...I've got a Delta 22-580 2-speed planer and the oak that I'm trying to
mill to size is coming out patered from side to side...alot! .030" in a 5
inch wide part. But when I run a short piece of the same wood (8"wide) thru
it, it's only .010" tapered. Blades are have been changed recently...just
before Xmas and haven't run much thru it since then, but I did reseat them,
just in case.
Any ideas? Is there some way to adjust the elevator screws for the head?
Oh, and I did try a google search and either I'm too dumb to figure out the
right search words or there isn't anything about this out there.
By tapered do you mean that one side of the board comes out thinner than the
If so, is your wood perfectly flat? If the wood is not flat and you have
the cupped side down the piece can rock and cause one side to be planed more
than the other.
Yes, tapered from side to side.
I thought of that...the wood is as flat as I can check it coming off the
The process was joint a face, then an edge, rip just to clean the OTHER edge
up, resaw to 5/8" from about 1"...kinda variable on the starting thinkness,
but all the pieces were about the same...within 1/16"
And yes, I did check the flatness of the jointed face after resaw...well,
after I found them to come out tapered and they are still as flat as I can
Sounds like the planer is out of alignment. It can happen. It happened to me
when I had a brain spasm and tried to lower the cutter head without loosening
the lock first.
One of the woodworking mags had an article about making the adjustment
recently. I think it was either PW or FWW. Basically, you take off the bottom
cover of the planer and remove one of the chain sprockets. Then you turn one
screw only to adjust one side of the cutter head up or down. Use a block of
wood as a gauge block to be sure the cutter head is parallel to the bed of the
planer. Then re-attach the sprocket and the cover.
It would pay to track down the article before you did the adjustment. There
were some good tips in there. Hopefully someone will remember where it is.
Right now I don't, and I can't seem to find it.
remove the key to email me.
Yep..not cheap at anywhere from $32. to $40.usd for a set. But they are
double edge, which helps.
I also sometimes cheat a little and hone the faces if they are "just a
little dull". Not this time, tho...they are fresh...I will try flipping them
to see if maybe one edge was ground poorly.
Check your user manual for instructions on leveling the table or the
cutter head on the planner
Want to say that in the last year or so there was an article on how to
do this, but right now I am drawing a blank on what magazine or issue
If no one else chimes in with that information, repost asking me to
look it up and I will take time to check my stack of magazines
On Sat, 28 Feb 2004 19:47:27 -0600, "The Davenports"
A coworker of mine had the same problem with that planer. It turned out
that the sheet metal bed had a radius bent in it that was interfering
with the edge of the casting, causing the bed to be lifted on one side.
I don't remember how he resolved it - either by bending it a bit, filing
a chamfer, or getting a replacement from Delta.
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