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New and very first cab machine/saw combo recommendations

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light house jack
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« on: December 30, 2015, 06:42:13 am »

One thing that I caution my students about when they are searching for a used Genie is to try to find one within driving distance to go inspect. I have had several buy used Genies on EBAY and they paid on average $900.00 or more plus close to a hundred for  shipping only to find that they had to replace several wheels which gave them a dose of reality vs. what they could have purchased a brand new machine for. I had one friend who purchased a Genie which had been sitting unused for over five years. We cut it on and the capacitor began to smoke. Diamond Pacific will tell you that this is common with machines not used for long periods. This was a hundred dollar fix. Dried up pump leathers can cost you another hundred dollars. New Genies are available new in the $1600.00 range and I would strongly advise saving up and buying new. Also, I always suggest to my students that they pay a bit more for the upgraded baseboard. I will not sell a new Genie or Pixie unless they choose a solid board as I know of five out of six machines to arrive with cracked baseboards. Damond Pacific is very good to send out a new baseboard but it is a problem install for some who are not handy with repairs.
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