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Forum topic by Gixxerjoe04 posted 01-15-2016 06:38 PM 1081 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-15-2016 06:38 PM

So I was using my grizzly G0453 planer last night when I could hear something wasn’t sounding right. I always where ear plugs and have my dust collector on and this was the first time I’ve heard it make this noise, not sure what it could be. It still was working fine but I didn’t use it after hearing the sound. It sounds like it is coming from the infeed roller, I haven’t taken the top off to inspect it yet. Figured I’d ask while I’m at work so maybe I’ll know what to look for when I get home.
My other concern that has been a problem before is when I’m running material through, not all the chips are getting sucked out and they fall back onto the work piece getting pressed into it. I don’t have duct work for my dust collector, just a hose that’s hooked up to my trash can separator then straight to the machine, so it feels like it’s getting good suction, wouldn’t think it would do that. Anyone ever have problems like that? Some of the particles I can just sweep off while others I have to use my finger nail to get off, which usually means there’s an indention into the piece of wood now. My planer is less than 3 months old.

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#1 posted 01-15-2016 06:45 PM

Check you DC port at the machine, sounds like it maybe plugged.

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#2 posted 01-15-2016 09:26 PM

Sounds like something rattled loose. You might just have to pull it apart and do some inspecting.
On the rare occasional that loose knots or lumber shards have become trapped inside my planer, it sounded louder and more urgent than yours sounds.

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#3 posted 01-15-2016 10:43 PM

The divots are not the planers fault. You need a dedicated 4” line to keep up, 2-1/2” or long 4” runs can’t hack it.

The top rollers (not the feed rollers) have plastic pins that walk out but can easily be pushed back.

What is the funny sound like?


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#4 posted 01-16-2016 06:26 AM

I also had experience the issue with chips being pressed into the plank when my machine was fairly new. My recollection is Tech Support had me check the chip deflector and adjust the roller spring tension per the manual.

Try increasing the roller tension a little and see if that helps.

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#5 posted 01-16-2016 04:02 PM

Messed around with the planer last night, didn’t see any thing wrong and when I turned it on the sound was gone so maybe it was a piece of wood flopping around I dunno. Hopefully I’ll have time to mess around with the chip deflector today and see if that will solve that problem. I have a 4” by an 8 foot hose that hooks to it that goes to the dust collector, figured that would be fine to get good dust collection.

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#6 posted 01-16-2016 04:44 PM

Mine was making a noise similar to that and it turns out the be the fan on the motor. On mine (Delta) the fan blade holds on to the shaft by just a compression of the plastic with a screw. Once I cobbled together a way to make it tight the noise went away. If your noise comes back, put the planer in neutral and see if it’s still rattling. That may provide a clue.

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#7 posted 01-17-2016 02:34 AM

Thanks for posting this. I also have a similar planer, G0453PX (Polar series with spiral cutting head). Just recently noticed the same problem with excessive chips and the marks they leave, especially when they would pack around the feed table rollers. I use a 10’ length of 4” hose connected directly to 2hp dust collector.
Also recently started having a snipe problem.
Guess I will follow your lead, and the recommendations above, and take top cover off to look at feed rollers and chip deflector.
Please keep us posted on what you do to fix these issues.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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#8 posted 01-17-2016 02:39 AM

I won’t be able to mess with mine for a few days. Now that I think about it, I had mine set perfect for no snipe and just recently it started having snipe on the end of the piece but not the front, guess I just need to go through and check everything out again. Wish I would have got the spiral head, plan to upgrade at some point to a byrd head.

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#9 posted 01-17-2016 06:55 AM

Check the bed rollers for pitch or anything else that might raise material above the deck.

A little upward pressure on the plank as it releases usually eliminates snipe from the trailing end.

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