WHERE CAN I BUY ONE?
Why buy direct and not from one of the two current resellers (Grizzly.com and Lathemaster.com)? First of all, the Super X3 is still not being sold here in the USA. Only the standard X3. And even then, only Grizzly began selling this model at the beginning of 2006. Prior to that only Lathemaster sold them. For now, the only way to get a Super X3 is to buy direct from Sieg or participate in "group buys" where other folks want the same model and they collectively place on order for a shipping container's worth of mills (or other products that Sieg sells).
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE SUPER X3?
So you might be wondering why there's little Super X3 info on this site... it's still not being sold here in the US by any distributor. Word from the Sieg bulletin board (and why they would post this kind of info is a bit strange) from one of the people there is following: "Now we are disscusing with www.smithy.com about our X3S, I hope they will start this item in the second half of this year." Not too promising at this point.
But wait... There's more!
Grizzly Industrial now sells the Super X3 under the model number G0619 for $1295.00 (see below for details).
Apparently for many countries, the Super X3 is not being represented by any distributor. There is a group buy waiting to happen, but this has been going on for at least a few weeks as of this write-up. We've read individual reports of people going at it alone (i.e. buying machines of similar size and form factor) and contacting Sieg directly (we also did this and received individual pricing of $999 FOB Shanghai, China) and have heard that customs, freight, etc. can total close to $500 for those on the West Coast even having it delivered to a MAJOR port.
So it looks like the way to go is to just call Sieg and place an order. But, if a major seller such as Grizzly would offer the Super X3, how much would it cost theoretically?
We performed a basic straight-line pricing interpolation between two known sellers of the X3 mill - one of whom also sells the Super X3. The contenders: Grizzly here in the US and Axminster in the UK.
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