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Woodmizer eg 200
« on: June 25, 2018, 06:57:26 PM »
Anyone here running one? I need an edger asap,  I called around and the only thing I can find without ordering is a woodmizer e.g. 200. They have a gas and diesel available for me to pick up right now. It's a 500 mile drive one way but I can't really afford to wait for anyone to build one. I did a search and came up empty on finding any users out there.
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 07:24:37 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 08:09:59 PM »
I have the ED26, which should be the same thing. Its been great, but is a little limited in width. About 24" throat, and I think 15" max board width. It's only an issue really if you are doing a lot of really big logs. It'll up your grade value over edging on the mill.
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 09:46:26 PM »
Bruno, thank you for the suggestion. I will give them a call tommorow and check availability. 
Dave will you wm edge 8/4 cut at 2 1/4. My buyer wants their 8/4 cut at 2 1/4". Wm website says the 200 will cut 2" thick . I wonder if that is exactly 2" or if it will cut an 8/4 board that is milled at 2 1/4 ". I suppose I'll have to buy the sales guy again tommorow and ask him.
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2018, 10:10:11 PM »
Learned yesterday I can edge 2 1/4 but 2 3/8 is too thick. The problem you may run into is a thick and thin situation where your blade dove and you find out when the flitch is stuck in the edger. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2018, 10:22:25 PM »
I'm not sure. I know it's rated for 2", but I suspect it may do more. 
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2018, 10:22:42 PM »
Southside, I called Riehl steel today but it sounds like they are busy and at least 6 weeks out. I really can't afford to wait 6 weeks at the moment. So when they say 2 1/4" on their website they mean 2 1/4 . I was curious if there were any give to the specs .
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2018, 12:41:56 AM »
I can't add anything, other than to say I think your buyer wants 9/4 at 8/4 price😁
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2018, 12:45:42 AM »
My point was that when you try to run something to the max rated, or even exceed it, you get into the zone of having zero room for error, and you will have error with rough sawn lumber. 
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2018, 06:23:59 AM »
We have the eg 200 it runs 2" stuff no problem 2 1/4 will run but no room for more. Ours is gas and cuts fine. Only complaint is the feed seems a little slow for 2 lol but fine for 1.
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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2018, 10:39:46 AM »
Darrel , if you run something a little too thick. Say 2 3/8 does it bind in the machine or just come out the other side not cut all the way through?
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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2018, 07:30:07 PM »
Busybeaver I'm believe it would jam. we ran some 9/4 the thru it but no room to spare.
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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2018, 09:06:02 PM »
Thank you Darrel.  Wm is telling me that 2 1/8 is max clearance.  I talked to three different wholesale buyers today and they all say they 2 -3/16 is the minimum for 8/4 and every grade Sawyer is telling me they cut that or 2 1/4. I really want the e.g. 200 but if I can't run industry standard 8/4 through it it simply won't work for us. Timber king called me back today and said they can get me a talon 900 early next week so those are my options at this point. I wish I could take a 2 3/16 board and try to run it through the e.g. 200 but I'm in Michigan and the edger available is in Pennsylvania 
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« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2018, 09:17:35 PM »
I can't add anything, other than to say I think your buyer wants 9/4 at 8/4 price😁
Nope, hardwood is different than softwood. 8/4 hardwood is no less than 2 1/8" we saw it at 2 3/16" or 2 1/4" depending on what the buyer wants. Softwood 8/4 is 2"
Just another way the industry confuses everyone with all the crazy rules they have for everything. 
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« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2018, 09:55:03 PM »
I'm not sure softwood is supposed to be measured using the quarter system anyway.  ;)
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« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2018, 10:23:53 PM »
Thank all you for your input. So my father and I have been sitting here going over the specs in the Timber king and woodmizer brochures. Besides the fact that it appears the e.g. 200 won't cut 8/4 lumber the way it seems all grade sawyers are required to cut it, there is one other stat that jumps out at us. The weights of the two machines. Timber king talon 900 listed as 800 pounds,  woodmizer e.g. 200 at 2260 pounds. For those of us that can do simple math that's a 1460 pound difference. I had to use a calculator but that's a whole lot of difference between the two. Anyone care to speculate why such a big difference.  Is it the roller tables versus the belts? I've never seen either one of these in person and the way it looks is I'll be seeing one of these for the first time after driving 8 hours one way to buy it.
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« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2018, 12:35:03 AM »
There are a LOT more moving parts on a belt drive system vs a roller system. So there is the weight and maintenance issues to consider. I will say Woodmaster, which is the sister company to Timber King, has a philosophy of building equipment which weighs less, but don't let that fool you into thinking the equipment is any less effective. I have WM 4000 and a WM 725 and they both weigh less than their competition, but they stand up and run hard. For example, my 4000 has an aluminum table vs the cast iron table in the ph360, lot less weight, but she is not going to flex at all.  
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« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2018, 05:53:25 AM »
Had a good talk Busybeaver on the ph, Hope I was some help. Good luck.
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« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2018, 01:59:18 PM »
Yes Peter i appreciate you taking the time to help a new guy. Honestly I am still surprised at how much support I've been getting from the community here. Both on the forum and over the phone from forum members. There are guys here that will shut down their mill when I call to take the time to send me in the right direction wether it takes 20 min or 2 hours. I am amazed at these guys willingness to help without expecting anything in return. Then there is the other guy who will help me out while running his mill, I  get valuable advice and get to hear a lt70 singing in the background at the same time. The true multi tasker Doug,  4x4 american.
So after much deliberation, hours of phone calls and weighing the options my father has made his executive decision to drive to Marty's in Pennsylvania and pick up our new diesel powered e.g. 200 this Saturday.  Personally I think both the Timber king and woodmizer each have their own positives and negatives. One of the main deciding factors was diesel power. Another deciding factor, and I'm slightly embarrassed to admit this is. I wanted the color to match the lt70. If I go out with the wife or to church I don't even take into consideration if I'm wearing matching clothes but tools are somehow different. I like those to look the same.
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« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2018, 06:33:24 AM »
I looked My edger has 14" blades. Someone here cut 2" off the top of the opening so they can cut 4" thick wood.
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