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Blog entry by gofigure posted 09-05-2014 07:28 PM 1432 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a Craftsman Planer Model #351 217480 13” planer surface. Over the years the overload switch has become weak and easy to trip. I got a new switch from Sears Parts but I can’t figure out how to remove and replace the old one. Any thought or suggestions will be appreciated.

Thanks
gofigure.



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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 09-05-2014 09:00 PM

Pictures would help.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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DHRiley

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#2 posted 09-05-2014 09:25 PM

Don’t have a clue, but would be interested in reading your post how you did it. I have that planer as well. BTW, I found a great deal on blades for it on eBay here, if you need replacements. http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-50-Flat-Rate-Ship-Unlimites-Qtys-13-2-PK-Craftsman-9-21790-HSS-Planer-Blades-/161406014195?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item25948c52f3
I got a bunch of them from this guy.

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Gary Scoville

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#3 posted 09-05-2014 11:54 PM

Hay Gofigure,
I can definitely can help but I need the correct name of the part, fuse, beaker, heater, ect. Please get back to me. I have been an electrician for 35 years. Besides, it’s nice to have something to offer instead of just asking questions.

-- Gary Torrington, CT

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gofigure

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#4 posted 09-06-2014 12:12 AM

Gary,
Owners Manual calls it overload breaker. I have the replacement part but can’t get the old one out to replace it
Thanks, gofigure

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gofigure

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#5 posted 09-06-2014 01:15 AM

Gary,
Owners Manual calls it overload breaker. I have the replacement part but can’t get the old one out to replace it
Thanks, gofigure

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Grumpymike

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#6 posted 09-06-2014 09:05 PM

Go back to the Sears Parts web … there is an exploded view … follow the broken lines to where it mounts … do you see it now??

I think they call it an Overload Breaker because the Chinese tech writer couldn’t spell CIRCUIT Breaker … ??

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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BenRuss

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#7 posted 10-03-2014 02:52 PM

I have the same planer. Where did you find the circuit breaker. Sears Parts says they don’t have them anymore.
I will definitely use the new blade link. I saw those on eBay and thought about picking some up as well.

If I can’t find the exact Craftsman part to replace the circuit breaker, is there a way to wire a difference one or wire it right out of the equation some how. Looks aren’t important, performance is.
Gary Scoville, I will be sending you a message to discuss.

-- Keepin' it wheel.

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