Imagine being able to mill a flat face on a live edge slab over 4-feet wide and up to 3-3/8" thick without having to shim the rails or your work piece. Or go the other way and imagine milling something just a fraction of an inch thick, again without shimming either your stock or the rails. Imagine milling slabs with virtually all the shavings being captured by your dust collector. It’s time to stop imagining and start milling with Woodpeckers NEW Slab Flattening Mill PRO. Working with feedback from thousands of Slab Flattening Mill customers Woodpeckers redesigned the router carriage with a greater thickness range and integrated dust capture right at the source. The “PRO” details don’t stop with the feature-packed new carriage. They also extended the rails, increasing the standard width capacity to a massive 48-1/2" wide (using a 2” cutter…even more with a larger bit). This incredible mill can handle slabs as large as 3-3/8” (without shims) x 48-1/2” x 134”.
The hottest trend in interior design these days is live edge slabs. And, why not? The natural curves of the trunk give an organic feel. The crazy grain patterns in crotches and burls are eye-catching. Even cracks that would have sent lumber to the burn pile just a few years ago are being controlled and enhanced with butterfly patches and epoxy inlays. However, slabs present some challenges in the shop. Overall width and weird grain changes make the use of a jointer and thickness planer impractical if not impossible. But now you can accurately flatten live-edge slabs and other oversized stock faster and easier than you ever thought possible.
Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill PRO guides your router over your slab in a controlled plane. Since you’re using a router instead of a planer-style cutterhead, tear-out is minimal…and thanks to their uniquely engineered rails and enhanced solid steel carriage, the surface will only need light sanding afterwards. The router carriage is the main feature that sets the Slab Flattening Mill PRO apart from the earlier Slab Flattening Mill. The new carriage adjusts in height by a full 2-1/2". Depending on your router and router bit, you can work on stock just a fraction of an inch thick or up to 3-3/8” without ever shimming either the rails or the slab.
Using the Slab Flattening Mill-PRO is as easy as sliding your router across the slab and back, moving over and repeating until you’re done. This process produces lots of shavings. Judging by the number of customers who added the optional dust collection shroud to the original Slab Flattening Mill, dust collection is a highly sought-after feature. So, Woodpeckers decided to make it an integrated part of the new carriage. The twin pick-up points and rugged, full-surround curtain capture well over 90% of all shavings and dust.
The Extended adds a second set of rails, extending the maximum slab length to 134" (that’s right…over eleven feet!)
If you require this to be shipped within Canada, there will be an additional $100 fee. We will contact you after your purchase to make arrangements.