Non typical Dewalt 733 planer issue

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05-11-2016 04:05 PM

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Atypical Dewalt planer issue. I have a 733 planer that would not feed. I addressed all the standard problems and had everything related torn down. The problem I have found is that the rollers will barely turn once the blocks are screwed in place but turn freely in their blocks when they are out of the machine. Any ideas why this is so? Thanks

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#1 posted 05-11-2016 05:33 PM

The key thing you need to decipher is do the feed rollers move when the planer is on? They should not move freely, so that is not a cause for concern. If the feed rollers move by themselves when the planer is on, then they are operating properly. If they do not move my themselves with the planer on, then start checking gears and their pins, as well as chains, belts.

The most common cause of stock not feeding properly is dull blades. Occasionally a gear will break.

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#2 posted 05-11-2016 08:48 PM

Thanks. I have gone through all of the typical roller issues: blades, bed waxing, gears, chains etc. When reassembled the roller drive gear that comes out of the motor housing wants to turn, but just pulls the drive chains tight and no more as if the binding is on the roller end. The rollers themselves will only turn by hand with extreme effort with the machine off and the chains and gears detached. The only other thing I can imagine is the drive assembly is slipping when under load from inside the motor housing. If I can figure out how to get the cover off, I will look in there. But it does baffle me why the rollers should be so hard to turn by hand even when they are not yet hooked back up to the chains and gears.

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