The T8 was announced a few weeks back and has been on sale in the UK for a few weeks. I still can't justify the cost of a wet grinder like this, especially when you add on all the attachments (you've just GOT to have everything after all ) and even the T4 is a little pricy for me. I will stick with the granite/sandpaper/scary sharp and waterstones (all combined with the Veritas MK2) that I have been using for years.
Anybody got one or thinking of getting one?
I went with this Rockler model. It's on sale-ish right now for $300. I didn't get the one with the lift, though I'm sure I'd love it. $500 vs $300 was a pretty easy decision maker. Plus, the router I'm using for the table is a bit janky, it works when you flip the switch, but the way you adjust depth on it is pretty assy and it's really tough to keep the bit perpendicular to the base. That $200 is going toward a new router. I searched threads here and read that while lifts are pretty awesome, lots of folks are just fine without. I can always get one down the road, if I get the itch to try it out. Got a router recommendation in the $200 range for the new table?
The Green Goblin and I have vastly different ovens from which we pull our bread.