1) I been searching for the suppliers/dealers in UK for stationar
woodworking machines (saw bench/table saw, wedge type jointer and 15
thicknesser/planer of the following make(s) : Powermatic, Grizzly or
Any hint/pointer is greatly appreciated (web address much better)
2) How do you all rephrase text in between > of the thread you are replying ?
Can't give you what doesn't exist. Motors would have to be changed,
and shipping would be a heavy addition. My information is that
Powermatic and General sell only in the U.S. and Canada, while Grizzly
sells only in the U.S. They're importing this stuff in one direction,
so I guess changing it and importing it in another direction doesn't
show enough profit potential to be worth the hassles and added
The tools are there, just with different nameplates. Limited number of
Pacific rim foundries, though at times it may not seem so, and they'll build
to anyone's specs and apply the proper color for anyone who puts down the
bucks, pounds or Euros.
Note that you're really buying quality control, not necessarily different
machines. Maybe an upgrade bearing or two, higher spec motor, better
cleaning of the casting, etc. Also note that your vendor is the one you
must go through for parts and service. Cross-importing, even if it were
possible, wouldn't mean much with the duties and taxes necessitated by your
political structure. What's the VAT over there now? Here we mainly tax
incomes rather than purchases, so the prices look lower since the dollars
have already become less before the buyer gets them.
"Sandingdust" wrote in message:
| Dear all,
| 1) I been searching for the suppliers/dealers in UK for stationary
| woodworking machines (saw bench/table saw, wedge type jointer and 15"
| thicknesser/planer of the following make(s) : Powermatic, Grizzly or
| General International.
I bought a 20" Grizzly planer from Grizzly in the US. Afterwards, I was
looking for some aftermarket knives and got off on a rabbit trail in Google
and found no less than 10 planers with the same body castings from different
manufacturers. The only differences were color, number of knives (3 or 4),
a spiral cutterhead option, motor size from 3 to 5 hp, and maybe different
switching. The rest looked identical. It's hard to convince me that these
all didn't come from the same factory!
I had some minor problems with the Grizzly machine and plan to make more
adjustments when shop work slows down, like removing the slop from the
thickness adjustment crank, adjusting the feed rollers, and changing to a
better grade of knives. All in all, it is a good machine that needs some
tuning when you get it.
The only problem I found that I can't adjust out is that sometimes when a
board is feeding in, there will be some lateral turning and the stock can
override the side and mess you up. I clamped some thin wooden strips in the
grooves on each side of the bed to prevent this, but I can no longer get
much more then 19" in there. This is tolerable, since most of my panels are
less than that.
my best, woodstuff
| > The only problem I found that I can't adjust out is that sometimes when
| > board is feeding in, there will be some lateral turning and the stock
| > override the side and mess you up. I clamped some thin wooden strips in
| > the grooves on each side of the bed to prevent this, but I can no longer
| > much more then 19" in there. This is tolerable, since most of my panels
| > less than that.
| Have you checked the bed rollers? A high spot can cause that. Or perhaps
| some crud on the infeed or infeed tension.
yes, sir, did check the bed rollers and did it with some precision. Most of
everything runs straight, but there can be some movement, however slight,
the run. I have seen this on several good machines. When approaching the
limit, any turn can make it override.
I saw no crud buildup, but I haven't checked the "upstairs" yet because I
got the gauges that I want. This should happen soon.
thanks for the response, woodstuff
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