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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Craftsman

True Manufacturer:
Parks Woodworking Machine Co., Cincinnati, OH.
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Planer, Wood
Machine Size: 12"x4"
Submitted By: Norm Nelson
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 112.1901 (aka Parks 95) 12" planer
Date of Manufacturer: 1940's?
Serial Number: 8639-
Last Updated 1/3/2011 11:49:27 AM

I saw this planer advertised online as "old Craftsman planer, no motor $50". I asked for pictures, the PO sent them, and I showed up and bought it in early December 2010 for the asking price. Everything spun, nothing frozen up. I was told it had a 5hp motor on it that was removed by the PO just before I picked it up... the motor matched the one on his Belsaw planer, so he wanted to keep it.

This planer came with a shop-made angle iron stand that includes a motor mount. I've got the planer mostly disassembled now, and I'm on the fence as to whether I should completely restore it, or just give it a good cleaning and lube. I'm leaning towards the clean & lube right now, due to the time I have available at the moment.

Photo 1:

Comments: this planer as I bought it
Source: PO photo
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Photo 2:

Comments: planer once I got it home
Source: my camera
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Photo 3:

Comments: with the shafts off and bed cleaned up... deciding if I should completely disassemble
Source: my camera
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