Ooh - bad pun...
I waited until now to post this so I could test and verify the machine, and
now that I'm happy:
I picked up a 50's era Parks/Craftsman 12" planer from a guy at the office for
$50. I thought, "$50 is worth taking a chance, especially since I'd be looking
at $350-$400 for a new Bosch or DeWalt". No wimpy sheet metal here - this
thing is straight from my old high school shop class: heavy, solid, powerful
(2hp motor). Plus the smell of the transmission oil - it just takes me right
back to school. Well, after getting the guide rollers loosely aligned I ran a
couple of boards through. No snipe or tearing, and a good, true flat surface.
That's one more nice item revived and added to the workshop ;-)
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