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Logosol planer molder
« on: February 23, 2017, 05:36:28 PM »
Does anyone in the group have a Logosol planer molder? I've looked at information on line for a while, but have never seen one in person. The videos on their site seem to only show soft woods getting molded. I'm wondering if it would handle oak or other harder species. I'm interested if it is suitable for dressing lumber, in one pass, on two sides. Is there one operating in the south east?  Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Logosol planer molder
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 05:48:29 PM »
I have the Woodmizer MP100 planer/molder for sawmill.
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Re: Logosol planer molder
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 06:05:45 PM »
There's more discussion in the "drying and processing" section of the forum.

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/board,8.0.html

There are several people here that have them.  I think harder wood mostly requires sharp cutters, slower feeds, and smaller bites.  Many report skip planing one side through a regular planer to get a uniform thickness beneficial as well.  That's all from reading and Youtube though, not personal experience.

The "Timber Green Forestry" site has good info as well, but they are based in WI.

Wouldn't hurt to look at a Baker 412 as well.  A 412 is on my long term plan/wish list. 
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Re: Logosol planer molder
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 07:19:16 AM »
    I have one , not used much, as I have a higher production Weinig. The Logosol is simple to use, can cut handle a much wider board than the Weinig, but will not "hawg off " alot of wood. It will cut hardwood fine, but only a little at a time.
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Re: Logosol planer molder
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017, 07:26:21 AM »
I have one also but have not used it yet. Hope to make hard wood flooring with it. I would not plan heavy cuts, they are not built that heavy.

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Re: Logosol planer molder
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2017, 05:34:58 PM »
Depending on your time-frame I hear there might be a very nice made-in-USA option for you coming out in the very near future...

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Re: Logosol planer molder
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2017, 05:39:26 PM »
I think you've got us all interested, Will ???
Too many irons in the fire

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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2017, 06:08:38 PM »
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Re: Logosol planer molder
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2017, 07:50:42 PM »
I pre-plane all my hardwoods down to about 15/16 and straight edge to uniform blank widths before trying to run them thru the logosol otherwise it will give you indigestion.  It is definitely more forgiving with softwoods, but straight edging to uniform blank width is a must if you want straight pieces out the other end.

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Re: Logosol planer molder
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2017, 07:53:26 PM »
A buddy that has a Logosol always throws his lumber back on the WM and re-edges the boards straight after drying. He also didn't like full 1" lumber if he was planing 3/4" paneling, and that was in softwood.
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Re: Logosol planer molder
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2017, 07:55:45 PM »
A buddy that has a Logosol always throws his lumber back on the WM and re-edges the boards straight after drying.

I do that or use the track saw and table saw; it is slower, but sometimes it's cold outside;) or it's a small amount of boards that don't justify getting the mill out and setting up.

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Re: Logosol planer molder
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2017, 09:00:43 PM »
I'm watching this thread with interest as there is a 4 - 6 head moulder in my future.
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Re: Logosol planer molder
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2017, 10:19:29 AM »
I mill my 1" softwood siding boards destined for the PH260 at 7/8"s (1" less the blade kerf). A single pass is all it needs to be profiled down to 3/4". If your boards are sawn flat, and you have a straight edge, they will come out great. I usually re-edge on the wood-mizer after drying. If you put a crooked board in the planer, a crooked board will come out.
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