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Lumberman

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A while ago I asked if anyone had any info on the aboveP/T, although it had 91 viewings I did not get one reply.
Guess the lack of response speaks volumes it's probably a rubbish machine or no one has ever heard of it.

Harry :?
 

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Hi Harry

Sorry can't help on the Record 260 but didn't like to think of you having no response again? :D

Regards Keith
 

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I've got the Record 'Former RD26' which was made by Lurem. It's an OK machine.

I'm not sure which actual machine you are talking about, but the more recent models seem to be along the lines of the many far eastern clones.

What info are you actually looking for?

Misterfish
 

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If it's this one then it's much the same thing as the Metabo, SIP, Draper and others. They are all made from "mix 'n match" parts of far eastern origin. Some have cast iron beds and others have cast aluminium ones and there are other very minor differences, I have the SIP version and have found it to be a very nice machine, quiet powerful induction motor, easily maintained and simple to change blades. The change over from planer to thicknesser only takes a few minutes. I don't think you'll be unhappy with it.
 

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Hi

Ive just read this for the first time and by pure chance happen to be the lucky owner of said machine
My take on it is that as (in my case) one's first P/T it is a superb tool. I've had mine for coming up 3 years this Jan and its helped me make a good 15 items of reasonably complex wood projects. I'm not a professional but could reasonably be described as a serious amateur.

I always buy rough sawn timber where possible and dimension it myself and this puppy has performed pretty dam well. Here's pro's and con's based on my personal experience.

Pro's
Finish given its only a 2 blade cutter block is pretty dam good.
Feed speed
RP 5 yr warranty can only be a good thing although Ive never needed it
thicknesser table has the 4 screws in each corner setup which I believe to be a more accurate and less prone to table slippage design than the central column design. The thicknessing is extremely accuarate, certainly to within 1/10mmExtraction - excellent

Con's
change from jointing to thicknessing takes me exactly 1 min 30 secs (timed). Whilst that doesnt seem a long time, once you've done it several times its something of an eternity! Does cause you to plan your jobs better and batch everything so you only change once in a session so i that sense not a biggy...niggle really

In a general roundup of other peoples views Ive read over the years, people criticise its tables for being aluminium and equally the fence. I guess cast iron would be better for all the usual (solidity and weight) reasons but personally I've not found that to affect its performance that much. You do get some vibration with smaller pieces but I use earphones and a rubber bottomed hold down stick bought from Axminster which pretty much eliminate the chatter.

I've planed 8x4 oak, walnut and ash with no problem at all. Frankly the bigger the wood the easier it is. Ive changed the blades and its a bit fiddly but not beyond the wit of man especially if you use the "move a small ruler 3-6 mm" method which in my view is approx 40 million times better than those useless (allegedley) blade setting jigs that RP flog for an eye watering £40!!

Thats my starter for ten. It aint perfect but it works for modest lengths and widths up to 10 inch. length wise Ive put 2.4 M through it but with infeed and outfeed support. If you were using long lengths frequently I would want a heavier machine with longer surfacing tables.

Hope this helps :lol:
Wheels on wheel kit too flimsy for the job. I dont move mine much now its in its final resting place.
 
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