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#1 posted 03-01-2013 05:11 PM

I was at a tool sale at our local Acme Tools and the President of the company was there as a Rep. (They had 4 events the same weekend and he filled in at this one) I had a long conversation with him. It was interesting….long story short…He and his Dad owned Performax and sold it to Jet. They made Performax for a while too but it was an identical machine to the Jets and they did not have the distribution so they were higher and they gave it up. The Patent ran out 2 years ago and he designed this machine based on correcting some of the issues that the Jet has. Not that there are a lot…just fine tuning. The Supermax company has been around 10+ years and are established….early on Jet sold the patents for the bigger models where it is not open ended back to this guiy as they were not going to manufacture them, so he has been making those very successfully for 10 years, and waiting for this patent to expire. They are easy to work with, he even gave me his card and told me to call him if I had questions….

I have only had mine since Nov….but I wonder how I got along without it the last 25 years!!!
I would recommend the infeed and outfeed tables. I also would NOT recommend their wheels, they are over priced, a lot.

For it’s size I believe it is cheaper than the Jet units too….give it a look.

Oh there is a Performax that makes juny hand tools for discount stores, too…no affilitaion.

-- Mike

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