The stock feed rate for the WM718 planer has a maximum feed rate of 16ft. per minute while the WM725 planer has a maximum of 23ft. You can order your Wm718 from Woodmaster with the WM725 feed motor if you need the extra speed.
If your like me and did not know about this option, rest assured you can purchase the WM725 feed motor from Woodmaster for around $600. In about an hour you can change out this DC gear motor and be on your way.
If this is not in your budget, the below modification will increase it to 23ft. per minute for around $75 and take the same amount of time to do. Please keep in mind that while this will increase the feed rate it will also slightly decrease the motors torque.
- 1ea. Gates 2500 4L550 truflex v-belt
- 1ea. 7"O.D. drive pulley with 3/4"bore
- 2ea. 3 1/2" O.D. roller pulleys with 3/4"bore