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    My opinion on going with one brand of machine...

    My opinion on going with one brand of machine over another just for usability of blades: That's like saying you're going to go Ford over Chevy (or whatever) because the first one will use the rims...
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    I'm with John: This almost seems like two...

    I'm with John: This almost seems like two different issues. Not seeing how reduced power will cause a wandering cut. My gut response to that is lack of adequate blade tension. Curious to hear how it...
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    This ^^^ That machine will destroy itself in...

    This ^^^

    That machine will destroy itself in transit unless you REALLY secure the sliding table. The Italian machines come from the factory with steel mending plates at each end of the slider,...
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    The lower wheel is about a MILLION times easier. ...

    The lower wheel is about a MILLION times easier.

    Erik
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    Tom, I honestly never checked. One time I looked...

    Tom, I honestly never checked. One time I looked (brand new machine) and the bearings were made in Korea! Iím sure Centauro sourced out bearings from any number of different vendors over the life of...
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    The more I think about it, the more I think that...

    The more I think about it, the more I think that nail is not the actual survey marker. The ‘neighbs have thick vegetation all the way up to the curb on their side of the fence while our side is just...
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    Lisa, your choice on which way to go but if space...

    Lisa, your choice on which way to go but if space really is the dealbreaker, your Felder rep can build a K3 with a narrow (31”) rip capcity to the right of the blade. Or no scoring, for that matter....
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    Brian, I am sure that I used a large 3-jaw puller...

    Brian, I am sure that I used a large 3-jaw puller to remove those flywheels. It was a large puller and you inverted the jaws to go through the cutouts in the flywheel.

    Erik
  9. Richard, yeah, but this is a Robland, not a Sears...

    Richard, yeah, but this is a Robland, not a Sears machine! I’ve never personally seen one of the OP’s machines in person but CANNOT believe there is not simple way to make that adjustment. With all...
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    There shouldn't be any need to superheat parts...

    There shouldn't be any need to superheat parts for this project. I've rebuilt many MM's from a bare chassis, up. Maybe put the bearings in a ziploc bag in some hot water but that's it. All things...
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    Sticky: *Like* emoji Erik

    *Like* emoji

    Erik
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    OK gang, thanks to everyone for their input....

    OK gang, thanks to everyone for their input. Cannot say I know any more today than when I made the post but here are the pics of what Iím seeing. The part which still perplexes me is that if you line...
  13. Not trying to be cute and I realize it's not your...

    Not trying to be cute and I realize it's not your money but if he is willing to finance and can afford to finance $100K, why is he messing around, looking for used? Time is money, right? I talk to...
  14. That doesn't make any sense, Sean. If there were...

    That doesn't make any sense, Sean. If there were truly no way to adjust the outfeed table height, it would be impossible to calibrate the machine on the assembly line and there is always a way to do...
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    Brian, all good info so far. I will add that...

    Brian, all good info so far. I will add that pounding the upper wheel back onto the arbor shaft is murder. I used the heaviest dead-blow mallet I own and still had to take a break halfway through. I...
  16. Sean, that sounds just like the Minimax FS30ís....

    Sean, that sounds just like the Minimax FS30ís. You will want use shims on the hinge side. Not sure about Roblands but FS30ís usually had a few shims from the factory if you happened to remove one of...
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    Sorry, Keith.

    Sorry, Keith.
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    Not to jack this thread but I always found the...

    Not to jack this thread but I always found the Amish (and Mennonites?) really interesting to talk with from a woodworking machinery perspective. I don't really deal with them now that I'm with Felder...
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    Sticky: Matt, Felder KG actually just updated the...

    Matt, Felder KG actually just updated the homepage with a TON of how-to videos for the Hammer A3, the Felder K700S sliding panel saw, and some other stuff:...
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    That's interesting, Charles. We are somewhat...

    That's interesting, Charles. We are somewhat seeing the same thing. For example, our US Export Manager, who is in Austria, basically has entire containers of Hammer machines (especially the A3...
  21. Could be easier just to buy a used feeder. Just...

    Could be easier just to buy a used feeder. Just my thoughts.

    Erik
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    Charles, out of curiosity: Bigger stationary...

    Charles, out of curiosity: Bigger stationary machinery or just jobsite tools?

    Erik
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    Anyone with surveying experience?

    Our neighbors are planning a remodel and had their lot surveyed recently. The driveway on our property is next to the yard on their side, if that makes sense. The nail their surveyor put down, to my...
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    This ^^^ In no particular order for myself:...

    This ^^^

    In no particular order for myself:
    -Lived abroad
    -Gone for a career in vo-tech or in the trades rather than wasting several years going to college, "thinking" that was what I wanted to...
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    I took an order for one of our jointer/planers...

    I took an order for one of our jointer/planers the other day. The gentleman originally purchased a new stand-alone 20" Asian planer in 2019. He told me that he felt confident he could get practically...
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