|Forum topic by richardwootton||posted 281 days ago||381 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
281 days ago
I bought a new Buffalo 6” long bed jointer a couple of weeks ago and after I got it home I got it set up preliminarily and ran a piece of scrap through just to make sure everything was working alright. Well last night I was getting it set up and making sure the in-feed and out-feed tables were co-planer, and that the fence was true and square. I plugged it in, grabbed a decent sized piece of scrap to test it with, and started it up. As soon as I started it up it sounded like something had come loose and rattled nasty. At first I thought the cutter head was running up against something, so I checked that and it wasn’t the problem. Looking around in the cabinet there was nothing obviously loose. I then used the pulley to manually turn the motor to discover that was where the noise was coming from. The noise it was making when manually turning it sounded like a fan blade or something was bumping up against the motor housing. Now I am admittedly not an electrician or even very inclined in that way.
Does anyone have any idea of what might have happened here, especially on a machine that has been run maybe a total of 5 or 6 times? Any help would be really appreciated.
-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training