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Blog entry by recycle1943 posted 86 days ago 489 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a note about cleaning your planer.

The rollers are of course very important, however the center table directly under the cutter head on my planer had a build up of something, probably sap. Previous cleanings included waxing etc but I never CLEANED the table.
When I say cleaning, I mean taking a solvent and cleaning all of the residue off before applying wax.
I found out that waxing residue on the center table gives a nice working condition for about 2 hours work then change blades and plane some more. That method gets pretty expensive but I don’t mind ‘cause I have a stupid streak that keeps me from realizing that something besides dull blades is really wrong.

Ok – stick a fork in me ‘cause I’m done ‹(•¿•)›

Wish I could remember how many blades I’ve thrown away before their life was done $$$$

-- Dick, Ohio



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Oldtool

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#1 posted 85 days ago

Thanks for the tip, as I’ve yet to clean the center table on my planner, so I guess I’m probably overdue.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 85 days ago

Don’t throw those blades away! Get em resharpened (or send em to be if they are Ridgid brand!)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 85 days ago

@gfadvm – Unfortunately they are DeWalt double edge and can’t be resharpened. $$$

-- Dick, Ohio

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 84 days ago

That’s what I was told about my Ridgid double edged blades but it wasn’t true. My resharpened blades are sharper and last longer than new ones!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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