Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

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Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Postby thatsnotafestool » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:32 am

Anything I should be aware of ?

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Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Postby katellwood » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:15 pm

I had a Bf5 although with the 12" planer

I think there are two versions, one where the tilt on the spindle and saw is changed with a lever (and light taps with a lump of wood for fine adjustment)
and one with wheel adjustment.

Great bit of kit only changed it when I upgraded to a Cf731 and still sold it for more than I originally paid

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Postby thatsnotafestool » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:36 pm

Many thanks for the quick reply.

I see you have a 731 and someone suggested one of those to me as there are deals on at the moment, I believe. Thing is the footprint seems rather large. What area would you say you needed to use it bearing in mind that I rarely cut up large 8x4 sheets of stuff. Can that big outrigger be removed ?
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Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Postby katellwood » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:18 pm

This is mine
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And where I keep the outrigger

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Be aware though my model is now only sold as a 741 with a 16" planer, for a 12" planer its either the 5 series or the Hammer version

As for the footprint

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As for 8 x 4 sheets, for initial conversion i use a tracksaw with a 2700/1500 rail (dewalt i'm afraid) as a saw in much lighter and less awkward than a full size 18mm sheet :D

My Bf5

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Postby thatsnotafestool » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:33 pm

Oh that's really helpful, thanks - spot on and exactly what I'm looking for.

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Postby thatsnotafestool » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:33 pm

One question..

K, L and M - can't quite figure them out.
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Postby katellwood » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:14 pm

they're the movement lengths generated by the different sizes of sliding table

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Postby Jonathan » Mon May 01, 2017 10:43 am

I've got a KF700 with the big outrigger, I've also got the Felder outrigger cart, it saves your back..... also helps get the outrigger off and out of the way in approximately 30 seconds.
You could probably make one yourself out of mdf and 4 casters...

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Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Postby Meccarroll » Fri May 05, 2017 7:51 pm

Don't know if this might be of any interest if the felder fell through.

I have a MiniMax panel saw and you can tell it is built for professional use. The sliding table is a real gem.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Minimax-LAB-300N-Table-Saw-Spindle-Moulder-Planer-Thicknesser-With-Tersa-Block-/252915632632?hash=item3ae2f249f8:g:wYUAAOSwCQZZCM5r

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Postby thatsnotafestool » Fri May 05, 2017 9:49 pm

Good spot, Mark, thanks. Decided to let the BFS pass by...spares issue potentially.

Have asked if it's single/three phase
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Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Postby Doug » Sat May 06, 2017 1:50 pm

Meccarroll wrote:Don't know if this might be of any interest if the felder fell through.

I have a MiniMax panel saw and you can tell it is built for professional use. The sliding table is a real gem.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Minimax-LAB-300N-Table-Saw-Spindle-Moulder-Planer-Thicknesser-With-Tersa-Block-/252915632632?hash=item3ae2f249f8:g:wYUAAOSwCQZZCM5r

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:shock: for a minute there I thought that was in wirksworth :shock:

& chesterfield isn't that far away :!: :?:

Then again the floor wasn't green :| but he could have painted it :?

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Postby thatsnotafestool » Sat May 06, 2017 10:16 pm

Doug, what are you smoking ? :lol:
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Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Postby Doug » Sun May 07, 2017 7:25 am

thatsnotafestool wrote:Doug, what are you smoking ? :lol:


Nothing more hazardous than kippers Rog. :D

It looked identical to Jacobs Mini Max, the seller is in Chesterfield which is pretty close to him but he didn't have a green floor the last time I was using his machine :?

Nice piece of kit BTW though the appature for the spindle is a tad on the small size particularly if you want to run big blocks.

I'm sure if you drop Jacob a message he'll tell you all the pros & cons of the machine or drop in next time you're passing, the Nelson serves a cracking pint :)

Been in your neck of the woods for the last two weeks (Berwick on Tweed) floor laying, some great old pubs with excellent beer up there but boy is it bloody cold when the winds blowing which it seemed to do all the while :(

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Postby thatsnotafestool » Sun May 07, 2017 7:09 pm

Unfortunately it's single-phase.
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Postby Meccarroll » Mon May 08, 2017 6:28 pm

thatsnotafestool wrote:Unfortunately it's single-phase.


I'd of thought single phase would not be a problem to you Roger, but then I don't know your situation.

It would be worth £1500-£2000 all day long and easy to recoup if sold later. That sliding table would be very handy too.

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Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Postby thatsnotafestool » Mon May 08, 2017 6:56 pm

Meccarroll wrote:
thatsnotafestool wrote:Unfortunately it's single-phase.


I'd of thought single phase would not be a problem to you Roger, but then I don't know your situation.

It would be worth £1500-£2000 all day long and easy to recoup if sold later. That sliding table would be very handy too.

Mark


Not sure if you've been following my house renovation thread over on TheWoodhaven2 where I mentioned that the house is basically on a bloody long (1/4 mile) extension cable of insufficient capacity. Trying to fire up my Sedgwick MB would have been the kiss of death for the motor as the voltage drop during the initial 80A surge would have meant that the motor took longer to spin up thus continuing to draw 80A for too long. Ditto some of my other 'meaty' machines such as the table saw and spindle moulder.

So running a three-phase machine from an inverter places a much gentler load on the available power/voltage capacity

That Lurem is horrible ! Just one motor ...all that belt changing would do my head in! But I appreciate the thought :)
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Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Postby katellwood » Mon May 08, 2017 10:39 pm



This is really getting deja vu for me

My first combi before the Bf5

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Don't knock them especially if you have a small workshop.

In the nineties it made every window frame, door frames and doors in my house plus loads of other stuff

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Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Postby thatsnotafestool » Tue May 09, 2017 5:13 am

I think I'm going to persuade SWMBO that I need a new Hammer C3-31. She won't take much persuading as she never likes secondhand !
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Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Postby Meccarroll » Thu May 11, 2017 7:59 pm

thatsnotafestool wrote:I think I'm going to persuade SWMBO that I need a new Hammer C3-31. She won't take much persuading as she never likes secondhand !


Took a quick look at this model (C3-31) and noticed that there are a few optional extras that can be added such as scoring blade, digital readout etc. Also the length of sliding carriage varies depending upon which spec you go for so quite a bit to consider.

The main machines I go to use a lot are the spindle moulder and saw both of which compete on a combination machine for the same table space so I tend to prefer separates but if you are set on a combination the C3-31 looks quite a nice bit of kit.

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Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Postby Jonathan » Thu May 11, 2017 11:25 pm

I also find my kf700 combo a pain, unless your super organised and never make mistakes....
There great for relaxed hobbyists that have loads of time and no space.

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Postby thatsnotafestool » Fri May 12, 2017 6:08 am

Jonathan wrote:I also find my kf700 combo a pain, unless your super organised and never make mistakes....
There great for relaxed hobbyists that have loads of time and no space.


Well, if it's in the way I can arrange collection :lol:
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Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Postby Jonathan » Fri May 12, 2017 10:14 pm

Yep nip round with ya trailer, you could also have a holliday whilst your here.....Im up in the hills near Marbella in southern Spain. 8-)

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Postby thatsnotafestool » Sun May 14, 2017 8:30 pm

Jonathan wrote:Yep nip round with ya trailer, you could also have a holliday whilst your here.....Im up in the hills near Marbella in southern Spain. 8-)


No worries..I could do with a bit of sunshine :lol: Tuesday afternoon sound good ?
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Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Postby Jonathan » Sun May 14, 2017 10:13 pm

Hasta luego hombre .....
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