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    Major Combination Machine Manufacturers

    G'Day Folks
    Greetings from Australia

    I'm establishing a new woodworking shop and wish to purchase, preferably a 5 in 1 machine, i am relunctantly willing to spend between $A10,000 to $A16,000.00 to achieve this.
    However i'm "very green", that is new to this whole process, and not even aware what is available in the market place. Can anybody suggest a few manufactures that i could look at.
    I have already traveled to the Minimax showroom in Melbourne and indeed the Felder showroom to look at some Hammer machines.
    I studied the Laguna website, but only seen a picture of the corresponding Robland machine.
    Can anybody suggest other machines i might consider in this price range, my intention is make furniture but the space in my shop is restricted so a combo seems to offer the best compromise.
    I particularly interested in hearing from people with "Hands on experience" with such machines, who can offer a critical performance based opinion.


    Cheers Woodsy11

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    I have had limited experience with both Felder and Hammer and would be happy to have a combination machine from either one.
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    I had a Shopsmith for years and it served me very well. Very well decked out it would probably go for $5,000-$6,000.

    www.shopsmith.com

    Not sure of the shipping costs or if the electrics are compatible.
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    Well first of all Peter, welcome to the family if I haven't done so already. Even if I did welcome you before, welcome again!

    Glenn, thanks for the comparison, WOW is that a machine!
    Peter, I know nothing about combination machines. Is there a specific reason you are going in this direction? Lack of space, better machine? I am just curious. Look forward to seeing what others have for you in the way of information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Murphy View Post
    G'Day Folks
    Greetings from Australia

    I'm establishing a new woodworking shop and wish to purchase, preferably a 5 in 1 machine, i am relunctantly willing to spend between $A10,000 to $A16,000.00 to achieve this.
    However i'm "very green", that is new to this whole process, and not even aware what is available in the market place. Can anybody suggest a few manufactures that i could look at.
    I have already traveled to the Minimax showroom in Melbourne and indeed the Felder showroom to look at some Hammer machines.
    I studied the Laguna website, but only seen a picture of the corresponding Robland machine.
    Can anybody suggest other machines i might consider in this price range, my intention is make furniture but the space in my shop is restricted so a combo seems to offer the best compromise.
    I particularly interested in hearing from people with "Hands on experience" with such machines, who can offer a critical performance based opinion.


    Cheers Woodsy11
    Here you go Jonathan.
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