I haven't noticed that yet, it seems pretty solid. The wheel is pretty
light weight and the handle that sticks out to crank it spins on it's
own axle. The wheel attaches very tightly to the post, which has a
flat side, and then a hex night screws into the post through a hole in
the wheel holding it on. I was putting one board through at a time so
I was pushing one through, lowering the blade, pushing the same one
through, etc etc. I don't know if I ran it without touching the wheel
enough for it to do that. Sometime in the next week or so I will be
running a bunch of 1" boards through taking them down to 3/4". I'll
run them all through at the same height, make the adjustment, and run
then them all through again while checking it after multiple boards. I
never even thought to check for that or ask about it when I was
shopping for planers, does that happen a lot? I'll be keeping an eye
on it and report back if it does. The four upright posts the carriage
moves on are all really thick and threaded so I hope it doesn't. It is
supposed to have automatic carriage lock, but I don't know how it
works. I've never engaged a non-auto lock either so I don't have a
comparison base. None of the sales people would let me actually run
wood through one when I was shopping around.
It was prolly a question borne out of ignorance of what is normal but the
possibility occurred to me. I played with the one at Lowe's and have to
agree the wheel isn't sloppy loose by any means so it will prolly not
happen. But I am a chronic worrier so, , ,<s>
Thanks for the reply. I am waiting for a place I shop at around here
www.woodworkersparadise.com to let me know something on it but I may get
impatient and just trot on over to Lowe's and plop down the bucks.
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