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Forum topic by builtinabarn posted 08-19-2009 03:13 AM 4076 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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builtinabarn

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08-19-2009 03:13 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jig question planer

Im changes the planer knives out on an older (1980’s) 13” rockwell planer that I just recently bought from a guy. I used my delta height setting tool to set the blades in the hub, but I think it set the blades to high. can any one help me with this. I dont have a manual on this unit so Im kinda lost. I guess I can adjust the blades lower but I will have to make a jig to set them equally every time until It seems like the right height. Id rather just know the correct height and be done with it already. HELP PLEASE.

-- Built in a Barn Bob


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#1 posted 08-19-2009 03:19 AM

Hey Bob
you could add shims to your old delta height setting tool until it cuts properly.

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#2 posted 08-19-2009 03:31 AM

Yes, Jim, thats a good idea, but I would still like to know the proper height setting by the manufacturer.
Thanks

-- Built in a Barn Bob

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#3 posted 08-19-2009 03:52 AM

phone the manufacturer?

maybe they might send you a pdf manual

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#4 posted 08-19-2009 05:12 AM

I actually acquired a manual but it only states to use the planer blade setter that came with the unit. Thats no help to me cuz I dont have the original blade setter

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#5 posted 08-23-2009 01:40 AM

I did finally figure that out Rick. Thanks for all the help guys

-- Built in a Barn Bob

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