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    planer woes

    Can't remember what I ran through my planer last. But, it musta been real dirty and gritty.
    Today, started a project making some cutting boards. Intend to use maple and walnut.
    Ran a piece of the maple through and 'Oh Oh' this happened.
    Turned off (and unplugged) reached in and felt blades. More "Oh Oh"
    Those blades are gouged up something just awful.
    I think they are reversible but the hard part is getting them out. Never did that before. I keep my owners manuals so will be doing some reading before I get out the tools.
    This is a downer.
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    What kind of a planer is it Frank. Make and model.
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    On my Delta Snipemaster planer, the blades are surprisingly easy to remove and reverse (or replace). I suspect you'll find it easier than you anticipate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    What kind of a planer is it Frank. Make and model.
    Ye need to be told?
    It's a Greenie and #G0505
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    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Probably won't be as bad as you think to change them out. I dreaded changing them on my Dewalt, but it actually goes pretty quickly. Almost as fast as the cash drains out of my wallet buying new blades... 10" wide hard maple can put a hurtin on the planer blades fast....
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    Frank:

    Let us know how it goes - I've got the same planer and am curious.

    Cheers

    Jim

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    Hopefully it won't be as bad as you think.... I still have to change the blades in my Delta after a piece of wood shattered and sent chips between the blade and blade guard... broke the blad and bent the guard... also put a strain one of the guard bolts so that I'm having trouble getting it out. That all happend just before my surgery last Sept and I couldn't do any lifting for a couple of months, then other things entered my mind and I forgot I need to fix it... guess I need to get off the duff and try to get it fixed soon...

    Good luck with the repairs..
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    Just took a look at the instructions. Looks about the same as my old delta lunchbox planer.

    Should be a piece of cake.

    Only 2 blades to change and you can get them resharpened.
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