My dad purchased a Ryobi AP-12 from Menards years ago.. maybe about 15 years ago. He gave it to me about 5 years ago and I have not used it too much. I just did not find a need for it until this project. So, I started it up, and started to feed a panel and nothing too much happened. Slow, no chips, nothing but a lot of noise.
So, I took a look at the cutting blades and found them to be completely dull. No problem, I will head off to Menards to by a replacement set. Except they no longer sell them. Or Home Depot. Next stop: Amazon. I can get a third party replacement for $30.. and I might still do that. But then I remembered that there’s a tool room where I work. So I went down there, and they started the process:
The base is an electromagnet, and automatically moves from left to right until the desired amount of material has been removed. In this case, about .007”
We’ll see if this buys me some time.
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