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Author Topic: Another great CraigsList find  (Read 4040 times)

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Offline easymoney

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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2016, 11:02:35 AM »
did you put a little grease on the crankshaft where the points ride? if the crank is dry the points can close up from the contact point wearing.

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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2016, 12:02:28 PM »
I have seen one that had the cam lobe either broken or wore round. I put an electronic ignition kit on it, ran fine.
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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2016, 01:38:07 PM »
did you put a little grease on the crankshaft where the points ride? if the crank is dry the points can close up from the contact point wearing.

I didn't add any (doh!) but it was greasy looking.  There is a square push rod of sorts that contacts the cam down a hole.  The points ride on top of that.  This is a really old B&S - I used to repair lawnmowers as a kid, eons ago, and never saw a B&S like this one.

It is running great now so we'll see how long that lasts.

I have seen one that had the cam lobe either broken or wore round. I put an electronic ignition kit on it, ran fine.

Don't think the cam is worn since the push rod is plastic/nylon and I was able to get .020" gap quite easily.  Also, this is what I would call a reverse cam?  Points ride open until the push rod drops to make contact for a moment.  It's been a while since I messed with points but from what I remember, that seems backwards - but it works!
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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2017, 05:19:25 PM »
Well, not exactly a CL find, but a great dumpster dive!  After I finished a quick grocery store stop, I drove around the back as it is an easy exit from the parking lot.  There was a big dumpster with a odd aluminum shelving unit sticking out of the top, so I stopped.  Under it was a Macro Bin - large plastic bin that are 4'x4' and this one looks like it will hold about 1/2 yard of material.  The thing is in excellent shape.  While I was pulling that out, this was sitting under it:

 

Ever since I have been watching @jimdad07 videos, I've been wanting one for when I start handling my timbers (next spring).

It was a bit dirtier at the time, covered in greasy dirt.  This is what was wrong with it, the other half was missing:

 

I made a new pin out of some SS I had laying around.  That is the new pin on the top:

 

I couldn't figure out how to get the linkage apart so YouTube to the rescue.  Also learned how it is suppose to work and how to adjust it.  Works like new.  I found a place to buy a new pin ($11.00), but where's the fun in that! ;)
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SkyTrak 9038, Davis Little Monster backhoe, Case 16+4 Trencher, Home Built 38" cut Bandmill up to 64' - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.

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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2017, 06:05:37 PM »
Outstanding.  Great rescue.  It's hard to believe what people throw away.
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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2017, 06:37:10 PM »
Isn't  that stealing?
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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2017, 07:24:49 PM »
One mans trash is another mans . . .

We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2017, 09:32:06 PM »
One mans trash is another mans . . .






Maybe they give things away.
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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2017, 01:07:30 AM »
There was a paint crew there and all of the stuff I salvaged was getting covered with empty paint buckets and tons of painter's paper and tape.
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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2017, 05:06:30 PM »
Listed for free on Craigslist - 6" x 36" Craftsman planer.  What!  No way!  I didn't think Craftsman made planers.  Well, it turned out to be a jointer ::)  I emailed the poster (pointing that out) and he liked my email and "wanted it to go to a good home that knows more about it than me".  He was quick to point out that the guard was pretty stiff and didn't know how to make it work.

I spent a few hours cleaning the rust off the bed, lubing up various moving parts and adjusting the infeed table so it was flat with the outfeed table.  And tightened about 2 dozen bolts that were supposed to be holding the stand together.  Also had to sharpen the blades - they were really dull on the right 2" where it was used all the time.  The other 4" on the left were almost new.  Added locking wheels to make it portable.

 

The PPO (previous, previous owner) added a chip collection chute made out of some 1/16" aluminum.  Works really well!

 

This replaces the 4Ĺ" x 24" jointer I have down in my shop.  Actually, I have about 90% of a second one as well that my daughter thought I needed :D
John Sawicky

Just North-East of Sacramento...

SkyTrak 9038, Davis Little Monster backhoe, Case 16+4 Trencher, Home Built 38" cut Bandmill up to 64' - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.

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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2017, 06:59:06 PM »
Wow, I got 60 bucks for mine when I sold it on Craigslist last year.  Sold it in a hour with 10 people in line. You got a good deal, they are a great starter joiner. Craftsman sold rebadged bellsaw planers at one time. :)
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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2017, 08:00:10 PM »
I bought one of those new over 30 years ago and got good use out of it!
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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2017, 08:10:43 PM »
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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2017, 04:11:26 AM »
Looks just like the one I bought from Sears in 1973 for $480.00.
I still use it and it has never give a problem.

 

 
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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2017, 09:36:57 AM »
I cleaned up my dadís craftsman that had been sitting for years.  Plugged it in and the magic smoke left the motor! :-\

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« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2017, 08:18:53 PM »
I cleaned up my dadís craftsman that had been sitting for years.  Plugged it in and the magic smoke left the motor! :-\

Easy fix....

 

 
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Re: Another great CraigsList find
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2017, 08:22:03 PM »
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