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03-12-2011 08:29 AM
On our shaper we currently cut our; crown moldings, trim moldings for underside of upper cabinets along with other various small moldings, stemware racks, corner moldings for transition from face frames to finished panels on visible ends. We do a lot with custom moldings with our cabinets.
A 5 hp 18” woodmaster would get used a ton in our shop. I would also utiluze the rip saw attachment because i think that feature would make the stiles and rails rip cuts more consistent and also with the power feed the cuts would be easier for the operator. The 5 hp domestic work horse of a machine could be bought new for around 1800.00. I would only use the rip saw and molding features so i wpuld need to see how mich extra above 1800 they would charge for the rip saw attachment. Another interesting feature i would utilize is the ability to attach an outboard router. I would attach our 3 1/2 hp milwaukee router to the outboard for various cuts such as whenever a person wishes to set and make two separate cuts at one time. A person might wish to plane while adding a profile with outboard router, or might wish to do a top side mold cut while outboard rout cut a mortise or one might cut crown with mold knife while outboard router runs 3/4” 45 degree backcut.
And i do not feel paying 1300.00 for a 1.5 hp shopfox molder is worth it when for just a little extra you get a real machine through woodmaster.
At this time this is just a dream i am drueling over. Thinking about the woodmasters abilities makes me all hot and bothered and very anxious. Well i guess i just felt like dreaming with some my fellow lumber jocks.
And if there is any woodmaster reps reading this, i am looking for some kick back towards a new machine as payment for this free post infomercial i just wrote with my small evo keyboard. LOL :)