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Forum topic by Micheil posted 10-20-2021 06:32 PM 470 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Micheil

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10-20-2021 06:32 PM

Does anyone know of a company or individual that performs maintenance on table saws, band saws, dust collection systems and other woodworking equipment? Due to physical limitations, I’m unable to do some of these tasks myself and require some professional assistance.

-- Micheil Smith, Fern-Smith Custom Woodworking, Las Vegas, NV


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controlfreak

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#1 posted 10-20-2021 06:41 PM

May want to check with a retail store that caters to wood workers or a large seller of equipment similar to what you have. I am sure they have or know someone that can take care of warranty issues that come up.

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tvrgeek

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#2 posted 10-20-2021 06:41 PM

Local woodworking club? You can get a lot done for a pint or two. :)

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LeeRoyMan

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#3 posted 10-20-2021 06:51 PM

There’s not much out there that I know of. I always do my own.
You can try calling “Tool Services” (702-734-9161) they might be able to recommend someone.

I’ll ask around and see if I can find somebody for you.

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LeeRoyMan

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#4 posted 10-20-2021 07:16 PM

Nevada Carbide (702-366-0967) is a blade sharpening company, but they also do repairs,
although the owner is getting ready to retire he might be worth the call, maybe can give you a lead.

Another I have never used is
Nano Machinery Repairs (702-530-6266)

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Jim Finn

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#5 posted 10-20-2021 08:08 PM

Ask at local cabinet shops. They may know of someone.
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-- No PHD just a DD214 Lubbock Texas

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JAAune

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#6 posted 10-20-2021 09:00 PM

I’ve only met one guy that did something like that. I think he used to hire out to a school district when they still had a woodshop so you might want to inquire in those circles.

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mitch_56

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#7 posted 10-21-2021 01:43 AM

One option is to check in your local area, find who services the warranties for Powermatic, Grizzly, Laguna, etc, etc, etc.
If you’re lucky, one or more of those companies will be able to help you out.

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wichman3

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#8 posted 10-21-2021 02:31 AM

Try Fastenal, there are two in LV. They claim to do warranty work on a number of major brands.

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CaptainKlutz

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#9 posted 10-21-2021 04:31 AM

+1 above suggestions.

IME – Best source for equipment maintenance depends on many factors?

- If all you need is help with a few small hobby shop sized WW tools, then ask local wood working club or your equipment sellers if they know of anyone who services hobby tools. Have helped a couple of different folks with WW machine troubleshooting and repair over the years after a WW club meeting request. :-)

If you want commercial level services for a large shop full of tools, then keep reading.

- Tools less than 5-7 years old, your local mfg distributor/representative selling into the commercial market will have warranty and non-warranty service available. Can contact Powermatic, Jet, SCM, etc; to get name of number of local suppliers offering service. For some brands, Grainger maintains tool repair depot for both warranty and non-warranty service work. As mentioned above, Fastenal is another franchise that has tool repair depot and on-site service in larger cities.

- Tools more than 7-10 years old are considered antiques in commercial world. Not many mfg or their dealers will support older tools. The best sources then become the used tool brokers, or component distributors that offer machine repair, and/or rebuild. Folks like Global Industrial or Purvis Industries have offices nationwide, and most have service tech’s that make shop calls. Applied Industrial offers OEM motor/control/conveyor servicing for all major brands, regardless of what WW tool it might be attached to.
The used tool brokers generally don’t offer service per say, but they always have a list of independent contractors or experts they call when a used machine needs repair before sale. MX Machinery in LV as one example you can call.

Best Luck!

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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Tony1212

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#10 posted 10-22-2021 02:00 PM



Local woodworking club? You can get a lot done for a pint or two. :)

- tvrgeek

+1 Members from my woodworking club would be there the next day to help out anyone in that situation. And since woodworking tends to be an old man hobby, we usually help out grieving families get reasonable prices for woodworking tools in estate sales.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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MrRon

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#11 posted 10-22-2021 05:03 PM

Asking for assistance on this forum should stir up a few responses by wood hobbyist’s like yourself in your area who maintain their own consumer grade equipment. Older machines of professional grade may need a professional or at least someone who has experience with that type of equipment. A good way to make a woodworking friend. Since you do custom wood working, trading of services is (shop use vs tool maintenance) a good exchange.

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MrRon

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#12 posted 10-22-2021 05:05 PM

Contact local woodworking shops (cabinet shops)

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