Bugger. I tried taking 1/32" off of a 4' pine 2x4 through it today
and partway through it crapped out again. The breaker on the motor
tripped, it sounded like the blades were still rotating as it came to
a stop...There was a little bit of bow in the 2x4, but nothing
I have 200A service panel in the garage, the breaker for the garage is
20A, juice runs through 12ga wiring, and nothing else is plugged in.
Periodically when I switch it on, it'll pop the breaker. I wouldn't
think it would pull that much of a load to trip the panel breaker.
Flip the switch again and it'll run fine. So I plug in the 5hp rigid
shopvac and hook it up to the dust chute, notice a little drop in the
sound of the planer motor, but it still runs...I can feed a board
through it, if I take barely more than a whisper off the board, it'll
run it through, but when I take any more than 1/64" off pine or oak,
it'll stop. And it'll do the same if I have the shopvac not
I've read some of your posts saying the cutter head may be getting
pulled into the stock and overheating the engine. Care to elaborate a
bit more on that? How does a fella adjust that?