Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Alberta, Canada
I inherited one from an uncle and use it often. The criticism alluded to in the reviews has to do with the mechanism for raising/lowering the bit. There is a knob on the right side that is loosened before you use the knob on the front to raise or lower the bit. The problem is that when you loosen that first knob the whole motor assembly rotates a bit around a horizontal axis so that the bit axis is no longer vertical. After you adjust the front knob to get what you might think is the correct bit height, that height is going to increase slightly when you lock things since that moves the bit axis back to the vertical position. It really is a crappy design, but to be honest, I’ve never had any problem getting it set up. Once the motor is locked in place there is no wobble and it cuts accurately. I got mine for free. Would I buy one knowing what I know now - don’t think so. BTW, it has both 1/4” and 1/2” collets.
Last edited by terryh; 05-14-2018 at 07:47 PM.