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Forum topic by griff posted 05-18-2008 03:12 AM 877 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-18-2008 03:12 AM

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My First Question
What can yall tell me about a woodmaster planer,sander, molder ?
I`m looking into buying one 25’ , But they are new to me, have never seen one or talked to anyone who knows about them . the company thinks they are the best thing since sunshine.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#1 posted 05-19-2008 12:12 AM

I have a 718 that I custom ordered to straightedge/gangrip my lumber into blanks for my moulder. I have never done anything else with it but I would not hesitate to get another one. If I could do it over I would have gotten a 725. I ordered a 10 hp 3ph drive motor, the 1/2 hp, 23 fpm feed motor that comes standard on the 725, and serrated in and out feed rollers to eliminate slippage (the teeth marks don’t hurt moulder blanks). By changing pulley sizes I doubled the feed speed, and cut the shaft speed in half (7000 rpm is way too fast for sawing). Woodmaster is not a heavy iron machine, but it is well designed and easy to work on. When I was talking to the salesman about how I wanted it set up and what I was intending to do, I was asking questions that no one else had asked, so he had the factory foreman come to the phone to talk to me. The foreman said they could build it the way I wanted, and filled out a special order ticket while talking to me. I wish everyone was as helpful as they were. I have pictures of it in my LJ workshop.

-- David, Southern Indiana

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