|Forum topic by HappyManny||posted 11-07-2015 11:34 AM||762 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
11-07-2015 11:34 AM
I recently came across a 20” thickness planer on craigslist for $800. The owner did not know who the original manufacturer is as the unit did not have any identification on it, all we know is that it is OLD. Does anyone have any idea who makes this thing? I’m looking for a manual so I can tear it down and take it into my basement workshop in pieces. It’s so big it won’t fit through the doors of my home. I’m hoping to tear it down and be able to use it sometime. I’ve had it almost a month and it’s been sitting in my garage unused because I don’t have a 220v run there.
I was kind of skeptical about a 20” planer for only $800, but I did see it run, and run well I might add. He had a TON of extra blades and belts for the thing. He planed a couple rough sawn ash boards for me and it seemed to cut through them like butter. He claimed that he used it to help build his house, which was made completely from trees cut down on his property. I’m not sure how much of that is true, but he definitely used it a lot for something. The mechanism that feeds lumber is kind of weird however. You sort of have to step on a lever on the right side to apply tension to the belt that turns the feed roller. A little strange, but a minor inconvienence to be able to plane 20” wide panels. I think a weight could probably be applied to this lever to make it work without my assistance.
Anyway I’ve attached some pictures of the planer, in case someone can identify this thing and point me in the direction of a manual. The motor, the starter, and the switch in the pictures are not original, but I assume the rest is (more or less)
Any help would be appreciated.