|Forum topic by carpetbagger||posted 125 days ago||318 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
125 days ago
I’ve had a Ridgid 4331 planer for about 2 months. It’s the only planer I’ve ever used.
Now that I’m knee deep into a project and have actually used it, I see that one side is over (3/64”) lower than the other, across 7”. must be off more across the full 13”.
Is this normal for planers?
How consistent should a planer be across the 13”, left-to-right?
I rotated the blades with no change. (By the way, I was disappointed to see that the up-down movement is transferred from one side to the other through a very loose chain under the bottom of the unit. Certainly there’s some slop in there.)
Am I expecting too much by hoping it would be within at least 1/64”?