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mbs

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09-21-2012 04:52 AM

Topic tags/keywords: felder combination machines cf-741 fb-540 bandsaw

There is quite a bit of setup time and learning involved in using one of these european combo machines. I bought it used from an estate so I didn’t get a good review with the owner about some of the accessories that came with the machine. I’m fairly sure many of the items are felder specific.

The felder rep on the west coast (Carl) has been very helpful. I will take my time and work through the details.

I’m still in the process of setting it up but i have made a few cuts with the saw and I’ve used the shaper/jointer. I really enjoy nice equipment and this is truly nice. The setup time is considerable for me since I’m learning. I also bought the fb-540 band saw and the 125 dust collector. I already have a dust collector so I won’t be using it right now.

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The band saw is also a 2006. it only has one dust collection port but the area under the trunion is sized just about right for a 4” dust collection hose to fit right behind the blade.


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Joseph Jossem

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#1 posted 09-21-2012 05:07 AM

that is a awesome set up organized and cleaner then my house. nice view out the shop door I am jealous.

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#2 posted 09-21-2012 05:15 AM

I have a Felder table saw. I made my own crosscut support
table out of an aluminum extrusion and saved like $500. I don’t
have the outrigger like you do, but a smaller little cantilevered
outrigger is fine for many boards and doesn’t try to hit you
in the groin too often. I’ll post pictures sometime.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#3 posted 09-21-2012 05:57 AM

I’d like to see how you made your cross cut support, Loren.

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#4 posted 09-21-2012 06:18 AM

Very nice. Looks new from the pics. Started another chair yet?

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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#5 posted 09-21-2012 01:53 PM

It’s like new. he only made enough dust to fill the bin once then, unfortunately, be became too ill to work in the shop.

I started a chiar for my mom knowing that i would not finish it until around Christmas this year. I got the rockers, back braces, and seat glued up. How ‘bout you?

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#6 posted 09-21-2012 04:45 PM

Must have been one real fine estate sale. Wish I was in Az.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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mbs

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#7 posted 09-23-2012 01:49 AM

It was in NM. Had to drive 650 miles round trip to get it. I ended up buying it sight unseen but it worked out fine.

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#8 posted 09-23-2012 01:17 PM

I have a CF741 p like yours , have you tried the power planer table yet, it is really a nice feature on the machine. Once you get used to doing all operations at once the combo machine is nice to work with, my favourite part of the machine is the xroll slider. enjoy

Mike

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mbs

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#9 posted 09-23-2012 09:52 PM

I have tried the planer just to make sure it works and i like it. Do you have the shoe that fits on the end of the slider? it’s used to straight-line rough lumber. I have it but the wood can move quite a bit at the shoe. do you have the same issue?

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#10 posted 09-23-2012 11:11 PM

wow!nice set up.enjoy.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#11 posted 09-24-2012 12:13 PM

No, not yet. I need to get up to Charlotte or Asheville and buy some walnut. Not easy to find here in central SC. When I go I’m going to pull my trailer and stockpile some. I look forward to seeing yours around Christmas though.

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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#12 posted 09-24-2012 01:47 PM

I agree, it’s a real nice setup you’ve got!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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mmlaing

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#13 posted 09-25-2012 09:09 AM

yes I have the same problem. I take the clamp for the slider and use it to hold a 2×2 about 10 inches long with 2 1/2 inch drywall screws driven in about every 2 inches. This device does not look as nice but when the end of the wood bites into those screws nothing moves.

Mike

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mbs

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#14 posted 09-26-2012 03:35 AM

That’s a good idea, Mike.

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#15 posted 09-26-2012 08:46 PM

Great machines and equally impressive workplace!

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