New Woodworking Machinery Company Enters Market

BaileighSM-1Baileigh Industrial, a company founded in 1999 and better known in the metalworking industry, has entered the woodworking market with a lineup of machinery that straddles the line between larger commercial equipment and goods for the serious home craftsman. Baileigh (pronounced Bailey) is headquartered in Manitowoc, Wis. Curious about the company’s product line, we’ve acquired one of their machines and will review it in our August issue (which will mail to subscribers the second week of June). The sample arrived at our shop yesterday, along with a swag bag of Baileigh ball caps.

It will be interesting to follow Baileigh’s development in the category during a challenging period for woodworking machinery and equipment companies. Some legendary brands, such as Delta, seem to be shadows of their former selves – a casualty of multiple mergers and acquisitions coupled with an extended soft machinery market.

According to their web site, Baileigh metal-working products are distributed through dealer networks in North and South America and Europe.

The equipment cartons that arrived in our shop were clearly marked as made in China, where the vast majority of today’s woodworking machinery is manufactured.

Want to guess the Baileigh machine we are reviewing? Take a stab at it by posting a comment below – and of course, feel free to leave other comments as well.

– Steve Shanesy

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20 thoughts on “New Woodworking Machinery Company Enters Market

  1. mtassara

    It doesn’t matter what it is or how much it costs. If it is a tool that is made in China I am not interested in your article.
    Reasons being: US Job Loss, poor quality, poorly written instructions, replacement parts requiring ordering headaches, and probably most importantly in the long run the incredible Carbon Foot Print the materials and gas consumption it used to ship half way around the world.

  2. jack_alan

    I would love to seee your review of their shop level table saws. The prices look very resonable

  3. jack_alan

    Would love to see your review of Baileigh’s shop level table saws. Price looks decent.

  4. MikeyD

    I thought bandsaw first, but after seeing the posts for a mortiser, I think that’s the better bet.

  5. Michael Clemens

    Sad that the machines are being made in China, I have found very little good quality coming from them. I will continue to go with German manufacturing. At least I know the quality will be top notch. For a new American Company to go to China puts them behind the quality curve before they even get started.

  6. Tom

    I’m hoping it’s one of their Mortising Machines. Their clamping and translating table is very impressive (NPI) and one of the best I’ve seen, particularly on the smallest unit. I’m sure Bob Lang would love to try it out on his next mortise & tenon project…

  7. robert

    If we hadn’t shipped all of our jobs to China 30 years ago, we all would be so much better off.

    1. michalofsky

      because so many machines are made in china and companies are simply bottomline oriented i buy used american made or tools from small american and canadian manufacturers

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