I bought the planer about a year ago on Craigs List for $100. A pretty good deal and it worked.
I finally bought a set Grizzly magnetic blade gauges and decided to check the blades.
I was confused when I started taking them out because they seemed backwards based on the instruction manual.
I checked multiple times and eventually realized that they had in fact, been installed with the bevel in the wrong direction.
I have actually run a lot of lumber through the machine, and it seemed to work well, but I had no experience with the machine, so I didn’t know. The blades are two sided so I turned them over and installed per the instructions.
I ran a piece of lumber through, and it still works, hopefully I can take thicker cuts now.
-- Learning to retire in Tampa, apparently it's not all that hard.