I have been on the look out for an old planer to replace my Dewalt lunchbox. It not that the Dewalt isnt a good planer it is, I just wanted and old arn. I have been looking for about 2 years and have even bid on a few but my budget was lower than everyone elses. That is until last week.
My new toy is a 1958 Delta 22-101 13×5 with a 3hp 3ph motor that at first glance looks to be in great shape. It was removed from a working cabinet shop that was liquidated after the owner passed away. There was a lot of very nice machinery at the auction and I wish I would have been able to afford more.But then I would need a bigger shop, not that we all dont need a bigger shop. I have a friend here in town who will be making the trip to Utah to pisk up his purchases as well as mine. I am really looking forward to getting it home and playing with it a little. Of course it will get a good once over to make sure all the bearings, chains, gears, pulleys and belts are in good shape. I think I am just gonna clean this one up and use as is, the paint looks good.
I am also finally going to upgrading from VFD’s to an RPC. I will keep a few of the VFD’s on some of the machines where variable speed makes sense. But the others will be packed away. The RPC will be 10hp so I should be able to run 7.5hp comfortably .
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