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post #1 of 7 Old 01-23-2013, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Question Planer issues

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New guy again. I hope I am in the right section of the forum.
I am having an issue with my 16inch planer. I bought it at a yard sale. Good condition & It was working fine. Now however when I feed a board in straight it tends to want to come out cockeyed or trying to turn one way or the other as it comes out. Having never owned one before and not having any instruction books on care & maintenance, I am afraid it is a Stupid user trick. But could there be another cause, adjustments,or something I need to do?
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Feed rollers could be worn, out of parallel adjustment with the table, or just dirty. What brand is it?

OH, wait a minute ............Yep!.............That's what he said!

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post #3 of 7 Old 01-23-2013, 08:49 PM
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what he said...

Also one of the feed rollers may be set high er lower than the other on one side. Probably a metal roller on that size planer...
we need the make and model, and even that won't help me help you. I've never set the roller heights on my planers.

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Sounds like you got a raw deal - send it to me and I'll dispose of it for you at no cost

You might have to clean it up like woodnthings said, but whatever you do, do not move or loosen the knives unless you know what you're doing. If the knives were the problem, you would have a whole different set of problems. I'm curious, did you try more then 1 piece of wood. If not, the one you sent through - did it have a knot in it? Something is dragging on the free flow of the wood.

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Could be several things. I would check the bed to knives and start there.

I would also like some more info too.
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If the cut is even accross the board, I think one or both of the feed rollers, height or pressure is set unequally, side to side.
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Thanks to all. I love sarcasm in the morning with my coffee :-0)
I took it as far down as I could without a guide. The previous owner failed to completely cover the chain with the guard. (after he put enough grease on it for a 9' Detroit locker) So a little brake cleaner, a good wipe down, a few small screws & it works just fine.
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