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Planer Knife Alignment

Post #123027 by kmclaugh » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:05 am

I recently picked up a SS planer from my neighbor. The knives were dull so I removed them knives to have them sharpened.

I purchased a CMT magnetic planer knife setting jig. To use the jig, it requires the chip deflector to be removed.

Looking at the owners manual, it is not clear to me how to remove the chip deflector.

Any ideas.

Post #123029 by wa2crk » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:36 am

Contact SS customer service for the planer adjustment gauge. I think that it is about ten bucks. It is very handy.
Bill V

Post #123031 by cincinnati » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:51 am

wa2crk wrote:Contact SS customer service for the planer adjustment gauge. I think that it is about ten bucks. It is very handy.
Bill V


What he said.
Click on the video link on the next page and you will see the jig in the video screen.

http://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/catalog/pl_planerknives.htm

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Planer Chip Deflector

Post #127937 by wdelliott » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:52 am

Did you ever figure out how to remove the chip deflector? I have the same issue.

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Wm. D. Elliott
Ravenna, TX

1979 Model 500; upgraded to 520; bandsaw; belt sander; joiner; planer pro; power stand; OPR; Biscuit joiner; router tables

Post #127938 by SDSSmith » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:03 am

As I recall, the chip deflector fits into slots in each of the side frames. Removing and reinstalling it would be more trouble than it is worth given the simple alternative of the SS knife setting jig.

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Rob in San Diego
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