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Forum topic by BarneyRubble318 posted 01-02-2014 03:01 PM 1787 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-02-2014 03:01 PM

I tripped the breaker in my garage while planing. I’ve reset the breaker and the tried another outlet, my table saw works on the outlet, etc. It is a 20 amp breaker.

Is there a breaker/fuse on the planer?

I had been planing my pieces down, but one of them is a little bowed that bogged it down and tripped the breaker.

Thanks,
Jason.

Disregard. It’s working now. It must have over-heated.


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#1 posted 01-03-2014 01:33 AM

I have the same planer and this happened to me once too about a month back. Just like yours, it fired right up after an hour of cooling down. Glad yours is working again.

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#2 posted 01-03-2014 01:43 AM

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#3 posted 01-03-2014 01:58 AM

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#4 posted 01-03-2014 02:55 AM

I just noticed this was your first post. Welcome to lumberjocks!

For me, part of the reason my planer overheated was that the blades were dull. The whole planer has to work a lot harder the duller they get. You might want to check yours.

To change the blades, you’ll need the factory blade set jig. If you’re like me and you bought it used, you’ll realize that you don’t have the jig. Next you’ll find the part number for the jig online. Shortly after that you’‘ll discover that they no longer make the jig, the part is on permanent back-order, and that people are selling the $8.00 planer jig on eBay for $45.00 because there are 100,000 Delta 22-540 owners and no jigs. That’s what happened to me anyway.

Then I found a small stash for $10.00 each, and now I have an extra. If you need one, pm me. I’ll drop one in the mail gratis as your first post on lumberjocks gift.

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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#5 posted 01-03-2014 04:34 AM

You guys rock! I research everything online but for some reason never joined a woodworking forum. I was given the planer used, without the extra tools or manual. One wireing diagram I found looked like it had an inline fuse so I tore into it, but didn’t find it. Used the air compressor on it, anyway.

how do I know if the blades are dull?

I’ve been running 6” oak through it that is pretty hard. Doing about an eight of a turn on the crank each pass. I don’t have a dust collector so i think the sawdust built up making it feed slower. So….I started blowing it out as I was running and my compressor and the planer tripped the breaker.

regular paste wax on the feed ok?

I guess I need some dust collection…

thanks again!

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#6 posted 01-03-2014 04:44 AM

I guess I can’t PM you until I have 5 posts…. I’ll go check who I can give some advice to. :-)

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#7 posted 01-03-2014 04:45 AM

1+ thermal overload. Several of my tools have their own breaker too. Usually a little black button that pops up. Press it back down and it will reset.
I don’t know if the 22-540 has one, but my Dewalt 735 does.

You will know when the blades are dull, because the boards won’t feed easily. Sometimes you will notice black marks on the boards as the rollers try to force the board past dull blades. Finally, the board may show some tearout.

Good luck with it.

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#8 posted 01-03-2014 04:51 AM

I thought it would have a reset button, too. I did find the bushings, they look good.

I have ceiling retractable extension cord (guessing 14 gauge) I use that might contribute to the overheating, I think I’ll use a shorter, heavier gauge tomorrow, and unplug the air compressor.

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