The situation, as told to me by nma, is as follows: -Digizz":3be4kbhu said:I'd finally decided to buy a TS2000 and HMS260 in about 4 weeks time. Now I read about the newer cast iron versions - anyone know when these will be available in the UK? menatnma? Thanks.
Heres the English version: http://www.scheppach.com/e_press.htmlNewbie_Neil":yolh3f94 said:If you want to see the new 260 then look here and scroll down (ps it helps if you can read German)
The information I was given was that the cast iron versions would replace the current ones and the P/T would cost about an extra 100 pounds. They weren't sure about the increases in price on the tablesaws.RoyS":3kelgu0q said:I hope we will be able to buy a straight planer-thicknesser at a sensible price.
Yeah, fair enough, I was generalising just a smidgeon. :wink: But surely we can't have reached the ultimate design in affordable lathes, have we? If that's the basic design all the manufacturers are opting for, and they're all doing the best for their customers, presumably we must conclude "yes". Glad I'm not in lathe design... :lol:asleitch":6abkhspl said:To be fair, not every machine made from the same castings is the same quality. Bearings and motors can make the difference between a few years and a few decades of use. Not only that, you can spend longer on precision grinding surfaces, and they still look the "same" machine.
That was the figure quoted to me by Jet at Ally Pally. It shocked me as well.Alf":3g8fonk0 said:Neil, Five a day? Really? :shock:
Is the 2000 now going to be manufactured/assembled in a country other than Germany so that Scheppach can compete at the low end?menatnma":l40qahol said:yes they will be more expensive for all models except ts2000 range which may be cheaper.