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Need Help w/ Inherited JA Vance Planer #67
« on: February 04, 2019, 01:12:48 PM »
I am hoping someone can give me information or point me in the right direction regarding some mill equipment I inherited from my father.  He left us a J.A. Vance planer model number 67 that is run by a Detroit diesel engine.  I am not at all familiar with it's operation, or anything else about it for that matter.  I do know it worked, as he used it until just a few months before his death.  It looks very old to me but in well-maintained condition.  I would like to be able to fire it up and show potential buyers that it works but I don't have a clue where to start, or how to safely operate it.


 

   

Does anyone out there know where I can find information on the use of this planer?  Once I verify it works, is there a market for machines that are this old and if so, where/how would I try to sell it?  Am I better off just selling it for scrap metal?

Thank you ahead of time to anyone that can give me a little information on what to do with this beast.

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Re: Need Help w/ Inherited JA Vance Planer #67
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 01:39:59 PM »
Welcome to the forum I can't help you much from here except to tell you that I have the same make of planer I bought back in late 90's others may know more I haven't used ours in the last 5 yrs 
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Re: Need Help w/ Inherited JA Vance Planer #67
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 03:53:30 PM »
Is this a 2 or 4 sided moulder?  Any profile knives or is it set up just to plane flat?

There is a market for them, but it is limited.  They weigh a lot, so location matters as freight can eat in for sure.  Also with the flat belts, they are an insurance nightmare, so generally only used in one man owner operator shops and historical settings.  A lot of moulders unfortunately do get scrapped.   :(

Yours looks to be in good shape with good belts and probably mostly if not completely functional as is.  Most importantly, it's under a roof!  This is a big plus for your machine. 

For more details on Vance, try here http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=930 and here http://www.owwm.org.  (Just don't ask for appraisals, they don't do that.)
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Re: Need Help w/ Inherited JA Vance Planer #67
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2019, 09:10:13 AM »
I have and operate a Vance 67 with a 671 Detroit and am searching for shop manuals or any other literature.They are very good machines if I can help holler

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Re: Need Help w/ Inherited JA Vance Planer #67
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2021, 09:22:33 AM »
I would be interested in looking at your planer if its still available or you can call me at 2318786770 my name is Dean

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Re: Need Help w/ Inherited JA Vance Planer #67
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2021, 03:22:59 PM »
If anyone knows how to contact the owner of this planer please contact me via phone or text 

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Re: Need Help w/ Inherited JA Vance Planer #67
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2021, 04:18:07 PM »
Click the envelope under their name in that first post, that is an email link, old, but maybe still good.
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Re: Need Help w/ Inherited JA Vance Planer #67
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2021, 01:45:45 PM »
Thanks for the tip but he must not use that email anymore. If anyone knows how to contact this fellow Or of a similar machine my number is up a few posts.


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