|Forum topic by DaveyG||posted 04-01-2009 04:56 AM||1278 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
04-01-2009 04:56 AM
I inherited the 12” planer and it was working fine. Now the drive is inconsistent. It seems like the tensioner on the chain drive is not doing its job, though that’s only my impression. The wood will feed then stop, feed, stop, etc. I opened the side case, cleaned and lubed the chain, but no difference. I also reversed the blades getting fresh, sharp edges to work with.
Another problem I’ve always had, even when it planed properly, was that I needed to push and pull the lumber through the machine, as it would otherwise slip or not drive through at all. I expect this is typical and do to the 10” red oak size and hardness.
Please let me know if anyone has had similar problems with possible solutions.