Inca 560 Planer Feed Upgrade

The Inca 550, 560 and 570 Combination 10-1/4″ Jointer/Planer Machine is a phenomenal Swiss made precision tool. It’s one achilles heel however is that the speed reduction arrangement to power the planer rollers have a plastic helical gear that can be damaged from lack of lubrication, prolonged use or aggressive cutting. I’ve eliminated the one weak point of the machine by installing a 57rpm dc gear motor that allows for infinite feed speed from 0 to 21 linear feet per minute (stock is ~11lfm (low) & 16lfm (high). This is how I did it.

Orbitbid.com – Wemhoner heated feed thru press – MICHIGAN: Haworth Industrial Woodworking 10/16/14

1-429716 (1) Wemhoner heated feed thru press, Model VOF2-2/2, S/N 11401088-1445, 93″ max width, 94″ X 100″ platen, 8′ X 10′ infeed conveyor, Parker model HT-1008 boiler
Location: 1919 Industrial Dr. N, Big Rapids, MI 49307

Haworth, as part of ongoing operations, is offering high quality surplus industrial woodworking equipment from its Big Rapids, MI facility. This is a great opportunity to purchase high quality, well maintained equipment from a world-class industry leader. Highlights include: Wemhoner VOF2-201/2 Heated Feed Through Press, Casati “Big 3200” Double Knife Guillotine, Weeke Optimat-BP-145 CNC Multi-Spindle Router, Gustav Josting QFS-850 Clipper, and SCMI Hydro 3200 Sliding Table Panel Saw. This Featured Online Auction will take place on Thursday, October 16, 2014, starting at 8:00am and will start closing at 8:00pm the same day (local time). PLEASE NOTE: Preview is available on Wednesday, October 15 from 9am to 3pm. Removal is by appointment only. Please contact Jerry Bennett at 616-560-8910.
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