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Forum topic by lotus posted 795 days ago 1125 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lotus

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795 days ago

What should I look for when it is time to change the planer blades. The machine is a budget priced 13” with straight blades. No nicks or nail hits, just wear


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gfadvm

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#1 posted 794 days ago

I notice that my Ridgid gets MUCH louder when the blades are dull. Also I begin to see some burning/burnishing of the planed wood. Another sign is that the planer is producing finer ‘sawdust’ and less shavings.

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ShaneA

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#2 posted 794 days ago

Tear out, lines from nicks in the blades, they are noisy…but it can be hard to tell because of the gradual increase. But when you change them, it is amazing how much quieter they are.

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Bobmedic

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#3 posted 793 days ago

Poor feed rate can be an indication as well. If you have to push the board through the planer I would say it is time to hone them or change them.

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lotus

33 posts in 1996 days


#4 posted 790 days ago

Thanks all.
Guess I’ll jack it up and install some new blades.
jim

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