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LT15 Wide, LT70 Wide, where's the Wide Edger?
« on: April 26, 2014, 06:56:30 PM »
My LT40 cuts 28" wide, but my ED26 only has a 25" opening. Even if the flitch will fit, it only cuts 15" wide boards. It's time for a Wide Edger. It needs about a 40" opening to accommodate a 34" flitch, and still have room to line up the cut. I have to edge a lot of lumber on the mill because it won't fit in the edger.
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Re: LT15 Wide, LT70 Wide, where's the Wide Edger?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2014, 07:38:37 PM »
That new edger is probably still on the drawing board.
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Re: LT15 Wide, LT70 Wide, where's the Wide Edger?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2014, 07:49:11 PM »
Dave , look into a new or used SLR (straight line rip ) saw. You will need three phase power, and it is necessary to make two passes to catch both edges but it works for me.... cut any width you want.  Rob
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Re: LT15 Wide, LT70 Wide, where's the Wide Edger?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2014, 05:12:17 AM »
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Re: LT15 Wide, LT70 Wide, where's the Wide Edger?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2014, 12:21:32 PM »
WM makes one but it is green and about $35,000.   ;)
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Re: LT15 Wide, LT70 Wide, where's the Wide Edger?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2014, 01:08:26 PM »
The E430, or whatever they are calling it these days? Yes, that would be ideal, especially the fact that both blades move.
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Re: LT15 Wide, LT70 Wide, where's the Wide Edger?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2018, 05:35:19 AM »
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Re: LT15 Wide, LT70 Wide, where's the Wide Edger?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2018, 06:16:03 AM »
Love my Baker edger, but frankly when I am sawing big slabs on my 40Wide, I'd rather edge them there to lessen the weight when handling...oh, my aching back!  :-\

Generally speaking, I also leave the BIG stuff live edged and allow the straight-lining choices to be made after drying, in order to squeeze every last 1/8" outta it!  :D
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Re: LT15 Wide, LT70 Wide, where's the Wide Edger?
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2018, 08:11:37 AM »
   Forget the wide edger - I want a planer that will plane about 3' or so. ;D
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Re: LT15 Wide, LT70 Wide, where's the Wide Edger?
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2018, 08:44:11 AM »
I just bought knifes for my 24" planer. No thanks on buying them for a 36" planer.
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Re: LT15 Wide, LT70 Wide, where's the Wide Edger?
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2018, 11:04:52 PM »
Riehl in Pennsylvania makes a wide one upon request.  
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Re: LT15 Wide, LT70 Wide, where's the Wide Edger?
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2018, 11:53:41 PM »
I believe Riehl makes one without special order that opens up wide enough to take the 28" wide flitch or slab but I think the widest board it will cut is 20" or so. It also has a max thickness of 3" which is more than the orange edger. 
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