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#1 posted 11-03-2012 07:19 PM

Our biggest molder was a 12 inch wide Weinig Unimat. We might go a little over 1-1/4 but when we did we would glue up the wood on the clamp carriers in a way that a lot of the stock was already gone where areas like a cove were. This way avoided a lot of stress on the knives. We’ve had some knives break on us with a 1-1/4 deep cut. That can hurt or kill someone and damage the head and/or the molder. We most always stayed within the limits of what Weinig told us. We’ve had builders and architechs always trying to push our limits but we just didn’t push the limits. It’s not safe and molders are too expensive. 1-1/4 was almost always ok depending on the width of the molding. However, 12 inch is a big molding so we tried to be cautio

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