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Recently it seems that the left side is cutting slightly more than the right. Meaning, the board is not flat once planed. I have read the manual and I don’t see any mention of adjusting the cutter head heigth. Can this be adjusted? Or, might there be something else causing this?

Thanks,
Bren

-- Bren Hartman, Battle Creek, Michigan


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#1 posted 2395 days ago

How old are your blades? Do you tend to send stock through one side over the other? I have this same planer, it’s about 9-10 years old. One time I was planing down some old barn siding, paint and all, sending the stock right down the middle, and wore the knives down in the center. They had a nice arc worn into them. then the edges of my boards woul plane more than the center. This may be a possibility. I know you can’t really miss-align the knives on this thing but maybe they are loose?

-- Tony, Ohio

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#2 posted 2394 days ago

I have never changed the blades. They still seem to cut fine. However, now that you mention it….I did plane lots of rough sawn white oak to make my adirondack chairs. I think I did tend to favor the one side. I will flip the blades and see what that does. Thank you for the suggestion.

What replacement blades do you use? Delta, or is there something better aftermarket?

-- Bren Hartman, Battle Creek, Michigan

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#3 posted 2394 days ago

I used the Delta brand.

-- Tony, Ohio

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#4 posted 2394 days ago

My 22-580 has two threaded rods (one on each side of the cutterhead) that raise and lower it. The cutterhead also rides on 4 stainless steel rods for stability. Underneath your planer’s base are two gears that are connected to the threaded rods. There’s a chain that goes to these gears…”So that they turn together”!

You have “jumped” a tooth. Your height ajustment threaded rods no longer turn in sync. One of them has the cutterhead too high/low and needs to be independantly turned to bring the head parallel to the base. Are you mechanically inclined? You can fix this. If not, seek out a Delta repair shop nearby.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#5 posted 2394 days ago

Dadoo:
Thank you. I will look for these same adjustment points on mine. However, I do need to change the blades. They are bad. I will try that first and see how it does. The difference side to side is fairly minor. I will try measuring the cutter head to table top on each side also.
Thanks,
Bren

-- Bren Hartman, Battle Creek, Michigan

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