Setting Knives on Grizzly G1021Z planer

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Forum topic by Lee Barker posted 07-29-2011 06:45 PM 2052 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lee Barker

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07-29-2011 06:45 PM

I use the horseshoe shape magnets for setting the knives, and in order to use them one must remove the shaft that the chipbreaker is adjusted against, and to get to that, one must remove the cast cover over the sprockets and chains. At the bottom of this cover are two triangular sheet metal pieces which must be pivoted out of the way in order to remove the cover. This requires removing the top screw on each side and loosening the corresponding bottom ones to pivot the pieces out of the way.

IF you own this tool and IF you set your knives this way, I’d appreciate hearing if you have a simpler procedure to get the job done.

I didn’t mention that one must also remove the thickness-adjusting wheel.



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#1 posted 09-22-2011 04:56 AM

I do not have any experience with your problem but it does not sound like your jig is that heful, wish you luck.

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#2 posted 09-22-2011 10:42 PM

I know exactly what you are talking about. I borrowed a jig like you have because I wanted to try it out before I dropped the cash on one of my own. I did not even attempt to use it when I saw all that had to be removed. Instead I used a magnetic base dial indicator. I now have two indicator setups, one for each side. Much easier and less than half the price if you get them at harbor freight.


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