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Craftsman "Alien Planer" Video, 103.1801

06-01-2015 05:34 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 18 comments »

Picked up a piece of vintage iron over the weekend and wanted to add a video of it in operation. It’s a Craftsman 103.1801 6”x2” Thickness Planer. From what I’ve been able to learn on the interwebz, the blue color is original and pre-dates Sears’ affiliation with King-Seeley as a manufacturer of their stationary tools. That’s puts this tool in the late ‘30s / early ‘40s, made by Central Specialties because of the 103 model number, but the dates are speculation. Anyway, the video starts with the sound of the shop vac running as a very simple (yet quite effective) chip collector rig. There’s no auto feed, material is pushed through...

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