Anyone have experience with Baileigh WWing machines?

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Forum topic by cbehnke posted 03-05-2013 02:51 PM 5089 views 0 times favorited 43 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-05-2013 02:51 PM

I recently saw their website, their 5-in-1 combo machine looks like a clone or is based off of a Euro style combo machine (looks similar to hammer, robland, rojek, minimax) and their jointer/planer looks very similar to a Jet or Rikon J/P.

Anyone know exactly where those two machines are made? The website lists about 7-8 countries where their products are made, but I want to know about their combination and their jointer planer. Anyone with any direct experience using their products? I know a product can look similar but be worlds different in fit, finish, materials, quality, etc. so I’m curious to hear user feedback about their machines.

I called the company yesterday to get some more info. I’ll follow up if I hear back from them.

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#1 posted 03-05-2013 03:55 PM

They are a sponsor on the site and you can directly message the person responsible for their account here. They’re currently running a contest on the site and the link shows up on the first page of the forums (sorry, mobile at the moment).

Edit: Here you go:

-- Matt, Arizona,

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#2 posted 03-06-2013 06:35 AM

I asked a metal guy about them after seeing Baileigh post here and he replied their machines are “well regarded” in metalworking.

-- Rick M,

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#3 posted 03-09-2013 11:33 PM

Hello guys, my name is Shane and I handle the forums for Baileigh. We are involved with over 40 forums worldwide now. We have been a leader in metal fabrication machinery for over 15 years. We have manufacturing all over the world including US made, European, Italy, Netherlands, Taiwan and China. We have a rock solid reputation in the industry with an awesome technical support team. We are taking the same approach to our new wood working machinery line. Let me know if I can answer any questions just let me know.

-- 920-684-4990

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#4 posted 03-09-2013 11:56 PM


Lots of generalities; none that members here can independently evaluate and verify. Every restaurant I’ve eaten in is ‘world famous’. And most of the members are involved in a good 20 forums, personally.

LJs is not a marketing organization; and is not a place to overtly market equipment. If you want to get the word out to the woodworkers, the best place is through online advertising and remaining print media. Post an in-depth facts sheet – give us something to assess.

-- Lead By Example; Make a Difference

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#5 posted 03-10-2013 12:18 AM

We are a paid sponsor on ljs . As we build our customer base a bit you will see plenty of reviews. Hang tight.

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#6 posted 03-10-2013 03:15 AM

Shane, why are you here? I don’t see Wolfgang from Festool pop up when someone asks a question, nor do I see Frank from Delta or Jimmy from SawStop – well, you get the idea. Sure, you’re a sponsor here (read advertiser) but so are dozens and dozens of others. The difference being that we have never had to put up with any rah, rah, rah cut and paste self promotion before. We really do not want you in the forums at all; we can do our own research and talk amongst ourselves as to what’s worthwhile. Pay your money and stay out on the margins. Again, why are you here and what is that smell in the air?

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#7 posted 03-10-2013 04:11 AM

hadn’t heard of baileigh before they started advertising here.
as for baileigh/shane i’m glad he’s posting that way if and when someone buys there products and have any questions or concerns he’ll should be able to answer them or get help to answer them.i think it could be a great assett.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 03-10-2013 04:35 AM

I kinda like it when the companies speak up on their products. You know they’re coming from a biased perspective so when they claim the best/greatest/whatever you know to take it with a grain of salt. But there is a lot of value to being able to take compliments and complaints straight to the source. Guy who owns Veritas shows up and talks too.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#9 posted 03-10-2013 04:38 AM

Yeah, don’t speak for me either Gene. You talk like you are the representative spokesperson for Lumberjocks. I am glad also to hear from a tool manufacturer interested in getting involved in the blogs. Shane has as much right to be here as anyone and I for one am glad to hear answers and responses to tool questions. Being an advertiser doesn’t make someone obnoxious….it keeps Lumberjocks in business.

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#10 posted 03-10-2013 12:55 PM

Personally, which means I’m not speaking for anyone else, having manufacturer reps actively market their products in the Forums and Reviews is a step toward undermining the woodworkers exchange of Experience and Process – leading to advertising hyperbola, spam messaging, and clogging-up the exchange of ideas – from other manufacturers, as well.

I get enough advertising elsewhere, and see LJs as a place where woodworkers meet to discuss woodworking. Baileigh has made the point that they’re manufacturing equipment; so let’s do the Google/Bing thing, and discuss facts, reviews, and hands-on experience.

-- Lead By Example; Make a Difference

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#11 posted 03-10-2013 02:38 PM

Hmm, this one seems a bit grey to me. I only speak for myself too, and my own LJ experience. On one level it seems nice to have Rob Lee from Lee Valley, Ron Hock, Larry Williams and others around to comment and hear the feedback. We know they are monitoring the pulse of their products and woodworking. Shows effort on their part.

However, I don’t see those guys presence in a promotional/sales way. The Baliegh feels a bit different. Haven’t decided on that yet. But, I can not blame them for marketing their products, and taking the word to woodworkers. I had never even heard of them before, now I have. So that means progress on their part. It is a new information era, with new marketing techniques. Maybe not my preferred method, because it does feel a bit over the top at times. But, I can’t blame them for trying. They need to get products out there, so that we can hear reviews and opinions from the woodworkers with trusted and respected opinions. How they choose to get the product out there is their business. It feels a bit strange, but I hope they are successful, because ultimately it will be good for woodworkers to have more quality options. If their stuff sucks, lets also get the word out, and move on.

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#12 posted 03-10-2013 02:47 PM

Shane rocks!

Thanks for being a sponsor on Lumber Jocks.

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#13 posted 03-10-2013 03:07 PM

I agree with ShaneA, It feels a bit strange. It is much like having a brother in-law that’s a new car salesman. Maybe there should be a blog for representatives and manufacturers comments only.

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#14 posted 03-10-2013 10:23 PM

I completely 100% agree with James. They are even running a contest giving away $1,600, and paying for this site to exist…

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#15 posted 03-10-2013 11:19 PM

+1 for James’ comment. Glad to see Shane here.

-- John, BC, Canada

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