I have a 13" Delta planner, and I've recently noticed that the depth
scale is off by almost 1/4". I've loosened the screws and moved the
clear plastic scale as far as I can, and it's still way off. I have to
admit that I really haven't used the scale all that much, but I do
know that when the planer was new (maybe 3 years ago) the scale was
accurate. I don't know when or how the scale got so far off.
I've looked through the manual and there isn't any information on
adjusting the scale, beyond sliding the clear window. Any ideas on
what may have caused this, and more importantly, how to fix it?
Here's a site where you can order parts and download schematics and zoom
in.. tape is part 241..
If it were me, I'd pull off the side cover and take a look at what's going
Well, you said yourself that you didn't use it much - more of a reference
point, as I do, I would imagine. You already know how far off it is so just
keep it at that easy -to-remember fraction. If it really bothers you that
much you make a slot of the mounting holes to give you greater
adjustability. Of course, there's the risk of there not being enough room
on one end of the gauge. But, even if you can only get enough room for the
head of the screw to hold the gauge down it should work. Maybe a little
*blue* Loc-tite bihind the gauge and on the screw threads will keep the
machine vibration from loosening them. HTH - Chuck
Not trying to be a wise ass here but did you move the scale in the correct
direction? On some things you have to adjust backwards to normal thinking.
OR could the blades have slipped out of adjustment?
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