|Forum topic by Matt Rogers||posted 342 days ago||1611 views||0 times favorited||17 replies|
342 days ago
I am upgrading my Delta DC-380 15” 4 post planer to a shelix cutterhead and I have the existing straight knife cutterhead for sale. If anyone needs one to fix or restore a planer, let me know. I would like to get something for the head as it is in good shape, no issues, rust-free and complete with all gibs, screws, and lifters. I can even supply a new set of bearings at cost from Accurate Bearing if necessary to make a sale. I would like to get $175 for the head and I also have two brand new sets of T1 18%W knives and a set of carbide insert knives for sale as well.
I will be replacing the cutterhead in a few days when some new parts arrive and will post the results here.
I did have trouble when taking off the cover to the transmission, not something that was mentioned before. There were some gears that did not easily pop out when taking off the cover and without forcing out the bearings, I was unable to completely remove the cover. I did get it off enough to access the cutterhead, but it also took quite a lot of pounding to get the cutterhead out of the transmission casing. I certainly damaged the bearing, which is not an issue as I will replace the cutterhead bearings.
I also found that the helical gear attached to the cutterhead was worn, so I ordered a new one from Grizzly as they have it in stock, as opposed to the delta parts which will take a few weeks.
I am not replacing the transmission bearings as they appear to be fine and they spin more slowly, but if anyone has had those bearings fail, let me know and I will replace them now.
-- Matt Rogers, http://www.cleanairwoodworks.com