|Forum topic by master_splinter||posted 12-05-2013 02:44 PM||3466 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
12-05-2013 02:44 PM
I’ve been around the site for a while but since most of my questions have been asked and answered by others I haven’t taken to time to post much.
I have an older Penn State Super 125 planer that I inherited from my grandfather’s shop. It worked well when I got it but since I decided to change knives I can’t seem to get it back in good shape. I’m not sure at what height to set the knives as I don’t have the knife setting guide. I do have the manual, although it isn’t much help. I tried using a mini planer pal magnetic jig thinking the setting would be the same but it isn’t. It looks like the only adjustment I can make to the cutter head is the knife depth. I don’t see any adjustment for roller pressure or height. Right now my knives are about 0.080” above the cutter shaft but I think they need to be lower. I’ve been trying to figure this out by trial and error but hopefully someone else has one of these and can provide some insight.
I tried calling Penn State and they don’t sell the setting guide and couldn’t tell me the proper height for the knives.