Turn Your Router into a 16" Jointer. If you don’t have the space or the budget for a $10,000, 1,800-pound jointer in your shop (and, frankly, who does?), but you still want flat boards up to 16" wide, Woodpeckers new Board Mill is for you. Establishing that first flat face and square,...
Our new Board Mill locks down that heavy, awkward board and puts your router in motion, following a defined plane to create flat faces and square edges accurately and safely. Your router will cut away warp, twist, bow and cupping on the face of your board. Once the face is flat, lock the lateral travel of the router and cut the edge of the board square to the just-milled face. Now your thickness planer has a true reference to follow and you have a straight, square edge to ride along your table saw rip fence.
The Board Mill is optimized for stock from 3/4" to 1-3/4" in thickness. The cross-rail assembly rides directly on the long rails for stock up to 1-1/16". For stock between 1-1/16" and 1-3/4" just insert the riser blocks…no screws, nuts or bolts needed. The base model will handle stock up to 16" wide and 53-3/4" long. There are also units with extended length capacities of 77-3/4", 101-3/4" and 125-3/4".
Facing a board can sometimes mean removing a lot of material, so we built in dust collection. The dual-point pick-up collects chips equally well on either push cuts or pull cuts. The Y-connector is sized for 2-1/2" dust hose, which can connect to either a shop vacuum or a larger dust collector.
The Board Mill is compatible with most any router, fixed base or plunge. While it works well with larger routers, we find it well suited to 1-3/4 HP models, such as the variable speed Porter-Cable 6902VS shown in the photos. For sub-2 HP routers, we recommend the Amana RC-2250 replaceable insert spoil board bit for machining faces and a 1/2" down-cut spiral straight bit for jointing edges.
Already have Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill? The Conversion Kit includes the shorter-framed carriage, short cross rails and carriage stops you need to face and edge thinner stock. You’ll use the long rails that came with your Slab Flattening Mill. Just by switching cross rails and carriages you can surface thick, live edge slabs or straighten and square normal thickness stock.
Like all Woodpeckers tools, the Board Mill is precisely machined and carefully inspected in our Strongsville, Ohio factory (just south of Cleveland). (Offer Details)