Douglas Shaving Mill

OUR MACHINE HAS A STATIONARY BOX, 12 BLADES VERSUS 8 – 10 BLADES AS WITH OTHER MACHINES, INCREASING PRODUCTION BY 20% – 50%. HEAD JOURNALS ARE OVERSIZED; 3-15/16 DIA VS THE USUAL 2-15/16 DIAMETER, ALSO REDUCING BLADE VIBRATION AND INCREASING BLADE LIFE. THE CUTTER-HEADS ARE RIGID MOUNTED. SO, INSTEAD OF RAISING AND LOWERING THE HEADS ON STUDS, YOU RAISE AND LOWER THE FLOOR, CAUSING LESS VIBRATION AND INCREASED BLADE LIFE. OUR CUTTER-HEAD BEARINGS ARE 3-15/16, RATED 3200 RPM WITH GREASE AND 4000 RPM WITH OIL. WE RECOMMEND HEAD SPEEDS BETWEEN 2150 RPM AND 2750 RPM. THE PITMAN ARM HAS A SHORT-STROKE INSTEAD OF A LONG STROKE, AS IN MOST OTHER MACHINES. WHEN YOU HAVE JUST 2 HEADS WITH A LONG STROKE, THE BACK HEAD IS JUST FOLLOWING THE 1ST HEAD, WHERE THE LOG HAS ALREADY BEEN CUT UNTIL IT GETS TO THE END OF THE LOG, LOSING APPROXIMATELY 40% CUTTING. WHEN THE 2ND, 3RD, AND 4TH HEADS GET TO THE ONE IN FRONT, THE LOG COMES DOWN AND STARTS A NEW CUT, ELIMINATING WASTED FOLLOWING TIME. TO CHANGE BLADES, YOU REMOVE 1 PIN AND 1 ENDPLATE AND ROLL THE CARRIAGE OUT FROM UNDER THE BOX ONTO TRACK. THIS GIVES YOU THE ROOF HEIGHT AND WALL WIDTH TO CHANGE THE BLADES. OUR TRACK ROLLERS ARE PRECISION GROUND AND HARDENED WHEELS; INSTEAD OF THE CHEAP CAST IRON ONES, PREVENTING THE NEED TO REPLACE THEM EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS. THE MACHINE AND TRACK IS A 1 PIECE UNIT. IT COMES READY TO INSTALL AND WIRE. WE FURNISH THE 4 – 50 HP MOTORS, THE HEAVY-DUTY GEARBOX, AND THE 10 HP MOTOR FOR THE PITMAN ARM. WE DON’T FURNISH CONTROL BOXES AND WIRING. THE CONTROL PANEL REQUIRES 600 AMP, 440/3 PHASE POWER. WE’VE RECEIVED REMARKABLE RESPONSE FROM PRIOR CUSTOMERS, ABOUT THE OVERALL PERFORMANCE OF OUR MACHINE. CLIENTS HAVE COMMENTED THAT OUR MACHINE WAS THE BEST ON THE MARKET AND REPORTED GETTING 140 CU YDS PER HR, THAT’S INCLUDING TIME FOR MAINTENANCE AND BLADE CHANGES.

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