Craftsman planer model 351 problems

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Forum topic by dpjeansonne posted 03-02-2010 02:08 AM 2750 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-02-2010 02:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: planer dust collection feed trouble chip buildup

We have a problem waith a model 351.217330 13-inch planer with the wood chips coking the outlet to a point it will stall the feed rollers. It was a problem from purchase. We adjusted the angle of the chip breaker plate with a wedge. This has allowed the planer to run.

Has anyone had this problem and how was it fixed or modified?

-- Cajun Don, Louisiana

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#1 posted 03-14-2010 09:56 PM

I have a small jointer/planer – can not say that I have this problem. Are you hooked up to a dust collector? Harbor Frieght has inexpensive ones. Also, you could do as I and purchase the Dust Deputy from Onieda Air. It hooks oup to any shop vac.

-- Harold

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#2 posted 03-15-2010 01:39 AM

It is not connected to a collector but I don’t think it woulld help much. I don’t have the attachment chute to connect a hose. It just blows to atmosphere.

-- Cajun Don, Louisiana

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 01:45 AM

Is the wood esp. green? Or otherwise stringy?

-- Spheramid Enterprises Architectural Wood Works

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#4 posted 03-15-2010 08:36 PM

No the wood is very dry—kiln dried cypress.

-- Cajun Don, Louisiana

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