|Forum topic by newbiewoodworker||posted 10-18-2010 10:34 PM||938 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
10-18-2010 10:34 PM
I decided to change my planer blades yesterday. It was painful taking them off, since it kept sending a “shock” up my wrist, from the sheer force… So I decided to use a breaker bar to put them back on… Well I slipped on a couple, no big deal, they seem fine… But on one, I slipped, and it rounded out the allen screw just enough that I cannot get a grip..
I dont know how tight they should be… but I really didnt want to get cleaved in half by a flying planer blade…
Any idea how to get this out..? I sent a support request to Porter Cable, and asked if I could by any chance get a couple screws, but I have yet to get a reply…
So for now, my planer has a big old “Danger: Do not Energize” tag on it… to remind others that its busted… as well as I stuck the key in a baggy, and stapled it to my bench, with about 100 staples, so it doesnt get lost…
I should be going to Harbour Freight tommorrow(my favorite store for various things..) to pick up an Arc Welder, for my next project, a Go-Kart/Buggy(been on my list a while… but I never could get up the gohonas to ask parental permission..) So i was wondering if their screw extractor is any good?/if it would work?
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