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4 sided planer vs moulder2/4
We are a smaller company which sells lumber and we want to process rough cut lumber into s4s and moulding. Can someone explain what it the difference between a 4 sided planer and a moulder? We were also looking at Logosol ph360 but it does not seem reliable or sturdy enough. We are looking to buy an older machine made by Weinig or SCM. The boards we want to s4s are up to 23x5 cm. Do we need two machines or just one? Thanks
where are you located? i'm getting ready to list a scmi sintex s4s machine. it does a good job at this - we just cannot find a way to work it into our operation.
pm me if you are interested.
If you are wanting to run mouldings as well, then a good used Weinig or SCM will do that. For the width I would be looking for a 5 or 6 head machine, this will allow you to best run a variety of profiles. Be sure to allow for the expense of installing the machine, dust extraction, electrical hookup , air supply and tooling. Depending upon your location these expenses can add up to be significant.
Dr. David Rankin
We are looking into this as well and we need to run 4/4 walnut which has been ripped to 2" and final dimension has to be 7/8" x 1-7/8". The question is if the logosol can handle the harder wood or if it better to go with a 5 head moulder.