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Forum topic by dbol posted 11-06-2012 12:20 AM 3157 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-06-2012 12:20 AM

I just bought this planer off CL. It runs on 220 and cuts pretty good. It gets some snipe at the end of a pass, but I am sure that the rollers can be adjusted.
Anyways any body know any thing about this brand.
This thing has to be about 500 lbs. and I need to get into my basement shop before my wife sees it in the garage.:)


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#1 posted 11-06-2012 02:04 AM

I am pretty sure that is from the same makers as a Bridgewood planer. It has a taiwan motor which is a little bit of a bummer.

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#2 posted 11-06-2012 02:36 AM

Just roll it through the kitchen and it will fall into the basement! :-)

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#3 posted 08-02-2015 02:52 PM



I just bought this planer off CL. It runs on 220 and cuts pretty good. It gets some snipe at the end of a pass, but I am sure that the rollers can be adjusted.
Anyways any body know any thing about this brand.
This thing has to be about 500 lbs. and I need to get into my basement shop before my wife sees it in the garage.:)

- dbol


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#4 posted 08-02-2015 02:58 PM

I am looking at a continental 15” planer to buy. did you find out who made it or if it is the same as a bridgewood.Thanks for any information you can give me

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#5 posted 10-17-2018 10:34 PM

I realize this is a post from Nov 2012, checking to see if any of the original posters are still hanging out here. I recently acquired one of these planers. Mine is as described, it has a 2HP 220 motor, but it’s set upon a Delta mobile base, with a HUGE set of in and out extension wings. It's the dead ringer of this one, except this one is 3HP, and with a badged Delta motor.

Here is the one I have.

Found these guys on a web search. I’ve sent them an e-mail asking if it was theirs. This page doesn’t specifically say woodworking equipment, but sounds like he did anything that drew a buck, and DIY was his thing, and home owner DIY was the rage back them, so likely it’s theirs. Indiana is where they are, so likely it got the Bridgeport reference just because it does weigh a ton, and I never met a light weight Bridgeport anything. Funny how people will make that kind of reference, it’s heavy, gotta be a Bridgie. Thing is, doesn’t look like it is TaiChinese, which would have been junk back in 1986.

My motor is generic, but badged made in USA, no clear maker, but saying that it looks like the Delta motor. Runs like a deer, and strong like BULL!!!!

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#6 posted 10-23-2018 04:40 PM

Sorry for the delay, went away for a long weekend.

Got an e-mail response from Doug G at the Continental Industries I had linked to and he said.

“George,

Wrong Continental Industries, we do not manufacture any wood working machinery or equipment. Sorry we are not of any help to you.”

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