Woodpeckers Basic Slab Flattening MillWPBSFMILL
The growing popularity in the live edge slab table top that feature winding grains, eye-catching burls and even epoxy inlays offer some major challenges in the workshop. Overall width and tricky grain changes make the use of a jointer and thickness planer impractical if not impossible. You can use a belt sander and you will eventually end up with something that is somewhat smooth, but not even close to flat, and who wants a table that isn’t flat?
The Woodpeckers Basic Slab Flattening Mill (along with your router) lets you accurately and easily flatten oddly shaped and oversized slabs right in your own shop. Since you’re using a router instead of a planer-style cutter-head, tear-out is reduced and the surface will only need lighter sanding afterwards.
The Slab Flattening Mill works best with a router of 2-1/4 HP or larger. You’ll get done in less time if you stick to larger diameter spoil board style bits.
So if you’ve been holding off tackling a live edge slab project because of all the challenges, you just ran out of excuses.
- Bosch 1617EVS (Fixed Base Only)
- Bosch MRC23EVSK
- Dewalt 621
- Dewalt 625
- Festool OF1400
- Festool OF2200
- Makita RF1101
- Triton TRA001
- Triton MOF001
- Trend T10
- Trend T11
(Router & Plywood Base NOT included, image shown is for illustrative purposes only)