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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" x 4"
Submitted By: Brian Kachadurian
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 112.23490
Date of Manufacturer: late 40s/50s...?
Serial Number: (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 10/7/2013 9:27:48 AM

I do not own this machine. A friend of mine has a part-time gig with a local auction house. When they unload the contents of a house, the dealer gives him first shot at buying any tools, prior to auction. Here is a classic example of the items my friend has obtained. (This planer is from an old fellow's basement workshop. He passed away and his estate was being liquidated.)

Here is the ubiquitous Parks model 95 planer, sold under the Craftsman label. The main difference is; this one is new and still in the crate! (The upper part of the crate was removed to inspect the gearbox and knives.) It was shipped from Parks in Cincinnati Ohio to a Detroit Michigan Sears store (per the printing on the crate). Note the block of wood and slip of paper on the bed. The slip of paper explains that the enclosed block of wood was test planed as a final quality inspection. The planer has a light amount of surface rust and is completely covered with dust.

My friend is searching for an appropriate size motor. He plans on building a stand after he obtains the motor.

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Comments: Outfeed end, existing light.
Source: My Canon Powershot S230, in his barn.
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