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Thread: Need a feeder, thinking DC40

  1. #31
    If anybody's interested, the Shopgear part # for the 41" arm is 84B.

    Marty

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    Patrick, does that look better?

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    Not sure if this post is too late to help the original poster. I have a Felder KF700SP. I recently upgraded from a Maggi Steff 3 wheel on a regular stand to a DC40 on a smart stand. I have the Felder flip bracket and I added a gas strut per the plans on the Felder support site. Works fine and I don't think it's much worse than the 3 wheel standard stand. Also mine came with Poly wheels, the ones that are split so you can span either side of a saw blade. Enquire when ordering. The only issue is you need to carefully align the feeder and stand before lowering. I ended up marking the saw extension table so I know where to align the feeder before lowering.
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    I received the tilt bracket from Felder on saturday, but somehow they sent me the bracket and no gas strut. I had a sinking feeling that i goofed on the order(there site succckkkkksss), but the invoice reads the bracket WITH gas assist for $363. Felder is batting 0 for 2 with me so far. For the cost of their stuff, they are pretty dreadful in the parts and accessories department. Hopefully they get back to me today and send the part to me this week. I suppose there is also the alternative that they credit me $100+/- for the missing parts and i dig up the thread on FOG for DIYing the lift assist. I get the feeder tomorrow, so i can always try lifting and putting it down to see how much it sucks without the assist. That much weight swinging on a long arm is a back accident waiting to happen. Im 30 and fit, but want to avoid a bad day where it tweaks my back lowering it off the table.

    Marty, that is perfect. Too bad its another $175 to extend the feeder 4-6".... Not sure im too crazy about spending that much for that little. Not for you to answer specifically, but with the feeder in the original position, you could still use it effectively on the saw, right? You would have to start the cut by 4ish" and the feeder would finish it as you grabbed the next piece to feed in? It seems like it would still work and keep your hands away from the blade while maintaining consistent feed pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marty fretheim View Post
    James, I don't know about adding the shock to a non-Felder bracket, but the guys on the Felder group have discussed it. They've posted all the info and parts to add it to a Felder non-shock bracket.

    Rod, would you mind measuring the length of the horizontal arm on your machine. Now you got me rethinking about ripping with it. If you have a pic of how you use it to rip, I'd be interested to see that. The center of the shaper and saw arbor is 17" apart on my machine. I think a 36" arm would do the trick for me.

    Marty
    Hi Marty, the feeder arm on my feeder is approximately 680mm long. The tilt up bracket moves the center of the vertical column approximately 180 back from the end of the table.

    Feeder on Saw.jpg

    Regards, Rod

  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Kane View Post
    I received the tilt bracket from Felder on saturday, but somehow they sent me the bracket and no gas strut. I had a sinking feeling that i goofed on the order(there site succckkkkksss), but the invoice reads the bracket WITH gas assist for $363. Felder is batting 0 for 2 with me so far. For the cost of their stuff, they are pretty dreadful in the parts and accessories department. Hopefully they get back to me today and send the part to me this week. I suppose there is also the alternative that they credit me $100+/- for the missing parts and i dig up the thread on FOG for DIYing the lift assist. I get the feeder tomorrow, so i can always try lifting and putting it down to see how much it sucks without the assist. That much weight swinging on a long arm is a back accident waiting to happen. Im 30 and fit, but want to avoid a bad day where it tweaks my back lowering it off the table.

    Marty, that is perfect. Too bad its another $175 to extend the feeder 4-6".... Not sure im too crazy about spending that much for that little. Not for you to answer specifically, but with the feeder in the original position, you could still use it effectively on the saw, right? You would have to start the cut by 4ish" and the feeder would finish it as you grabbed the next piece to feed in? It seems like it would still work and keep your hands away from the blade while maintaining consistent feed pressure.
    Id really try to get the proper one from Felder. I wouldn't want to mess with adding the shock to your bracket. It requires fabbing some parts from a machine shop and sourcing other parts. The Felder one works really well, and took about 30 minutes to install. I'd call Felder and talk to someone. Your right about their website, I don't use it unless I'm pretty sure of the part I need.

    I don't know if you could could effectively use it or not. I decided no. I wonder if he would have cut me a deal on the longer arm if I had ordered it that way from the start. After spending so much on Felder stuff, what's another $175 lol.

  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Sheridan View Post
    Hi Marty, the feeder arm on my feeder is approximately 680mm long. The tilt up bracket moves the center of the vertical column approximately 180 back from the end of the table.

    Feeder on Saw.jpg

    Regards, Rod
    Thanks Rod, I had to pull out my universal tape measure. 680mm is what mine is, 27". Appreciate the help from "The Great White North", Ey!
    Marty

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