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Topic tags/keywords: planer traditional modern shaping question

Hi all i hope i have placed this post in the correct place and someone is able to shed some light on the age and value of the item which is picured. I have looked on the internet but cant find anything about it.
Thankyou in advance and i really do appreciate any information given.

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#1 posted 603 days ago

Welcome to LJs Daniel346!

Kinda looks like a jointer with an adjustable fence. Make sure it has a ground
on it.

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#2 posted 603 days ago

I agree with waho, but could you take a picture of the other side and the bottom?

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#3 posted 603 days ago

Based on the way the parts resemble other tools, it looks like a powered, worm drive plow plane. Is that a little bit of cutter peeking out below the fence near the middle?

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#4 posted 603 days ago

While there is no picture, read the information found on the link below…think this may be it.

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#5 posted 603 days ago

I would venture that it’s an old model of a powered hand plane for reducing the size of a door.
The fence may be adjustable from square to a few degrees angle because door edges aren’t actually square to the front and back.

Good luck with finding information on it!

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#6 posted 603 days ago

Yes a power hand plane probably from the 50s

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#7 posted 603 days ago

A portable powered MOLDER plane, chain drive, from the 50s?

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#8 posted 603 days ago

The fence on the under side makes me think it is a rabbet plane.

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#9 posted 603 days ago

It’s an older power plane with an optional edge guide. The cover on the side likely covers a cog belt.
It’s older but likely similar in function to my Skil 100.

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#10 posted 603 days ago

Thanks guys it has been quite confusing to try and know exactly what it is. i dont suppose anyone knows what kind of value it has or where someone may know please? but anyway thankyou all for your inputs

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#11 posted 603 days ago

Nice looking old planer. I’ve never seem one with a worm
drive like that.

Probably not worth that much unless it’s a wide format
planer (150mm or more). Less than 50 pounds I’d say,
assuming it works and has blades in a common format.
Otherwise it’s strictly a collector piece and finding a
buyer will not be so easy as not a lot of people collect
old handheld power tools.


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#12 posted 603 days ago

Searched the Pat # and came up with this.

As mentioned above….molding plane would be my first guess.

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#13 posted 603 days ago

It’s a beatiful old woodworking electric hand plane ideal to take the drudgery out of planing and speedy removal of wood without too much effort I have two different sizes of modern versions of these,and they work great too. Alistair

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