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What is the best Hammond Glider?

 
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kmcsmart



Joined: 24 Aug 2014
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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:29 pm    Post subject: What is the best Hammond Glider? Reply with quote

I am looking to buy a Hammond Glider and just beginning the research on the saws. I have never seen one in person. I am a furniture maker looking for a second table saw for the shop to do joinery work. I currently use an Inca saw for this purpose. I am happy to wait and find the best Hammond for my use rather than find the first on that comes along.

I gather from reading the posts that the G100 is what I should be looking for. Is that right? I would like a batter gauge on my saw but it sounds like that doesn't often happen with a G100.

Is it best to wait for a saw with all the accessories? Looks like they are hard to come by if you don't get them with the saw.

Any other advice you have for a newbie would be appreciated.
Thanks for your help.
Karen
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crzypete



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: New York State

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Accessories would't stop me from buying a saw, as they seem to come up on ebay every now and then. Finding a saw that is close and in reasonable shape is always the first step.

Although I am partial to the G-100 as being the finest saw that Hammond made, I would in no means discourage you from finding a G4b. The G4b us an extremely fine saw in its own right. Truthfully the subtleties between the machines are not particularly function related. The G4b has the advantage of a higher raising blade, the G-100 has a nicer ball system.

I do think that the G4 without the B is a step down as it does not have hardened ways for the balls to ride in and they do get worn.

The batter gage on the G-100 is not a deal breaker, they are rare, but could be made.

Let us know how you make out!

Pete
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kmcsmart



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Pete,
Ok, I am on the hunt for a G-100 or a 4B.
Karen
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