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    Default Wadkin FR 4 (4 Sided Planer)

    Looking for information on this 4 sided planer, it's very rusty, so much so it may cost too much to save.

    I have looked online and can't find any info on the FR 4, the Serial Number looks to be from 1965 and it's quite a small unit, so would be good to bring it back to life, BUT did I mention the rust
    Wadkin FR 4 front view.jpg Wadkin FR 4 Left side view.jpg Wadkin FR Tag.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camelot View Post
    ...it's quite a small unit, so would be good to bring it back to life, BUT did I mention the rust.
    The rust will clean up nicely on cast iron parts. The steel parts could be more of a problem. It would take some dedication to save that - you'd want to pick it up at a very reasonable price.

    Quote Originally Posted by Camelot View Post
    ...the Serial Number looks to be from 1965...Wadkin FR Tag.jpg
    That's an unusual treatment on that tag. That type were always stamped (that's the first I've seen like that), and no Test No. It's almost as though it's a product of one of the former Bursgreen factories (in which case it would date to 1973) - but with a Green Lane tag.

    Cheers, Vann.

    P.s. I know nothing about FR 4-siders .
    Gatherer of rusty planes tools...
    Proud member of the Wadkin Blockhead Club .

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    Risky buy - how could you determine if it's complete? Parts would be a major issue.

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