|Forum topic by WillliamMSP||posted 03-23-2015 02:41 PM||2559 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
03-23-2015 02:41 PM
Whelp, I done did it. After nearly losing my patience (and sanity) with combing the backwaters of Craigslist, all while debating “lunchbox or stationary?” I came across a promising ad for a planer a just over 100 miles away. Seemed to do just dandy on the test board that was run through it and all the parts that are supposed to move do so freely and smoothly – no rattles or bumps. The arrow for the thickness indicator needs to be replaced and I’ll have to find/make a knife setting jig eventually, but everything under the hood (3hp motor, belts, pulleys, rollers, etc) seems pretty solid. Price was $250 and a half a tank of gas for the round trip.
(in/outfeed tables were taken off for transport)
My understanding is that this is the same, or very similar to, the Woodmaster 612; I’ll have to find a manual and go through it and then make any adjustments necessary – any advice to a n00b is welcome. In any event, I’m glad to be done looking and happy to have a major piece of my budding shop in place.
-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)