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Thread: A little help, please, Skil model 100 rebuilding

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    Default A little help, please, Skil model 100 rebuilding

    I am attempting to restore this vintage Skil model 100 power plane. I got it free some years ago at a yardsale. I have used it couple of times and worked alright, and I think it will be fine when it is fettled. But the last time I used it, it blew the GFCI outlet, and I haven't tried starting it since.

    The thing was the ugliest power hand tool I ever bought, in still usable condition, mostly because a PO or two maintained a vigorous position on anti-theft marking. This thing was covered in oboxious blue paint, and had serial numbers and what are probably someone's initials engraved in the soft aluminium body in several places, not to mention it looked like it had been living in the back of a rancher's pickup, and from the deep gouges in the sole, he or she must have been fond of planing over nail ends and such. A lot.

    So I need to get it apart enough to see why it made the circuit breaker pop, before I reassemble it following the cleaning and sole flattening.

    I don't know how to get past this. How do I get the motor cover cases apart?








    Guidance?


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    Default Re: A little help, please, Skil model 100 rebuilding

    Have you just checked the cord first, where it goes into the tool?
    Being a metal body, I recon it needs a 3 prong plug,is that working at both ends?

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    Default Re: A little help, please, Skil model 100 rebuilding

    i think it's going to take a fussy little gear puller to remove the drive cog...

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    Default Re: A little help, please, Skil model 100 rebuilding

    Find yourself a surfboard shaper preferably over 40.
    That's been their tool of choice since the 60's and they all know the in's and outs of the 100.
    Or just ask here:
    http://www.swaylocks.com/forum/1000005



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    Default Re: A little help, please, Skil model 100 rebuilding

    Jim:
    Go to - http://www.searspartsdirect.com/model-number/100type4/0981/0734000.html

    Exploded view shows that the drive cog needs to come off to get to the motor guts.


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    Default Re: A little help, please, Skil model 100 rebuilding

    Which model is it?
    I've seen these go for $1,700 plus but only to surfboard makers.I have two.

    Google www.skil100.com
    And all sorts of information will pop up.
    basil

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