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Forum topic by shaffce posted 11-02-2012 01:22 PM 965 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-02-2012 01:22 PM

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i’ll start by admiting that i’m in way over my head on this project. I’m putting a wood ceiling in my great room about 1,400 square feet and starting with rough cut “red spruce” lumber. My planer is an old craftsman 12 1/2” 3 blade unit, 5 HP 220 motor. Foley-belsaw unit i believe. I’m afraid that i will devolope a drinking problem if I can’t find an easier way to set the blades ! The blades sit on adjustment screws and are tightened in the slots when you tighten the set screws on the “gibs” which in turn lifts the blades off of the adjustment screws and you start the whole process all over again.

I’m about ready to put velcro on the roller and turn it into a drum sander!

Any ideas or should I craigs list the thing and move on?

-- in the end you will regret the things you didn't do far more than the things you did

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#1 posted 11-02-2012 02:09 PM

have you been able to access a copy of the owners manual for that unit?

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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#2 posted 11-02-2012 02:16 PM

Go to, they have pdf files of some of the manuals for their planers, and if the manuals do
not help, go to and sign up, between the two of these you should be able to solve your
problem. I would offer advise on the set up, but it would be worth just what it would cost.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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