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Which 26"-32" Thickness Planer for various kind of woods7/15
Hi all, I am asking your expert experience:
Please recommend a low cost, easy to use heavy duty planer for me. ;)
Thickness planer? Isn't the wood already thick? Do you want to make it thinner? You need a thinness planer.
If one is a ton, would not ten be "tons"? I ask because I want to understand why you don't just buy a planer and start running it.
As for a magical machine that will never break down - buy Chinese.
I mean i need to plane 10 X 1000kgs of wood everyday.
Which 26" heavy planer is recommended. One side is enough. 15HP minimum for traditional blade.
Thanks very much.
I already bought a china made planer, it break down (component burnt but easy to replace) almost everyday.. ;|. I need to give the machine a few breaks throughout the day...
But I still prefer china made or taiwan made planer because they are a few times cheaper. Please recommend a good machines for me.
If you have a way to move 10 ton of lumber get a USA made planer that weighs at least 3 ton...
Get a kraut machine - they are able to process wood using the metric system.
If that doesn't work out, try building your own.
All this and, "low cost" to boot?
Our stock is different from the stock in Europe. Our stock soak in water for long term and form very hard "skin". 1 ton or 1000 kg, only contains about 80 or less pieces of 8" X 7' stock or even less for stock that is 15". 10 Tons or 10, 000kg of stock only has 80 X 10 = 800 pieces of 8" X 7'. If a heavy duty can't perform the job, then the machine should not called as "heavy" duty.
7 Feet is about 2m. Heavy duty planer can plan around 9m/minutes. That means 1 minute can plan about 4 pieces.
1 Ton or 1000 kg, or 80 pieces of stock, only needs 80/4 = 20 minutes.
10 Ton or 10,000kg, 20 X 10 = 200 minutes or 200/60 = about 3 hours.
Reasonable? Most european stock looks extremely lightweight in youtube.
Your math is OK, but that is only one pass thru the machine. If you are going from rough sawn to finish, each side may get 2-3 passes thru the planer.
If 2 passes per side, multiply your numbers by 4.
What are you doing with the lumber after planing?
Heavy duty is a subjective term, not a defined term. China is not known for accuracy in their machinery descriptions. One man's heavy duty is another man's lightweight. Good used equipment is available easily in the US, but I do not know where you are.
None of my business, but why is he planing lumber at the source? Generally, logs are hauled to a sawmill, and sawn, then taken to a collection point where they are put on stickers to partially air dry (PAD), then moved to transport for export, or dried in a kiln, then exported. Planing does not happen until the wholesaler or retailer does it, if then.
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