The table raising shaft no longer penetrated the left side of the base casting and the flat bar in front of the in-feed roller was gone. I hope that makes sense. On the other hand, if it can be easily restored, it might be worth storing it off-site until I do have the room to put it to use. Alternatively, you could repaint over the existing paint once it is cleaned up. I did this at a later step and had to go back and re-adjust everything again to get the cutterhead to fit. This manual contains information on setup, lubrication, maintenance, and complete parts list. I found the allen screws I wanted in McMaster-Carr.
You may have to before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. I threaded the screws into the holes until the tops of the screws barely protruded from the top of the threaded holes, in an attempt to keep things as level as possible. Do not put the aluminum base or the gearbox housing in the electrolysis tank. I found that by trapping the gearbox between the collar A-2 on the outfeed roller and the 20 tooth gear A-17 on the cutterhead I was able to get the throw out mechanism to function correctly. It fits poorly to the top of the chip breaker and requires quite a bit of tweaking and grinding to get a satisfactory fit.
Overview: I have collected this information for many years and have found the information they contain to be priceless in using and setting up the machines properly. Another is that the gears are stuck on the shaft. I think that there are folks who enjoy the engineering of woodworking machines and there are folks who enjoy the use of woodworking machines. This required that I use a smaller indicator with a 0. These planers are superior in almost every way to the cheap plastic lunchbox screamers that are sold new today.
Scoring is normally confined to a narrow strip and is less likely to allow a wider board to sag as it passes under the cutterhead. Another consideration I have is space. The gearbox rides on the end of that sleeve and rocks back and forth as wood is fed into the machine. I believe that the original stand had a steel rod going through it that the motor was hinged from. Craftsman-badged Parks came painted a slightly bluer grey than their Parks-badged brethren. Admire your bags of shiny parts and recall what a horrid mess the damn thing was when you got it. I just picked up a Parks Planer it was free,now i have to invest some time in cleaning and fine tuning it.
I already got new bearings for the cutterhead, but I need to either fix or replace the table roller bearings and the table rollers. Put the handwheel A-67 on the end of the elevating shaft. The gearbox now came with a throw out lever to disengage the feed rollers. Having difficulties reading project plans? Beds can also be badly scored. I'll see if I can get more details abut the extent of work necessary before I make any final decisions. Gib and Knife in Correctly Cutterhead Balancing I took my cutterhead to my neighbourhood machine shop.
Needless to say it is unsafe to operate your planer without a guard, especially with the height adjustment being right in the middle of the belt! To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. The gearbox should now look like this: Outfeed Roller Gears Installed Then install A-17 on the cutterhead shaft, then slide A-4 on the infeed roller shaft. Its funny how our mind starts to go as we get older. You should be able to get it within 0. I see now why some folks advocate buying an inexpensive spray gun instead of all these rattlecans. With the disposablades you only have to get the perfect setup once as the blades are always at the same height, and the cost of the blades is barely more than the cost of sharpening. The other part of me says I'd be kicking myself later for not taking advantage of the deal.
So much for using artwork as a guide to reality. Stand It is possible and likely that your planer also came to you without a stand. Some of the manuals on this site are from machines in our shop like the , , , etc. As it goes in, you will need to slide onto it first the 128 tooth gear A-20 , and the 20 tooth gear A-17. The member that posted pictures and coments about reworking his planer could list the companys name that he located in Kentucky I wpuld really appreciate it. I don't know that for a fact. It has a pretty new motor, new blades, and is well tuned.
He also shows how to make several jigs which help with the tune-up. Parts to Replace The following are parts you should expect to replace as part of a complete teardown and rebuild of your Parks. The Parks planer would take up a bit of floor space, and I don't know how feasible it is to add a collection hood to it. If you are a carver or want. Thus we would be able to establish the date of manufacture or at least approximate it.
Investing in tools and hardware can be. I had one years ago. Make a new bushing to fit the new hole. It appears that the metallic stickers may have arrived at approximately the same time as the short hex nuts, at about serial number 30,000. I needed four, they fall apart quickly. I sometimes don't get the discussions of loud machines v. If you have not done so already, now is a good time to mark the location of the infeed roller oil seal, and drill and tap the gearbox for it.