Oneida vacs, works great for my setup.  Here’s a picture of the ramps I built to get it off the pallet.  Quite the experience in itself!  I also made a simple lift table to catch wood coming out the planer.  Congrats on the purchase!
Got any plans for that lifting table cart you built in that second pic? That looks useful.
If at first you don't succeed, redefine success!

Offline Teeravis

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Re: Just ordered a Hammer A331!
« Reply #36 on: December 25, 2018, 03:42 PM »
I really enjoy my Hammer A3 41, had it for 8 mos now.  I second the Oneida vacs, works great for my setup.  Here’s a picture of the ramps I built to get it off the pallet.  Quite the experience in itself!  I also made a simple lift table to catch wood coming out the planer.  Congrats on the purchase!
Got any plans for that lifting table cart you built in that second pic? That looks useful.

I watched a YouTube video of some guy, way sharper than myself.  I was able to reproduce something close.  I will try to find the link to share.
#1 producer of sawdust in at least a 4 block radius of Lincoln, NE

Offline ScotF

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Re: Just ordered a Hammer A331!
« Reply #37 on: December 25, 2018, 03:46 PM »
Congrats on the new JP - I have have my Hammer for going on  10 years now and it is running just as well as when I bought it - the newer table and new head is certainly an upgrade.

For casters, just use Zambus casters - you can widen the holes on each corner slightly to accommodate the 10mm stud on the casters. I have had those on mine since day one with no issues. No real need to weld a base of anything. And they are self-leveling. Similar to the Great Lakes brand.

Offline Teeravis

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Re: Just ordered a Hammer A331!
« Reply #38 on: December 25, 2018, 04:10 PM »
I really enjoy my Hammer A3 41, had it for 8 mos now.  I second the Oneida vacs, works great for my setup.  Here’s a picture of the ramps I built to get it off the pallet.  Quite the experience in itself!  I also made a simple lift table to catch wood coming out the planer.  Congrats on the purchase!
Got any plans for that lifting table cart you built in that second pic? That looks useful.

Here it is:

#1 producer of sawdust in at least a 4 block radius of Lincoln, NE

Offline ben_r_

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Re: Just ordered a Hammer A331!
« Reply #39 on: December 26, 2018, 01:58 AM »
I really enjoy my Hammer A3 41, had it for 8 mos now.  I second the Oneida vacs, works great for my setup.  Here’s a picture of the ramps I built to get it off the pallet.  Quite the experience in itself!  I also made a simple lift table to catch wood coming out the planer.  Congrats on the purchase!
Got any plans for that lifting table cart you built in that second pic? That looks useful.

Here it is:


Got it, and yea I’ve seen that one too. Crazy how much work he put into that thing! Pretty sure Id have just bought a premade metal one before going through all that though!
If at first you don't succeed, redefine success!

Offline blaszcsj

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Re: Just ordered a Hammer A331!
« Reply #40 on: December 26, 2018, 08:31 PM »
@mattbyington just ordered one as well with the year end clearance sale going on. Selling off my dw735 and pm60 with shelix on both to pay for most of it. I’m excited about the space savings.
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Offline rvieceli

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Re: Just ordered a Hammer A331!
« Reply #41 on: December 26, 2018, 08:57 PM »
@blaszcsj have you sold the PM60 yet?

PM me with details please if it is still available.

Thanks

Ron

Offline mattbyington

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Re: Just ordered a Hammer A331!
« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2019, 05:16 PM »
Well team, got the new dust collector setup this morning finally (had been sitting in the garage for 2 weeks, holiday time w/ family et cetera).

The clear hose from Rockler was delayed (backordered) and should come in a week or so. But I got it hooked up.

Having a beer to work up the courage to cut a 4" hole in the wall downstairs :) to use Rockler's through-wall dust port.

I decided to mount this in the closet area of the garage - and run hose through the wall right to the machine.

I'll post some more pics sometime that make it more clear.

Matt