Show me where I wrote that.
I wrote, "I remove cupping all the time with my planer."
That's quite a far cry from "tool of choice."
Stomp? Wow, I think you need a refresher course in reading comprehension
*and* you might want to see a doctor about your paranoia. :-p
Once again, get over yourself. I simply offered advice that was
different than yours in a matter-of-fact, non-confrontational manner.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
I kept the smaller when returned to farm...sometimes I've regretted not
having the Powermatic Model 225 but don't have 3-phase so it would have
required either swapping the motor no mean feat to find a single phase
or a phase converter so get by w/ the Rockwell/Delta Model 13.
That these little lunchbox guys don't have much guts isn't too
surprising; I've never tried using one...
Here's a couple links to nice pic's at the OWWM site...
The one guy says his came from an estate sale; the one I have came from
a furniture factory in PA that upgraded. They had 27 of these set up in
9 rows of three--ran them all day, every day preparing the stock to a
fixed set thickness--each machine was set at one precise thickness
setting and fed by one and unloaded and passed to the next in the line
Here's the (lamented, gone) PM...
A few thoughts...
Can you see if the "cut area" is wider with each pass? If so the additional
noise is most likely due to the wider cut as more wood is being removed...
Another possibility is that because you didn't face joint the board first
the feed rollers may be straining to flatten the board out as it's passing
Did you clean the blades before or after this problem came up?
It would sure be easier to diagnosis in person!
In answer to come questions and comments:
I have never taken the blades off the machine. They are as they came from
the factory. Bought this machine new from HD in Dec, 2010. Hasn't had much
use. Did several pieces of dog-eared cedar last fall, new wood, 1x6's,
planed them down smooth. I've probably had a couple of hours (maybe 3) use
on the machine since new. Feeding it single-handed is slower than with an
extra person so that time represents about half the time cutting, half
waiting for a new board.
I took a piece of rough sawn lumber, probably pine, dunno, about 1x12x24 and
ran it through. Didn't look to me like very much came off. Gave that up
I did inspect all the blades but didn't remove or adjust. Didn't touch the
mounting bolts at all. I cleaned some residue off the cutting edges, didn't
make much difference. I'll mess with it a little more before taking it down
to the shop. BTW, the Factory Repair Shop is about 2 miles from my house so
it's not much of a burden. Just a nuisance.
Since this is my first planer, I didn't really know what to expect re life
span of blades, etc. But it does seem to me that doing clean soft woods
should allow me rather more life out of the blades than this. Thanks for
the suggestions. I look more into it on Monday.
To those who offered help and advice, thanks. I got the problem solved.
Simple, really. I rotated the blades.
I was surprised they got so dull so fast but, then, they're just steel and I
suppose I have put more stock through the planer than I thought.
Suspect I need to have a couple sets of blades on hand. Changing the blades
around was really pretty simple. I had been dreading it but it isn't
difficult at all.
Anyway, the new edges cut like champs and I made about 2/3 bag of
shavings/chips for my DC with it.
Ralph (who still has lots to learn!)
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