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RockyTopScott

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542 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question plane jig

I have ordered a set of new knives for my 15” Steel City planer.

What are the different methods for setting the knives?

I know how to replace the jointer knives, but the planer is another matter altogether and I need help.

I looked at the planer pal jig but that seems like a lot of money for one a single task.

Thanks
Scott

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Holbs

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#1 posted 542 days ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7peFNT2vS0&feature=gv&hl=en
i love the old school way of doing things. flannel shirt, kitchen chair, and a southern accent.

first 1/2 is jointer knive setting. second 1/2 is planer.

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Loren

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#2 posted 542 days ago

Some planers have set screws inside the head that simplify setting
the knives. I suppose you could drill and tap your planer
head for these screws. Then all you need is a way to mount
a dial indicator to measure knife height.

The Planer Pals definitely simplify setting knives in cutterheads
where the knife can swim around as you tighten the gib screws.

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Don W

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#3 posted 542 days ago

Here is my jig

http://lumberjocks.com/donwilwol/blog/31213

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 542 days ago

You can skip the first link provided if you only want to see the planer set-up here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSM7Jrg34a8

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RockyTopScott

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#5 posted 542 days ago

Rick, I bought the planer used and it did not have the tool. I am looking high and low for something similar.

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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