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THIS IS THE KITY 5 MACHINE EXCEPT I ADDED LARGER MOTOR
This is quite an impressive tool. We don't see them often down here in North America. Most manufacturers sell single task dedicated tools. Yours sure takes less room and as I see is 5 tools in 1, which should be very economical. However, is it practical? I mean, do you have to change setups often when using different part of the tool?
the tool change is easy and quick plus this machine has circular saw/spindle moulder/mortice attachment/ planer and thicknesser which is automatic fed/grinding attachment and its only 2 foot wide x 35 inchs long .ideal for me as i only have a garage which is 9 foot 10 inch by 20 foot so i have that in the middle plus my other tools on worktops i have bandsaw by inca/cub tyme lathe/pillar drill/ chop saw 12 inch blade/and various hand tools and power tools .what i am after is a radial arm saw but alas they are £900 for new one and £450 for second hand.until i win lottery will get one/ all tools i mentioned above are over 25 years old and still produce what you see i made.look after your tools and they will look after you.and once a moth i use 1 tin of wd40 and blast all my machines so they dont cease up.when i have sorted my garage out will take pic and post. ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOLDEN RULE IN WOODWORK.? MEASURE TWICE CUT ONCE ????
Yes, measure twice, "make a tripple check" and cut once !!!
When I buy a new tool I make some calculations. Ex: If a radial arm saw costs £900, and should last 20 years, it means it costs me £45 per year to have and use the tool. If someone would loan me such tool for such period at the cost of £45 per year, I would certainly rent it. Then, if it's reasonable, I buy it.
This way, I feel the decision is easier to make !
Good luck to find one cheap. I own a radial arm saw and since I bought a miter saw, I don't use it that much. I only use it for particular complex cuts. This tool is great for crosscutting, but I made my own crosscut and dado folding center, which is just great. It's on my website but I should post is here some day.
Neat setup, I think you have more space than me! I have an opportunity to purchase a K-5 in the states but am concerned about replacement parts and aquiring additional molding heads. I've done a search on the internet without success.
Do you know of any establishment that support the K-5? I travel to the UK and France often and could purchase while there. Thanks.
All the best
GOOGLE KITY 5 SEE WHO SELLS THEM .EBAY CAN GET YOU ONE . POPULAR NEAT MACHINES.