What to clean while changing planer knives?

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Forum topic by JesseTutt posted 02-14-2013 05:55 PM 713 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-14-2013 05:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: delta planer delta 22-540 planer knives

I have the old Delta 22-540 12” planer. I wish I had a better one, but it is what I have.

I got several chips in the current knives so it is time to switch them out with new ones I have on hand.

I plan to do the following during the process:

  • blow out the machine with the air hose
  • wipe down the gib (?) and its screws with lacquer thinner (it is what I have on hand)
  • wipe out the grove that holds the blades with lacquer thinner
  • wipe off the entire cutter head with (you got it ;-) lacquer thinner

Is there anything else I should clean, inspect, lubricate?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#1 posted 02-14-2013 07:24 PM

Are the bearings good? Belts? Tables slicked out? Fence aligned properly?
I presume that the “blowing out” process includes the motor and switches.
Add a light lube to the gib screws, dry lube to the cutter head, wax the tables, blah blah, blah.


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