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Offline paul case

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Re: edger information
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2017, 08:34:20 am »
Riehl is beside and that works well. The wm single is under and it is out of the way there.

I failed to mention a difference between the wm single and any table saw I ever used is speed. The wm eg50 will edge 4/4 about as fast as you want to push it through on oak.

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Re: edger information
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2017, 11:32:28 pm »
I was about ready to buy one of those wm single saw edgers until I seen it wasn't power feed.
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Re: edger information
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2017, 12:47:11 am »
Paul, I wish I would've got that edger for $750, that's a steal!
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: edger information
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2017, 08:32:33 am »
Considering a Baker 2 blade unit, but Riehl looks nice (and fairly close to me).
Is it power feed? Any caveats or issues with it?

The Baker is tow-able, so that's a definite plus for it.
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Re: edger information
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2017, 09:02:49 am »
Yes the Riehl edger is power feed.
It is still working well for me.

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2013 LT40SHE25 and Riehl edger,  WM 94 LT40 hd E15. Cut my sawing ''teeth'' on an EZ Boardwalk
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Don't get phylosophical with me. you will loose me for sure.
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Re: edger information
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2017, 08:17:38 pm »
Look around and see if you might find a Miner. I bet mine is 60 years old and works great. Meadows mills bought them out and parts are still available.

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Re: edger information
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2017, 08:43:52 pm »
Yes, look for a miner; good advice

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Re: edger information
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2017, 09:17:32 pm »
I've talked to meadows about the miner edger, they were very informative and helpful, and yes I've been keeping an eye out for a good used I can afford, probably far overkill for what I need, but for the right price and condition, why not.       Thanks for thinking of me and this thread. 

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Re: edger information
« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2017, 06:27:27 am »
Miner looks like a great unit. I'm too looking and will keep an eye out over my way (East Coast).
I was about to purchase a Baker 2-blade unit. Due to the talk about the blade change difficulty, have been shying away.
Any further elaboration about this or someone who has one that will endorse it?
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« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2017, 07:16:59 pm »
My dad and his brother climbed into a '72 Ford dump truck and drove from North Georgia to Meridian Mississippi to bring back a used Miner from the original company. That was somewhere mid 70's. We even still have that ole dump truck, used almost daily. The edger has been a great piece of equipment. One saw stationary and one selectable from 4 to 12 inches. It can edge up to 4 inches thick. Increadibly simple and built like a tank. In my 41 years I can remember changing saws once. It wasn't all that bad, maybe half days work. I know there are still a bunch of them still out there. You may have to dig them out of a junk pile but they are easy to get up and running.

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Re: edger information
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2017, 08:20:12 am »
Yes the Riehl edger is power feed.
It is still working well for me.

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I'm interested in one also.  How straight does it feed and cut?  Do you have to fiddle with it to get it right?
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Re: edger information
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2017, 10:05:14 am »
Straight cutting is easily attained. The worst problem we have is a board with tension that wants to do all sort of moving when cut. However we make mostly stringers through it and they only have to be 4' so I am not sure how it may do on longer stuff. I expect it would do fine. Getting trained to help it hold straight was no trick, but we didn't have to worry about that at all with the belt feed on the baker.

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2013 LT40SHE25 and Riehl edger,  WM 94 LT40 hd E15. Cut my sawing ''teeth'' on an EZ Boardwalk
sawing oak.hickory,ERC,walnut and almost anything else that shows up.
Don't get phylosophical with me. you will loose me for sure.
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Re: edger information
« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2017, 12:23:38 pm »
I'll endorse the baker. Blade changes are not that difficult IF you remember to move the lock collar.  The one at work has edged around 3-4 million foot of lumber mostly oak. Hyd. variable speed is the best thing since sliced bread for an edger, allows you instantly go from 1" feed speed to 2" speed with the move of a lever.
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Re: edger information
« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2017, 07:27:04 am »
Just scored a Baker 2-blade and, gheeesh....where's this thing been all my life!  :o
Original owner put a Kubota diesel on it, so it's a rip-snorter!

With the LT40 and the edger, can completely bury a helper on the other end.

On the topic of safety, I am VERY safety minded around the equipment. The Baker's "business stuff" is so far down the line from the operator, I'd feel safe even letting my teenage kids edging.

A caution I'd make is to be sure to not have any loose clothing, etc. but other than that it would take getting onto the belts and past the kickback fingers to grab you.
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Re: edger information
« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2017, 08:20:32 am »
Good for you!
How thick will it edge? I had a friend with one that was essentially the same as mine, but his had bigger blades and the kickback fingers were raised up some to allow for edging thicker boards. Seems like his would edge 10/4 or maybe 12/4.

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life is too short to be too serious. (some idiot)
2013 LT40SHE25 and Riehl edger,  WM 94 LT40 hd E15. Cut my sawing ''teeth'' on an EZ Boardwalk
sawing oak.hickory,ERC,walnut and almost anything else that shows up.
Don't get phylosophical with me. you will loose me for sure.
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Re: edger information
« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2017, 09:48:09 am »
I purchase a Baker edger new last year. It is stationary with 20 hp electric and the larger blades. My only word of caution or recommendation would be to take out the spacers between the kickback fingers and add finger side by side all the way across. Alternate the short and long fingers. The tips of the fingers are thin and I had several that showed signs of being curled or bent back. Also add the lasers and you will love this machine! I'll take a few picture of the fingers and post them.
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« Reply #36 on: October 16, 2017, 02:43:42 pm »
Took a few picture today that will show the reason for my concern.

  

  

 
Great edger just a little better now.
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« Reply #37 on: October 16, 2017, 07:00:50 pm »
Awesome pix and mod! Can you show one about how you added lasers?
Thx
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« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2017, 09:41:37 pm »
Will be glad to show pic of the lasers, I'll take a few pics and post them. The lasers will be so helpful you will never give them up. I can put a pencil mark on the end of a board and when the board comes out the other side it is gone cut runs right through the mark.
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Re: edger information
« Reply #39 on: Yesterday at 05:36:36 am »
Wow!! I need that--like yesterday! 😳
Thanks!
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LT40HD Wide 35HP Diesel
Kubota M62 Tractor/Backhoe