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Offline montyss

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Re: Hammer A3 31 Shipping
« Reply #60 on: June 28, 2022, 06:06 PM »
For the extension table think about it on the planer that has a short bed.. I have never needed to use it when jointing yet so its stays on the planer full time.

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Offline Mini Me

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Re: Hammer A3 31 Shipping
« Reply #61 on: June 28, 2022, 09:00 PM »
For the extension table think about it on the planer that has a short bed.. I have never needed to use it when jointing yet so its stays on the planer full time.

I agree, in fact I think the extension table on the planer is nearly a necessity.

Offline SoonerFan

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Re: Hammer A3 31 Shipping
« Reply #62 on: June 28, 2022, 11:27 PM »
@4nthony seems like you might have shipping on the Hammer figured out.  If that is you decision, I hope it all works out for you like my purchases did for me. 

I ordered a HH Jet Jointer and a Planner (not a combo) at got both delivered at different times to the shop on our property with a lift gate.  Both times these were delivered and dropped in my shop.  I was provided time to open the crates and inspect the equipment.  Had no troubles at all.  Ordered both from Beaver Tools and it all worked great.  I also got a SawStop PCS from Beaver and it was a great delivery experience.  Each time this terrific lady did the delivery and she was fantastic.  Very professional, called in advance, was on time, etc.  I wish she would deliver everything I order…..

Offline sawdustinmyshoes

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Re: Hammer A3 31 Shipping
« Reply #63 on: June 29, 2022, 09:47 AM »
For the extension table think about it on the planer that has a short bed.. I have never needed to use it when jointing yet so its stays on the planer full time.

I agree, in fact I think the extension table on the planer is nearly a necessity.

I also agree.  I bought two extensions.  I used them both once on the jointer when machining long, heavy stock for my workbench top.  Since then, one has been attached to my planer outfeed and the other rests against the wall behind the machine.

Joe

Offline 4nthony

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Re: Hammer A3 31 Shipping
« Reply #64 on: September 16, 2022, 01:10 PM »
Shipping cost ended up being $646.78.

Dealing with Hammer has been interesting. The quotes I received never explicitly stated the price of the machine. It had a subtotal that included accessories so I was always subtracting the accessories total from the subtotal to get the A3 31 price. I asked my rep about it but he never acknowledged/addressed it. On all my quotes, the base price (subtotal - accessories) was $5507. On the web, base price is $5364. Not sure why this is, but if you order from Hammer, the rep's price will probably be higher than the web.

A couple months after making my deposit, the price on the website dropped about $1200. I had already made my deposit but as I hadn't taken delivery, I asked for a price adjustment. The first adjusted quote came back about $700 above the web price. I asked if that included shipping but was told the difference was for the Silent Power cutter head. All machines include the SP cutter so it felt a little sneaky that the rep was trying to pull this on me (the website explicitly says the SP cutter is included).

Long story short, the rep matched the current web price of $4442. Their website is still quoting $1250 for shipping. I basically saved about $600 in shipping by going through a rep.

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