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wadkin rm planer thicknesser

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hi all 


i have just started work on an old wadkin 24" jointer thicknesser it is in fair condition and i will only be doing the minimum strip down and clean up ( checking bearings etc) to get the old girl running again.


be looking for a 300mm wide jointer for a while and this monster came up for $1000 australian .


$ 500 to move and i am hoping $ 500 at most for parts and disposables .


i am looking for any information on this model especial modern bearing codes .



cheers scott

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Can't help with the bearing information. Just wanted to say looks like a nice piece of machinery!




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Scott,


I just sent a message to a member that is heavy into Wadkin machinery.


When he gets back to me I'll forward the information from his reply.


 


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Scott,


Here is a link to quite a few Wadkin manuals.


http://www.daltonsmachines.com/downloads-old.html


This is a direct link to the RM manual.


http://www.daltonsmachines.com/uploads/files/oldmanuals//Wadkin_RM_(16,_24_inch)_Planer_Thicknesser_Manual.pdf


Sorry about the delay.


 


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That is a pretty awesome piece of Iron. Keep us posted on the restoration.




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thanks john lewis and larry 


yes she will be a great machine , so east to take apart ( nice cut threads into cast ) no threaded or stripped heads.


just bloody heavy .. 


removed the cutter head and will need to replace the bearings one has collapsed so very pleased i decided to give the old girl an look over . trying to source bearings at the moment 


i worked on a machine like this during my apprenticeship in England in the late eighties 


it will be noisy but will eat wood even aussie hardwood ( and man some of that is hard as nails ) 


also need to replace the bed roller bearings and housings . as they have damage . might try and mill the housings in aluminium on the small cnc i have been trying to master .ning-dscn6115-11728-34.jpg?width=721ning-dscn6119-11728-94.jpg?width=721


cheers scott



cheers scott 



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scott said:


thanks john lewis and larry 


yes she will be a great machine , so east to take apart ( nice cut threads into cast ) no threaded or stripped heads.


just bloody heavy .. 


removed the cutter head and will need to replace the bearings one has collapsed so very pleased i decided to give the old girl an look over . trying to source bearings at the moment 


i worked on a machine like this during my apprenticeship in England in the late eighties 


it will be noisy but will eat wood even aussie hardwood ( and man some of that is hard as nails ) 


also need to replace the bed roller bearings and housings . as they have damage . might try and mill the housings in aluminium on the small cnc i have been trying to master .ning-dscn6115-11727-55.jpg?width=721ning-dscn6119-11727-31.jpg?width=721


cheers scott



cheers scott 





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Scott,


The bandsaw looks like it was made by the Sidney Tool Co. that was located in Sidney Ohio. 


The company was founded in 1905.


Sidney Tool Co. sold their woodworking machines under the Famous brand name.


 


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