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by ndbrown
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sedgwick planer setting
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: Sedgwick planer setting

Hi I covered the complete strip down and rebuild of one of these on another forum. The outfeed table is shimmed from the factory, the shims are fitted under the base of the table where the two bolts fix it to the front and back main casting. As long as someone has not removed or refitted these incor...
by ndbrown
Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 400-500 bandsaw. Minimax / Scheppach or else?
Replies: 22
Views: 5019

Re: 400-500 bandsaw. Minimax / Scheppach or else?

I have owned a Minimax S45 (not the newer N model) for three years and I am really happy with it. I bought it from e-bay second hand for around £530. I bid on several S45's before getting this one and all seemed to go around the £500 to £600 mark. My one has a single phase 1.8kw motor with a 250mm d...
by ndbrown
Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Bandsaw tyre help
Replies: 4
Views: 2446

Re: Bandsaw tyre help

Tyres are available on at least one US web site specifically for the S45 and S45N. Both machines use the same cast bandwheels. When I looked a couple of months ago I think they were about £18 ea and the company did post to the UK. Sorry that I cannot remember the company name but I ended up on the s...
by ndbrown
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Another which bandsaw question
Replies: 13
Views: 2603

Re: Another which bandsaw question

Yes, a very good point and the 401 is a really nice machine but this one cost me £500 and is a lot better than an equivalent saw you see second hand in this sort of price range.
Nigel
by ndbrown
Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Another which bandsaw question
Replies: 13
Views: 2603

Re: Another which bandsaw question

+1 for the Minimax S45. The Minimax S45 is actually made by SCM themselves and has been for 20+years. I have the older S45 before the N revamp, but my one is still an excellent machine and I have had a look at the newer one and it's a superb bandsaw. My one is ten years old and has had nothing repla...
by ndbrown
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: which bandsaw ????
Replies: 13
Views: 9959

Re: which bandsaw ????

I looked at a lot of the new machines in this price range along with reviews and posts on the forums as well as deliberating over the pro's and con's of new versus old. Looking to spend around the £500 mark, I eventually concluded that I could get a better quality/larger capacity second-hand machine...
by ndbrown
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Backyard workshop
Replies: 35
Views: 6911

Re: Backyard workshop

Apologies for linking this post to the other site but I have made some mobile bases and have posted an article on how to make them for yourself without raising the machine by more than about 30mm. Article is here: http://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/forums/build-your-own-simple-mobile-machine-base-with-phot...
by ndbrown
Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Old Record/Stanley Plane Casting Flaws?
Replies: 6
Views: 1145

Old Record/Stanley Plane Casting Flaws?

Thanks for the replies so far, these cracks are very small in length 4 to 7mm and width (hairline) and I was interested to know if this was a widespread issue and anybody else had noticed them. They can look like minor scoring! I am fairly used to looking for this type of defect in my day job as we ...
by ndbrown
Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Old Record/Stanley Plane Casting Flaws?
Replies: 6
Views: 1145

Old Record/Stanley Plane Casting Flaws?

Probably not a revelation to most on this forum but have only relatively recently discovered the joys of a well tuned hand plane. On a high from getting good results from an old Stanley No 4, I proceeded to acquire some other examples from Record and Stanley. Most were either early 60's or pre 40's ...

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