Looking for a shoe for Skil Model 100 Planer

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Floridad's picture
Joined: 01/08/2022

I inherited a nice Skil Model 100 planer that's missing the height adjustment shoe.  Everything works great, just need to find a shoe.

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McDing's picture
Joined: 05/22/2004

That's a hard item to find.  There is a limited # of Skils in the World and every time some dope throws one down on a concrete floor and crack$ the front show;  There is one less functional Skil 100.  I will look thru my stuff.  I might have one that had a chipped corner, so I rounded it off.  Don't remember if I kept it or gave it to PeteC.  Who is probably your best bet for that part.  At one time Pete had several front shoes milled at a machine shop.  Doubt that he has any left, but he may have an original laying around.  I had mine replaced with Petes after market shoe because I like the angle of the nose better.  But most of the time I gave Pete my old ones. I think he gave the one with the chipped corner back to me.  Usually he does not have key parts for very long.  So many shapers use Pete as a go to source that when spare parts come up, they are gone the next day.  Try to PM him via here at Swaylocks.  As I said I'll look thru my parts.    Lowel.  PS Sorry I didn't think about answering this post sooner.  Hope you see this.

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Floridad's picture
Joined: 01/08/2022

Thanks McDing.  if you come across it, I'd be interested. i first checked with Pete C but he is out of shoes, as you expected. he would need to make a larger run to make it worthwhile. Pete guesstimated he would need to charge $450 to make it. That's a little too rich for my blood. I do a lot of boat work with aluminum and I'm capable of fabricating one, but am always looking for the easier route. If I find one that has a divot or needs some extra lip, I can fix/add and reface as needed. However, fabricating one requires very tight geometry, so. if you find it, please message me!     if not, I will either fab one myself when I get time or sell this one for parts.  many thanks for replying!  if I fab one, I may make several and offer them for sale.  

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McDing's picture
Joined: 05/22/2004

I'll look thru my mess this weekend.  To make this one normal you would have to add material on the front.  Originally it had a chunk or piece missing on a front corner.  I rounded the front to make it usable, but eventually replaced it with one of Pete's .   I'll let you know.  I think I've got a shoe box of stuff there somewhere.  If I come across it, you can have it for the shipping. 

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hoggatg's picture
Joined: 10/11/2004

I'll take one if you decide to fabricate several.

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