|Forum topic by Don Broussard||posted 237 days ago||839 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
237 days ago
I am getting a 12” Parks Planer to refurb and use. The motor was a heavy, cast iron body General Electric 2HP, 1740 rpm, 120V single phase motor that gave up the ghost. Motor shop said they can’t get parts to repair the motor (internal wiring issues, but not just a rewind job), so I’m trying to find out what kind of motor was originally supplied with the Parks Planer. While I’d like to get an original motor, I won’t let not finding an original motor stop me from returning the planer to service. Can someone help me with the original motor manufacturer? I’ve already looked on owwm.com and I didn’t find out that information there.
I’m shopping now for a replacement motor of current manufacture, and I’m seeing prices ranging from $300 – $800—big variations in price. I am also checking CL to see if I can find a motor off another tool like a table saw to use as the replacement. I’m also open to advice on a reliable replacement motors.
Thanks in advance for the comments and/or advice.
EDIT: The planer is a Model 97 with the cast iron stand. The motor is mounted below the planer and is belt driven to the planer pulley/s.
-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!