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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
Submitted By: Justin Weier
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 112.23490
Date of Manufacturer: 1950's
Serial Number:
Last Updated 5/12/2018 11:59:04 AM

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I picked this planer up along with an earlier "Parks" badged "parts" machine from another VM.org member out near Milwaukee. I haven't had time to start the restoration work yet. It was drafted more or less "as is" into a project milling quarter sawn oak lumber. It came with a 2HP Master Repulsion Induction motor. I tried to clean the motor up to put it back in service, but after quite a bit of effort I discovered it has a bad winding. Really unfortunate as the's motors are built like tanks and weigh almost 100lbs. I was able to get the planer working for the time being with a 1 1/2 hp craftsman motor, but now I'm on the look out for a more powerful period correct motor prior to starting restoration.

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Comments: Even with the little 1 1/2hp capacitor start motor, this old beast can make some sawdust.
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Comments: The motor as I got it. Completely choked with sawdust.
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Comments: After a lot of cleaning, the windings are all still stained black from the years of gear oil contamination. I tested the windings with a multi-meter only to find one of the 4 outputs appears to have a short somewhere.
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