Ryobi rapidset planer

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Forum topic by rattler posted 12-16-2012 08:58 PM 2546 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2012 08:58 PM

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I have the Ryobi rapidset planer. Only has maybe 10 hours total use. I just recently went to use it and only one side of the cutter head raises. Took everything apart and cleaned it. Realized the spindle on left side of the infeed table doesn’t turn. Took that side all apart and everything seems fine. works if i turn it by hand, but not if i use the crank handle meant for raising and lowering. Any ideas?

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#1 posted 12-16-2012 09:01 PM

Ryobi strikes again.
That being said, my dumb assed 3” X 21” Ryobi belt sander won’t die.
Is there some issue with the cutter head mechanism?


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#2 posted 12-17-2012 01:12 AM

You may have a chain sprocket with a set screw that needs tightening. Maybe access from underneath?

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#3 posted 12-17-2012 01:17 AM

read manul.

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#4 posted 12-17-2012 01:21 AM


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#5 posted 12-17-2012 02:32 AM

Ah yes, read the manual. Now there is a brilliant idea! LOL I did this before I posted and did the whole cleaning blah blah stuff they said. What i didn’t do is take it to an authorized dealer. Why don’t they just say buy a new planer or wait 6 months and pay the same price in labor and parts? At least that seems to be the norm. I will however have to look into the set screw idea. Thank you all. Read the manual, that’s rich :0)

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