So you maybe be asking, “Ned, I thought you already had in progress two tool restoration projects?”.
Hi, my name is Ned and I have a problem
Really didn’t want a new restoration project and I had already passed on a large floor model old rusty craftsman jointer for $50. Proud of my will power there
But in this case it was a piece of equipment that I really needed. I had access to a friends thickness planer, but over a year ago his garage got flooded with about 3’ of water during a hurricane and the planner got destroyed. So I’ve had a saved craigslist search going for a while to find a thickness planer. Problem has been that even used thickness planers are still relatively expensive.
Finally lucked out and got this Delta model 22-560 12.5" planer for $80, a real steal. The only problem was that it had been in storage for about 10yrs down at one of the local beaches. So lots of salt spray in the air leads to rust central.
Not really too terrible. Support columns rusted, one side of the cutter head was rusted (side that was rotated up), rusted head lock bar, rusted chain that couples the height screws, lots of rusted screw heads and other misc stuff.
Decided to keep to the restoration relatively simple and just go after the rust. Been doing so much restoration work lately that I’ve got this down. Got it Friday and did the disassembly and started the derusting process on everything. Yesterday, Saturday, I finished the derusting and painted and reblued everything as required. Today I did the reassembly and adjustments as needed. (Yea, no extra parts ) Just sanded and waxed the feed tables for now, may repaint them later.