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Manufactured/Badged by:
Rockwell Manufacturing Co.
Pittsburgh, PA

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Planer, Wood
Machine Size: 18"
Submitted By: Dick Streff
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 22-200
Date of Manufacturer: late 1960's or early 1970's.
Serial Number:
Last Updated 6/1/2007 12:00:00 AM

Comments:
I bought this planer on ebay from a university carpenter's shop. I am including it here mostly as an example of how well a factory paint job can be rejuvenated sometimes with a proper cleanup and a healthy dose of elbow grease. Also I wanted to ad a shot of the factory motor grinder setup.

This particular machine has had little more than cosmetic work from me. I did replace the cutterhead bearings with new sealed units. I also checked the worm gear over and it was surprisingly in very nice shape. With a sharp set of knives and now properly adjusted it is a very smooth and quiet machine for a planer of this size. The feed mechanism is noticeably quieter than similarly sized machines from Powermatic.

Photo 1:

Comments: Shot of the machine as purchased.
Source: Seller's photo.
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Photo 2:

Comments: After a bit of cleanup.
Source: My coolpix.
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Comments: Factory grinder often missing from these machines.
Source: My coolpix.
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