INCA 550 Jointer Planer Problem

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Forum topic by JerrodMcCrary posted 12-04-2015 03:19 PM 638 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-04-2015 03:19 PM

I got an INCA 550 jointer planer and when I purchased it the planer belt was missing. Well I finally bought one from Jesse at Eagle Tools and when I put it on and ran the planer it did fine for a couple boards then the plastic pulley on the motor fell off. It attaches to a metal pulley that turns the cutter head. Well I took the motor off the stand and tightened the plastic pulley that controls the planer back on the motor. I turn it back on, with nothing being planed and it melted the plastic motor pulley. Any ideas of what I did wrong?

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#1 posted 12-04-2015 07:19 PM

Sounds like 1 of 2 things. Could be that the cutter head is locked up or at least doesn’t turn freely. Could also be that you don’t have the belt tensioned enough or have the wrong type of belt. Whatever it is, the belt and the pulley aren’t staying in sync. That’s causing friction which is melting the plastic. One other possibility is that the pulleys aren’t aligned properly and the belt’s rubbing the sides.

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#2 posted 12-04-2015 09:21 PM

I didn’t think about the pulleys not being lined up right. The cutter head still turns like it should, after I turned it off I took the belt/o ring off and started it back up again and used the jointer and it worked like it should. The pulley has the belt/o ring in a vertical position but when you connect the belt/o ring to the lever to engage the planer to where the belt/o ring is in a horizontal position and between those two is a pulley type thing the glides up and down on a piece of wire that sticks out. I dont know if the belt/o ring should split the pulley or if the bottom of the belt/o ring is the only part that ever touches the other pulley. I lined the motor back into the original position because when I removed the three bolts it left a mark where the bolts had been tightened on the motor mount. Thanks for your help.

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