|Review by KBC||posted 12-26-2008 09:24 PM||14834 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
This planer/Molder/Sander/Gang saw machine was pricey ($2,350 or@ $90.00 per month)
It came with a ‘pro pack’ which included:
18-1/8 inch unit 5 hp motor.(220 single phase for blades/110 pinch rollers)
Acc. shaft for mounting gang saws/molding knives(drum sander and planer shafts only require end sets)
Bed board(slick material which allows very smooth working of the material)
Drum sanding kit(drum and 2 different grits of paper/with velcro backing)
2 (700) Saw kits(for gang sawing)
A video(great to learn and see what others do with their machine)
Custom shop booklet
Knife pattern book *(The knife set gauge hasn’t been used as the machine has such precise adjustments and the 2 sets of blades haven’t been dulled enough,1 in the machine and 1 can be returned to the Mfgr,for sharpening)
The 3 knife cutter head is very clean cutting(and the feed rate is adjustable with a feed speed from 0-16’ per minute)Also available is a spiral planing spindle with multiple heads(individual 1” squares),very expensive and someday I will invest in it.
The knives for molding mount on an accessory shaft and with some alignment, the new molding is spotless.
The sanding drum is a difficult mount and operation(so far I have had little success with it)
The gang saw set is truly a money and time saver(can cut from 0” all the way up to 18” and all the numbers in between.Multiple cuts with multiple blades,just imagine the savings when buying roughsawn instead of the brand name stores ‘precut’ lumber!
With the amount of planing we do(all roughsawn ‘recovered’ wood),this machine has been a godsend,well worth the price for the workmanship.
I rated this 4 stars because of the drum sanding kit and difficulty of changing from one accessory to another(at least 30 min once used to doing it)
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-- Ken, Northern Illinois,firstname.lastname@example.org