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Forum topic by skidiot posted 09-23-2016 03:18 AM 913 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-23-2016 03:18 AM

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I just bought a used Delta 22-580 planer. It dont look as though it has been badly abused. The price was great. But there is a problem. It makes a wavy scalloped cut, not flat. Nothing visible, but you can easily feel it. The blades are new. It feeds just fine. I am thinking either a bent head or bad bearings. Any other ideas. I was planning on putting a Shelix head on it at some point, just not right away. Thanks

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#1 posted 09-23-2016 03:31 AM

I forgot to mention that the head lock seems to be working fine. I am getting zero end snipe.

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#2 posted 09-23-2016 06:03 AM

Did you replace the blades or were they replaced by previous owner. If the latter I would reinstall. Check that the blades are identical in width.

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#3 posted 09-23-2016 01:52 PM

+1 What jumbo said.

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#4 posted 09-23-2016 01:58 PM

I find that if the blade retainer isn’t properly tightened or is warped, wood can get jammed underneath which will distort the blade.

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