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JReed3

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11-05-2013 09:29 PM

My planer started having a problem recently and it was one of those problems where it was okay yesterday but when I went to use it today the problem was there. I have had the planer for 8 years or so and never had any issue until last week.

As the wood starts to feed in and is cutting, the feed in stops. The blades are still turning and the bottom rubber grippers are still turning, but the board just sits there. There is no strain on the motor and it isn’t trying to bogg down. I have tried different thickness of material from 1/4” up to 2” as wells as different milling thicknesses and it’s the same issue. I raised up the blades as high as it will go and did a visual inspection and air hose cleaning, but saw nothing that could be an issue.

Any ideas??


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#1 posted 11-05-2013 09:38 PM

When first attempting to feed the board into the planer, can you physically “Feel” it pull the board into the planer.? What is your Model #

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#2 posted 11-05-2013 09:49 PM

Check the rubber roller that feeds the board. Maybe it is really dusty and needs cleaning.

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#3 posted 11-05-2013 09:49 PM

When first attempting to feed the board into the planer, can you physically “Feel” it pull the board into the planer.? What is your Model #

Yes you can feel pull the board from your hands. I have a Ridgid TP1300

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#4 posted 11-05-2013 09:51 PM

Check the rubber roller that feeds the board. Maybe it is really dusty and needs cleaning.

That’s what I though too, but after a cleaning it didn’t help it.

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#5 posted 11-05-2013 10:40 PM

I have a Ridgid planer and have experienced the same problem. The wood gets stuck on the table of the planer and the rubber rollers cannot even move the board. I used some Johnson’s paste wax and put a light coat on the table, making it slick. Solved the problem. Before I used the wax, it was almost as if there was a “suction” action of the board on the table, and without it being really slick, the rollers couldn’t overcome it.

Hope this helps!
Al

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#6 posted 11-05-2013 11:38 PM

+1 to Al. The paste wax cleared it up for me as well.

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#7 posted 11-06-2013 12:20 AM

Wax works on solving the same problem on my Dewalt.

-- Joe

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#8 posted 11-06-2013 12:46 AM

Thanks on the wax idea. I’ll give to a try.

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