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#1 posted 11-03-2018 11:39 PM

The Max I was looking at is used. There is something about the older over built machines that appeals to me, and the Kindt Collins falls into that category. The Grizz would probably work just fine for me

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Get the Max if it checks out. While the State OSS are more likely to leak still check for leaks. Second, make sure it has a full set of spindles or at least the ones you need. There are 5 distinct spindle attachment profiles and the first 4 share one thing in common, they are hard to find and command a big price. The last profile was made from sometime in the 1980s on and the current Grizzly ones will fit, and are cheap. That profile is a short MT2 with undercut threads. Grizzly, Jet and many of the others are Max clones with s sheet metal base.

I wouldn’t even think of getting any of the others if the Max is in good shape, priced well and has all or most all the spindles. One thing to consider in the larger picture is using the end table on an oscillating edge for most of the wide curves and a smaller OSS for the smaller spindles. I use the edge sander most of the time and if it wasn’t for the amount of tilted work I do I would sell the K-C and buy an oil bath benchtop OSS for the small stuff like a Jet or Rikon. A good edge sander has so many uses for me it is a better use of space/funds than a dedicated OSS plus the belts last so much longer than the spindle covers.

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