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Pennsylman

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198 days ago

I have a Inca Planer/Jointer that needed a new plastic gear. It is model #343.190.03 I replaced it but since the chain was disassembled from the machine when I bought it, I cannot figure out how it goes back on the machine correctly. It appears to me that I have followed the photos in the manual correctly but my manual shows a little different photo than what I have. The problem is that I have too much slack left over after I put the chain around the appropriate gears.
I don’t think my chain is too long as someone would not have lengthened it most likely. I either have it wrongly installed or am missing something.
Does anyone have a closeup photo of where the chain is to go?
Thanks,


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#1 posted 198 days ago

Is there a tension arm that should be engaged? It would be to one side between the two gears and it would push up against the chain. Can you post a pic of what you have so far, and a link to the diagram you are using?

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#2 posted 198 days ago

This picture probably won’t help as it doesn’t show the whole chain but though I’d post it anyway.

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#3 posted 198 days ago

Can you get a straight-on pic?
Is it possible that instead of going across the top like that, around the gear top right, and then back into the middle gear and then to wherever it is going bottom right, tht it would go over the top left gear, down under that middle gear, and then up over that top right gear, and then down somewhere to the right?

I’m just guessing, and bumping it up to the top here until someone with an INCA 570 says to himself “hey self! I have that jointer. Lemme take a looksee.”

In the meantime there is a yahoo group for inca users. It is a moderated group, and the intro page makes the moderator seem just a bit anal retentive, but you gotta do what you gotta do to get the tools fixed, so you might want to give it a try:
http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/incawoodworking/info

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#4 posted 198 days ago

I no longer have this jointer/planer and these are the only pictures I can find.

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JustJoe

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#5 posted 198 days ago

Thanks for trying AlaskaGuy – I saw your pic and thought it was the OP (I was too lazy to check the name.). But since it’s not, then maybe he can get some info out of your picture.

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#6 posted 198 days ago

There’s a few pics on the yahoo groups site that may help, join up!

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#7 posted 198 days ago

Join the INCA newgroup on Yahoo groups. Somebody
there will know.

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Pennsylman

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#8 posted 198 days ago

Thanks for all the responses. It looks as though I am missing the small idle roller below the left top roller and to the left of the pinion gear.
I am trying post a picture to show what I have.
The picture that AlaskaGuy posted looks just like mine but I am missing the small left bottom idler.

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AlaskaGuy

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#9 posted 198 days ago

Give Jesse @ Eagle Tools a call. If anyone can help he can. Eagle tool used to the the importer of Inca tools.

He may be able to get you parts if you’re missing any.

http://www.eagle-tools.com/

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WoodDweller

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#10 posted 198 days ago

I took some pictures of the gears on my machine that i just got two days ago. I couldnt get good pictures due to it still being in my car, and its dark in there. Its an old 343.190 (US model 510). I belive the new ones have a different layout.

http://imgur.com/a/LVL1V

Hope that helps.

(I actually traveled over sea by ferry from Finland to Sweden just to pick it up. Cant wait to try it out)

Cheers

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Pennsylman

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#11 posted 198 days ago

Mine does not look like yours. It looks like the pictures posted by AlaskanGuy.

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WoodDweller

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#12 posted 198 days ago

Ok, I see.

If its the same turquoise color as in the AlaskanGuy pictures (and not the green), then its a relatively new model (US model 570 i think) as they changed color when manufacturing moved to France (from Switzerland).

Mine has those plastic planetary gears, a separate motor under the table connected by belt, and only two jointer knives. While yours probably got that side-mounted motor, with the three quick change tersa knives, and a longer table.

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Pennsylman

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#13 posted 197 days ago

I have figured out how to install the chain from the photos that were sent by AlaskanGuy. I did not have the plastic roller on my idle arm and thought from the pictures I had that it was a roller mounted to the machine.
Two questions: how do you attach the plastic roller to the idle arm post? And is the idler arm supposed to have tension on it? Mine is loose.

Thanks

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AlaskaGuy

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#14 posted 197 days ago

I no longer have the Inca jointer/planer so I can look at it but I found another picture. If you look very closely In the picture I believe there’s a spring that puts tension the plastic roller. You’ll see a wire that runs from the plastic roller up and under the stud that sticks out to hold the cover on.

http://www.leevalley.com/home/templv/inca%20jointer-planer.pdf

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Pennsylman

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#15 posted 196 days ago

Good picture! I am missing whatever it is that is keeping the plastic roller on the wire arm. It may be a push on type nut. There is no groove on the wire post for a clip and it is too small diameter to have a hole through to take a cotter pin. I suppose Eagle Tools would know.

When I got my machine it was not working and some was disassembled. This is the last part I need which is not bad seeing that I only paid $50 for it.

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