A good money-saving solution is to invest in a combination machine – a unit that provides you with several different uses in one, adaptable piece of equipment. All of the functions you will find on a combination machine would separately require you to have individual bench-top machines and large table machines. Having a variety of different uses combined in one machine means you can stay in one place and work on one machine – reducing the risk of accidents, saving you time and generally making your work life more convenient. Not only are combination woodworking machines very high quality, but they also cut down the amount of space you require in your workshop to house your woodworking machinery and tools.
A combination machine will generally have 3 or 4 main functions, depending on the model and make you are using. These might include:
– Multi-function saw
– Morticer: for cutting square and rectangular holes for use in joint construction
– Mitre cross-cut fence: allowing for 45° mitre cuts in both directions.
– Spindle arbor: for shaping and cutting
– Jointer fence: for edge planing and consistent square or bevelled edges
– Thicknesser: for achieving flat and uniform thickness on your boards
Many combination woodworking machines offer optional extras, such as cutter blocks and tenoning tables, as well as various different attachments that can be applied to the main features. These can easily be integrated into your machine with modern one-handed and single-click blade changeovers and adaptations.
These machines are sturdy and reliable, providing large working space and a range of functions combined in one piece of machinery. Generally easy to clean and maintain, combination machines can save you time, money and space, while providing your workshop with a wide range of tools and benefits. Many providers also offer used woodworking machinery to save you even more money on a multi-function machine. Speak to your local store for advice on which machine will be right for your requirements.