Vintage Craftsman 306.9121 planer restoration

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Blog series by Don W updated 09-05-2012 09:41 PM 4 parts 31206 reads 92 comments total

Part 1: Planer restoration. The beginning.

07-22-2012 01:24 PM by Don W | 40 comments »

So I won a planer on ebay for $39. I bid the starting bid never expecting to win. I figured for $39, the 3hp electric motor would cover it. This was the only picture supplied. Last weekend I drove to pick it up. Once home I gave it a systems check. Does it work? The description said “In working condition”, but what exactly did that mean. Since the motor was not attached, I rewired it for 110V just to test it (will be put back to 220v ...

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Part 2: OK moving right along

07-24-2012 09:34 PM by Don W | 20 comments »

Well, not really, but hey progress is progress even if its slow. I never planned to take everything apart and repaint. So I dismantled the hood and a few misc parts, painted them up along with the new dust collection. Made a few rubber grommets to deaden the rattles. The put it back together.Added a 30’ lengh of 10-3 power cord, connected to a new switch. Took on last look at old unreliable. And set the new girl in her new home. Attached the dust co...

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Part 3: Making the Knife setting jig

07-26-2012 02:33 PM by Don W | 18 comments »

I know I could just go buy a knife setting jig, but some how spending $80+/- for something I’ll use once or twice a year just didn’t seem right. So I made my own. First I found a piece of scrap cherry. I chose cherry because it was a piece of scrap the exact size I needed. I think its karma. I then measured the width of the cutter head - I divided that in half and set my hole cutter to make the half circle.- A little sanding to get it just right.- Verifie...

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Part 4: The final Chapter Adding the extensions.

09-05-2012 09:41 PM by Don W | 14 comments »

I had some extensions made and got them installed Then spent part of Monday turning this Into this…..

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