Craftsman thickness planer knife guauge
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Trying to help a friend out here- she recently bought a
Craftsman thickness planer- but did not get the knife gauge. According to the sears parts web site, it is no longer available. Planer model 351.23378. The gauge is part number 3879.00 ( two needed ) and a rod, part number 9640. I did some google attempts, but came up empty. She can reach the person that she bought it from- hopefully they have the gauge hiding somewhere. The guy that sold it to her was helping a friend with some stuff, so it is not a direct line to the original owner.

Any suggestions? She will be posting on OWWM shortly.

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  Re: Craftsman thickness planer knife guauge by goaliedad (Trying to help a fri...)
If you can't find the Craftsman pieces for cheap, you could use any generic planer / jointer knife setting jig. Here is one example. I think my Craftsman planer / molder came with the same set you are looking for. If you buy me the powertech set I'll swap you





http://www.amazon.com/POWERTEC-80000-Pla..._1_2&sr=8-2

There are other less expensive set-up jigs. Look around for a magnetic knife setting jig. I'm sure you can find something. Don't waste too much time looking the OEM pieces

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  Re: Craftsman thickness planer knife guauge by goaliedad (Trying to help a fri...)
That appears to be just another bench top type planer(?), if true the smaller Planer Pals should work just fine. I used these on my Delta 22-540 for years, and found them a lot easier to use than the (useless) factory gauge....and they're very affordable.
I started with absolutely nothing. Now, thanks to years of hard work, careful planning, and perseverance, I find I still have most of it left.
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  Re: Re: Craftsman thickness planer knife guauge by fredhargis (That appears to be j...)
Thanks. I was hoping someone would share personal experience. I saw those on line and was wondering.....

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  Re: Craftsman thickness planer knife guauge by goaliedad (Trying to help a fri...)
Update- she ordered the planet pals. I helped her install the fresh blades recently- amazingly easy to use and the planer works like a champ. Thanks again

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