or Join Now!
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???
home | projects | blog
74 posts in 1593 days
By subscribing to the RSS feed you will be notified when new entries are posted on this blog.
7967 posts in 2549 days
#1 posted 11-06-2013 06:37 AM
Woodmaster or RBI. Very similar machines. Some havea 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 relatedby family ties and design dna.
7476 posts in 2204 days
#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 ...[''''']
32 posts in 958 days
#3 posted 11-06-2013 12:29 PM
The one I had like that was a woodmaster.
-- Doyle, OHIO
2171 posts in 1105 days
#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
#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? ;)
12840 posts in 1591 days
#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
4903 posts in 1904 days
#7 posted 11-08-2013 12:49 AM
Great addition for your shop, congrats
#8 posted 09-14-2014 08:12 AM
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!
#9 posted 09-14-2014 08:13 AM
#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).
Go to Pulse page »
©2015 Verticalscope Inc. All Rights Reserved. |
Terms of Service
DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.
Latest Projects |
Latest Blog Entries |
Latest Forum Topics