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Forum topic by newbiewoodworker posted 12-28-2010 08:34 AM 632 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-28-2010 08:34 AM

I had come to accept that my planer’s bearings were gone. I am going to get them repaired in a couple days(school break, after Driver’s Ed).. But today I was cleaning around the cutter head with my hand(off, with the child lock removed, and about 20ft away..lol)... Well, lucky me got a metal splinter atleast 1cm long… a little prodding, a little water, and a bandage later, all set.. but that got me thinking. I wonder if its actually metal on metal.. Since this, was black, the same colour as the housing, and cutterhead, both.

Would bearings still do this? Could there be something rubbing(it was a straight splinter, not hooked, like from an opening)? Or did lucky me just find a milling reminant… lol… ?

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#1 posted 01-01-2011 06:17 AM

Perhaps when the bearings failed the blades or some other spinning part came in contact with something and pared of a piece?

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#2 posted 01-01-2011 06:52 AM

Maybe… all I know.. is it wasn’t fun… atleast i could get it out.. if you can’t get them out, your supposed to go to the ER… I still have one in my “pinkie” though… about 5mo old.. lol..

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#3 posted 01-01-2011 10:13 AM

Might be a piece of the bearing race

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