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Forum topic by BUBBATAY posted 03-21-2015 06:20 PM 1459 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-21-2015 06:20 PM

Is this Molder -planer worth $295 Saw it on craigslist and would like your opinions
http://images.craigslist.org/00j0j_jYu7O5tqZb5_600x450.jpg


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#1 posted 03-21-2015 06:27 PM

That seems like a pretty good price to me. I’ve seen them between $1000 and $2000 depending on how old, how much use and how many profile knives are included.

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#2 posted 03-21-2015 06:33 PM

You’d better jump fast! If not interested let me know where it’s at :)

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#3 posted 03-22-2015 11:20 AM

Yes it is.
You should be able to find knives for this easily.
You can buy the profile you want.
I have been looking for an old picture frame profile, this size of machine would be perfect for me.
Go for it !

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#4 posted 03-22-2015 01:38 PM

Thank guys, I did buy it for 275 but now I need to find a motor. There were no knives included but the planer knives. Any recommendations on motor size?

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#5 posted 03-22-2015 01:56 PM

I’d reccomend a 2hp baldor motor. That should do just about anything you can throw at it. You will find all kinds of knives out there from the ones from them, to knockoffs. Most of the knockoff versions of this great tool use their design. Ebay is a good place to start. if you find something that you want and it does not have a profile, you can send a piece of the material to them and they will custom grind a knife. Great tool, and you got it for a steal.

I got some custom beadboard from a guy that ground his own knifes. Simple machine, but great function!

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#6 posted 03-22-2015 02:35 PM

We ended up with five Weinig molders in a plant of 180,000 sq. feet. The first molder that we ever bought was a William and Hussey very much like this one.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#7 posted 03-22-2015 04:54 PM

1 1/2 – 2hp should be plenty unless you plan on cutting some monster crown moulding it should handle whatever you throw at it.

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#8 posted 03-23-2015 12:52 AM

Grizzly sells a clone of that planer/moulder, and knives. I suspect the knives would fit in the William & Hussey. There have been times when I would have jumped on that deal.

Yeah, 1.5 h.p should be plenty, and you should be able to run it on 110. Better yet if you have 220 (I’m assuming dual voltage motor, of course).

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#9 posted 03-23-2015 07:16 PM

I think I will go with the 2 hp could you help me with the motor pulley size

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#10 posted 03-23-2015 10:04 PM

http://www.williamsnhussey.com/

Williams & Hussey Machine Co., Inc.

70 Powers Street

Milford NH 03055

Toll Free: 800-258-1380

Phone: 603-732-0219

Fax: 603-732-4048

E-Mail: customerservice@williamsnhussey.com

Business Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm EST

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#11 posted 03-23-2015 11:55 PM

American National Knife is a good source for planer, jointer and moulding cutter heads.

-- frosty

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#12 posted 03-24-2015 01:16 PM

The pulley size will depend on the motor and is best to take care of after you actually have the motor. You might find a good deal on a 1725rpm motor and need a pulley of twice the diameter vs. a 3450rpm motor. Another consideration is you need to have the pitch diameter of both the driving and driven pulley to accurately achieve your target speed. Measuring the OD won’t get you as close.

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