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Forum topic by ElChe posted 12-21-2014 08:26 PM 1508 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ElChe

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12-21-2014 08:26 PM

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The pulley on my Delta planer came loose and wobbled the belt off ruining the belt guard and the belt. Of course this model planer is now listed as obsolete and I can’t find anyone that still carries the blade guard. The blade guard looks like this and it covers the belt and the pulleys. I am wondering if the planer can be run without the belt guard. Thanks. Tom

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.


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#1 posted 12-21-2014 08:46 PM

No, it is not safe to run the planer without the guard. I couldn’t find the part either. You might have to repair the cover, or have one fabricated.

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#2 posted 12-21-2014 08:47 PM

I am wondering if the planer can be run without the belt guard.

Of course it can.. just not quite as safely :)

Or you can try to fix the one you have.. doesn’t look too bad off and should be pretty easy to fix with some creative thinking and maybe a litlle epoxy.

Cheers,
Brad

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#3 posted 12-21-2014 09:54 PM

That’s an internet picture. The back cover on my belt guard melted off. The sides and front are intact I may try to fix it with some epoxy.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#4 posted 12-21-2014 10:25 PM

If it’s just the large back part that melted… and the mounting screw tabs are intact, perhaps you could make a wood piece to fit over the hole?

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#5 posted 12-24-2014 08:46 AM

My redneck solution was to place the guard on wax paper and put the remaining back part of the guard in place and then I JB Welded the heck out of it. It settled nicely and the guard is back in service. It looks a little hinky but it works.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#6 posted 12-25-2014 05:04 AM

If you have a bandsaw, you can make one the same way as you would a bandsaw box.
Or make one out of sheet metal.

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#7 posted 12-25-2014 07:46 AM

If you can weld, you could make a nice one out of 16 gauge steel. That’s how I made the chip chute for my old Rockwell/Invicta planer.

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#8 posted 12-25-2014 08:05 PM

Hardware store flashing can be put together with “pop rivets” to replace the broken/melted part. All it is for is to keep your jacket from getting caught. . . . .

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