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Offline jordanrossbell

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Felder Fat300 alternative?
« on: June 05, 2021, 01:01 PM »
I am currently having my new A3-31 calibrated but it has been an absolute nightmare. I bought it and began the "calibration" process about 6 months ago. I bought the thing so that a tech would come to the house and really dial it in after fussing with a similar machine in the Jet. I am beyond frustrated with Felder for that, but I ended up going to their shop after they convinced me to take a trade in machine as they felt my new one from austria was defective and not allowing it to hold its calibration. i went and checked it out and the machine was in good shape, plus they are giving me a 1000.00 rebate. I am going to take the money and just keep it but I saw their Felder Fat300 cart in there and hadn't ever seen it. I did a search on here and saw some older posts. Although I dont love the idea of buying something from them again, they possibly are gonna try to make a deal for me on their used one in the shop. New they are about 1600.00. I find that to be too much for what I would use it for. I already have a solid work bench with end vise so this would strictly be to use as an adjustable outfeed for the Hammer, band saw should i re-saw some long boards, and even handling larger sheets on the table saw. I know HF has a hydraulic cart with 500lb capacity but that dang handle goes up too high and i feel like would just get in the way. I suppose i could make an mft top or similar to go perpendicular to the top of the cart. Anyone find a more reasonably priced option? Im certainly not wanting to wait for Felder for what I am sure is at least a 6 month wait. Thanks everyone.

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Offline David

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Re: Felder Fat300 alternative?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2021, 04:06 PM »
I'll be listening to see if anyone has a cheaper alternative but of equal quality. Meanwhile--and I know this wasn't your question--I was loathe to pay that much for my FAT 300, but I have to say that it's an invaluable piece of equipment. I use it every day, in all sorts of ways, and it's fantastic.
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Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: Felder Fat300 alternative?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2021, 06:16 PM »
Felder don’t makes the FAT’s. I think they are OEM’ed by RUWI. See
https://ruwi.de/en/wood-line/lifting-table/

Sold by (amongst others):
https://www.sautershop.com/ruwi-table-lift/

And:
https://www.bannedlink.com/merk/196/ruwi.html
(sub banned link with gereedschappro dot nl )

I am sorry you had a bad experience with the A3. I love mine…


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Offline online421

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Re: Felder Fat300 alternative?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2021, 06:25 PM »
I am currently having my new A3-31 calibrated but it has been an absolute nightmare. I bought it and began the "calibration" process about 6 months ago. I bought the thing so that a tech would come to the house and really dial it in after fussing with a similar machine in the Jet. I am beyond frustrated with Felder for that, but I ended up going to their shop after they convinced me to take a trade in machine as they felt my new one from austria was defective and not allowing it to hold its calibration. i went and checked it out and the machine was in good shape, plus they are giving me a 1000.00 rebate. I am going to take the money and just keep it but I saw their Felder Fat300 cart in there and hadn't ever seen it. I did a search on here and saw some older posts. Although I dont love the idea of buying something from them again, they possibly are gonna try to make a deal for me on their used one in the shop. New they are about 1600.00. I find that to be too much for what I would use it for. I already have a solid work bench with end vise so this would strictly be to use as an adjustable outfeed for the Hammer, band saw should i re-saw some long boards, and even handling larger sheets on the table saw. I know HF has a hydraulic cart with 500lb capacity but that dang handle goes up too high and i feel like would just get in the way. I suppose i could make an mft top or similar to go perpendicular to the top of the cart. Anyone find a more reasonably priced option? Im certainly not wanting to wait for Felder for what I am sure is at least a 6 month wait. Thanks everyone.

a couple of years ago I needed a FAT300 but couldnt justify the cost and the 300kg capacity, probably one of the worst investment for the amount of money they ask. I bought an industrial 2400mm x 1200mm pneumatic/hydraulic table (about 8 x 4). goes up and down by air, holds 2000kg/4000lbs. cost 1/2 of FAT300, second hand of course.
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