Hi everyone. Hope you got to see the lunar eclips. We are socked in solid here, so we missed it.
My planer problem is with the feed rollers on my Delta 22-540 12" "lunchbox", which doesn't see a lot of use and is like new yet. The rollers are not gripping the wood and I have to push or pull the pieces through. The rollers are clean and in good shape and are turning. The springs have plenty of tension so the rollers are contacting the wood pretty well. The stainless bed plate is clean and has been waxed too. The wood pieces have been run through my jointer so the down side of the 5" wide boards are clean and smooth. Still, most of the time now, I have to help the wood through.
Who else has had this problem? (I know I can't be the only one), and what did you do about it? Seems as if the roller rubber is not "biting" the wood surface.
Solutions or suggestions? I cannot afford to replace parts just now, and a new planer is out of the question.
Thanks for any help.