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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Craftsman
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True Manufacturer:
King-Seeley Corp.-Central Specialty Division, Ann Arbor, MI; Ypsilanti, MI
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Planer, Wood
Machine Size: 6" x 2"
Submitted By: Brian Kachadurian
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 103.1801
Date of Manufacturer: Est. 1945
Serial Number: none
Last Updated 2/11/2011 4:04:23 PM

Comments:
>>HISTORY<<
Obtained in a local private sale package deal, in the Fall of 2010.
No additional info on this planer.

>>MACHINE<<
Craftsman 103.1801 6"x2" manual feed thickness planer built by Central Specialty.
Included the original knife setting gauge.
I believe this to be from around 1945, because the original paint is medium gray (Post-WWII color), but the logo tag is the earlier model.

Feb2011:
Cleaned, polished and waxed the bed. Reset the in and outfeed guides.
Cleaned overall machine and lubricated all moving points.
Test set-up includes a Craftsman 16x18 tool stand and Craftsman 315.5608 ½hp 3450rpm RI motor.
Test planed some 1x3s and 2x4s. This planer does an excellent job.
Video-side view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEKFaQY2Rw0
Video-outfeed end: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0DHi-iOCE4

Photo 1:

Comments: As obtained
Source: Nikon CoolPix with flash, basement workshop
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Photo 2:

Comments: Note dual hubless 2" pulleys
Source: Nikon CoolPix with flash, basement workshop
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Photo 3:

Comments: Logo tag
Source: Nikon CoolPix with flash, basement workshop
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Photo 4:

Comments: Original knife setting guage
Source: Nikon CoolPix with flash, basement workshop
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Comments: Test set-up
Source: Nikon CoolPix without flash, basement workshop
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Comments: For the skeptics, who always wonder how well a small manual feed planer works.
Source: Nikon CoolPix with flash, basement workshop
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