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Forum topic by CharlieW posted 02-17-2013 01:57 AM 2854 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlieW

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02-17-2013 01:57 AM

Anybody have any experience with Felder band saws? Looking at the FB510 and would appreciate any feedback on their saws.


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#1 posted 02-17-2013 02:02 AM

I think they are made by Meber.

Somebody recently made a thread of comments
about a Felder band saw.

You can’t go wrong with buying Felder, especially
at used machine prices. Felder is the Rolex of
small shop machinery.

That said, band saws are a lot less tricky to make
well than sliding table saws or edgebanders. There
are a lot of good band saws on the market.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#2 posted 03-25-2013 10:07 PM

The felder fb 510 is anew machine that is being made by felder in austria. The first machines are due in the US around the end of April. I am planning to drive from long island NY, to Deleware to checkout the new machine. Based on reviews of the fb600 I think this will be an excellent choice—the equal of the high end italian saws. I still want to look before buying. If you learn anything new let me know.

Btw, do you have saw that the felder is replacing or supplementing?

Jim

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CharlieW

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#3 posted 03-25-2013 11:01 PM

Thanks Jim, the Felder will be my first band saw and it will arrive in May.

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gradyman

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#4 posted 03-26-2013 08:42 PM

Just a thought, but if you haven’t considered it, you might want check out the great add on table extention that is available. You can use it in the back as an out feed table or even on the side. You probably knew all this already, but just in case you didn’t…...

Jim

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#5 posted 03-26-2013 09:15 PM

yep, got the extension!

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#6 posted 05-13-2013 05:22 PM

Charlie, i’m taking delivery of the FB510 in a few days, sounds like yours might be there already or coming soon. please post any info after you get it. i’ll try to do the same.

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#7 posted 05-13-2013 08:02 PM

I have had a felder sliding table saw not the one you asked about but their technology is second to none, a great austrian company .There is plenty of video info online look them up they even have a large fanclub where they have their own website. I would say not a problem if you can afford it they are not cheap but then if you want the best then you’ve got to pay.Best wishes Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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gradyman

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#8 posted 05-18-2013 11:18 PM

Charlie,

Have you gotten your fb510 yet,

If so how do you like it. I am having trouble deciding on the felder or spending even more money on a minimax mm20. Not having seen one and seeing no real reviews has made this difficult. Also, the motor designation as S6 40% put me off a bit. Still, I can’t dismiss it and might be very happy with the saw.

Any comments you have will be appreciated.

Jim

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#9 posted 05-19-2013 02:05 AM

I have a fb 540 and it’s a great saw.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#10 posted 07-04-2013 02:07 PM

Charlie – how do you like your FB510? Any plans on sharing a quick review?

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CharlieW

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#11 posted 07-04-2013 03:09 PM

The saw was delivered last week along with my CF 531P combo unit. Since electrical connections were just completed yesterday the only post I can provide so far is that it looks great in my shop! Should be making my first cuts next week and will report back.

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#12 posted 09-01-2013 08:53 PM

Curious as to if any of you who own the FB 510 have any updates on how the saw is. Thanks. Kieran

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#13 posted 09-02-2013 12:24 AM

so far I’m very pleased. My DC system goes in next week and that’s when I’ll get down to business but the resawing I have done has been very clean.

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#14 posted 09-02-2013 02:27 AM

Thanks Charlie

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