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Forum topic by Shawn Masterson posted 09-24-2015 03:52 PM 1199 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Shawn Masterson

1325 posts in 1972 days

09-24-2015 03:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer molding william hussey

So I bought some stuff. I came across a great deal on some molding machines. there are 2 units that are fully functional, and 1 that had a cutter head explode in it. upon tear down it looks like $150 in parts will make it new again. looking for a general Idea of what these are worth used. I know it depends on the when and where, but something like this doesn’t up for sale often enough for me to have a reference on the value. I was planing on keeping the cutters and red machine, and selling the other 2 machines. If you are interested let me know, any input is greatly appreciated. as for what I paid lets just I already know I SUCK!!! Sorry for the sideways pix, there not that way on my desk top, and I have no clue how to turn them here.

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#1 posted 09-24-2015 04:34 PM

For my area, those machines sit and sit on CL at $800-900. No clue if they ever sell or not. It is a limited market for guys looking to buy moulders. Do I want to spend a grand on the planer/moulder, and then a few hundred in profile cutters to make 400’ of base for my house, or do I just want to go spend the $800 and get the base pre-made for my house? I think that is why those machines never sell. As a hobbyist, I am not going to be cranking out hundreds of feet of moulding every weekend. You would have an easier time selling the cutters. Good luck with the machines and sale! It isn’t something I would ever buy, but if I got it for super cheap like you it would be a nice thing to have around for once in a blue moon.

Before I hit “submit”, I kept thinking about owning one of these models. You would need a production-like setup to ever make it worthwhile to turn it on. Im just considering all the labor that would go into processing 500’ of 5.25” wide S4S lumber to send through the moulder. You would really want a straight line rip saw, a serious planer, and a dedicated table saw with a power feeder. Can you imagine edge jointing 500’ of material in 8-16’ lengths? Wowsa.

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Shawn Masterson

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#2 posted 09-24-2015 09:25 PM

It came with a power feeder already mounted to a t-square fence that drops right on my PM66. I have a 20” planer and an 8” jointer. I never really planned to “get rich” with it. I really just wanted it to be able to run hard wood moldings for small jobs. The price of cherry, walnut, hickory trims are insane.

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#3 posted 09-24-2015 11:01 PM

not know what you paid looks like a good haul especially all those knives. I’m looking at those all the time. I’d be interested except I’m on east coast so shipping cost would kill it. Good luck selling but looks like ya done good son!

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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