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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Craftsman
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True Manufacturer:
Parks Woodworking Machine Co., Cincinnati, OH.
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Planer, Wood
Machine Size: 12" x 4"
Submitted By: Omar Rashash
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 112.1801 Craftsman Thickness Planer
Date of Manufacturer: 1937?
Serial Number: None Present (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 7/23/2014 12:48:27 PM

Comments:
Finally got the new house built and dragged this out of storage. This appears to be one of the first production model Parks planers sold by Sears. And no, the model number is not a typo, it IS 112.1801. The dust hood has two adjustment screws and pivots on the cutter head shaft! Gee, I wonder why they changed to the configuration we're all familiar with. The adjustment for the pressure bar doesn't use the acorn nuts and the gearbox doesn't appear to hang on a bushing. The Craftsman blue is the original paint color. Working with Doug Rewerts to hash out the lineage on this. I'll get updated photos posted soon.

(Original post: 7/16/2007)

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Comments: Front View
Source: Omar M. Rashash
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Photo 2:

Comments: Left Pivot Detail
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Comments: First Craftsman Model of the Parks
Source: Omar M. Rashash
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