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Forum topic by greatview posted 343 days ago 530 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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greatview

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343 days ago

Does the blade bevel go up or down? In other words, when I install a new blade should I be able to see the bevel or the flat side? One answer here says bevel down but I’m not sure. Can anybody help??

Thanks

-- Tom, New London, NH


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 343 days ago

I’ve never had that specific planer, but on the 2 I have had, the bevel was always up (you look at it with the blade installed). Can’t imagine it would be different on the Dewalt, but no first hand experience.

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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Don W

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#2 posted 343 days ago

the flat side has to hit the wood first. I don’t have a dewalt either, but whether you see the bevel or the flat depends on the position of the drum.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 343 days ago

up

Edit (to add more credibility): I have that planer, and you install the blades so that you see the bevel side (up) and not the flat side.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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