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Forum topic by Davevand posted 12-21-2016 07:04 PM 645 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Davevand

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12-21-2016 07:04 PM

Hi
I have a #3 plane that I am setting up. When I try to adjust the plane to use it the plane iron will not go forward enough to actually work, the chip breaker is hitting the cap iron screw before the blade is through the throat far enough. If I adjust the chip breaker back on the blade it will work but then the chip breaker is too far back to work correctly (1/8 – 3/16” back from the end of the blade).

Is there something i am missing or just a bad plane?


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#1 posted 12-21-2016 07:33 PM

What plane is it?

I’ve seen instances of that happening with cheaply made planes and I seem to remember another LJ had that issue with a Wood River. It could happen with a vintage plane where parts have been replaced from different manufacturers. In that case, you’d need to find a correct cap iron. If it’s on a new plane, I’d return it.

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#2 posted 12-21-2016 08:03 PM

It is a Wood River. I won it in a raffle about 2 years ago and just now trying to set up and use it.

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#3 posted 12-21-2016 08:08 PM

Sounds like the frog is set too far forward.

EDIT: Wait, just re-read: ”...the chip breaker is hitting the cap iron screw…” That’s not the frog problem I was thinking, it’s something different altogether.

That is certainly a strange problem to have. Maybe RWE will see this and weigh in; he’s got a number of WR planes and finds them very serviceable. Might have seen this issue before, you never know.

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#4 posted 12-21-2016 08:30 PM

I wish I could remember who had that problem with a WR before. IIRC, they ended up exchanging the plane for another one and got one that worked right. Do you have a Woodcraft store close to you that you could take it in and see what they say?

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 12-21-2016 09:28 PM

I think Bandit had the problem. And it was about 2 years ago to if i recall.

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#6 posted 05-07-2017 06:57 PM

Looking for this part for a grizzlyg1022 right tilt table saw

Thank you to anyone who can help me

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#7 posted 05-07-2017 07:07 PM

OP’s Wood River would seem to have the V2 set up…...contact WoodRiver, ask about trading in for the V3….that is what I wound up doing. They mail the new version, you mail the old one back, they pay shipping both ways.

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