strange request for planer thicknesser information??

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10-15-2009 09:12 PM

In Europe we mostly use a combined planer thicknesser all built into one cabinet.Not always but most modern units are like this.I have to be careful as what we call a planer you call a jointer and what we call a thicknesser I believe you guys call a thickness planer.I think that’s correct, anyway I have a nice new modern planer with thicknesser all in one unit but recently I also bought a multico planer with a sepearate thicknesser attachment does anyone klnow how this attachment works ? Also were they used at all in USA? It is a large heavy strange looking contraption but it all came together with no instructions it’s an oldie they don’t make them anymore.Now before any one asks me whay I bought this unit I wanted to have to sepearate units as I find this easier rather than knock down building up everytime I want to plane (joint) or thickness (plane) .I guess I am just curious about how this little monster works.kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 10-15-2009 09:19 PM

you got a picture ?

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#2 posted 10-15-2009 09:23 PM

Mate show us what you got there

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#3 posted 10-15-2009 09:41 PM

I’d like to see it even if I can’t help you.

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#4 posted 10-15-2009 10:04 PM

If you can get the make, & model number, you may find a manual on the internet.

Some of the old tools sites can help.

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#5 posted 10-15-2009 10:07 PM

Thats always interesting what certain tools are called through out the world. Thanks Alistar.

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#6 posted 10-15-2009 10:22 PM

It’s in the corner of my machine shop under a pile of stuff right now as I intend to make it like new also ,I am having new heating installed right now so everything has been moved give me a few days thanks.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 10-16-2009 02:06 AM

OK Alistair. A few days and then we want a picture to see what you have there…............LOL

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#8 posted 10-16-2009 06:04 AM

You have a machine by Multico?? I have their Mortise Machine and it’s very well made.. I love it.. I know their a british company, not sure that help you any, but it’s nice to know someone else who has a multico too

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#9 posted 10-16-2009 02:08 PM

if you want to try to research further you might try (old wood working machines)
it’s a group similar to lj that focus’s collecting, reburbishing, ect.
nice bunch of folks like here
gave me tons of feedback on an antique 12” jointer i picked up a couple years ago
you’ll probly get the same—need pics, model #, ser. #, etc.

-- Ron, Missouri

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