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  • Bob just past Ayr
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    Looks like it will be heavy enough to do the job . Good score, shows what can be done when we work together.

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  • Carlosinthesticks
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    It's a beast, very nice, hope it all comes together for you.

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  • timberframe
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    Starting to go back together. Even the small bits are heavy!

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  • timberframe
    started a topic Wadkin JTA Disc/Bobbin Sander

    Wadkin JTA Disc/Bobbin Sander

    Well I think I've rounded out the big tool collection for now. As a shop that does a large variety of work, mechanized sanding makes a lot of sense and the JTA, which combines a good sized disc with an oscillating bobbin was a practical option considering I also do a lot of heavy timber work. I'd been looking for one for a while but was also looking at the General and State offerings which might not have withstood heavier work. Mike Mckenna saw one pop up in Quebec and contacted Jack who contacted me and the rest is history. It came from a college where it had lived for many years and though they had a loading dock, they couldn't load it onto my trailer. So instead of driving for 16 hours in winter, navigating a strange city to try and coordinate a lift/shove/pull/heave onto my trailer in a language I dont speak, I decided to risk a trucking company. They of course had a lift gate truck and effortlessly loaded the machine and trucked it to me in an enclosed truck (no salt spray!) for about the same cost as gas in my truck and a LOT less stress. Best money I ever spent.

    It arrived in perfect condition due in no small part to the excellent crating and palleting job the college did. So refreshing to see some people out there still give a crap about doing a good job.

    Here it comes up the drive to my rented "big shop":

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    The college disassembled it and put a number of components on a seperate pallet.
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    The lift gate made it effortless....

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    The only outwardly visible damage and not from shipping:

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    I showed this picture to my electrician friend and he texted back: "Ha ha ha ha!"

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    Now I just have to put it all back together!

    Huge shout-out to Mike for helping with some translation services on the Quebec end and getting everything started properly.

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