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Offline lptools

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Craftsman Industrial Planer
« on: May 15, 2024, 04:01:46 PM »
Looking for info on this , or , if anyone else has seen one of these before. Catalog shows it attached to a Circular Saw , but this one has its own motor/power unit . I will post pics of the motor if I can find it!
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Re: Craftsman Industrial Planer
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2024, 05:43:55 PM »
Neat!
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: Craftsman Industrial Planer
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2024, 07:31:55 PM »
Hello, Yadda. Thanks! I have a catalog photo somewhere that shows it with a conversion stand!
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Re: Craftsman Industrial Planer
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2024, 08:16:05 PM »
Didn't Stanley have one that used a small router as the motor?

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Re: Craftsman Industrial Planer
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2024, 09:42:52 PM »
Hello, Gene. I believe you are correct, I will check tomorrow. I am pretty sure the Craftsman is a much larger/heavier/heftier version than the Stanley.
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Re: Craftsman Industrial Planer
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2024, 01:06:02 AM »
I'll tell ya Lou, I been watching, hoping you'd show another tool like those vintage Porter Cable saws and Belt Sander. I looked online for this Craftsman Planer Base of yours; Model 315.250530. Found this on eBay. I reckon the Motor; Model 315.2505, having its own model number might imply it doesn't necessarily come with the tool. You saying that an alternative to the motor is using another power source? I've seen these vintage tools, like Porter Cable using a drill to power a circular saw.
Also, I'm wondering when this was made. The additional stamped serial number that follows this model number; 5317, makes me think it might be 1953? But then I see side of the nameplate "1934-01-R1".
Sure is a real nice find. Pristine condition.
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Re: Craftsman Industrial Planer
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2024, 03:59:06 PM »
Hello, Model 12 . I found the motor unit, will try to get photos tomorrow. It is a 3 piece configuration. Motor unit ( no photos yet ) , the planer base/body shown in photos. If you look closely at my original photo from the catalog , it shows the planer mounted to an auxiliary stand.
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Re: Craftsman Industrial Planer
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2024, 01:24:42 PM »
I have a heavy Craftsman version.  Is hand held with knobs and handles.  The motor looks like it is from a router but cannot be removed.  Also 1950s, in a Craftsman steel box, with manuals and an accessory or two.  Still full polished, and too heavy for daily use.
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