Several years ago I bought the Inland swaptop system, and wow! I was
so disappointed. The water delivery system was flimsy, leaked,
broke, or bent (I had the cabbing machine, band saw and trim saw),
the band saw would never stay tensioned and the blade was always
coming off, the trim saw blade warped, it was a pain the rear
swapping anything out…I’m sure there was more, but I have blocked
it from my memory.
For what I spent on those machines, I could have been a third of the
way to a real multi-wheel cabbing machine. By now I’d have the real
thing, instead of a bad taste in my mouth (did I say water got
Perhaps the quality of the Inland machines has improved, but my
experience was not good. It seemed like everything about them was
flimsy or cheap.
Also, I never could get the hang of getting the right shape on a cab
by way of a horizontal lap. Freehand or on a dop, I always had flat
spots, or the cab got grabbed out of my grip.
My two cents’ worth,