I bought one in 2004 to help with my metal fabrication shop. It has been great for shaping stainless steel tubing to create motorcycle turbo manifolds. It's heavy and heavy duty and has plenty of power for me. The closed cabinet helps keep the extra belts and discs clean and ready for use. I high...
You will need a serious duct collection unit for this... 2hp canister style with short duct run.
Overrall I like this Unit, I would pay More for an Amercian Made Unit.. I have a Const. Business, I will sometimes Trip a 15 Amp Breaker on Start up, You really need a 20 Amp Circuit, The Unit is Really Quite with just the Disc Sand Paper on it.. Its alot Louder with the Belt Paper.. Its easy to Adjust the Belt Paper with the Screws.. The Cast Iron Tables are Nice, Had some Sharp Edges on them I had to File them Down.. Not a Big Deal, The Wheels are good but don't Swivel, they are just Straight Rolling.. They don't Lock in that Tight you can still push the Unit alittle but works Pretty well . The Miter Gauge isn't that Nice, I do wish the Miter Slot on the Table had the Notch in it so I can use my Better Miter Gauge with the Cast Iron Tables on the Unit.. I do like this Unit. I purchased it through Amazon.com Warehouse Deals and it was in Perfect Shape and I saved 33 % on the Unit as it was a Return or Damaged Box.. Very Happy Overall.
- Patrick Kelly, February 15, 2013