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Looks like a neat bit of kit but given how hard it is for bespoke furniture manufacturers to make a steady profit on wide slab work it may be hard to justify the cost. Many of them are handy enough to knock up a router sled for less expense..

Maybe some of the mills specialising in off standard wood might invest in one.. 

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9 hours ago, Rough Hewn said:

How does it compare in price to a 40" 3ph planer?
Is it under £1000?
Looks tidy but very slow.

where on earth can you get a 40" planer???

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7 minutes ago, se7enthdevil said:

where on earth can you get a 40" planer???

I got a 51''!

 

would you not be better just mill slowly with stelite blades for a good finish?

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14 minutes ago, Graham w said:

I got a 51''!

 

would you not be better just mill slowly with stelite blades for a good finish?

love to see a pic of that.

 

i meant that they are not readily made these days. i know that there are some old ones around but it's rare to see past a 27" surfacer and most are only 25".

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1 hour ago, Graham w said:

I got a 51''!

 

would you not be better just mill slowly with stelite blades for a good finish?

Are you talking length of bed or width of cut because there'll be a fair bit of flex on a cutter block thats 51" long that and 51" wide is an unusual measurement.

 

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9 hours ago, se7enthdevil said:

love to see a pic of that.

 

i meant that they are not readily made these days. i know that there are some old ones around but it's rare to see past a 27" surfacer and most are only 25".

Biggest I've seen is 30 inches, built to last but sadly left outdoors during a workshop refit. Was offered to me for 500 quid but I had no means to run it or transport it at the time. Probably been scrapped since.

Largest I've used is 20inches, in a family members workshop.. from the late 40s, twin motor. Beautifully engineered machine.

A 50 inch would need it's own power station to get it rolling!

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