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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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I recently purchased a rockwell porta-planer model 126 and need a manual. what is the best procedure for acquiring one? I have never posted to a forum before and do not fully understand the process. What I have read so far I have a lot to learn about routing and posting. I retired two years ago and now have some time to use the many old tools I have collected on wood working and metal shaping projects that I have put off for lack of free time. I like the older tools because they were built to last unlike many of the newer ones. I am not trashing the new tools but have made some uneducated quesses and bought some real lemons.

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Hello Skip.

Welcome to the forum.

Is there more than one model for this planner? The manual may be in the section for manuals, Power Tool Manuals - Router Forums

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Hello Skip welcome to the forum

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Welcome to the forum skip. I like the old tools too. They were built to last and the heavier frames absorbed vibration better.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Welcome to the forum Skip.

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I don't know of any other model number than model 126. the planer is circa 1950 made by Rockwell.
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I find that covering up mistakes is what I do best. I was told more than once when I made a mistake: the only one who will know if you make a mistake is you so finish the work the best you can and you will remember the mistakes a lot longer than when every thing went right the first time.
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