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jbswearingen

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633 days ago

I’ve come to the conclusion that this planer is too big to keep in my little garage shop. I’d love to keep it for possible future projects, but can’t justify it—I have a portable planer that serves me well. When I got it, it ran, but the paint was beat up, so I disassembled it and repainted it Rustoleum’s Hammered Black.

It needs a new cutter head drive belt, a new switch box (or a button fabbed up for the ON button), and the blades are dull.

It is mostly reassembled—the blades haven’t been put back in. The in feed roller is deformed, being rubber, but is still serviceable. The bronze roller bushings are tight and roll smoothly. The cutter head’s bearings spin smoothly with no noise. One in/out feed table is missing. The bed appears to have been gouged with a nail or something in a piece of wood that was run through it, but otherwise is good.

I don’t have pics of it assembled, but here are pics of it before I took it apart.

$350

-- Semper fi, Brad


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Don W

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#1 posted 633 days ago

For anyone wanting to buy this, look in my blogs for one I restored. I’ve got part information and web site links. I love mine. These were solid built and most of the parts are the same as the ones they make today. (I’d post the link but I’m on my phone)

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#2 posted 633 days ago

Don's Link

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jbswearingen

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#3 posted 629 days ago

Thanks for the vote of confidence! With the videos I’ve seen of these things in action, I really wish I had the room to keep it. If it doesn’t sell, I may yank the motor out and give the rest away…I don’t know what I’d do with a big, honking 5ph motor, but I’m sure I could come up with something suitably dangerous!

-- Semper fi, Brad

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Planeman40

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#4 posted 628 days ago

I have one of these since I bought it new from Sears in the 1970s. Works like a charm – and no “snipe”.

Planeman

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MedicKen

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#5 posted 627 days ago

Build a smaller stand with locking casters and keep it.

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jbswearingen

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#6 posted 627 days ago

The only thing a smaller stand would accomplish is to make it easier to tip over; it’s optimally sized already flour support and stability. Making a smaller stand won’t make my garage bigger!

;)

-- Semper fi, Brad

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jbswearingen

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#7 posted 626 days ago

Sold!

-- Semper fi, Brad

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