so I just snagged an old belsaw molder on ebay for .... heh heh... eighty one bucks...
now I gotta go pick it up. as in literally get it into the back of my truck. anybody know the weight of this thing?
model 9103. I have been to the OWWM and to belsaw's site and I'm still a little unsure where this machine fits into their lineup. it looks like it was pretty early but I don't have a manufacture date yet. some of these had a shaft to mount a circular saw blade mid-infeed to rip and plane in one shot, but I don't think this one does. s'okay, I have plenty of other ways to rip stuff up. there was also a model with (I think) a jointer on it. I have a perfectly nice 8" jointer, so I neither want nor need that on my molder. just a nice heavy duty 12" planer with capacity to make moldings.
anyone else have one of these and can offer any sage words of advice?