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Forum topic by kranker1450 posted 03-27-2012 01:34 AM 4402 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-27-2012 01:34 AM

I picked up a Ryobi AP-10 planer for next to nothing. It came with the manual and the setup jigs. I used it tonight for the first time on some maple. The problem i am having is that the adjustment handle will move during the operation changing the depth of cut. I have looked through the manual and have not found anything to address this situation. I was hoping someone on here would be able to help me with this.

thanks Krank


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#1 posted 03-27-2012 01:40 AM

Is the crank handle on the side or top?

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#2 posted 03-27-2012 01:45 AM

i put a wedge
between the handle and the body
in many i have used
works fine

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#3 posted 03-27-2012 01:53 AM

it is on the side.

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#4 posted 03-27-2012 02:44 AM

I have that same planer, it was given to me. It has amazed me in the amount use I have gotten out of it. I have not had this problem but it could be possible that the position and weight of the crank handle is causing the problem. If the handle is parallel to the bench, it’s weight and the vibration from the planer could cause the handle to move. I have thought about this possibility with my planer but haven’t noticed any problem. Try running it with the handle pointed down and see if it stays there. If so, try to have the handle in that position during passes until your final pass. At that time you will have to find some way to prevent the handle from moving. For a small benchtop planer, it does a pretty good job. I got mine about 10 years ago with the plan to upgrade and haven’t had the need to do so yet.

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#5 posted 03-27-2012 03:04 AM

Had the same ? Some days ago,good advice from the above

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#6 posted 03-27-2012 03:37 AM

I’ve got a Delta 12.5 inch we use for fast work on small projects. Sometimes the handle will move but it doesn’t change the depth of cut. We ran 1 Cherry and 2 Curly Maple boards though it today and it moved a little but didn’t effect the depth of cut.

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#7 posted 08-29-2012 06:46 AM

Hi

I also have bought an AP10 for cheap, but don’t have the blade setting jig.

Could someone give me the dimensions of this jig ?

Cheers !

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#8 posted 06-03-2013 07:12 PM

I also have an AP 1-0 which ios giving me a hard time. When I run a board thru the outfeed roller goes free and the board has to be pulled from the planer. I removed the sides and the chains and sprockets seem to be ok, the chain may have streched a small amount but not enough to jump off the sprocket. Running a board thru with the side off to be able to see whats happening doesn’t seem like a good idea.

Any help anybody? Thanks.

-- George, Northern Michigan

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#9 posted 06-03-2013 07:19 PM

festus1930. maybe you could clean off the ends of the shafts and make some marks on the sprockets and shafts?. put the sideback on and run the planer when it fails, pull the side back off and if anything moved away from the marks.. My money is on a chain jumping, even though it seems tight enough, under load weird stuff happens.

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#10 posted 06-03-2013 07:31 PM

Well, I suppose the chain could “stretch” enuf to jump the sprocket. The problem with running with the side of(sounds like the way to do it) is the top has to be off also. I ran it for a very short time with the top off but didn’t try running a board thru, seems like the top is keeping the whole thing from spreading apart.
???
Well, it’s not working right now———————

-- George, Northern Michigan

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#11 posted 06-04-2013 04:05 PM

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/ryobi-ap10-planer-parts-c-7931_7939_32545.html

looks like there is a belt on the opposite side of the chain drive, may want to have peek at that also. The diagram doesnt show with any real detail how those sprockets attach to thier respective shafts.

-- atta boy Clarence!

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#12 posted 06-04-2013 04:09 PM

Try changing out your blades for new blades as dual blades can cause vibration also try waxing your table, both of these should help cut down on the vibration for a smooth run.

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#13 posted 06-04-2013 04:17 PM

Well, I took the side off again and really looked at the chains. They are a “trifle” loose, could possibly have jumped the cogs but just didn’t seem that slack. I reassembled it and this AM I ran about 50 ft of Maple flooring to get the bottom groove off , then use for some future project. The darn thing ran with no problems at all. Go figure that out.
I have a project going right now with some Cherry(A friend wanted a “bed desk” so he could read in bed, kinda like an easel on a table with some short legs) so I’m not going to take a chance. I have a vintage Parks 12” planer from the early 40’s that I inherited from my Brother. It looks tired but I reset the blades this AM and it works great.

If I figure out how to put a picture on when I finish I’ll post it.

Thanks again for all your suggestions.

-- George, Northern Michigan

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#14 posted 06-04-2013 09:36 PM

Oops I meant to say dull not dual.

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#15 posted 06-05-2013 02:15 AM

If that’s your worst misteak, be happy!

-- George, Northern Michigan

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