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How to Replace the Blades on a Hand-Held Planer
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THE FEED ROLLER SPROCKETS BROKE
THE SPROCKETS REPLACE EASILY, BUT WHILE DOING SO DON\'T FORGET TO CHECK THE REASON THEY BROKE IN THE FIRST PLACE. REMOVE DRIVE CHAINS FROM BOTH SIDES AND SEE IF YOU CAN ROTATE EACH FEED ROLLER EASILY, IF NOT YOU HAVE TO TURN MACHINE UPSIDE DOWN AND REMOVE THE BASE TO GET AT THE ROLLERS. AFTER DOING SO REMOVAL OF ONE OR BOTH ROLLERS FOR LUBRICATION AND/OR REPAIR MAY BE NECESSARY. IT IS A FAIRLY EASY REPAIR USING A SCREWDRIVER AND ALLEN WRENCHES---JUST TIME CONSUMING.
Remove the chain drive covers. With retaining ring pliers remove the gear retaining rings. Remove the gears and drive chain from both sides. Raised the planer to max height. Remove the side guards. Place a 4-1/2\" spacer on the planer table and lowered the planer to relieve the spring pressure on the roller. Follow the parts diagram and removed the retainers for the rear drive roller. Slowly raising the Planer until the journal bearing blocks are clear of their respective locating sockets. Careful to remove the springs before entirely clear of the socket.
Remove the roller, with a gear puller, extract the frozen journal from the roller. Check the other journal to see if it is free spinning. Clean the galled aluminum from roller shaft with emery paper (the shaft is hard, but treat this lightly, just enough to remove any trace of aluminum). Fit the replacement bushing onto the cleaned shaft and verify that it spins freely. Reassemble in reverse order of dis-assembly.
Job done, the planer is back in good running condition.
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Circuit breaker got \"weak\" and started to trip during light duty planing operations
Remove top housing/cover with hex wrench supplied with machine.
Remove 2-speed feed rate shift lever.
Remove smaller visible hex and phillips screws from machine front cover
IMPORTANT!!! there is one last phillips screw holding the front cover on which is \"hidden\" behind the depth scale gauge!! Remove 3 small phillips screws that hold the gauge plate on to expose this screw.
Remove \"hidden\" screw and then front cover and used compressed air and blowgun to clean out the front of the machine housing.
Remove and replace the circuit breaker with it\'s wires
Reassemble in reverse order. Note: you may have to re-calibrate the depth of cut gauge for accuracy if you rely on it during use.