I'm wondering if others have had a similar problem with their planner
as I have. My Ryobi AP1300 planner has been great, but I noticed
lately that the thickness of boards produced is not consistent. I
find that there is variation in the thickness, noticeable when gluing
up for a table top for example. the difference is not much more than
a fingernail thickness, maybe slightly more, enough to be an annoyance
that needs to be hand planned out. Is this within normal tolerance?
PS: I've just changed the planner blades, so they are not unevenly
Is the variation along the length of the board or side to side?
If it's along the length, the head is moving up & down and maybe
the head lock is not working properly.
If it is side to side then the head isn't parallel to the bed and needs
to be adjusted.
I have an old AP -10 that had that problem. There was too much slop in the
adjustment mechanism. The sides did not move at the same time all the time.
One side would start and then the other side would follow.
The cure was a trip to a Ryobi repair center and they adjusted all the play
and slack out of the height adjustment assembly.
Ah yes, the good ol' AP-10. Groundbreaking. Quirky, but it brought a
whole new dimension to small woodworking endeavours. I gave mine to an
eager young kid who is still using it.
I still have mine but it has not run since acquiring the 15" stationary
Delta. IIRC I bought mine about 18 years ago.
My AP 1300 has been good except the time i ran a borad through it with
an old nail in it.
I went to replace the blade and one of the allen screws is stripped
out , so I could not get the blade off.
So now it sits in the corner and collects dust.
I really need to go out and buy something else.
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