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#1 posted 03-02-2013 06:15 PM


I’m thinking of upgrading from my PM 6” – I’m doing much more in the shop than at any other time – I’m semi-retired. PM wants $1,000 for the helical upgrade, and I prefer to not do the retrofit – the machine is 6+ years old, and investing in this size (it’ their low-end in many ways) at this machine-age is not my interest. I’m looking closely at the Felder AD531 (12”) jointer/planer combo.

That said, the jointer has served me well; was an excellent investment – it’s handled many a project; and will be again when I put it on Craig’s List.

My 1.5HP Delta DC is well-suited to my 4” runs; though, I’m now struggling with progressively more machines on the line: Bandsaw, Miter saw, TS, RT, Planer: all need access to the runs. My next efficiency is to eliminate the Miter Saw – takes-up a lot of gray space.


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