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Myfordman

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OK Understood. If the knives are simple flat and without holes then you can get some to modify to the correct size fairly easily. If they have holes/slots in then you will need to get those cut with a laser or water jet. You might find Doug, from Cutting Solutions who is a member here might be able to help you.
Myford as a company and the name sold to RDG who AFAIK are only interested in providing limited support to the engineering lathes.
 

clogs

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RDG get there stuff mainly from India......
I dont / wont use em any more.....overpriced and poor quality.....
Shame cos they could have done very well in years to come....

Blades for ur planer are easy to get....firstly if u can get one out measure it and look on ebay...
plenty of firms that will make em.....
by this I meanthey just cut it from the approp strip of blade...often a 1m long.....
it's nothing special.....
ur's will be prob clamped with a longish bolt in a blind hole and a lock nut.....very basic.....
and not much diff to todays machines....mines 40cm and just the same....
be interested in ur rebuild.....
please keep the info and photo's going.....
 

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No more blades at myford :( Seems like the last set were sold 1st September.
 

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Blades for ur planer are easy to get....firstly if u can get one out measure it and look on ebay...
plenty of firms that will make em.....
by this I meanthey just cut it from the approp strip of blade...often a 1m long.....
it's nothing special.....
Could you recommend a particular company/site to cut blades to size?
I've looked and not that easy to find
 

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Hi Mark, struggled a bit as they had changed their name....but here u go....Services.html
the link does work they are called NLS near Enfield, Middx....they do post.....
please let me know how u get on with them....
there was another place just outside Shefield that I used but I cant find em at the mo.....
if u get stuck let me know....
good luck
 

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I restored one of these years ago and took pictures. I seem to recall the bearings were held with allen grub screws. may be wrong though. the thicknesser part seems to be missing on the photos.its a machined table on a graduated bar and a bracket that attaches to the infeed table. and a spring to hold the wood to the table. primitive but effective. surprisingly well made item
 

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Interesting reading about this planer again I have the same model under the bench I had forgot about been there quite a few years after it took off the tip of my middle finger.

Phill
 

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I picked one of these up a few years ago in fairly good condition aside from the blades. (Looks like they came into contact with a nail or two on their time) Replacements we’re available on a certain auction site but tbh I struggled to justify the €80 price tag at the time. I’d be interested to hear how you get on RGIvy with NLS. If they can come up with a set for fair money I’d be interested too.

On a related note, when I picked the planer up the guy selling it handed me a folder with a pile of original documentation - original sales brochure, pricelists, original sales order, exploded parts diagram, manual and a letter from Myford to the dealer from 1963. Nice to have! If anyone needs any one these let me know and I can scan them.
 

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kevinbrown

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I picked one of these up a few years ago in fairly good condition aside from the blades. (Looks like they came into contact with a nail or two on their time) Replacements we’re available on a certain auction site but tbh I struggled to justify the €80 price tag at the time. I’d be interested to hear how you get on RGIvy with NLS. If they can come up with a set for fair money I’d be interested too.

On a related note, when I picked the planer up the guy selling it handed me a folder with a pile of original documentation - original sales brochure, pricelists, original sales order, exploded parts diagram, manual and a letter from Myford to the dealer from 1963. Nice to have! If anyone needs any one these let me know and I can scan them.
please could i have a scanned copy of the p11 planer documaents or manuals
 
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