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New and very first cab machine/saw combo recommendations

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Debbie K
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« on: December 25, 2015, 01:42:57 pm »

I have two combo units; a Lortone and a mystery unit that have saws on the left and Expando drums on the right and room for 2 or 3 wheels in the middle. I have never had a problem with either of the saws making a mess. I don't overfill them. Or rather, I overfilled them once and regretted it and am much more careful now. I love the fact that I can have one saw for water, the other for oil, and a really thin blade on one of them for expensive material. My trim saw blade has a pretty wide kerf and I hate sawing away things that are rare.

Before I got my little trim saw, I was trying to use a tile saw to cut rocks down. Talk about messy! I only used it in warm months as I knew I was always getting a "shower".

If I had had that much money when first starting, I would have haunted CraigsList looking for local deals, they come up fairly often. Genies and Titans are great; just out of my price range, especially when I was starting. My first "mystery grinder" cost $75 and was a creaking rusting mess, but the arbor was true and the motor was good. I sanded, painted, fiberglassed it, got new bearings and two diamond wheels, and for less than $300 dollars had a decent grinder. If you're handy and lucky, you can accumulate things for fairly cheap. I make my own diamond belts for the Expando, so I didn't have to pay $50 for them.

Good luck to you whatever you choose!

Debbie K

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