Omega 15” planer

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Is there any where I can purchase a rebuild kit for an Omega planer? I looked online but I can not seem to find anything on this planet. Thanks!

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#1 posted 05-10-2018 03:58 AM

If you’ve got the manual you might want to compare it to a similar year grizzly, looks just like theirs and probably comes from the same factory. If the parts diagrams seem to match it might be your best start. Otherwise bearings can be purchased from a bearing store, just need to grab size numbers from them or pull them and bring them to a bearing store.

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#2 posted 05-10-2018 04:27 AM

Is there any where I can purchase a rebuild kit for an Omega planer?
- Jayceb

Doubt it… I’ve never heard of a ‘rebuild’ kit, even for the brand name machines. But you should be able to easily find the consumables (bearings, knives and belts) for it. What exactly is it that you need?


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#3 posted 05-10-2018 04:40 AM

Woodworkers Supply badged those Taiwan
planers too. I think they have a good parts

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#4 posted 05-13-2018 10:14 PM

I bought a Rockwell/Invicta 13” planer (made in Brazil) off CL for a very good price. The cheap price was due to the roller drive chain having broken and jammed up inside the chain cover which broke the casting. My local hardware store could not match the chain. I took my piece of chain in to Grizzly (I live only about 5 miles from the Bellingham outlet), and one of the floor clerks kindly dug into one of their machines to confirm that my chain was metric. Of course they sold me a new chain. They are really good guys there.

I welded up a new chain cover, a fairly straightforward job, and it looked like the original after painting. One thing I learned from this is why such parts are made from cast iron. Fabricating is a fussy and time consuming business, cutting out, bending, welding and grinding a component smooth (to clean up some of the kludgy welds).

By the way, that was one of the best planers I ever had. I tore it down to get the critical measurements for a Byrd head, as the howling of the machine (it’s the blades, folks, not the motor) was too annoying. But at the last minute I changed my mind and went in another direction.

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