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Forum topic by John posted 11-25-2011 02:00 AM 4200 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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!


-- 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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