Dominion ES2 Planer/thicknesser

Dominion Surfacing and Thicknessing Planer

Price £1,200

This machine is in immaculate condition having been meticulously restored. It is supplied complete with a pre-wired and pre-programmed VFD, ready for use on a 240 volt single-phase supply.

Or, alternatively the machine can be connected to a standard 3-phase supply.

This machine is very similar to the Wadkin planer/thicknesser, but has two advantages over it. Firstly, the overall table length is longer at  1220mm.

Secondly the Dominion operates from one electric motor as opposed to two electric motors on the Wadkin, which makes it difficult and very expensive to use in conjunction with a VFD. The Wadkin uses one motor to drive the cutter block and a second motor to control the speed. The Dominion, on the other hand, uses a gearbox to control the speed and so you only need to use one VFD when using it in conjunction with a single-phase supply.

Motor 2.2kw (3hp)

Tables 308mm wide – 1220mm long

Thicknesser feed speeds 5m and 9m per min

Thicknesser capacity 308mm X 180mm

Length of thicknesser bed 610mm plus out feed rollers

Weight approximately 585 kgs

To download an original pdf brochure of this machine click here

(Click on any photo to open in new window)

Dominion Surfacing and Thicknessing Planer now completely restored

Dominion Surfacing and Thicknessing Planer serrated feed roller and pressure bar

 

Dominion Surfacing and Thicknessing Planer outfeed roller and pressure bar

 

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS Table Saw

This is the later model 12AGS with the much improved new style fence, which is a considerable improvement on the earlier fore & aft claw fence. A rise & fall & tilt table saw, which has a blade size of 12″ (305mm) and can make 4″ deep vertical cuts.

  • Table size: 1220mm X 865mm or 34″ X 48″
  • Table height 865mm
  • Total Weight 275kg approximately

 

Wadkin Bursgreen 12 AGS table saw

Wadkin Bursgreen 12 AGS table saw

Wadkin Bursgreen 12 AGS table saw

riving knife

Siemens Micromaster inverter

Tenon Jig

The tenon jig is from the design by Matthias Wandel and you can view a video of him demonstrating it here

tenon jig

 

Box Joint Jig

The box joint jig is from the design by Ed Stiles and you can view a video of him demonstrating it here

box joint jig

Mitre/cross-cut Sled

More information here

Mitre/cross-cut Sled

 

crosscut-sled-small

crosscut-sled-small

Crosscut-sled-large

Crosscut-sled-large

box-joint-jig

box-joint-jig

 

 

Taper-Jig

spline-jig

Tenon-Jig

Tenon-Jig

Cyclone Vacmaster Cabinet

This cyclone vacmaster cabinet works brilliantly, and you literally get nothing sucked into the Vacmaster; it all goes into the sealed chamber below the cyclone.

When,  for example,  I’m using my router, I simply plug the dust collection hose from the router into the ‘suction hole’ in the front panel and plug my router into the socket in the front panel. When I switch on the router the Vacmaster starts automatically and continues to run for a few seconds after turning the router off.

I’ve got another vacmaster/cyclone setup, which has been in regular use for a couple of years, and I’ve never needed to empty the Vacmaster. Occasionally I’ve removed the HEP filter and blown it out with my airline, and all there’s ever been is a small amount of fine dust.

The Vacmaster models I use have Dual HEPA Filtration and 1500W twin fan motors and I’ve found them to be super reliable and quieter than most.

 

Cyclone Vacmaster Cabinet

Cyclone Vacmaster Cabinet

Cyclone Vacmaster Cabinet

Cyclone Vacmaster Cabinet

Cyclone Vacmaster Cabinet

AJH Bandfacer linisher 240 Volt

AJH Bandfacer linisher 240 Volt, belt sander

This cast-iron, heavy-duty 240 volt belt sander is in very good original condition.

Price SOLD

New bearings were routinely fitted recently to both rollers and it’s now ready to give many years trouble free service.

The belt width is 150mm.

Overall dimensions of the machine are:
Length: 600mm
Width: 540mm
Height: 200mm
Weight: 34kg

AJH Bandfacer 240 volt 1

AJH Bandfacer 240 volt 2

AJH Bandfacer 240 volt 3

AJH Bandfacer 240 volt 4

 

Wadkin Bursgreen 12 AGS Table Saw

Wadkin Bursgreen 12 AGS Table Saw

This machine is in pristine condition, having been completely stripped down and meticulously reassembled complete with new bearings and belts. It’s the later model 12 AGS with the much improved new style fence.

  • Saw blade diameter 305mm/12″
  • Depth of vertical cut 101mm/4″
  • Table size: 1220mm X 865mm
  • Saw cants 0° – 45°
  • Weight: 275kg approximately

Price SOLD

Wadkin Bursgreen 12 AGS Table Saw

Wadkin Bursgreen 12 AGS Table Saw

Wadkin Bursgreen 12 AGS Excellent condition

Wadkin Bursgreen 12 AGS Spindle Assembly

Wadkin Bursgreen 12 AGS Spindle Assembly

Assembling Refurbished Wadkin 12 AGS Step-by-Step

This is a step-by-step rebuild of a Wadkin Bursgreen 12 AGS table saw.

The machine was completely dismantled and every part was meticulously cleaned, de-rusted where necessary, and then either painted or polished.

New spindle bearings were fitted and also a new pinion assembly into the fence.

First step was to lay out the cast iron feet.

cast iron feet

The next step was to bolt the steel cabinet base to the cast iron feet using eight 20mm x 10mm bolts and washers.

Base bolted to feet Base bolted to feet Base bolted to feet

 

The next step was to bolt the main frame to the base. The main frame is constructed from cast iron and it’s a heavy beast to lift on. It’s fixed with six 20mm x 10mm bolts and washers.

The canting shaft had been removed and was cleaned and polished along with the canting shaft collars. Both oilite bushes were in perfect condition so did not need replacing.

Main frame bolted to base Main frame bolted to base

 

Next the trunnion bracket was lifted into place on to the main frame, and secured with the trunnion trapping brackets.

Trunnion fitted to main frame Trunnion fitted to main frame Trunnion fitted to main frame Trunnion fitted to main frame Trunnion fitted to main frame

 

The next couple of photos show the saw spindle assembly and riving knife bracket fitted, along with the motor platform.

saw spindle assembly saw spindle assembly and riving knife bracket

 

I then fitted the spindle pulley and  installed the 3hp three-phase motor along with two new drive belts.

3hp three-phase motor 3hp three-phase motor

The next job is to fit the main table and align it with the saw blade. Followed by the left and right extension tables. The first image shown is the underside of the main table. I also fitted the dol starter.

Wadkin 12 AGS main table underside

The main table is secured from underneath with four 10mm nuts & washers.

Wadkin 12 AGS main table

The extension tables are secured to the main table with three 10mm bolts & washers. Each extension table incorporates three 6mm grub-screws to assist alignment to the main table.

Wadkin 12 AGS main table & extension tables

Now the hand-wheels are re-fitted

Wadkin 12 AGS hand wheels

Wadkin 12 AGS riving knife and handwheels

Fence rail, fence and fence support bracket are fitted

Wadkin 12 AGS fence

And the finger plate and riving knife

Wadkin 12 AGS fence Finger plate, riving knife

Finally, here is the refurbished machine completed and ready to give many, many years of service.

Wadkin 12 AGS table saw

Wadkin Bursgreen 12 AGS table saw

Wadkin Bursgreen 12 AGS table saw completely refurbished

 

Wadkin Bursgreen 240-volt 10 AGS Table Saw

This is the later model 10 AGS with the much improved new-style fence and has both the left-hand and right-hand cast-iron table extensions to give the maximum table size.

The machine has been completely stripped down, with every part having been meticulously cleaned, polished or painted. New SFK spindle bearings fitted and three new V-belts. It’s in superb condition and will be sold complete with large steel extension table, new Freud blade, riving knife and blade guard.

Price SOLD

  • Saw blade diameter 254mm/10″
  • Depth of vertical cut 80mm
  • Table size: 1016mm X 710mm (plus steel extension table)
  • Saw cants 0° – 45°

Wadkin Bursgreen 10 AGS Table Saw

 

New SFK spindle bearings fitted

Wadkin Bursgreen 10 AGS Table Saw Wadkin Bursgreen 10 AGS Table Saw Wadkin Bursgreen 10 AGS Table Saw

 

SOLD Wadkin Bursgreen 12 AGS

Wadkin Bursgreen 12 AGS table saw.

SOLD

  • Saw blade diameter 305mm/12″
  • Depth of vertical cut 101mm/4″
  • Table size: 1220mm X 865mm
  • Saw cants 0° – 45°
  • Weight: 275kg approximately

Also available with this machine are numerous, very accurate shop-made jigs that were specifically made for this machine. They include:

  • Picture frame mitre sled
  • Box-joint jig
  • Large crosscut sled
  • Smaller crosscut sled
  • Mitre sled 45deg specific
  • Spline jig
  • Taper jig

This machine will be available with these options:

  1. Three-phase, 3hp motor.
  2. Three-phase, dual voltage, 3hp motor including a quality Siemens Micromaster inverter, pre-wired and programmed so that it can be just plugged into your 240v single-phase supply providing the added benefit of soft-start and electric brake.

Alternatively, it could be fitted with a new Single-phase, 240 volt, 3hp motor.

More information about each jig along with photographs below.

Wadkin Bursgreen 12 AGS

 

  • The picture frame mitre sled is based on the Finewoodworking design which you can see demonstrated here

With my version no clamps are required as the sandpaper strips glued to the base give excellent grip to the stock being cut.

Picture Frame Mitre Sled

Picture-Frame-Mitre-Sled

  • The box joint jig which is included with my Wadkin 12AGS table saw is from the design by Ed Stiles and you can view a video of him demonstrating it here

 

box joint jig

Box-joint-jig

Box-joint-jig

  • Large crosscut sled that accommodates stock up to 630mm deep and produces perfectly square boards.

Large crosscut sled Large crosscut sled

  • Smaller crosscut sled suitable for boards up to 310mm deep. Also very accurate.

Both of my cross-cut sleds were set up using the method demonstrated by William Ng in his video:  5 Cuts to a “Perfect” Cross-Cut Sled

At first it may seem like a lot of unnecessary faffing about but I can testify from experience that it’s well worth the effort, if you want to produce perfect right-angles.

Smaller crosscut sled Smaller crosscut sled

  • Mitre sled which was made specifically to mitre boards very accurately to 45-deg for box-making

Mitre sled 45deg specific Mitre sled 45deg specific

  • Spline jig

 Spline jig  Spline jig

  • Taper jig

Taper jig Taper jig

Replacing Spindle Bearings Wadkin 12 AGS

A few photos below showing the stages of replacing the spindle bearings on a Wadkin Bursgreen 12 AGS table saw. I haven’t explained how to remove the spindle assembly from the machine because that’s all explained in the Wadkin manual.

Here’s the spindle assembly on the bench ready to remove the old bearings:

Spindle assembly removed from housing

Earlier machines had slightly different spindle bearings with the inner width being wider than the outer width as shown below. These old bearings were the same as fitted in the Vauxhall Velox car.

Wadkin 12 AGS bearing comparison

Next photo shows the bearings being removed. This type of extractor make the job much easier.

Removing bearings

Here are the bearings removed:

bearings removed

The spindle ready for the new bearings to be pressed on:

The first new bearing being pressed on:

first new bearing being pressed on

Both new bearings now fitted along with the distance piece. I have yet to fit the spindle locking collar but will have to do so before installing into housing. In the photo you can see the temporary grubscrew which keeps the distance piece lined up with the trapping collar and makes it easy to replace the securing bolt when the assembly is refitted into the housing.

new bearings fitted

In the next photo you can see the spindle assembly has been pressed into the spindle housing, and the securing bolt (just finger tight for now) has replaced the temporary grubscrew.

pressing spindle assembly into housing

Next the drive belt pulley is fitted.

Drive Belt pulley fitted

The spindle assembly is then fiitted back into the machine

spindle assembly refitted

spindle assembly refitted

Next the drive belts are fitted

Drive Belts Fitted

 

Now I’m aligning the blade to the riving knife:

Aligning riving knife to blade

 

At the same time as I’m fitting new bearings I’ve also just bought a new rip blade, which I’ve fitted now so that I can align it to the riving knife, and later to the mitre slot. One thing I noticed when using the dial indicator was just how true this new blade ran. I’ve started buying my blades from Cutting Solutions, run by a very helpful fella called Doug Perry. I’ve been very satisfied with the excellent quality of the blades and the courteous service. Very reasonable prices too.

For quite a long while I’d been looking for a ‘flat top grind’ blade to make box joints, but couldn’t find a supplier anywhere in the UK. Then I came across Cutting Solutions, who were able to provide just the exact blade I wanted. You can contact them via their website here or give Doug Perry a ring on telephone number 01353 968711.

Time to refit the main table

Fitting main table

Now aligning the mitre slot to the blade

aligning mitre slot to blade

 

Finally, with the left-hand and right-hand table extensions fitted, and the complete fence assembly.

Wadkin 12 AGS Table Saw

 

 

 

Rebuilding Wadkin Bursgreen 12 AGS

This is a later model Wadkin Bursgreen 12 AGS that I have completely stripped, cleaned, polished and reassembled. I’ve listed a few photos below of the various stages, which hopefully may interest/help others doing something similar.

Various components in the process of being prepared.

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS trunnion bracket

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS 3-phase electric motor

Cast iron feet for base

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS Cast iron feet for base

Sheet metal base prepared and primed

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS Sheet metal base prepared and primed

Cast iron mainframe ready for preparation. Can just about lift this weighty thing.

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS Mainframe ready for preparation

Cast iron mainframe prepared, primed and undercoated.

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS mainframe

Slide bracket

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS Slide Bracket

Base Bolted to feet:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS base bolted to Feet

Photo showing worm and canting shaft:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS worm & Canting Shaft

Mainframe bolted to base:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS mainframe Bolted to Base

Trunnion bracket fitted:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS trunnion bracket fitted

Canting racked quadrant and trunnion bracket:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS canting racked quadrant & trunnion bracket

Slide bracket fitted:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS slide Bracket Fitted

Motor bracket trapping piece:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS motor bracket trapping piece

Slide bracket viewed from other side:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS slide bracket

Saw spindle assembly:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS Saw Spindle Assembly

Motor platform:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS Motor Platform

Three-phase motor fitted:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS 3-phase Motor Fitted

Twin Vee belts:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS Twin Vee Belts

Riving knife bracket:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS Riving Knife Bracket

DOL starter:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS DOL Starter

Dust chute:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS Dust Chute

Main table fitted:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS Main Table

Extension tables fitted:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS Extension Tables Fitted

Fence and fence rail:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS Fence & Fence Rail

Mitre gauge:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS Mitre Gauge

Rear view of machine:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS Rear View

Finally finished:

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS Finished

I built this tenon jig, which is the design by Matthias Wandel and you can view a video of him demonstrating it here:

An extremely accurate jig which cuts perfect tenons.

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS Tenon Jig

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS Tenon Jig_2

Wadkin Bursgreen 12AGS Tenon Jig_3