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    Porter 715 36" facer

    Working on getting this machine dialed in and set up for a customer that needs to flatten a bunch of wide slabs

    Ran a wire to it today and proceeded to blow the control transformer. 3 foot arc flash, exciting stuff. Replaced it and started testing out the feed and power beam.
    Feed was dog tracking so I had to take part of the drive apart and shift sprockets around.

    Got the chains lubed and it runs true and quiet now.

    Needs an Estop and a couple limit switches.

    https://youtu.be/p9pPwqvC2c0

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    All new wiring done.

    Need to order inserts and probably change out cutter head bearings.

    https://youtu.be/4PhPHyBs42I

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    I think you told me the bearings for that thing we're going to something ridiculous like $7k?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Wasner View Post
    I think you told me the bearings for that thing we're going to something ridiculous like $7k?
    The whitney 970 top head bearings are 2800 bucks.

    These are nothing that special.

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    Ah, I knew something you were working on was bonkers expensive with a long lead time for bearings, I couldn't remember what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Wasner View Post
    Ah, I knew something you were working on was bonkers expensive with a long lead time for bearings, I couldn't remember what.
    The carbides for this Newman head are 6500 bucks.

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    Cutter head and motor bearings swapped. Head cleaned and all threads cleaned and ready for carbides. IMG_20190309_192630_574.jpg

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    Now THAT is a cutterhead. That probabaly weighs more than the entire planer of a lot of people here.
    How much does that thing weigh in at? 100 lbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Day View Post
    Now THAT is a cutterhead. That probabaly weighs more than the entire planer of a lot of people here.
    How much does that thing weigh in at? 100 lbs?
    There are 45 pounds of carbides and screws. I would guess the weight of the head at 175 pounds, almost more than I liked moving around by hand. I used the fork lift to pull it out of the machine.

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    Wow! Thanks for sharing!

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    That’s incredible, it has a really high helix.
    Bumbling forward into the unknown.

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    Nice. One place I worked had one ,can't remember the brand. They seldom used it since it had a lot of places to oil.

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    I still have to set up and do the initial grind on it.

    I think it's about 22k for that 36" head and grinder set up from Newman.

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    This machine is for the same customer. just mounted the 25hp motor on it today.

    https://youtu.be/YyOfDCONjGg

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