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Forum topic by Mattoxh posted 01-20-2018 02:05 PM 375 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mattoxh

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01-20-2018 02:05 PM

I just purchased a used Foley B planer moulder 220v 5 HP. The guy that sold it said it was not feeding the wood through, he ran a board through and it has to be pushed through and pulled out manually, it planes fine. I checked it out and the rollers are moving, it just want carry the board through. I have not tried anything I just got it home an hour ago. I also have a lot of knives for cutting moulding that I plan to sell. Anyone have any ideas before I get started trying to figure out what is wrong. Thanks for any help in advance.


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Loren

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#1 posted 01-20-2018 04:00 PM

Wax the planer bed. The rollers have a tension
system which is adjustable.

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Mattoxh

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#2 posted 01-20-2018 04:14 PM

Got it, the bed had some surface rust and areas that were pitted. I sanded it off cleaned it and sprayed some dry lubricant. Much better now. I still need to polish the bed a little more. I am pleased it is fixable. I took a chance with the planer $200 plus several boxes of molding knives. Thanks for the help.

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Planeman40

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#3 posted 01-20-2018 05:30 PM

I have that planer under another name, Belsaw/Sears. I bought it new in the mid 1970s and it still works beautifully. Cleaning and polishing the bed is a good idea. Also take a rag dampened with acetone and rub down the rubber rollers to clean them and get rid of any glazing. Even mildly sand the roller surface to increase grip. As a last resort, increase the roller pressure adjustment (the springs). Be aware that it takes a good bit of insert pressure to start the board beneath the roller when inserting the board into the planer. This is normal.

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#4 posted 01-21-2018 02:42 AM

Mattoxh,

When I had stalling problems on a Woodmaster Planer/Molder, I reset the roller tension springs to factory specifications, waxed the bed, and cleaned the infeed and outfeed rubber rollers with rubbing alcohol. Even after all this, from time to time a board would stall. Checking the spring tension, cleaning the rollers and re-waxing the bed eliminated the problem.

In search of a better solution, I added a “Super Slick Poly Bed” to the planer bed. I bought it from Woodmaster Tools since it was milled for their planers. But in reality is UHMW plastic which can be purchased elsewhere. Since installing the UHMW bed cover, stalling has not been a problem.

http://www.woodmastertools.com/store.cfm?Start=81

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Mattoxh

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#5 posted 01-21-2018 03:06 AM

Thanks. I don’t have the factory specs for the tension springs. Will try to find online. What is UHNW? Thanks again

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JBrow

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#6 posted 01-21-2018 03:42 PM

Mattoxh,

UHMW is the abbreviation for Utlra High Molecular Weight and refers to a type of plastic. It has a low coefficient of friction so things slide over the surface easily. On my planer bed it seems durable; I have seen no wear tracks develop. A Google search will reveal sources of wider sheets if the Woodmaster product, referenced above, is not suitable. For reference, the ones Woodmaster sell for their planers are ½” thick. It machines easily with woodworking tools although it is messy to cut.

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#7 posted 01-21-2018 06:09 PM

Thanks

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