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Offline WarnerConstCo.

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42" greenlee planer
« on: June 08, 2020, 11:35 PM »
This is the biggest planer greenlee made.
Has a Newman quiet cut head
35hp cutterhead
5hp feed
Power table.
Built in 1950

Just shy of 10k pounds.



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Offline Don T

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2020, 12:03 AM »
What a beast!  I can not imagine the power requirements to run that.
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Offline ear3

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2020, 12:06 AM »
My lord  [eek]

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Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2020, 06:01 AM »
What a beast!  I can not imagine the power requirements to run that.
100 amps at 240v

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Offline RJNeal

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2020, 07:20 AM »
Wow, what’s the width of cut on that bad boy?
Nice find
Rj
Have you walked your saw today?

Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2020, 08:00 AM »
Uh, 42" just like the thread title.   

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Offline RJNeal

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2020, 08:03 AM »
Whoops, I did read the the tittle, but I didn’t comprehend it.
Then only comp the actual post.
I guess I was blown away with the nice pictures.
Sorry.
Have you walked your saw today?

Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2020, 10:49 AM »
Whoops, I did read the the tittle, but I didn’t comprehend it.
Then only comp the actual post.
I guess I was blown away with the nice pictures.
Sorry.
Thanks, I didn't think I took the best pictures. Lol

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Offline DeformedTree

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2020, 12:09 PM »
what a pain to have to call up the utility and tell them to toss more coal in the generator cause you are about to plane some trees.

Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2020, 12:21 PM »
what a pain to have to call up the utility and tell them to toss more coal in the generator cause you are about to plane some trees.
I have a 1600 amp service. Only thing I have to do is write that check every month. Not a small check though.

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Offline Cheese

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Re: 42" Greenlee planer
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2020, 12:30 PM »
Never knew Greenlee manufactured machine tools...I always thought of them being the hole punch & small electrical hand tools people.

Gotta love that cutter head, pretty impressive for 1950's manufacturing. Carbide inserts or steel?

I thought you were a Buss straight blade planer guy.  [poke]

Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2020, 01:01 PM »
Never knew Greenlee manufactured machine tools...I always thought of them being the hole punch & small electrical hand tools people.

Gotta love that cutter head, pretty impressive for 1950's manufacturing. Carbide inserts or steel?

I thought you were a Buss straight blade planer guy.  [poke]
They started by making barrel making equipment in MA in the 1880s I believe.
Eventually moved to Rockford, IL.
They made sash equipment, clamps, mortisers, rip saws, Bandsaws, single and double end tenoners, table saws, shapers, rail car equipment, their 545 double end tenoner was the industry standard for decades.

The greenlee logo is a hollow chisel mortiser bit. 

This planer is from 1949. The head is retro fit from Newman probably sometime in the early 70s. Brazed carbide that you grind in the head.

I do love my buss planers.

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Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2020, 01:02 PM »
https://www.greenlee.com/us/en/history

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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2020, 01:12 PM »
Awesome!

Thanks for the Greenlee info. Didn’t know any of it.

Offline Cheese

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Re: 42" Greenlee planer
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2020, 01:21 PM »

The greenlee logo is a hollow chisel mortiser bit. 

This planer is from 1949. The head is retro fit from Newman probably sometime in the early 70s. Brazed carbide that you grind in the head.


Thanks for the logo info...I can see it now.  [big grin]

So does the Greenlee have a built-in tool grinder like the Buss does?

Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2020, 04:02 PM »

The greenlee logo is a hollow chisel mortiser bit. 

This planer is from 1949. The head is retro fit from Newman probably sometime in the early 70s. Brazed carbide that you grind in the head.


Thanks for the logo info...I can see it now.  [big grin]

So does the Greenlee have a built-in tool grinder like the Buss does?
It has the grinder bar on it, but did not come with the grinder. Fortunately I have a couple extra whitney/newman grinders, I will have to make a mount for the follower finger but that's simple enough.

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Offline Cheese

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2020, 06:10 PM »
Fortunately I have a couple extra whitney/newman grinders, I will have to make a mount for the follower finger but that's simple enough.

Curious if the Whitney you talk about is related to the Roper Whitney people of punching fame?

Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2020, 06:24 PM »
Fortunately I have a couple extra whitney/newman grinders, I will have to make a mount for the follower finger but that's simple enough.

Curious if the Whitney you talk about is related to the Roper Whitney people of punching fame?
I don't believe so.

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Offline kcufstoidi

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2020, 08:48 AM »
When we went to Hermance to pickup some 20" Felder cutterhead replacements 2 years ago, Matt gave us a great tour of their facility. They had a bunch of larger planers like your Greenlee Darcy. They had a few of the cutterheads among alot of other things similar to yours on the shelf. Nothing is really new nowadays just reinvented and marketed different.

Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2020, 08:56 AM »
When we went to Hermance to pickup some 20" Felder cutterhead replacements 2 years ago, Matt gave us a great tour of their facility. They had a bunch of larger planers like your Greenlee Darcy. They had a few of the cutterheads among alot of other things similar to yours on the shelf. Nothing is really new nowadays just reinvented and marketed different.
These heads were developed in the mid 60s due to noise restrictions set in place by osha.

The Newman quiet cut is the best of the bunch from my experience using almost every style out there.

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Offline Cheese

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Re: 42" Greenlee planer
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2020, 09:39 AM »
These heads were developed in the mid 60s due to noise restrictions set in place by osha.
The Newman quiet cut is the best of the bunch from my experience using almost every style out there.

Interesting, here's the latest available Newman Whitney helical cutterhead...no different than the one fitted to your Greenlee.

http://newmanwhitney.com/product/newman-helical-carbide-cutterhead/


Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2020, 11:04 AM »
Head was installed in 1984. 114 carbides at 27.50 each.

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Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2020, 06:58 PM »
Cleaned, all maintenance done, wiring repaired, and the first time it's been run in probably 10 years.



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Offline fshanno

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2020, 08:41 PM »
What kind of slab is is sitting on?
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Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: 42" greenlee planer
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2020, 09:42 PM »
What kind of slab is is sitting on?
Uh, cribbing and concrete currently?

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