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06-07-2012 09:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer finishing joining milling question

I have an older 22-560 Delta planer that I have used several times and never really thought about my issue until I started building nicer things other than just trim and rough framing.

I noticed that the planer has to be set to cut 1/16-1/8 off the material to get the rollers to engage it. I am not sure if this is normal as I bought it used. I did notice the rear roller has some grooves in it but I don’t think that is effecting it because it does it even on an area with ought the grooves. If this is not normal I know I can adjust the rear roller down farther but it doesn’t have any adjustments currently for the front roller but I am sure I can make something to mimic the rear designs adjust ability.

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#1 posted 06-07-2012 11:27 PM

Sounds like your blades are set to long to me….

You should be able to take a very skinny cut with out any problems

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#2 posted 06-08-2012 12:56 AM

if ssnvet meant set to low, I’d agree. This it typical if you try to sharpen lunch box type planer blades.

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#3 posted 06-08-2012 01:00 AM

So I should see what the condition of the blades are and see if I can set them farther in the cutting head if possible ?

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#4 posted 06-08-2012 01:10 AM

further out. The blades need to be further out. I’m not familiar with that particular brand/model, but if it doesn’t have blade adjustments on it, the safest thing to do is buy some new blades. They are double sided blades, so when they are sharpen it shortens the width. I’ve done it and its a pain to get the blade set correctly. A new set of double sided blades are $25-$30.

I’m making some assumptions, but look at the blades, if they are not slightly above the drum(cutter head), that’s probably what happen. If they are well above the drum on the short side of the angle, you have some other issue. You should be able to tell just buy shining a light and rotating the cutter head.

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#5 posted 06-08-2012 02:23 AM

Just read the manual and see nothing about adjustment of blades like I have for my jointer.

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#6 posted 06-08-2012 02:28 AM

It is a common problem with lunchbox planers. Two things that you can do. Wax the bed frequently making it very slick. Grizzly sells some tabletop lube called Slip-It that works good. Johnson’s Paste Wax works good to, just more aggravating to apply. Just don’t use anything that has silicon in it as the silicon will cause the finish that you put on the wood later to “fish-eye”. The other thing is you have to clean the rubber rollers often. Mineral spirits work good for this. You will be amazed how much this will help.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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#7 posted 06-08-2012 03:33 PM

I have the older model 22-540 and there are small springs in the cutter head that push the blade out. The plane came with a cheesy little fixture for setting the blade height, which pushes the blade against the sprint pressure untill the fixture base rest on the cutter head. Cheesy, but works and get’s pretty accurate results.

Did you get a fixture like this with your planer? If you planer head has springs in it, have they popped out and become lost?

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#8 posted 06-08-2012 08:20 PM

I didn’t get a jig with it. I wonder if I can do it without.

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#9 posted 06-09-2012 10:13 PM

I’d like to thank everyone that replied to me question. I was able to get to the shop this morning and took the gears off so I could spin the rollers by hand and clean them. I was amazed at the debris I got off them when cleaning with mineral spirits. I then applied some “pick up tire reguvinater” that my dad uses on copier tires for picking up the paper. I was so surprised at how much of a change I got with them cleaned. I am definitely going to remember this when I have problems.

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#10 posted 06-11-2012 12:15 PM

Excellent! Keep that bed slick!

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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