|Forum topic by jbswearingen||posted 11-03-2012 02:54 PM||7388 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
11-03-2012 02:54 PM
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.
-- Semper fi, Brad