Woodmaster 718 Review Part 2 Sanding Ripping And Molding
Woodmaster 718 review part 2 sanding ripping and molding is post about Buying Advice bookmarked by everett with ID 1335380139 was uploaded on 24-02-2019 and has been viewed 403,966 times.
In the first installment of this review, I looked at the set up of the Woodmaster 718, shared some initial impressions, and shared the results of my planing tests.In this segment I will look at the remaining functions that the 718 performs; drum sanding, gang ripping and molding, and will also share some observations about dust collection.
DRUM SANDING.I think it is brilliant to offer this as an add-on to a planer and I am surprised that other tool manufacturers don't do so.My shop is modest in size, and I had not been willing to give up the floor space for a dedicated drum sander, so having it share the footprint of my planer is a huge bonus.
Overall I think the drum sander is pretty decent, but if I had significant drum sanding requirements I would likely try to find a creative way to fit a dedicated drum sander into my shop.The 718 has a smaller diameter sanding drum (3-1/4″), which does not deliver as flat of a sanding surface as larger dedicated drum sanders which typically have 5″-6″ diameter drums.
But for my needs, which include occasionally flattening a glued up panel or sanding an end...