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Forum topic by sawedoff posted 11-09-2012 12:25 AM 1526 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sawedoff

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11-09-2012 12:25 AM

Sorry to keeps asking questions, but u guys are just so helpful so I keep asking :). I found a woodmaster 1200 for sale and tried to find out about it on a google search. Not much could be found at all. Anyone know much about these? I asked about sanders earlier today with some good feedback. I’m mainly looking for something to help me sand end grain cb’s. It just takes so long to do with the hand sander I have.

Thx!

-- still wet behind the ears.....


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Loren

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#1 posted 11-09-2012 12:31 AM

It has a capacity of about 12” wide by about 5-6” thick.

Because it drives the work with feed rollers like a planer,
I have doubts as to whether the w-1200 would do a
good job on end grain.

I have one of these machines myself. It’s very well built
but it’s really a planer fitted out to sand. On the plus,
it’s overpowered and has a nice variable speed feed
motor.

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#2 posted 11-09-2012 12:50 AM

If the 12 inch wide is all you need it will do it. I have the 725 model with the spirial head on it. It will sand,mould as well but I have only used it for planing and it does a terrific job. Correct me if I am wrong but if your really looking to do end grain, wouldn’t you benefit greatly by having a spirial head? Bottom line WoodMasters are great machines….. USA made to boot…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#3 posted 11-09-2012 12:53 AM

I just found a woodmaster 1200 for 300 on CL. I may buy it.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#4 posted 11-09-2012 12:57 AM

300 bucks That is one heck of a deal and if something does go wrong with it you can fix it with ease with local parts. Good Machines and believe me I have put mine through some tough weeks…. Maintain them, grease them, check the belts ect ect they will last…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#5 posted 11-09-2012 01:15 AM

To change the sander over to a planer, the insert
cutterhead will set you back about a grand. Standard
straight knife woodmaster 12” cutterhead is about $500.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#6 posted 11-09-2012 02:33 AM

We love our 725. A real workhorse of a machine. We plane and cut molding. I cannot imagine the sanding part is that great. Not sure. We have the sanding drum accessory but never use it. We have a dual drum sander for sanding.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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sawedoff

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#7 posted 11-09-2012 04:58 AM

Thanks for all the replies. Russell, I found this one on CL too. But its a 5 hour round trip for me so I don’t know if I’ll be able to go that far.

-- still wet behind the ears.....

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