|Forum topic by greenwoodbob||posted 11-04-2010 06:57 PM||2068 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-04-2010 06:57 PM
I purchased a Festool HL 850 E planer and have trouble getting good results. The left edge of any slice I make with the planer is noticeably deeper than the right edge; almost as if I were holding the planer at a slight angle to the table top (which I am not). The result is a “wavy” surface which then must be sanded out with great difficulty.
I laid a straight edge across the bottom of the plane, and sure enough, one edge of the blade is a bit lower than the other.
I see no way to align the head or the blade, and the documentation that came with the tool doesn’t help. I’ve spoken with the store where I bought the tool, and they were unfortunately not very familiar with the tool (a problem I’ve noted in all 3 Houston area stores that carry this brand).
I would appreciate any comments, ideas or instruction anyone may have. My only other thought is to return the tool for a replacement.
-- Bob Card