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Offline mike9

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William and Hussey
« on: November 15, 2020, 02:26 PM »
I have been in the market for a moulding machine and see the William and Hussey or it looks like Shopfox makes a replica. Do any member have one of these machines and what are your pros and cons. Only cons I have heard is new knives are pricey but this would be expected for something custom. Thanks for looking.

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Offline Knight Woodworks

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Re: William and Hussey
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2020, 06:45 PM »
I've owned a W&H for many years. I really like it, does what it supposed to do.  Highly recommend the variable speed and multi pass options.

John

 

Offline JD2720

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Re: William and Hussey
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2020, 06:51 PM »
Another area cabinet maker has a W & H molder. He has had it several years & loves it.
I have had a 18" Woodmaster planer/molder for many years & I love it. I only use it as a molder.
I have had the Woodmaster for over 25 years. I looked into the W & H molder when I was in the market for a molder, but I do not remember why I went with the Woodmaster.

Offline godelescher

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Re: William and Hussey
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2020, 09:37 PM »
W&H moulders are the gold standard. Shop fox, Grizzly, and other Chinese brands are mostly combo planer/moulders that can't do curved work and have problems getting knives in alignment. If you intend to run a lot of moulding, you will be happiest with the W&H. It does one thing and it does it well.

Offline Getmaverick

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Re: William and Hussey
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2020, 06:51 AM »
I have a Shop Fox. Mine will do curved molding. I don't have any problems aligning the knives.

Offline mike9

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Re: William and Hussey
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2020, 04:53 PM »
I was pretty sure the shop fox did curved moldings. Do they make alot of standard knives for the shopfox. I know you can order custom but wasn't sure if they sold standard profiles, I will have to research this more. Thank you everyone for all of the responses.

Offline Getmaverick

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Re: William and Hussey
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2020, 08:39 PM »
Yes, the William and Hussey knives will work. There are several companies out there that make quality knives as good if not better and at a better price.