Finally got the funds through to purchase some machinery for building furniture. Off to acminster tommorrow to see there offerings. My idea of a grown ups sweetie shop,(just maybe not so grow up) any offerings of advice greatly received
South":1un1lprb said:any offerings of advice greatly received
Go to Axi and have a drool but leave your money and cards at home and have a proper think about what you need?South":1un1lprb said:I value personal recommendation as this would be my first machines , table saw planer thicknesser etc
Every time Axi have delivered big machines to me, they have got it to the outside door and told me its up to me from there?? Not impressed when it was up to me and my somewhat weak partner to get the the 150kg T/P over the threshold and then though another door. When the TS came I rang my mate to help (the ironic tiny) as that was 200kg+ I think. Still a great company though and always the first place I look.woodbloke":6bavrzt3 said:I've recently spent a fair amount at Axminster and the big advantage is that they don't do roadside drop-offs :evil: ...the delivery bloke's (just one) remit is to get your machinery into the 'shop. In my case, it was round the house, up three narrow steps and then up two more into the 'shop. The delivery of the Jet 260 p/t was causing me sleepless nights 8-[ but the driver had it (and a lot of other stuff) into my 'shop in less that 40mins and that was including the mandatory brew.
If you have a fair wedge to spend, pay a personal visit to Axminster and speak very nicely to the guys, there's a better than even chance that you'll get a discount on your machinery :wink: ...not guaranteed of course, but it's worth a punt :wink: - Rob
Clearly their policy has changed because I got my information personally from Ian Styles when we were nattering in the Board Room and my Jet 260 p/t kicked in on the scales at 175Kg - RobHudson Carpentry":62wpsi5b said:Every time Axi have delivered big machines to me, they have got it to the outside door and told me its up to me from there?