Good to see you getting it working, George. Do the knives stay sharp after
you fix the problem? I had a lot of problems with feeding when it was new
but I know its those knives. I've made the mistake of storing my DeWalt
planer on the garage floor and it collected a *lot* of rust within a short
time. It was so bad that I couldn't move the cutting head, had to take it
apart and restore it - what a rust magnet! That was my first and last
DeWalt, I've gone to Harbor Freight (hey, it works for me), Bosch, Hitachi,
Panasonic (drill), Skill (mag 77), Porter-Cable, Milwaukee and a few others
since then. The 13" DeWalt planer looks like a pretty good one, much more
solid than my 12.5".
Rust is any tools enemy,
Here in AZ we don't get rust.
When i lived in MD we could get rust overight on the table saw etc always
had to keep them coated with something,
I have tool steel all over the place and the only timeI have to deal with
rust is when water hits the steel directly.
As when it rains and the roof leaks. @#$%^*&^ Landord
I've found that a large, bright blue plastic tarp, nailed to the roof and
secured with ropes, is effective at embarrassing the neighbors into
motivating the reluctant landlord. Especially if someone in the
neighborhood is trying to sell their home. ;-)
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