Why Own a Log Woofer Tenon Machine? | Specifications & Features
The WOOFER III is a MONEYMAKER!
When the Woofer III becomes an addition to your business, productivity will greatly increase because tenons are made in seconds instead of minutes. In most cases all of the tenons being produced for handrails or banisters in a single log home can be produced by the Woofer in an average work day. The same amount of tenons produced by a carpenter using a draw knife in a traditional manner would take several days.
In log furniture construction of a normal long bed, all of the tenons can be produced by the Woofer in less than ten minutes. The tenons all fit tightly with a hand-hewn look. A craftsman, using the traditional method would take several hours to complete the same job. If making tenons is a large part of your business, a WOOFER III tenon machine would be a great asset, paying for itself in a short time in labor savings.
Many WOOFER III owners pick up side jobs cutting tenons for contractors, homeowners or competitors because of the speed, blade life, and the appearance of the tenons being produced. This makes the WOOFER III great for earning extra income. The WOOFER III is portable and can be used on job sites that have 220-volt service available.
There are two carbide blades installed in the WOOFER III which remove material with the grain of the log stock, the same way that a draw knife creates a hand-hewn appearance. The amount of tenons produced (from pine stock less than three inches in diameter) between blade sharpenings is an unbelievable 30,000, approximately. This estimate may vary with different types of wood, and type of tenon being produced.
The WOOFER III is a well-built machine constructed of solid steel. No cast or pot metal is used in the construction of the WOOFER III. Several Woofer owners have cut well over a million tenons with their WOOFER III and are still in operation. The WOOFER III will last for years, and can be rebuilt or repaired.
Woofer III Specifications and Features
Tenons cut in 10 seconds or less. Approximately 120 spindles may be tenoned in 1 hour (240 tenons, 3" diameter)
Adjustability: Tenon diameter is fully adjustable between 1"-5". Tenon length is adjustable between 1"-3" in 1/2 inch increments. Shoulder slope is 60 degrees and is not adjustable.
Appearance: Woofer tenon machines remove material with the grain of the log stock creating tenons with hand-hewn handcrafted appearance.
Operation: Wood stock is hand held and fed into the Woofer tenon machine horizontally, approximately waist high 36". Log stock is rotated one complete turn (360 degrees) to produce a tenon. 5" diameter material is the largest stock the Woofer tenon machine accepts. Any length beyond 12" may be tenoned.
Motors: 2.2 hp TEFC (dust proof) motor 220 volt, 18 amp
Dimensions: 36" diameter x 42" high
Weight: Approx. 320 lbs. Ship weight 375 lbs.
Blades: Woofer III models are equipped with two cutting blades. Estimates are based on 2½" - 3" diameter pine log stock being tenoned down to a 2" tenon. Estimates may vary with different species of log stock and the size of stock to be tenoned. Utilizing carbide blades, 20,000 - 30,000 tenons may be produced before sharpening. Cutting blade will have to be professionally sharpened. Check our price list for prices or contact us with any additional questions.
Maintenance: Periodic oiling of the machine is required.
Guards: Woofer tenon machines are equipped with guards, making them safe to operate.
Scale: Woofer tenon machines are equipped with a measuring scale to determine proper tenon diameter desired.
Dust Collection: Woofer III models are equipped with a hose attachment for a dust collection system.
Log Centering: Woofer III tenon machines are equipped with a log centering device that finds the center of the log stock, to ensure that tenons are cut in the center portion of the log stock.