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Forum topic by LSGss posted 489 days ago 2285 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LSGss

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489 days ago

Hello,

We I have for the most part decided on purchasing a sliding table saw. Now I am trying to figure out what would be the best bang for the buck. The Grizzly machines seem to cost a little less and include more accessories. However I cannot find too many reviews. On the other hand Hammer K3 seem to get very good reviews and from many suggestions the way to go. I wanted to see what people thought between these two companies.

Thank you


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#1 posted 489 days ago

The argument in favor of the Hammer is that it’s from Europe
where they’ve been making sliders for decades.

It’s probably easier for a factory to get it right on a slider
with a 4’ stroke than to get it dead on with a 10’ stroke.
That factor is part of why pro shops invest in Altendorfs
and other top-tier saws.

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#2 posted 489 days ago

Yeah I thought that would be the correct answer but wanted to throw it out there anyway.

Thank you

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#3 posted 489 days ago

I was considering buying a Grizzly when I was looking. I wanted
a smaller slider and Grizzly has a couple.

I found a used Felder though. I also considered a used
Robland E300 with a 66” stroke.

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#4 posted 489 days ago

Where is a good place to look for a used felder.

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#5 posted 489 days ago

ebay, Craigslist, exfactory.com, machinerymax.com

Felder has a users forum where they have buy and sell
listings. You can’t look at them unless you sign up
as a member.

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#6 posted 488 days ago

I was working on a project on my Hammer K3 table saw last night. I was cutting a number of small pieces that required getting my fingers closer to the blade than I felt comfortable with so I was able to quickly and easily clamp them to the slider using a built-in stop on the miter fence and make an accurate and repeatable cut. The fingers stayed well out of the way. Sliders are NICE!

Planeman

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#7 posted 487 days ago

The slide seems like the way to go but I worried about the size since I probably wont have the largest shop. I think I will do a Sawstop and after residency and fellowship get a slider and then have both. Ideally I would purchase the slider but its at least $1k more and takes up a larger amount of room.

Lenny

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#8 posted 487 days ago

Yeah, size is a problem. I put my Hammer K3 up on casters (5” dia. cast iron casters with urethane tires rated at 300 lbs ea. for a total of 1,200 lbs to hold up an 800 lb saw – casters from Harbor Freight for $4.50 ea.). This allows me to shift the saw around in the shop to accommodate long boards. Locking casters are not needed. It takes a good yank or hip bump to get that saw rolling. It doesn’t want to move. It does take a little tugging to move it, but its not bad. This works well for me.

Planeman

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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