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08-22-2019 03:25 PM

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I’m looking for a manual for a Masterforce Planer 240-0045 13” planer. Picked it up for 50.00 works well just would like a manual.

Ray

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#1 posted 08-22-2019 05:36 PM

All the “lunchbox” planers work the same. A manual from any company will tell you what you want to know. I hope you got the blade setting gauge with it.

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#2 posted 08-22-2019 05:57 PM

I’m hoping to find the manual with a parts description so I can dissemble it to clean and lubricate it. It works well but I have seen some videos online where dust collects in places that it should not, causing issues.

Ray

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#3 posted 08-22-2019 06:21 PM

https://www.ereplacementparts.com/power-tool-parts.html?source=gaws&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIp5GAwYuX5AIVhsDICh0jFg-eEAAYASAAEgJ6Z_D_BwE

I’m sure a Masterforce planer is made under different names. Check your planer to one from the above list.

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#4 posted 08-23-2019 05:53 AM

+1 look for other brands that look the same.

Masterforce brand power tools used to made by Makita and sold at Menards long ago. Not sure if your planer is same brand/company, but would look at Makita models for similar looking planers? Both Hitachi (metaba now) and Rikon currently sell a 330mm (13”) planer.
The only image I could find of MasterForce 240-0045 planer is this one from an auction site:
https://smithauctions.hibid.com/lot/11217-150576-290714/master-force-13--wood-planer-w-stand-and-roller/


The thickness gauge sort of looks like the old Makita units, and new Metaba planers?

Name plate shows made in China, so there could be many planers that look same sold under different names.

BTW – The name plate lists a customer service number for MasterForce.
Looks like 1-800-266-9079, but then my eyesight stinks.
Hmm, Google says that is same customer service number as Sears Craftsmen branded tools.
Go figure?
. #IAMAKLUTZ with a keyboard, not an expert.

-- 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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#5 posted 08-23-2019 01:31 PM

Thanks for all the help on this.

-- Ray

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#6 posted 08-23-2019 06:08 PM

Update its was made by Craftsman its a Model number 351/217480 Professional series 13” Planer. Thanks to everyone to helped.

Ray

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#7 posted 08-23-2019 07:33 PM

Gald you were able to find a similar model!

Slight correction, if I may?
It was manufacturered in China, and then sold with Master Force and Craftsmen brand labels. LOL
Guessing it is made by same folks that make the current Wen 6552 planer, as they all look same to me:
https://www.amazon.com/WEN-6552T-3-Blade-Benchtop-Thickness/dp/B07KL4L9KM

Chansen Industries produces a 13 inch planer with same thickness gauge and look, available from Alibaba:
https://chansenmachinery.en.alibaba.com/product/60846799234-806594044/Woodworking_machine_Item_CMB13_13_benchtop_wood_thickness_planer.html?

BTW – Chansen produces the Nova (turning tools) and current Oliver branded machines under exclusive contracts. Import records show machinery shipments to Jet and Grizzly as well. Got to love the search power on WWW.

Cheers!

-- 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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#8 posted 08-23-2019 09:10 PM

Thank you i appreciate the correction. And your point is very good. I know the Grizzly Lathe and Harbor Freight lathe and I believe the Delta are all made on the same assembly line, in the manuals the part numbers match up. Motor and bearing quality are all that differs I’m thinking.

Ray

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