I recently purchased a used Ryobi 12 5/16” Precision Surface Planer. It worked fine the first week I used it but, it began “skipping” when it is planing the Juniper I am running. It is coming from inside the enclosed section that is driven by a chain/sprocket. I don’t have an owners manual so don’t know what to do. I am looking for some advice since this is the first planer I have ever owned/used.
I took the obvious pieces apart, cleaned them but, the skipping is getting worse. Where it skips is inside the portion where it is enclosed and there isn’t any way for me to get this piece apart. I thought maybe the chain drive was too loose but I don’t see any obvious way to tighten it and without a manual not sure if I should or am supposed to tighten the chain.