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Forum topic by slolearner posted 11-12-2018 10:05 PM 558 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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slolearner

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11-12-2018 10:05 PM

I’ve found this unit local and the seller doesnt know anything about it, just wondering if someone on here may know…


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#1 posted 11-13-2018 04:03 AM

No clue but it looks similar to my Woodtek which was manufactured in Taiwan by Geetech, lots of perfectly fine 80s machines with obscure branding out there. The infeed & outfeed tables are not installed, ask if they have them. If not take that into consideration with an offer.

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#2 posted 11-13-2018 05:50 AM

Looks like generic clone of Delta 22-680 (DC-380), probably made by Geetech.
There were many folks selling same re-branded version made by Geetech, including: Bridgewood, General, Grizzly, Jet, Powermatic, ShopFox, Woodtek, etc. Geetech still produces similar 15” planers in Taiwan and China (via sister division) for several companies.

Bearings and bushings are sort of standardized, and mostly interchangeable between brands. About only ‘unabtanium’ parts are castings, rest can cobbled from another brand that sells spare parts (Grizzly, Jet, Delta). There are subtle differences in gearbox between brands over the years, so gaskets are not all same.

There are a couple versions of those planers sold; most notably they offered two: one with fixed lower base/moving planer head, and another with fixed planer head, and moving planing platform. So if you can not get original manual and parts list, be sure your replacement matches the same configuration.

Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#3 posted 11-13-2018 02:25 PM

So as it stands Ive made an agreement to pick up the planer and a 4inch craftman jointer of the 80’s era for 350.00 does this seem decent for a price…?

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