|Forum topic by Dj1225||posted 03-13-2014 02:46 PM||700 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-13-2014 02:46 PM
Have been doing some aggressive buying, selling, and trading and I think I have now obtained all the tools I want for my shop.
And I think for a very good value, in fact I am so far under budget that I can add a spiral head to either my new (used) Minimax Lab 300 or my new ( used but never used) Woodmaster 18 inch planer.
I use a lot of rough lumber, so my original thoughts were to use the Woodmaster for initial planing outside my shop, then use the Minimax after cutting into apx sizes for final planeing inside my actual shop.
The spiral cutterhead for either machine is slightly over $1000.00.
If I use in the Minimax, I would think final planeing would be very nice, and it would also work on the jointer. Never really fond of running wide boards over jointer bed, but thinking with the spiral head it may not be as bad.
If I use in Woodmaster, then the blade shaft could be converted and left to use as a moulder, but again not sure how often I would do this.
So just brainstorming and appreciate any opinions.