First electrical motor, cutterhead, roller run was accomplished this morning. Success! No knives installed, no alignment of bed, rollers, etc as of yet. Added oil to the gear box too. Just wanted to ensure all parts did as they are suppose to, to date. One issue arose that confused me. The new bearing for the cutterhead malfunctioned, as in one of the bearing side walls magically disappeared somehow. No idea! Changed out to the old cutterhead bearing which seems to work as it should.
Other issue: the 16fpm and 20fpm pullout handle seems to be stuck on 20fpm. Does not want to be pushed in nor pulled out. Confused on this one as to why. Will work on the worm gear assembly box and round handle after all said and done. It needs cleanup. Still have to install the horizontal handle piece that attaches to the round handle.
Watched a Grizzly 15” planer video that looks to be a clone to this Jet 15” planer for odd ball instructions. Talks about setup and alignment that I was needing to be done later today
-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"