|Forum topic by Stargazer||posted 12-20-2011 07:10 PM||801 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
12-20-2011 07:10 PM
Had the chip breaker come loose and jam in the planer and there was no way to get to it without removing the head. So I took the head off and took it mostly apart to clean and lube everything. I cleaned off all the rust, dust and gunk from the entire planer and most importantly I made all the adjustments it needed really bad. It was so far out it’s a wonder it ran wood at all. The cutter and table were still perfect but all the rollers were out.
Once I had the machine apart I got a complete understanding of all the adjustments and how to do them than the manual would show. That just shows that there’s no better teacher than actually doing it.
I never used it much because it was a hassle with the rollers out but now it planes like a dream. I knew for years this needed to be done and kept putting it off but I didn’t plan on having to do it in the middle of a job, took 3 days.