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06-19-2019 09:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question import china joining

Hi

I’m in the marked for a 12” planer/jointer combo.
I need a machine that can operate on 220V/50Hz 1-phase as I’m in Norway.

I’m looking into importing, maybe from a Chinese Suppliers as I had very good experience importing a Harvay table saw a couple of years ago.

So, I’m looking for serious suppliers of good 12” jointers / planers, preferrable a manufactorer that it is possible to contact directly.

If anyone know a maufactory/supplier selling some good 12” jointers/planers I would really like to know!

-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin


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#1 posted 06-20-2019 01:13 AM

Logosol has some good tools, maybe too pricey for your needs. It’s a place to check. It might be a Swedish company. I have their chainsaw mill. The US model is jointer/planer with no conversion. 12” jointer, 16” planer. Worth a look.

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#2 posted 06-20-2019 02:25 AM

You could look at the Felder group. Many fans around, and there are a number of threads on Sawmill Creek about them. The “budget” model would be the Hammer A3-31, and with the Felder 531 being the step up.

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#3 posted 06-20-2019 07:22 AM

I’d be looking at Felder/Hammer or SCM/Minimax for a combo machine.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#4 posted 06-20-2019 07:54 AM

Thanks for the feedback. You are pointing to some very fine machinery!
I have looked into it, and from what I can figure out, both Hammer, Felder and Minimax has European Suppliers.

In that marked these machines are above the price-range I’m looking at.

My experience from bying the Harvey table saw (then sold and branded as Grizzly in US, now also by Axminister in UK and by Gustavsen in Norway) is that the cost of the saw buing it from Norway now is more than twice of what I paid for it bying it directly from Harvey a couple of years ago.

I think what I’m looking for is some Asian supplier that sells machines that are rebranded and sold by several Companies in the US, Europe and so on.
Like Harvey before they got a local supplier…

as I think that is a way to get a good machine at a lower cost, but I do of course realize that it is also a risk to take – and that is why I’m reaching out to here if anyone know about good suppliers in the Asian marked.

-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin

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#5 posted 06-20-2019 12:06 PM

Consider that it’s not safe to use a thickness planer with stock shorter than about 12”. There are ways to get around that, but it requires extra work. In this setting, a drum sander would be the more appropriate tool…but also a fairly substantial investment for a hobbyist.

Another option is to build a jointer/planer jig (video) for your router. Easy to do and can be scaled to any size piece. Also doesn’t require purchase of an extra tool…though buying an wide cutter with inserts would be a good move if you will use it frequently.

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#6 posted 06-20-2019 12:28 PM



Consider that it s not safe to use a thickness planer with stock shorter than about 12”. There are ways to get around that, but it requires extra work. In this setting, a drum sander would be the more appropriate tool…but also a fairly substantial investment for a hobbyist.

Another option is to build a jointer/planer jig (video) for your router. Easy to do and can be scaled to any size piece. Also doesn t require purchase of an extra tool…though buying an wide cutter with inserts would be a good move if you will use it frequently.

- EdDantes

Hmm, not sure what you mean.
When I refer to a “12” planer/jointer combo” I mean a planer/jointer combo that is 12” wide, or 310mm wide.
So that it is able to plane material that is 12” wide. Length would more likely be about 80” long ;-)

-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin

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#7 posted 06-20-2019 01:12 PM

Sorry. Ignore me. I posted this in the wrong thread…hadn’t had my morning coffee.

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#8 posted 06-20-2019 02:11 PM

I have a Jet JJP-12 and love it.

-- Michael Dilday, Suffolk, Va.

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#9 posted 06-20-2019 02:38 PM

How is the price for the Logosol?

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#10 posted 06-20-2019 02:46 PM

Felder/Hammer is an Austrian company. They should have distributors all over Europe. I have a Hammer A3-31 12” jointer planer. It’s a wonderful machine.

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#11 posted 06-20-2019 02:52 PM

I have the Rikon 25-210H with the helicoidal head for more than 3 years and I simply love it. Powerful, not too noisy (compared to the duo it replaced… and because a power tool cannot be totally quiet ;-) ). I also have the mobility kit to move it around the shop and it works fine. Changing over from jointer to planer takes less than a minute. Cut quality is great in both modes.

I don’t miss my straight knives jointer and portable planer at all.

Only minor problem : taking a 500 pounds monster down to the shop in the basement… Solution : hiring a moving company to do it for me. It took them less than 15 minutes to complete the job and nothing or anybody got injured!

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#12 posted 06-20-2019 02:57 PM



How is the price for the Logosol?

- ibewjon

Logosol DH410 seems to be the product that is closed to my need (their smallest model).
The cost from the Norwegian supplier is 58k NOK, approx 6800 USD.
That is quite a bit beond what I want to spend…

-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin

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#13 posted 06-20-2019 03:59 PM

Yes, that would be well beyond what I could invest as well. Sounds like it would be a great machine if affordable.

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#14 posted 06-20-2019 04:34 PM

Chinese equipment has a tarrif right now, if Trump is successful with the trade negotiations, tarrif’s could be coming off. Think anything made in Taiwan has no tarrif.

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TEK73

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#15 posted 06-20-2019 04:37 PM



Chinese equipment has a tarrif right now, if Trump is successful with the trade negotiations, tarrif s could be coming off. Think anything made in Taiwan has no tarrif.

- farmfromkansas

I do not think that applies to Norway…
My problem is to find the Asian suppliers that delivers good quality and service.

-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin

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