KM machines don't use fuser oil, neither is a laptop required to work on them.
Originally Posted by Josh
A switched on operator with a little guidance will have no problem replacing consumable parts themselves.
Thanks for all the info so far!
It looks like I've found a supplier who appears to be very cheap. In fact I could buy a spare machine and still have change for a decent van and a slap up meal at Mrs Miggins pie shop.
However as money is involved I will next week be taking a 4000km trip to make sure that it is a reputable company and I may even return with a KM machine.
All the machines on offer seem to come with a variety of in-line modules, strangely this doesn't seem to affect the price greatly. Are some more useful than others? Are there any that create more problems than they solve? Or should I just nod wisely, briefly rub my chin and then buy the longest machine available?
A local company has agreed to inspect my purchase and will then decide on my service contract. I know this is all a gamble but sometimes you just have to jump in.
So I'm now looking at acquiring an Ideal 4850/5221 EP guillotine, I'm thinking that a 4850 would be big enough, and possibly a Horizon PF330 folder. I'll also get a few hand finishing tools, creaser, saddle stitcher and hand trimmer.
Then I think I'm good to go.
I may be a masochist but I always enjoy these early steps onto a new learning curve!