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MrRon

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134 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

I just watched a promo video for the Hammer H3 saw and it was very impressive indeed. This is a new model that is selling in the 3-4000$ range. What makes this saw different is it now comes in single phase and can accomodate a dado blade. I already have a Jet cabinet saw, so I’m not in the market, but if I were, this saw would be #1 on my list. It appears to be as safe as the Sawstop without the destructive brake “feature”. Saws typically used in this country (SS included) all use the same old technology. Hammer (or Felder) saws use European technology and appear to be more advanced in their designs. They cost a lot more, but that’s like getting a Mercedes instead of a Chevy. This is strictly my opinion, but I’m sure there are many others who would agree.


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TheJBitt

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#1 posted 134 days ago

Wow. If only that fit within the space/$ constraints…

-- I make great sawdust. -Jon in Warsaw, IN

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Jorge G.

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#2 posted 134 days ago

Given my experience with the Hammer planer/jointer and the Bandsaw….not buying it, I would rather go with Altendorf.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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Shawn Masterson

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#3 posted 134 days ago

for 4k it better be gold plated and automated. Thats more than I spent on my last truck and car.
I know I’m just cheap. I guess I’ll just have to stick with my 40 year old PM66.

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Planeman40

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#4 posted 134 days ago

Are you sure you didn’t mean the Hammer K3 table saw? I have a 220V single phase Hammer K3 saw and I am not aware of a “H3”. I looked at the Hammer website and I see no “H3” saw.

Planeman

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

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MrRon

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#5 posted 134 days ago

Planeman,
Yes I did mean K3. Hammer had a demo price under $3000, but It would probably get picked up right quick at the Las Vegas show.

Jorge.G,
Made in Austria has got to be better than made in China, no?

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Planeman40

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#6 posted 134 days ago

Yup, its a fantastic saw! But I got a better deal than the under $3,000 price for a new one you quote. I was given a brand new one free of charge about a year and a half ago.

Planeman

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

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Shawn Masterson

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#7 posted 134 days ago

You can’t say something like that and not explain. Thats just a tease

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Planeman40

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#8 posted 134 days ago

Yeah Shawn, its a tease. But its true.

The summer of 2012 I was going through the posts here on Lumberjocks when one of them commented that Hammer was giving away one of their saws in a drawing and gave a link to the sign-up at the Hammer website. I had no idea who Hammer was or what their saws were like and figured “What the Hell, if I don’t like it I can sell it” so I clicked on the link, filled out the form, and promptly forgot about it. About three or four months later I received a call from the president of Hammer USA telling me I had won their saw. As I had immediately put entering the drawing out of my mind after I signed up, it took me about 30 seconds of wondering who the hell is Hammer and why have I won one of their saws? Then it slowly dawned on me that I remember something about signing up. Anyway, Hammer shipped the 48” x 48” K3 saw to me freight prepaid so it didn’t cost me anything. I already had an excellent Delta Unisaw hybrid I bought new back in the 1970s that I was perfectly happy with. I set the Hammer saw up and sold my old saw for $600. As I had never use a sliding table saw before, it took me a few months to really understand the advantages and to appreciate the precision of the machine. Everything was precisely set up and I had to tweak nothing. The saw is deadly accurate and its the first woodworking machine I have ever found that when you set to a mark on the tilting mechanism or fence it was always dead on accurate right out of the box.

Planeman

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

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Jorge G.

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#9 posted 134 days ago

Made in Austria has got to be better than made in China, no?

Like I said, my experience was not good with Felder, I might as well should have gotten a Chinse knock off for a third of the price.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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Jerry

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#10 posted 134 days ago

Nice shiny new sliding table saw would be nice in the shop. Loren has commented on sliding saws in the past and he seems fond of them and I respect his opinion on many things. So I am sure a sliding saw would be awesome, the accuracy would be great and I am sure there are many advantages with those saws I have no clue about.

But much like Shawn in his statement, I have approximately 4,000.00 invested in both of my trucks (98 ram 1500 and 99 ram 1500). I have 3 very old cabinet saws that run great for us and I have very little invested in them.

So I am CHEAP CHEAP!!!!

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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