The latest WoodenBoat magazine has a review of "The Woodmaster" -
multifunctional woodworking machine. The guy says it milled out 80.75"
x 2.5" planks 12 to 18 feet long into eighty planks of T&G "milled to
perfection" in about 30 minutes including setup time.
Then they changes fixtures and ran the eithey pieces through the drum
sander..."....they were so smooth and clean looking that I accepted
the offer of a pair of powder-coated latex gloves.." to load them into
You can mount mor ethan one circular saw blad and rip boards into
several widths in one pass. then put on the thickness planer
attachment and plane them down (variable speed feed motor giving 1000
cuts per inch, 3 knife cutter head, "..precision elevation control
allows the tiniest adjustment for thickness..."
Mouldings, T&G? Get the custom knife holder.
get the router attachment and the ripped planks can then have a bevel
routed on them (or a rabbet etc.) as the rip saw is sawing them out.
There is a 12.5" version (5 hp motor), and 18" version (?hp) and a 25"
model (7hp motor). $1,195 $1,595, $2,398 respectively.
Of course all those fixtures are going to cost more.
But if this thign can do what the author claims and does it well, you
save some money on tools, perhaps;. it won't replace a table saw,
though it cna do a lot of the work of a table saw
Anyone seen one of these? played with one? Read other reviews?
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Steambending FAQ with photos:
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