As some of you may know I now have my Dad's Belsaw planer. So far I've put a mobile base under it & today I went through the drive system of sprockets & chains & bronze bushings everything is ok it just needed a real good cleaning & lubrication which it got.
Next thing is installing the knives.
This planer had the jibs that have allen screws down from the top & their wedged shaped so as you tighten them they rise up & wedge the knives tight but they also tend to raise the blade up off of the jack screws.
I was looking at the dispose-a-blade system & called & talked to the representative because of the different jib system & he said to use Tri-Flow lubricant on the face of the jib with their system because it would allow the jib to be tightened starting in the center while using a piece of hardwood (I'll be using some UMHW) to hold the blade down. So what about doing this with the regular blades? I have 3 good sets of blades.
Any suggestions from people experienced with this type of jib system are welcome.
"Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
"If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart