Inmes IM-3 SE, any good?

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FrameArt

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Got someone who wants to sell me a used inmes IM-3 SE underpinner. I have an old manual Cassese that still works great, but maybe a backup? Although I don't want the wrong machine for a back up. Can probably get it cheap. Having trouble finding reviews or discussions about it. Anyone love it? Hate it??
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First I would check on availability of repair parts and service, then make sure the kind of v-nails it uses and where they can be purchased.
 

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I looked at an Inmes v-nailer and their mitre saw at different times but bought neither. I thought they looked flimsy and roughly finished and ended up buying Brevettis both times.

It would not surprise me if the seller replaced this machine with something better.
 

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I own an Inmes mitre saw and couldn't be happier with it. I don't know much about their quality of their older models, but this one is about 1yr old now and is built very well, with thick metal and quality materials.
 

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I own an Inmes mitre saw and couldn't be happier with it. I don't know much about their quality of their older models, but this one is about 1yr old now and is built very well, with thick metal and quality materials.
After all this time, what is your opinion of this saw now???
 
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