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albe79

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06-06-2012 07:02 PM

Hi guys,
is a long time that I plan to change my cheap table saw with a good machinery (but not prof)...
my problem are money and workshop (dump) space…
When I see your work machine (craftsman, ridgid, delta, and so on) literally I lose the burr….especially for vintage machine.
Italy is always a wonderful country, but who knows why equipment like yours is not….GRRRRR!!
so ….. I would ask if anyone knows any online store that will send all over the world …. better vintage because I love cast-iron!
thank you!


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albe79

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#1 posted 06-10-2012 03:32 PM

no one who can help me?

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#2 posted 06-10-2012 03:36 PM

I guess I’m a little confused about what you want? Is it a source for Italian woodworking equipment ?

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#3 posted 06-10-2012 03:43 PM

for now it is my intention to start with the table saw, then over time does not rule out taking other equipment.
I saw two Craftsman bench saws auction, but sellers have not yet given me an answer …

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#4 posted 06-10-2012 03:43 PM

Albe,

That’s one of the benefit of leaving in the states – things are more accessible than in other places in the world. I would look at places in adjacent or closer countries perhaps – Germany, France, England four TS/machinery sources might be easier than having it shipped across the Atlantic in many cases. There are always other options there too – like the Festool Table saw setup (which I believe is only available in Europe market).

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 06-10-2012 03:53 PM

fo shiping there are no problems, I have already made ​​arrangements with FedEx….better than that….
and then with what I’d go to pay a Festool table saw I buy two or three of Craftsman bench saws …..
lastly…. I love vintage!

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#6 posted 06-10-2012 05:35 PM

I believe youi will find that due to EU and Italian regulations you will not be able to import an old tool from the States…

Good Luck!

Herb

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#7 posted 06-10-2012 06:29 PM

You have a great option in Italy. MiniMax machines are manufactured there. I suggest you look into the MiniMax combination machines. They have the smaller table saws with and without the shaper. Their jointer/planer combination machines are also very well made.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#8 posted 06-10-2012 06:55 PM

Herb Why you say that there are no problems to import these machines?
I have not found anything about it, but mine would be for private use.

You’re right John, Minimax is a good brand, but I have the problem of space.
My laboratory is above the garage, so I will not load it with 200 kg of machine, then should pass through a trap 35”x40”..... and it’s a problem …
I love your vintage TS, and to spend 480 € for a makita mlt100 (made in china) I prefer to spend the same price (counter + shipping + tax) for an old craftsman without motor (in Italy it’s unusable….)

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#9 posted 06-10-2012 06:58 PM

to be precise, the makita mlt100 is made of plastic and sheet metal …. and the motor is not induction…..
so it’s like a plane reactor…..eheheh!!!!

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#10 posted 06-12-2012 11:53 PM

Albe,

I’m just saying the safety standards are quite a bit different and I think you will have a problem trying to import old tools from the United States. As I understand it, many of the NEW tools sold in the U.S. can not be purchased in Europe because of the differing safety standards.

Good Luck!

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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