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Blog entry by pbyrne posted 11-06-2013 05:13 AM 919 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am purchasing this planer. I don’t know who the maker is. Can anyone identify this planer.
It has a 5 hp Leeson motor. Maybe an old woodmaster???



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Loren

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#1 posted 11-06-2013 06:37 AM

Woodmaster or RBI. Very similar machines. Some have
a second variable speed gearbox for the feed rollers.
Maybe all. Belsaw has a chain and sprocket transmission
but is otherwise similar. The 3 businesses are related
by family ties and design dna.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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grizzman

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#2 posted 11-06-2013 11:13 AM

does it work well, looks like a wooden bed to help get away from snipe…have you tested driven it yet, the motor should give you some good power, let us know how well it works….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 11-06-2013 12:29 PM

The one I had like that was a woodmaster.

-- Doyle, OHIO

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#4 posted 11-07-2013 12:48 AM

I think its actually a thicknesser, but if it works who cares.

The tally plate may provide a history trail if Leeson is still contactable

As Grizzman said ifits 5hp and fully funcctional it will be great

-- Regards Robert

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pbyrne

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#5 posted 11-07-2013 01:09 AM

Hey everyone, thanks for the help. I have discovered that it is a Woodmaster. It has a 3 blade drum and it works very well. I am curious if I will be able to put the cutterhead on it for molding. I am hoping to use it for making flooring by adding my two 3hp routers to the team.
BTW I got it for $200. I’m happy about that.

Grizzman! Remember the 15,000 bf of maple I’m logging? ;)

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 11-07-2013 01:33 AM

$200 for that planer is almost a felony!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 11-08-2013 12:49 AM

Great addition for your shop, congrats

-- Norman

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pbyrne

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#8 posted 09-14-2014 08:12 AM

Update!

I have been using this planer for nearly a year its a great workhorse. I talked with woodmaster and their molding knives fit this machine! So I will be setting it up to run T&G flooring. My shop now makes furniture and cabinets next I’ll be adding flooring and millwork, then siding off the mill. I may keep my kids fed yet!

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pbyrne

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#9 posted 09-14-2014 08:13 AM

Update!

I have been using this planer for nearly a year its a great workhorse. I talked with woodmaster and their molding knives fit this machine! So I will be setting it up to run T&G flooring. My shop now makes furniture and cabinets next I’ll be adding flooring and millwork, then siding off the mill. I may keep my kids fed yet!

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 09-14-2014 02:32 PM

You can also get a sanding drum and gang rip attachment for that planer.

I found an 18” Woodmaster on Cl that looks very similar to yours only mine has a dust collection chute on the top. Woodmaster has been great to deal with (ordered belts and knife setting jig and had it in 2 days).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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