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Forum topic by John posted 11-25-2011 02:00 AM 3484 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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John

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11-25-2011 02:00 AM

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Ok, so my old Rockwell / Delta 22-101 was cutting pretty good, but wood was very warm after passing through and since the blades have never been changed I thought I’d go ahead and do it. I do not have the original blade setting tool that came with the planer, but I called Delta and they told me that the blades needed to be set at .135” above the head. I set the blades, honed them, and tried some wood. Now the planer isn’t feeding properly. I didn’t change anything except the blades and I have double and triple checked their setting. Am I missing something here? Anyone out there have any words of wisdom about this tool or experience with changing the blades on this planer? I’m about to pull my hair out!

Thanks,
John

-- John, Rocky Mount, VA


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#1 posted 11-25-2011 02:24 AM

What do you mean by not feeding properly? Is it getting stuck? Does it drift left or right? Do you get a ripple cut on top? Don’t be offended but check if they are in backwards to the rotation.

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#2 posted 11-25-2011 02:33 AM

If I make a failry deep cut, say 1/16” or more, then it seems to feed ok until it gets to the end and then I will have to pull it through. If I try to make a shallow cut, then I have to push to get it started and then it will drift left or right or just stop feeding. Yes, I am getting a ripple cut on top.

Before I messed with it, I could make very shallow cuts. I would have to give the stock a little push to get it started, but once it grabbed it would feed just fine.

-- John, Rocky Mount, VA

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