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Forum topic by Rob posted 07-19-2015 11:59 AM 750 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-19-2015 11:59 AM

Recently, I had to do some adjustments to my planer (Grizzly G0453) after I started having troubles. Wood wouldn’t feed through and I had excessive snipe. After making adjustments to the infeed and outfeed rollers, the bed rollers, chip breaker, roller spring tension, lubing, adding gear oil, checking belt tension and waxing the table, everything is working as it should. I started to wonder though, how often things come out of adjustment? I’m a weekend warrior for the most part and don’t use my planer nearly as much as some of you do. For those of you that have planers, how often do you have to make adjustments to your planer to keep things in good working condition?

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#1 posted 07-19-2015 08:48 PM

I’m also a hobbyist, and bought my Delta 15” in 2002. Other than the infeed/outfeed extensions, I’ve never made an adjustment. I have had 2 repairs I had to do, though. Both required dis assembly of the top half of the unit, one a leaking gearbox (already “fixed” once under warranty) the second a bad bearing (bushing, actually) on the feed roller. These machines aren’t perfectly problem free…but I don’t expect to do this kind of stuff (or what you went through) very often.

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