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andy3061

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hi all this is my first post :) im setting up a small workshop and still need to buy a spindle moulder and a planer thicknesser... have been offered a Minimax C22 Woodworking combination machine. does anyone have any reviews?
space isnt an issue but money is....this machine is about £900 with plenty of tooling/blades etc with it.
any advice gratefully appreciated
 

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If you have space then don't get a combination machine. A small workshop doesn't really need a spindle moulder either. £900 you could equip yourself with a Jet 260, a really nice machine or buy a nice pair of second hand planer and standalone thicknesser if you keep your eye on ebay.
 

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Whereabouts are you finding the JPT-260 for that price Chems? If it were that price I'd consider one myself when I buy (the next machine on my list is a P/T) but at £1150 from Axminster it's too expensive for a 10" P/T I think, if I go new I'm looking at the Axminster AW106-PT2 or the Scheppach probably.
 

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Its jumped up in price, it used to be around the £900 mark, I've seen some real bargain ones go on ebay and through the forums in the last year so I'd keep an eye out.
 

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Minimax are really good quality in my experience. Go for it. Combi machines are very good value compared to stand alones and the tooling could be worth a bit.
Can't imagine why Chems thinks a small workshop doesn't really need a spindle moulder - everybody needs one! Starting to use one in a combi is a good introduction especially if it comes with a few tools.
 
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