I'm moving this converstion to this new thread so it's easy to follow and post.
I'm looking for information on details like this for a project I'm doing. Serial#'s, documentation (receipts, pdf's, vintage photos ) showing dates when possible. I'm in touch with Pete about it, I know that Cleanlines, Balsa, and Bill T wil have lots of info.
First I'd like to test the theory that the tags were upside down on the earlier planers. Anybody else have a 190 that you could post the tag orientation and serial#? Any picture of tags would be cool.
I've seen an old Skil ad with both the 676 and 190 for sale at the same time. Both models have some tags upside down but there's no serial# on the 676 tag. Is there a serial# on 676 anywhere on the tool?
Also looking for little details (changes/dates) on type1 thru type5 etc.