I'm looking at buying a multi-function woodwork machine (available in the
UK) and have seen the following in machine mart. Any one know if these
manufacturers/ machines are ok or rubbish. I don't want to pay a fortune but
I also don't want to buy something that will fall apart after a couple of
Kity BestCombi 6 Function Woodworking Machine.
Metabo Optal 26 - 6 Function Combi Woodworking
Adrian, all I can say is that Metabo makes some of the best electric drills in
the world. Even here in New Zealand a lot of tradesmen use them. They are
German made, which is usually indicative of good quality, but I've also had
less good luck with some of their low end home handyman drill-attachments.
On the other hand I know little going on nothing about combi machines. Except
that I am fairly suspicious of them: typicaly a machine that can do everything,
doesn't do anything very well.
This applies to my Electra Beckum (now owned by Metabo) over and under planer
for instance - the joiner tables are too short for anything longer than 6' ...
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