Craftsman Alien Planer

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Blog entry by TheOtherMrRogers posted 08-16-2014 07:32 PM 1243 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I’m stuck.

My brother-in-law dropped off a Craftsman Alien Planer.

It was in pretty good condition. Since the planer is a “manual feed” planer, someone hand cobbled up an infeed system, which I promptly took off, and scrapped the stand.

I started it up, and started to plane a 2×4, when I found out something quite surprising. A previous owner had removed the anti-kickback parts from my planer. The 2×4 was kicked back about 12 feet, and I stopped my work.

I’ve looked for the parts, but to no avail.

So I’m stuck with the planer, that does’t work and I desperately need the shop space. Any advice?

This is where the kickback device SHOULD go.


-- For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?

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#1 posted 08-16-2014 09:42 PM

Newer seen anything like that. Sure looks dangerous without anythingholding the wood down…
Would thinkt that any kind of rollers, wheels or bars firmly pressing the wood down could do the job.

Let us know what you do to solve it!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Joe Weaver

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#2 posted 08-16-2014 10:40 PM

did you see the manual for this?

-- Joe, Ga

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#3 posted 08-16-2014 11:34 PM

Well tag it first up.

Go buy the anti kickback dogs from the manual, possibly the best spent 25c you have ever made.

Then take the blades out and have them sharpened and you are away.

Otherwise its an interesting history museum piece, or shop door stopper.

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 08-17-2014 01:32 AM

Wow, I have seen one of these before, I see why a previous user may have made the feeder system

-- Norman

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