Model #30623395 CRAFTSMAN Planer
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Question and Answers
Getting the planer working to full speed is important. I found some information on the owners manual that I am hoping will help you until your expert can answer your question. I am adding the link to below to help you with your question while you wait for your expert response. it may take 24-48 hours. I do hope that this will help you out.
Thank you for your question on the planer not running at full speed.
This model had an option of a 2 hp or 5 hp motor with a magnetic switch system.
They had to do some special electrical phasing to get the 5 hp motor to run on 120 volts.
If this has a 5 hp motor it may be some internal component in the motor box.
It sound like the motor is running on the start winding only and it may be that the switching relay is not going to run winding.
I could be a capacitor but I would suggest that you take the motor to an electric motor shop to have it tested to see what the problem is. The can also check the capacitor to see if that is the problem.
I have no internal motor information since they used a number of vendors for the motors over the years.
The is a Foley Belsaw built unit.
You can call the Belsaw company @ 1-800-468-4449 and talk to Jim if you like. When I talked to him he suggested that you first take the motor to an electrical motor shop.
Please let me know what you found out.
Planer/Molder knife setting guage
I know how important it is to have the correct parts for your molder to assure it will work properly. I am adding a link below to help you with your question while you wait for your expert response.
Thank you for your question.
I will be happy to assist you. I searched for the gauge but it shows to be no longer available. I was able to find another gauge that should work on the knives. Click here to be taken to the site that sells them.
Please let me know if you need further assistance.
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I need a manual for a 12" Planer-Molder model#306-23395
Unfortunately the owners manual is not available. I tried a few close models to this one and none of them are available. If you need more assistance, please resubmit your question, with additional details.
The sears craftsman 306.23395 planer-joiner was made by Foley Belsaw. Go to www.belsaw.com for a free download of the Belsaw model 984/985 manual which according to them is for your sears model 306.23395. I bought the same one at an auction and its supposed to be superior grade, etc. Only bad news = the manual is 70 pages long. I'm printing mine out now.
Larry, I just wanted to thank you for posting about the craftsam 306.23395 planer. I lost my manual and needed some parts, this was a tremendous help.