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Forum topic by Farley posted 10-25-2014 04:36 PM 863 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-25-2014 04:36 PM

All of a sudden my delta 25-540 planer won,t cut. What happens is when I lower the blades, the wood can,t fit under the top and I can,t get the wood in to reach the blades. I unplugged it,raised the top, put a board in, lower the top till it holds the wood….I reached in and I can turn the blades by hand,,but they don,t touch the wood. Any ideas.

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#1 posted 10-25-2014 04:44 PM

I guess I need some more information to answer your question. Does your planer have a depth of cut readout? If so, set the cut for 1/32” or so and try a pass on lumber that has already been surfaced. If the planer won’t feed the wood, it could be dull blades or a problem with the feed rollers / gears.

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#2 posted 10-25-2014 04:49 PM

I can get the wood to feed without the cutters touching the wood, but as I try small lowing of the cutters, it won’t let the wood in. It’s like the whole cutter head assembly has lower itself lower then cutter head. if that makes sense.

-- for cuts --- ducts tape works when you just can't stop.

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