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Forum topic by Russ posted 02-26-2012 08:32 PM 1269 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2012 08:32 PM

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I have an older Central Machinery 10” thickness planer that I’ve been tuning up and planning to work on a snip issues. I was noticing it did not sound right and today when feeding in some pine it just stalled. I turn the unit off and could see smoke from near the bushings. I”ve been thinking of replacing the bushings because of the sparks I can see from that area. Is it hosed? Any help is greatly appreciated. Also I don’t have any idea on how to tell if the bushings are a problem. Thank you.

-- Russ

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#1 posted 02-26-2012 11:02 PM

Been working on my planer, a Delta, and just wanted to say please, be very careful. When a machine is throwing off sparks, something is already very wrong. If a bushing is out of line even a small amount this could allow the blades to be torqued and out of alignment, which might result in shop shrapnel….very dangerous if you break a blade, etc.. Best of luck.

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#2 posted 02-27-2012 01:39 PM

I hate it when the ‘magic smoke’ escapes from elec equipment….......

-- cut that out!

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