Author Topic: anyone got a Hammer N4400 Bandsaw ? ? OR a Felder FB-510 ? ?  (Read 6894 times)

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Offline Slappy

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Thinking of getting one & need some feedback on either the Hammer N4400 or the Felder FB-510






http://www.hammerusa.com/products_features.php?parent=f664d658ca96a1c8dcd8&xat_code=44599618463c98e71c5e&region=us-us&felder-group=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.feldergroupusa.com%2Fproducts_list.php%3Fcategory%3Df664d658ca96a1c8dcd8%26region%3Dus-us
 
they have Xmas pricing in play  till the middle of January

& I'm getting a Hammer A3-31 jointer/planer in any case  ,

 looking at the FB-510 Felder as well



http://www.felderusa.com/products_features.php?parent=f664d658ca96a1c8dcd8&xat_code=3fb0483a6f92e857627261ffcc7b3f43&region=us-us
 I like the Felder having the larger table & 16" capability for  resaw vs the Hammer 12" resaw

 
« Last Edit: December 16, 2013, 11:32 AM by Slappy »
Mike

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Offline Slappy

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Re: anyone got a Hammer N4400 Bandsaw ? ? OR a Felder FB-510 ? ?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013, 11:33 AM »
Looks like I'm going with a MiniMax 16

 Edit  :  I just ordered a S 400P (MM16) Bandsaw from Erik Loza @ MiniMaxUSA
 RE-Edit :   that got changed at the last minute & I went with a MM20



« Last Edit: December 23, 2013, 05:36 PM by Slappy »
Mike

Offline no clue

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Re: anyone got a Hammer N4400 Bandsaw ? ? OR a Felder FB-510 ? ?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2013, 05:14 PM »
What sold you on the minimax vs the hammer?

Offline Slappy

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Re: anyone got a Hammer N4400 Bandsaw ? ? OR a Felder FB-510 ? ?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2013, 05:34 PM »
beefer frame , heavier wheels , All Italian construction ,
 I actually changed to a MM-20 at the last minute because the table is larger & the wheels are bigger than the MM16.

 there is a issue with carbide blades & the 16" wheels ,from my research, so I wanted to make sure I got a bigger is better feeling

I don't want any regrets , I'm only buying a big BS once

 The Lenox blades are now made for 16" wheels  but with the cost of blades I thought it best to buy the biggest BS I could afford
Mike

Offline Slappy

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Re: anyone got a Hammer N4400 Bandsaw ? ? OR a Felder FB-510 ? ?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2013, 05:38 PM »
I am also getting a 16" Jointer/Planer from Mini-Max now as well 
year end package deal & combined shipping  with the MM20
still in the process of getting the details ironed out 
Mike

Offline no clue

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Re: anyone got a Hammer N4400 Bandsaw ? ? OR a Felder FB-510 ? ?
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2013, 07:55 PM »
I am also getting a 16" Jointer/Planer from Mini-Max now as well 
year end package deal & combined shipping  with the MM20
still in the process of getting the details ironed out 

Those look like great machines. I doubt you'll feel the need to upgrade. Ever. [big grin]

Offline Kodi Crescent

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Re: anyone got a Hammer N4400 Bandsaw ? ? OR a Felder FB-510 ? ?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 06:00 PM »
I hate to ask the tacky pink-elephant question, but what is the price range for the Felder FB-510?  I've tried registering and completing the request link, but it didn't work.

Offline Slappy

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Re: anyone got a Hammer N4400 Bandsaw ? ? OR a Felder FB-510 ? ?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014, 06:21 PM »
seems the Felder website is down ATM
Mike