|Forum topic by Dj1225||posted 02-07-2014 03:36 PM||862 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
02-07-2014 03:36 PM
Hello everyone. Looking for some advice.
I want to upgrade to a sliding table saw, and like the idea of a better shaper. Also want a better jointer.
1. Robland X31 2007 model with a ton of shaper blades, power feeder and upgraded fence, cost a bit to get here but will still have less than 5K in it. I expect the shaper blades are wroth a grand.
2. 2013 Minimax Lab 300, like new $7500.00
3. Two new machines from Hammer A3-31 12 j/p combo and Saw K3 48×48 $8000
I had budgeted 7500 or so, so all are in the target. My gut says the minimax, but I have to drive 6 hours to get it, as it is not ship-able. I think the robland would be fine as well and is certainly the best value. I have never actually seen it, but I think all combo machines work “about” the same. Move this, swing that ect.
I currently have a Rikon joiner/planer that I do not really care for, a jet 3hp cabinet saw, and a jet shaper.
Any thoughts as I want to pull the trigger this weekend.
As always thanks