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acewoodturner

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Had a quick look at some of the items they were selling on their website. Checked out their radial arm saws. Funny thing is that the spindles are down as 1 inch in diameter. You would expect that only from items made in the USA to have that spec. Probably most items from the Far East. No direct experience with them.

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They used to be the flavour of the month supplier for those Chinese clones of dated 30s/40s style US machinery.
 

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There are a few members with Xcalibur branded machinery and I can't remember any bad comments. I beleive that a lot of their equipment is high quality Delta clones (e.g. the Unisaw)

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I have an Xcaliber Delta Contractor saw type with a 10" blade. I have had it for 5/6 years and very happy with it. good and solid cast iron top. Replaced the mitre guide for an Incra and works a treat.

I remember picking it up and seeing their showroom, the planer thicknessers were a cut above the sheppach stuff of the time,cant spek to any thing else but have been around a while and fairly well regarded I belive
 

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I have the 10" Xcalibur cabinet TS - it's the one you see in all my films. It's old-fashioned, but that I can live with. Its main strengths are that it is built like a tank and has more power than I shall ever need. Rock-solid fence. I hope I never have to give it back. Bob9F, Trim and Philly also have the same saw, I believe. We are all happy bunnies.

I've not seen the P/T.
 

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I hadn't made the connection before but you're right, they look just like the Axminster ones and the specs seem near-enough identical, when I hopefully get around to buying a P/T later this year I think based on the apparent performance per pound I'm likely to be placing an order with them. There are some magazine reviews of the planer-thicknessers on the Woodford website which seem generally favourable. For the money I don't think you'd go far wrong.
 

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I've got the Xcaliber 12" table saw and am very pleased with it, as Steve says, built like a tank with more power than you'll ever need.
 

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