07 Apr Harvey Woodworking is Getting Ready to Ship its New 5.5HP CNC Tilting Spindle Molder
Harvey Industries International in Montclair, California has introduced a 440-Volt, 3-phase, 5-1/2 HP molder that can tilt from -5 degrees to +45 degrees. The Eagle E-305S has a Siemens drive/control system with a 7” touchscreen, and the control panel is both self-explanatory and user-friendly. It monitors and displays all of the working parameters including the spindle height, tilt angle, RPMs and feed speed.
The sliding table has a cross-cutting fence that, with its extension all the way out, can reach up to 118”. There are some nicely designed and easy-to-use flip stops on the fence, and there’s a digital readout for the miter angle.
The attention to detail and quality here is impressive. The machine’s basic rip fence is cast aluminum, and the fence face is extruded, anodized, aircraft grade aluminum. It can be used as one or two units – a single plane for standard edge treatments and a stepped fence when needed. There’s a 2-1/2” dust port on the fence. The precision ground cast iron main table is quite large, and the machine’s frame is all steel with a powder coating. The industrial grade sliding table is unique in that it has two V-shaped ball-bearing tracks for extremely smooth operation. The beefy slider is T-6 alloy aluminum, so it stays rust-free.
Okay, here are some specs. The main table is 19-3/4” x 39-1/2” and the sliding table is 12-1/5” x 49-1/2”. The arbor is 1-1/4”, and it can handle tools up to 5-1/2” tall at 90 degrees and 5” tall at 45 degrees. The spindle RPMs are in two variable speed, reversible ranges: 1500 to 5000 and 3000 to 10000.
For some notes on adding a 3-phase converter to a small woodshop, click here.
The E-305S is currently available for pre-order at a reduced price (regularly $10,990, now $9,990) and the estimated ship date is May 31st.