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Question: Cleaning The Feed Roller
Apparently cleaning the feed rollers is helpful in eliminating snipe and other feeding problems. The difficulty I'm having is in rotating the rollers so that I can clean the entire cir***ference. I can turn the machine on for a second, which will move the rollers, of course, but they end up in a random position. Is there an easy way to unlock them so that I can rotate them?
Question: Ryobi Planer
I purchased a drive belt p/n 1860006 and cannot figure out how to get belt on. It appears the belt is too short. Do you have any information.
Reply: Ryobi Planer
I am about to purchase this part - did you resolve your problem and how did you do it ???
Reply: Ryobi Planer
We have an article and video on how to replace the belt on a Delta planer. Even though it's not the same brand. I think it will help you with replacing the belt on your Ryobi planer. Here is the link to it.
How to replace the Drive Belt on a Delta Planer
Question: Ryobi Ap1300 Planer Thickness Un...
My Ryobi ap1300 planer is planing thicker on one side. The manual says to adjust the elevation screws but I can't find any illustrations that show where those screws are. Any help is appreciated.
Reply: Ryobi Ap1300 Planer Thickness Un...
I haven't worked on one of these myself, but looking at the parts diagram. It looks if you remove the top of the machine so you can access the left sprocket,right sprocket and chain. By removing the chain you might be able to rotate either the left threaded spindle or the right threaded spindle. so the cutter head assembly is on an even plane. More of a guess than anything else.
Hope it helps,
Question: Elevation Screws
It tells me to adjust the elevation screws to get an even cut. Where are they?? Can you tell me where they are and tell me the part number so I can see them in the diagrams shown?
Reply: Elevation Screws
This threw me for a bit too. I finally realized I had to remove the top compartment and then sprocket on the left side (facing the feed side of the planer). Once the sprocket and chain are off you can rotate the screw spindles independently. I took a wider 3/4" piece of stock and placed it inside the planer with just a think gap between the blade drum and the wood so that I could see light between them. I mainly adjusted the right side where the handle is until the gap appeared even. I had to do this twice to get it just right but it is now very true. My planer was purchased second hand so I don't know if it was off from the factory.
I have purchased a used Ryobi AP1300. I would like to know why the rollers will not feed a board through the planer. I feel that the rollers need to be adjusted and would like to know how to adjust the rollers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I had the same problem. I just put a light coat of wax on the bed and the problem is gone.
Question: Blade Replacment
I can't get the cutter retainer bolts loose on my planer. Anyone have an idea? I already stripped the hex wrench that came with the planer.
Reply: Blade Replacment
I had to weld a piece of Allen wrench to one the bolts, but you might try heating it up with a small propane torch.
Reply: Blade Replacment
I'm fighting this right now too. I stripped the heads on a couple of the bolts trying to loosen them. Some are really tight. I finally just cleaned everything and put it back together and it is still cutting fine. Someday I'm going to have to remove the blade drum and either soak it in light oil to help loosen the bolts or just chisel the heads off and try to remove the rest of the screws. I'm glad to see they still off the blade drum although its more than I paid for the planer used.
When I bought my AP1300 used it had been sitting in the back of a garage for many years. It had built up sawdust and dust gummed up on the threaded adjustment spindles. I couldn't get it to go up and down very far and thought it was in a bind at first. I too the top off and then both sides, exposing the screw spindles. I cleaned them with a wire brush and then lightly lubricated them. Now it travels the full range with not problem. It was just very dirty.