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THIS IS THE KITY 5 MACHINE EXCEPT I ADDED LARGER MOTOR

 


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bricofleur wrote re: Kity 5 K5
on 06-01-2009 7:49 PM

Hi Dusty,

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?

    Best,

          Serge

www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

DUSTY MILLER wrote re: Kity 5 K5
on 06-02-2009 2:52 PM

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 ????

bricofleur wrote re: Kity 5 K5
on 06-04-2009 5:42 PM

Dusty,

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.

    Best,

         Serge

www.atelierdubricoleur.live.spaces.com

sully606 wrote re: Kity 5 K5
on 08-20-2009 10:42 PM

Hi Dusty,

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

Brian

DUSTY MILLER wrote re: Kity 5 K5
on 07-06-2011 3:44 PM

GOOGLE KITY 5 SEE WHO SELLS THEM .EBAY CAN GET YOU ONE . POPULAR NEAT MACHINES.