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General Forestry => Drying and Processing => Topic started by: laffs on February 09, 2010, 08:51:36 PM

Title: 18'' cresent planer wanted
Post by: laffs on February 09, 2010, 08:51:36 PM
hello all
im looking for a cresent planer 18x8 . prefer it to be in the new england area. ive seen a few from$900 and up. always a day late and a dollar short. would consider 14x8 machine. anyone has one for sale or knows of one please let me know.thanks
Brent
Title: Re: 18'' cresent planer wanted
Post by: Ironwood on February 13, 2010, 08:50:02 PM
Are you looking for a P-18? This is the little brother to the P-24. FYI, this unit while nicely built has the disadvantage of a early rubber bushing that is in the holddown "fingers" instead of springs. This rubber eventually hardens and stops working. There was a company in Columbiana Ohio (near the former home of Cresent, Leetonia Ohio) that was supplying parts for outdated machines. I know the industrial park they were, in but forget the name of the business now. Just to let you know. he other likely option yuo are speaking of is a early Delta 18" machine that was common in Industrial arts classes, I dont know the model, but it is a wedge bed, and it was famous for wearing out the bull gear for the table lower in mechanism.

 Ironwood
Title: Re: 18'' cresent planer wanted
Post by: laffs on February 14, 2010, 04:46:01 PM
thanks for the info ironwood il keep an eye on the chip breakers. just looking for something economical right now to get me started. theres a lot of the  24"machines out there . and that may be the route i have to go. wht i want to do is run 8x8s see how it goes from there
thanks .
Brent
Title: Re: 18'' cresent planer wanted
Post by: Ironwood on February 14, 2010, 06:57:56 PM
On the P-18 and 24 it is the segmented infeed that had the rubber bushing instead of springs, not the chip breaker.

 No sweat though, Ironwood
Title: Re: 18'' cresent planer wanted
Post by: laffs on February 14, 2010, 09:50:10 PM
you have a better access to the machines out there to check them out than i do. i  live at the end of the world up here , so far to travel to check anything out . not much up here just big ole 4 sided yates, to big for me
Title: Re: 18'' cresent planer wanted
Post by: laffs on February 17, 2010, 08:33:58 PM
whats a good b uy on one of those 225 powermatics? i think a guy not far from me has a 221. its a beast. has a knife grinding attachment, but no grinder. they deal in shop fox but they had this powermatic sitting in the back ,kind of caught my eye. i looked over some but  dont know much about them. anywho said he would sell it for 2400 and include a 5hp for another 300 has a bigger motor on it now and 6 inch dust hood.
Title: Re: 18'' cresent planer wanted
Post by: Ironwood on February 18, 2010, 09:07:11 AM
I have seen some hammered units go cheap. Fair market on a GOOD unit? ,...... well tough one. Depends on vintage, light green=Excellent, Dark green=Good, Yellow/gold=later years NOT GOOD. Things got cheap in the later years.

 

 Ironwood