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Forum topic by Bren posted 01-29-2008 04:31 AM 2932 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2008 04:31 AM

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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 01-29-2008 04:54 AM

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 01-29-2008 10:02 PM

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 01-29-2008 11:58 PM

I used the Delta brand.

-- Tony, Ohio

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#4 posted 01-30-2008 12:10 AM

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 01-30-2008 12:21 AM

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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#6 posted 12-06-2017 02:48 AM

Brand new to LumberJocks, so I don’t know how to start a new thread yet. However I have a problem that is similar to this. My 560 has quite a few miles under the hood, and while I have not actually checked to see if the wood is the same thickness side to side, (I mainly smooth wood for puzzles so it does not have to be perfectly flat), it drifts toward the crank side as I feed it thru and it will remove more wood if I run the piece on the “far” side at the same thickness. I could live with that, but now I am getting pronounced ripples on the crank side also. I have taken the sides and gear/belt shrouds off, but don’t see any signs of wear. The leading roller has a little longitudinal play, but no detectable front to back or up and down play, when moved by hand. I also detect no play in the cutter head. Blades are brand new. Any ideas where to look?

MSgtFraley

-- I said to my wife, "Honey, my hobby is now a job." At least I like the boss.

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#7 posted 12-06-2017 03:32 AM

Farley to start a new thread go up to the upper right of the page where your name is. Click on the arrow to the right of that and the almost to the bottom is a “new forum topic” tab click it and fill out the info fields. Then hit post and you are in the forum topic business. Also when you start a thread it will be in your watched list at the bottom of the page under the post section under the add. You will see this as long as you are signed in and will be able to see new posts on your watchlist threads. That also works with any thread if you click on the eyeball at the top of the threads you like.

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#8 posted 12-06-2017 11:36 AM

Bren,

I take it you mean the board is not parallel, if so, read on

Just about all planers have mention of a test block/gauge which is used to ensure the platform and cutter head is parallel.

Have a look in your manual on page 13 amd 14 for the setup and adjustment procedure.

Looks something like this:-

-- Regards Rob

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