I have a Ridgid R4330 thickness planer and love it. However, I need some
I bought the planer back in January and finally had to reverse the knives on
it. That is when I realized I had a problem. The knives are held in with
domed top allen screws. These are not designed to stand up under a lot of
torque, especially being as shallow as they are. I found two that were in
so tight I could not break them loose, and there is no way to get a pair of
vice grips on them. Add to that, one of the two "rounded out" on me. It
being still under warranty, I took it back to Home Depot and let them
wrestle with it.
That is the problem.
Here is the question. Is there room in where to cutter head spins to use
cap screws instead of allen screws? I know my old Dewalt 733 (yes this was
a trade up in finish quality) used cap screws and I was wondering if they
might work here.