Planer Adjustment/s

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Blog entry by Roger posted 02-24-2012 01:29 PM 7780 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This may not be a big deal, just thought I’d share a few minutes of experience…... While planing a few boards for my next project, I found that my planer was cutting one side of a 7” wide board a bit thinner than the other. Well, you know yourself, ya can’t have that! So, I got into adjusting the old Ryobi AP1301. (which was actually very ez) First, sorry for a few of the pics that are blurry, but, you can still get the point. After the adjustments, you can see by the thickness gauge, it is right on now.. It took just a little finessin, but, no big deal. Anyone can do it.. :) Unplugged of coarse, before doin anything.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 01:43 PM

you are going to make me go out and check my planer now….:)....never thought about that!

-- cut that out!

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 01:52 PM

millzit: I was jus doin a routine check, and that’s how I found the difference. I was surprised that it was such a difference. good luck, hope your cuts are equally sized

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 02:03 PM

I’m with millzit now i’m going to check mine out.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 02:24 PM

Funny that you posted this Roger. I noticed about a month ago that my Delta was doing the same. I tinkered with the knives and got it closer. I wundered at the time if those nuts adjusted it any but didn’t mess with them. I had then forgot about it ‘til this morning. Thanks for posting…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 03:44 PM

Good post Roger. I’m on the way to check my Delta.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#6 posted 02-24-2012 04:33 PM

My DeWalt was cutting high in middle and I found out that my knives had been worn down so much and when person sharpening them made it worse.$55.00 please.

-- Grandpaj

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#7 posted 02-24-2012 08:25 PM

Thanks for the tip! I would have suspected I installed the knives incorrectly.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 02-24-2012 11:49 PM

Great tip ROger. I´ll check whether my anonymous made planner has such adjustment nut. As Lew I was also suspecting an incorrect installation of new knives. We´ll see.
Thanks again

-- Back home. Fernando

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#9 posted 02-24-2012 11:53 PM

thnx guys. Before ya’ll make any adjustments to those nuts, I put a mark with a felt tip, and only moved it a flat at a time, because you have to move both nuts, then mark the board with chalk, and make a cut. I ran it through on right first, then the left. i actually had to bring the left side back down, just a hair. figure out which way, wheather you need to go up, or down. Just a suggestion.. OH, and p.s. I don’t know about ya’ll, but, I only take a 32nd, or maybe a 64th at a time. It takes longer, but, I don’t have to sharpen my knives very often

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 02-25-2012 06:22 AM

I don’t have that problem yet… When I do I will remember what you blogged.


-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#11 posted 02-25-2012 06:50 AM

Thanks Roger, I never even thought to check my dewalt. I’ll have to check it out tomorrow.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#12 posted 02-26-2012 12:55 AM

Mine does that too, now I have to check into my Delta.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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