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Blog entry by pbyrne posted 290 days ago 764 reads 0 times favorited 7 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 289 days ago

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 289 days ago

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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sweetsaw

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#3 posted 289 days ago

The one I had like that was a woodmaster.

-- Doyle, OHIO

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robscastle

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#4 posted 289 days ago

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 289 days ago

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 289 days ago

$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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NormG

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#7 posted 288 days ago

Great addition for your shop, congrats

-- Norman

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