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Changing Thickness Planer Blades

I am trying to replace the blades in my delta 22-540. I dont have any sort of jig to set them correctly. There is a spring that the blade sets on and so the dont just drop in. Any suggestions?
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I ended up just doing it by trial and error. I think they could be set better still but I planed some oak and rubber wood that I had glued up and it worked fine. I was suprised how much quieter and better the planer worked with a new set of blades. I bought it used and the blades I just replaced were the blades that came with it. Wow, all the problems I was having are gone. Even the snipe isnt as bad.

I ended up not having to use the new blades because I was able to flip the existing blades.

Word of caution, I had excess glue on the rubber wood that i didnt bother wiping up because I knew I was going to plane it. Well I got some tiny nicks in the blade from the glue. Nothing that wouldnt get sanded out anyway but still bothersome.


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Don`t plane RUBBER wood...you need a dial indicator and a flat set-up block. If the blades rest on springs...snug fit then tap with a soft wood block and check their hight with the dial indicator. Rick

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Glad to hear you got your planer working well djonesax.
Are you blades single or double edge?

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Glad to hear you got your planer working well djonesax.
Are you blades single or double edge?

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Double edged. Which was nice because I didnt have to put on the new blades I just flipped the existing ones. Now that I know how, they should be very easy to change next time.

I noticed that I got less snipe with the more material I took off. I think that must be because I have the blades not set in far enough so the rollers arent holding the wood tight enough on smaller cuts. I may play with it some more. Also with new blades the cutter head doesnt move anymore.
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