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I have just bought one 2nd hand, and it needs a bit of TLC.
The belts need changing and I cant find my way in
It doesn't look like the manual makes any reference to this, going by the pictures.
The manual is in french
Can anyone help
 

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http://www.rmwenterprises.com/catalogs_woodworking.htm

Have you tried searching on google? I'd post this question on every forum you can find and hope someone will sort you a photocopy.

Alternatively, find you local Kity dealer and ask them - even if they don't have the exact manual, they may have a similar one.

Adam
 

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Elmo,

Heres the link you need - but you better get your skates on - Kity have gone into liquidation! (see the second link)

http://www.kityuk.com/FRONT.HTM

http://www.kityuk.com/


Q. My Combi 2000 planer has refused to work after I changed over from the saw?

A. There are two red stop switches one at each end of the machine, both must be pulled out into the on position and the dust hood must be engaged in the correct mode. The metal bar with the pin though it must be inserted into the micro switch in the infeed table and using the black knob rotate through 90 deg. to engage, this will allow the planer to be started. This is a safety feature built into the Combi 2000.

Q. Are there any other planer blades than the standard ones?

A. Yes there are double-edged disposable blades for all the Kity planer thicknessers, these blades require holders because they are thinner than the standard type. The cost of disposable blades is less than the price resharpening standard blades especially when considering there are two cutting edges.



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I bought a second hand Bestcombi 2000 recently as well. Mine came with a manual in about a dozen languages. The manual was scruffy torn and burnt as though it had been thrown on a fire and then rescued. I ironed it to make it easier to read!
If you don't come up with anything else, let me know and I'll make you a copy of my ironed version.
 
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Hi Nig
I've got one more supplier to check out, which I'll do at the weekend.
If I have no luck I'll take you up on your offer, many thanks.

What do you think of the machine?
I've not started to use mine yet.

elmo
 
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sorry - late post - new to this forum....

I got my bestcombi from new about 18 months ago so I've got the original documentation...i'll try and dig it out for you and run a copy through the scanner if you still need it, but to be honest its not a great deal of help and I don't think it covers changing belts - I've been figuring you may need to take the main table casting off form the top
 
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Hi MP
Thanks for the offer but I've sorted it now
I thought about taking the table off as well, but when I had a good look there were to many things bolted to it, so I went in from underneath.
A hell of a job but got there in the end, it's singing like a bird now.
Ready for my first project.
How do you get on with it ? happy or not.

elmo
 
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overall I'm quite pleased with it - takes a while to change guards between functions so I've learned to plan out the work a bit better so I finish with the saw before setting up the moulder. And when tenoning on the moulder only ever, ever put in one work piece at a time - trying to run 2 or 3 small pieces together will probably result in the middle one being picked out by the cutter and completely mangled :) - much respect needed.

The one thing i'm looking around for at the moment is a suitable piece of aluminium moulding to make a longer guide for the cross-cut table - I've got a load of drawer and carcase pieces to cut to length and they are just longer than the standard guide...
 

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Welcome to the forum, MP. <shameless plug> Registering is quick and painless, btw :wink: </sp>

What sort of shape and dimensions of aluminium are you looking for? The participants round here have an amazing ability to know of suppliers for even the most esoteric items :D

Cheers, Alf
 
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I was hoping to find something like the original so i can use the same fittings - at a guess from memory i'd say its about 40mm square with a 6-8mm central T-track....I need to measure it up tonight to I can look around Ally Pally tomorrow :)
As for the registering I'm just about to do it - only found this forum yesterday by a chance link from an australian one I've been watching for a couple of weeks on and off....google UK searches never turned this up anywhere near the top of the list and I get fed up trawling all the US and vendor sites that get listed first
 

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MP,

Might be worth taking a look at http://rswww.com under "Mechanical | Steel Tube/Aluminium Structural Systems | Bosch Basic Mechanical Elements" if you can't find anywhere else. Not cheap though :?

Yep, finding UK sites on Google can be an exercise in frustration. I tend to stick "UK" into nearly all my searches now, and I find the advanced search option tends to yield a better result. Strangely, <UK woodworking forum> not as a phrase gets UKWS at #9. Hmm, not high enough... :wink: But if it's in inverted commas you only get Woodrat... Spooky!

Cheers, Alf
 

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If you are not already doing so try using www.google.co.uk. It offers a 'radio button' to restrict the search to UK based sites. Not sure how it determines if a site is Uk or not but seems to get pretty accurate results. Although a quick test shows that it is no easier to find UK workshop that way. :?

Andrew
 
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Glad you were able to get a manual, Elmo8.

Since getting my machine in November I have gradually been sorting out teething problems. I do not know yet whether I made the right choice in buying it.

The previous owner had bought a spindle moulder block for a 1 1/4 inch spindle instead of 30mm. I had it "bushed out" by a local engineering firm and that is fine now. I am new to spindle-moulding. Interesting.

It was difficult to push workpieces past the riving knife on the saw, even though I made certain that the fence was parallel or pointing very slightly away from the blade. On closer inspection, I found that the riving knife was not precisely in line with the blade. There did not seem to be any way of adjusting this. I have chamfered the leading edge of the riving knife, so at least it does not jam now.

The machine came with the slot mortising attachment, but no boring bits to go with it. I ordered them in November but, of course, they have not appeared because Kity is not trading. They are left-spiral thread, so they are not easily obtainable elsewhere. I have tracked down one or two alternatives but they are not perfect and they are very expensive. At the moment, I am hanging on and hoping that someone will buy up Kity and start supplying again. Does anybody have any up-to-date information on that or other ideas about where to get these bits at a reasonable price?
 

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Nig,

Axminster certainly used to stock slot mortise cutters, made by Clico. They seem to have dropped out of the current catalogue, but it might be worth asking them? Although at upwards of £20 a pop, you might not... :?

Cheers, Alf
 

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Nig,

I am not sure if you mean the slot mortiser bits cut to the left or are fixed in place with a LHS screw thread. In any event, you might try milling bits as used by metalworking folk. There is a huge variety of these available and they make good substitutes on occasion for expensive router bits. Here are a couple of sites that may help.

http://www.chronos.ltd.uk/acatalog/
http://www.modeleng.org/supply.htm
 
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I too have a bestcombi 2000 from new but changed the saw spindle to a machined copy ( which an experienced machinist made ) which allows fitting a 30mm dado head, It was easy to do and works superb with perfect results.
 

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