Yates-American J18 Planer Restoration.
· Repair ·
Joe called one day and asked if I would like the planer. I said "yes". I have not had a chance to talk more about
where he acquired the planer, but will do so in the coming months.
I received this planer from a local man. In addition, I got an Add-a-Phase made by
Ronk in Nokomis, IL to run it.
I loaded this onto a trailer in the early December snowstorm. When I got it home, I had to leave the truck
and trailer on the street for a couple days until the ice in my driveway melted. I was unable to back it up the slope. (reverse
with trailer + incline + ice = SIDEWAYS).
The machine is in working condition. Joe ran some walnut through it before I picked it up. The infeed speed shifter is
broken and will have to be replaced if possible. I sent Yates-American an email inquiring about parts, but they have
yet to return. In fact, I sent them several emails now... no response.
No restoration thoughts yet. I will hold off until its warmer anyway.