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Shop stuff #59: Makita 2012 thickness planer service

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Blog entry by JimDaddyO posted 10-17-2016 12:27 AM 838 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, the planer was leaving tracks on one part of the blade. Obviously a chip in the knives at that point. So, with the camera rolling, I decided I would give the machine a bit of a clean up. It is a Makita 2012 planer, a little 12” lunchbox planer that I got from my father in law. So, the price was right. It is a bit odd in that the table moves up and down and the motor stays fixed in place. That makes in feed and out feed tables just about impossible. But, it is a good little machine. I thought I had a new set of knives, but it turned out they were used too. The package price was about $37 I think. I ended up finding the 2 best edges and putting them in. I ordered a new set and they are on the shelf now. $65! That is inflation I guess.


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#1 posted 10-17-2016 07:32 AM

I assume you know that offsetting each blade in opposite directions will occasionally fix minoir nicks short term.

The table moving is a fairly normal aspect for a good thicknesser
As for the in and out feed simply just wack a piece of timber straight through and add some trim to hold it in place and your done.

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 10-17-2016 12:00 PM

The nicks were a bit too much to just offset the blades to correct. They had been in there a good long time too and saw enough action to warrant a change. I have a new set on hand now, so I hope I am more ready next time. Still have not thrown out the oldest beat up ones…..there must be some use for them. Any ideas?

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#3 posted 10-18-2016 12:48 AM

Hey Jim I was trying to sus out where you live in Seaforth as to finding a saw sharpening establishment,.
Saw a neally nice church! but couldnt find the watertoneworkshop, then saw you work in the yard similar to me.

Anyway
I get my blades resharpened for about $7 per edge at 13” .
Eventually resharpening will make them below spec but it hasnt happened to me yet. So its well worth doing if for no other reason than to be able to change them out and keep working and not have to go impromptu shopping mid project.

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 10-18-2016 02:38 AM

Seaforth Ontario Canada? You are near here?

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#5 posted 10-18-2016 02:38 AM



Hey Jim I was trying to sus out where you live in Seaforth as to finding a saw sharpening establishment,.
Saw a neally nice church! but couldnt find the watertoneworkshop, then saw you work in the yard similar to me.

Anyway
I get my blades resharpened for about $7 per edge at 13” .
Eventually resharpening will make them below spec but it hasnt happened to me yet. So its well worth doing if for no other reason than to be able to change them out and keep working and not have to go impromptu shopping mid project.

- robscastle

Seaforth Ontario Canada? You are near here?

-- my blog: http://watertoneworkshop.blogspot.ca/ my You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA?view_as=subscriber

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#6 posted 10-18-2016 10:00 AM

Jim

I am just over the curve from you!

If you face SW and yell out at night time I should be able to hear you.

-- Regards Robert

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#7 posted 10-18-2016 11:42 AM

I guess you need better directions…..

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#8 posted 10-18-2016 09:55 PM

Jim was that you I heard calling last night?

-- Regards Robert

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