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Lons

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whickhamwoodwork":1068ffla said:
Does anybody know a good tool/machinery supplier in the north east of England?
Nope - not anymore that I am aware of :cry:

Closest ones now I think are KendalTools and Cleveland Woodcraft, Middlesborough. I got so fed up looking that all my stuff is bought online now.

As an aside - Having been dragged kicking and screaming into Newcastle last week I made my escape from M&S and spotted a new store opposite on Northumberland Street called Clas Ohlson, where I could hide and browse the household chattels for half an hour and was surprised that it has a lot of interesting stuff including a decent tool department. http://www.clasohlson.co.uk

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I'll have to look at that next time I get dragged into town.... I have a mate who deals in second hand commercial machinery who has some woody stuff in at the moment. What sort of things are you after?

Graham
 

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I'm looking to upgrade my table saw. I've been using a Metabo Magnum 1256k for the last 10 years and now I have a bit more room I want something a little more robust.(the 1256k has been great and still is). 1ph and 3hp(min) with an arbour that can except a dado set and a pre score would be ideal.
 

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Xcalibur saws from http://woodfordwm.co.uk/ are one of the few saws available in the UK that take a dado but it does not have a scoring blade. I reckon you might have to compromise on one or the other unless you buy old English cast iron.

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I've had the 10" cabinet saw (806) for 5 years now and can't fault it. Several forum members also have this model and I think at least one has the 12" 5hp single phase version. All seem happy with them. I've never needed any support from Woodford but I believe Steve Maskery has been able to get a spare part in the past OK from them.
A pretty safe bet I reckon.

Bob
 

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I don't know if you get over Scarborough way but there is a good outfit at
Snainton.It is called Snainton wood turners. They have a web site.
If you get there make sure you have a couple of hours to spare you will need it.
Willy.
 

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http://www.kendaltools.co.uk/

Might be across country for you, but they delivered my Sedgwick Planer to Birmingham themselves. Although then I believe they had just started business.

Worth a punt?

Just checked on Google! Looks as if it might be a punt too far Whickers. It's 'Oop North' to me of course, but I didn't appreciate how far it was from you! Sorry m'man! Still they look well stocked. Trip over the Pennine Motorway perhaps?


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John :)
 

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Kendal is about 2 hours from me, the A66 is not a bad road,quite scenic in fact(when it's open as they shut it frequently in the winter!)
I'll probably swing by on my travels.

Many thanks
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whickhamwoodwork":1g6tcbzj said:
Kendal is about 2 hours from me, the A66 is not a bad road,quite scenic in fact(when it's open as they shut it frequently in the winter!)
I'll probably swing by on my travels.

Many thanks
Matthew
I bought my Sip saw from West Skelton Services, Dumfries a number of years ago. Not the most likely place as they sell and hire all sorts of stuff but were the cheapest I could find, more than helpful and a very quick delivery. Might be worth a phone call when you're ready to buy?

They were selling on ebay as well, can't remember the user name but something like WSS.
 

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Kendal tools are mail order only now, but John who runs it is a really nice guy and could not be more helpful.

Like Lons I got the SIP saw I used to have from West Skelton Services.

Tom
 

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9fingers":33f5k9mm said:
I think at least one has the 12" 5hp single phase version. Bob
Blimey Bob, that's quite a monster to run on single phase isn't it - 15 A+?

I assume it would need a dedicated MCB and heavier cabling than normal single phase?
 

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It certainly dims the lights on start up!!

I expect it has its own 32 amp circuit and maybe with a type c breaker. Knowing the owner, he won't have done things by halves!!

I have the the 3hp version and that draws 22amps peak on start up but drops back to 11-12amps well before the 15amp re-wireable fuse reacts. The whole CU for my motor loads in the workshop is on its own 40 amp type C breaker in the house.
The ring main is a 30amp standard type B.

Bob
 
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