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Setting up shop ~ part 2

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John Kinch07/02/2008 20:49:00
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Hi,  I'm Nearing the end of building my new workshop and have purchased machines from the Italian company Damatomacchine advertised inThe woodworker magazine. The tools have arrived and I have been trying them out. I bought the Discovery 260/7" which is a 5 function saw/ planer/thicknesser etc. a DM2 dust collector and a wood lathe with copying attachment all for around £1300. That includes shipping to my door. Has anybody else thought about buying any of these machines? I can vouch for their solid cast iron build and promp srvice from Damtomacchine.
Sparky07/02/2008 21:01:00
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Pictures, I want pictures!!
John Kinch07/02/2008 21:26:00
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Hi sparky, sorry but pictures are not yet available. If you require information on the machines then email the company as I did. They are very helpful.
Sparky07/02/2008 23:24:00
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Thanks for that John.

I couldnt even get one of those in my triangular 10' x 12' shed, not after a bench, router table and a few drawers

Sound a great piece of kit though.

John Kinch08/02/2008 20:14:00
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Hi Sparky, Thanks for your reply,my workshop is 20ftx9ft. so I can see you would have a space problem. Before building the workshop I used my garage and that was a real pain removing the car,setting up the saw or router table then cleaning up and sweeping to replace the car for the night. Now I've retired I've been able to spend time building a proper workshop at the end of the garden and it's insulated and double glazed for comfort.
Sparky08/02/2008 20:22:00
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Sounds great John.......I wish we had a larger garden so I could do something the shed just fits in the garden!

Oneday that lottery will pay up...................just have to do it first

John Kinch08/02/2008 20:58:00
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Hi Sparky , Best of luck in the lottery tonights euro lottery is something like 93million.
Sparky08/02/2008 21:07:00
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making £10 a minute in interest...........waste of time winning such amounts of money, once your bought your dreams, you don't have any more.

I win a £1 every week........I dont play it

John Kinch09/02/2008 21:05:00
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I only buy a couple of tickets for the big one towards the end,to win it you have to be in it.
Peter Nash14/02/2008 17:04:00
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Some say it's a 'fool's tax' but I still spend £3 a week!
Derek Lane17/02/2008 10:52:00
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with the money i save (because when i did it never won) i could kit out the workshop even £1 a week £52 a year how many years has it been running you could still buy a good bit of kit but if you enjoy it good luck to you all
Doug17/02/2008 11:31:00
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It doesn`t matter how much money you`ve got, i`ve never met a woodworker with enough space in his workshop. There`s always just one more toy to buy, then you need a bigger place. Just think of the headache if you had millions you would spend more time buying then having to build bigger workshops you would never get anything made.

Sparkys right if i had everything i wanted, i wouldn`t have anything to fall to sleep dreaming about.     Baz.

John O`Malley15/05/2008 16:45:00
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Can some one tell me how to contact Damtomacchine? I like the sound of the 260/70" and the price.
Olly Parry-Jones15/05/2008 18:19:00
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John, their web address is (no spelling mistake) and you can also e-mail them;

Their phone number looks Italian (0039 0331 626782), so it would probably be a lot cheaper just to e-mail them. 

John Kinch15/05/2008 19:19:00
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John, I bought my disco 260/7 direct from Italy and it cost 1,166.00 euros.Shipping to my door cost 92.00 euros.There were no other charges,like import duty etc.It's a solid machine with cast iron tables.I'm using mine at the moment to plane up 6 1" solid mahogany boards 10" wide, 10ft. long. Because of the weight I have marked them close to size and cut the length down.Width is max. possible on this machine 101/4" .If You want to see the machine and have a try let me know.

John kinch

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