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Forum topic by watermark posted 174 days ago 693 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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watermark

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174 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: planer

Last time I used my thickness planner (Delta 22-580) it chattered like crazy and I thought the problem was dull knives or the board I was running through was too short. I went and broke it down to check the condition of the knives and found wood chips jammed under one of the cutting knives.

The knife was broke when I pulled it off and now the locking plate is still bent from having the chip jammed under it.

Do I need to replace the locking plate to prevent the same thing from happening when I put new knives back on it?

If I do is 899306 PLATE-HEAD LOCKING part number 71 the right part?

All but 1 of the springs that are supposed to be under the locking plate were missing also. Are these needed if so any ideas on what part number they are from the above list?

Thanks

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb


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mrjinx007

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#1 posted 174 days ago

That looks like a serious bend. Likely cause; the screws locking the blade had com loose. Maybe go to Delta website and call them when ordering the parts.

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mrg

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#2 posted 173 days ago

Looking at the diagram and your post the part over the blade is part 116, the springs are no longer available . If you click more info in the part number it will bring up other part numbers to cross reference to other like machines. The diagram says only two of the locks available and discontinued.

-- mrg

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watermark

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#3 posted 173 days ago

mrg- Thanks!!!! Your definitely right on that part number. I didn’t realize I could scroll down on the diagram.

mrjinx007- you might be right about the cause but the screws were all ceased up when I was taking it apart but that is probably just the pressure from the chip stuck under the blade.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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Dallas

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#4 posted 173 days ago

If you decide not to fix it, I would be interested in buying some parts from it.

I have one with a broken gearbox that just begs me to rebuild it.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 173 days ago

Erepacementparts.com is another good place to check. It’s also likely that Sears parts direct may have it.

Google the exact OEM part number as there are several of these on-line parts places out there.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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runswithscissors

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#6 posted 173 days ago

The springs you are missing are to push the blade up while you push it down with your blade setting gauge. If you can’t find OEM springs, try the spring out of a ball point pen.

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mrjinx007

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#7 posted 173 days ago

I have ordered some sears parts for my thickness planer and have been getting back order notices for 2 months now. Its not going to happen, I am sure of it. The tool is 23 years old and works fine hot wired.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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watermark

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#8 posted 173 days ago

Dallas- Thanks for the offer but I am going to try and keep it going looks like it’s will be around $90 in parts but still better then buying a new one… or another used one that comes with who know what kind of surprises. Just wish I could find all the parts in one place and save on shipping.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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Dallas

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#9 posted 173 days ago

Watermark- Yeah, that’s the way I feel about mine.

If I had the extra parts I would send them to you.

I collect parts everytime I find one because soon all of them will be on permanent back order..

In the meantime I use a little Craftsman that works pretty good, but it can’t hold a light to the 22-580.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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NormG

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#10 posted 173 days ago

You find all kinds of hings out when you take a machine apart for service, glad it is fixable

-- Norman

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