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Thread: Slider Table Saws to consider?

  1. #91
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    Felder are still charging for the parts to fix their design problem? Awesome for them but questionable for customers who are ordering a new machine. Am I interpreting this correctly Eric?
    Chris

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  2. #92
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Parks View Post
    Felder are still charging for the parts to fix their design problem? Awesome for them but questionable for customers who are ordering a new machine. Am I interpreting this correctly Eric?
    In Product Development we and the Product managers and especially the sales force like call that scenario - product improvement based on user feedback…lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Parks View Post
    Felder are still charging for the parts to fix their design problem? Awesome for them but questionable for customers who are ordering a new machine. Am I interpreting this correctly Eric?
    I recall replacing the crosscut fence stop a year after I purchased the K3 (several years ago). The stop was found to move. Felder did not consider replacing it even though the saw was under warranty! I was not amused. This was (and remains) a very expensive machine for an amateur.

    As an aside, in regard to using a Hammer in a production shop, I have mentioned that I purchased the K3 over a top-of-the-line SawStop. Both are equal in build quality. I would argue that they are somewhat better than Grizzly and a number of other tablesaws. Yet, there are many production shops running Grizzly and SS. Either I have absolutely no concept of the demands placed on a slider in a production shop (very likely!), or some here are extremely and excessively picky about machines. As an amateur, I am very satisfied with the K3 but not in a position to know what I may be missing out on.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacques Gagnon View Post
    Chris,

    503-168 is the mounting bracket for the front cross-cut fence

    Attachment 471753

    (along with the 90 degree stop);

    503-137 is the small support table (prism shape)
    Thanks Jacques.

    The part I listed is actually the 90 degree stop component, without the "coupler". Not listed in the catalogue. Liz found it as a spare part, so I can save a couple bucks verse buying the extra miter. It's $82, verse $156. That's why it's a line item that is not written in English.

    This saw comes bundled with numerous other options too. I didn't list them, because they are all noted on the Felder/Hammer web site. It seems to be a pretty good deal at the current sale price. Roughly a $3000 discount. No idea how long this sale is good for, but if anyone is on the fence, now might be a good time to commit.

    The Felder K500 is also on sale (as is other machines). The K3 bundle had many options over the K500, which made it an even better deal. Otherwise, the K500 would have been the machine I'd have gone with. I'm sure I'll be happy with the K3 though. I've been happy using my mid 90's Unisaw forever, it seems...... I think this will be a pretty big upgrade.

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