The Manufacturer and Builder Volume 11

The Manufacturer and Builder Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...on this page, recommends itself by its compactness of design and strength, resulting from having a heavy frame cast in one piece, with a broad base, affording a firm support, although occupying but little room. At each side of the cylinder pressure bars are applied, the leading-in bar being hinged and weighted, allowing it to yield to inequalities in the surface of the lumber, while the two bars, being placed very near to the cut, enables pieces 6 inches or less in length to be planed with perfect facility. An improved friction feed is applied, having two changes controlled by ft single lever, dispensing with cone pulleys. The lever being moved in one direction produces the fast feed, and in the opposite direction the slow; when midway between the above the feed is stopped. These feed works are very strong and reliable, and cannot get out of order; their position in the hollow frame of the machine keeps them fully protected from dust and shavings, and renders the whole more compact and firm than when otherwise located. The feed rolls, four in number, are made of cast-steel and strongly geared, two friction rolls being also placed in the table, directly under the first and last upper rolls. The broad bearing thus afforded holds the stuff firmly and prevents the clipping or chopping of the ends of the boards. A great cause of complaint with the small planers of other makers, has been the fault mentioned above, aud the lack of feed power, both of which are entirely overcome in this machine. The leading-in rolls are fluted, and the carrying-out rolls are plain, the latter being protected by a shaving cap, and provided with steel scrapers to prevent them from marking the board. The manufacturers, the S. A. Woods Machine Company, have more

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  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 862g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236904605
  • 9781236904607