On Mon, 7 Jun 2004 19:11:18 -0400, "Mike G"
It wasn't the ability to do curved moldings that sold me on the W+H,
although I did buy the elliptical jig and used it quite often (and
quite profitably - as the money that local millwork shops charge to do
curved and elliptical casing is abominable).
The main selling points of the W+H over the others were the reduced
setup time, owing to the design of the block that the knives mount on
- which made changing profiles and aligning the cutters much faster
and more accurate than on the competing machines, and the solidity of
the cast iron W+H v. the sheet metal of the others.
I'd had a friend buy one of the sheet metal housed versions and it
just didn't run as solid and smooth as the W+H. The chatter marks
were more pronounced. The W+H could turn out a profile that needed
very little tuning.
When you get interested in making the decision, ping me, and I'll send
you copies of the invoices on the machine.
Thomas J.Watson - Cabinetmaker (ret.)
tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email)