I have a year old DW 733 planer thats had only about 150 BF of polpar and
maple through it. Just recently, it has stopped feeding the wood through
very well, as though the feed rollers are slipping on the wood - I need to
push it in, then slide around and pull the wood out to avoid a hot spot on
the surface. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening? I
haven't changed the blades yet, the cut surface still looks really good. Is
there any way I can try to clean the rollers? what with?
Thanks in advance.
Denatured alcohol on a lint free cloth.
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Are the rollers rotating? Check the cog-belt and drive gears to see if the
belt is bad or if one of the gears came loose.
Yup. Same thing.
A little wax on the beds, and a water-moistened rag worked for me. I
consider it a part of required maintenance (it's all of a 3-minute
procedure) every 100 bf or so of thicknessing. I don't consider using water
a problem because I generally fire the thing back up and it becomes
"wind-dry" in withing 30 seconds. I assume the problem is just dust and not
pitch or some other contaminant. I'm sure DNA works, but I thought it might
be a little harsh on the rubber.
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