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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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#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.
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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
#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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#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
#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!
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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).
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