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Looking for a used W & H molder planer hopefully somewhere near upstate New York.

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harpo..I have one but its not for sale but I do see them on Ebay occasionally


Andy


"Attachment is the strongest block to realization"
http://CLIFFORDRENOVATIONS.COM

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Thanks Andy,


  I found one there, its got a starting bid of $1000.00 and its 20 yrs old!!! How often do you use yours? I borrowed one to run some molding last year and was impressed but they are so expensive. I wonder if the 7 in blade width would be a problem for planeing wider stock. Does it leave a ridge down the center of the board? The one on e-bay doesnt have a power out-feed would this be a problem? Any info would be appreciated.


                                                                                                 Harpo

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Harpo


   I bought mine quite a while ago for about $1500. Mine has an in and outfeed and I wouldnt buy one without that feature.


 Dont forget that it has one open side so you can turn the stock around and it becomes 14". I think mine is 11" though, so I can turn my stock around and it becomes 22".


 I don't use it every day but when I need moldings especially using exotic woods it becomes expensive to buy premade.


When I start the moldings in my circa:1680 house I "know" I'm going to be using it alot to recreate old moldings that are here.


That starting bid seems kinda expensive to me. I have seen them for sale around that are a whole lot newer with all kinda attachments. Try posting in "Knots" classifieds and justr keep checking Ebay.


Be well


         Namaste


                       Andy


"Attachment is the strongest block to realization"
http://CLIFFORDRENOVATIONS.COM

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I see 'em here occasionally

http://www.unclehenrys.com/Home.aspx

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Excellence is its own reward!

 

 

Oh Well,

We did the best we could...

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Thanks Piffin,


   Is this sight located in Maine? Seems like a lot of the postings are from there. Seems like a good resource.


                                                                                                        Harpo

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Yes, about fourty miles from here.

Uncle henry is the New England version of the pennysaver or thrifty nickle in some other places. The print version comes out on thursday's. Half inch thick. Somebody's alway's got one at breaktime on thursday. Kind of an obsession for some.

I never have lucked out with their ads. I can't get off-island 'till weekend and by then the good deals are gone!

I've got a W&H and one of my subs liked it enough to buy two, both out of Uncle Henry's. They go for around 8-1000 bucks often with some cutters. I think that what happens is that a guy will buy one new for a job or a restoration and use it for a year and then sell. The feed rollers sometimes need replacement and the cutters need sharpening so it can cost another couple of bills to be in operation, but considering the cost of blades....

Another thing is that they can be ordered from the factory with the good Baldor motor but you can also oreder it without motor to save bucks if you have something that will drive it. But that also means that you have to watch out when buying used. I've heard of guys taking the Baldor to put on their old beat up tablesaw and then switching the worn out 1-1/2 HP to the W&H for the sale.

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Excellence is its own reward!

 

 

Oh Well,

We did the best we could...

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Thanks Piffin,


  Good to know. We get Penny Saver here. Have you used yours as a planer much? We have a bunch of ruff cut oak and cherry in the barn that I think is wider than 7". Have any problem planing wide stock with two passes? Would you get the stand or make your own. I would like something portable and am thinking of mounting the thing on a couple of wheel barrow tires.


                                                                                                     Harpo

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I have the stand with it and bought new from the factory. Never tried planing wider stock with it, I have a 12" thickness planer. The WH will take a thick bite out though, to about 1/4" with power problem.

Building your own stand might be good. I will try to shoot a photo tomorrow on the job. I built a top for mine because the deck in it is not much for clamping guides to and is short. My sub built a long ramp on his and mounted another power feeder to it, from Delta, I think. His main reason was for more speed on running smaller stock. The feed rate it is set up with is very smooth but too slow for small stuff when you aren't taking much wood off. Also, this machine is designed to run wood through once only but sometimes that can leave chatter marks. By having the independent feeder, he can get another pass an have silky smooth casings. I'll run mine twice too but sometimes have to help it feed.

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Excellence is its own reward!

 

 

Oh Well,

We did the best we could...