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Old 12-14-2015, 06:32 PM   #21
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Go to dollar general and get some totally awesome. Best cleaner I have ever used.

Look up American National knife an order another set.

Use a knotted wire wheel on a grinder to clean table then paste wax it.

I will find a link to a manual for you.
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:48 PM   #22
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http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs...l.aspx?id=4318
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Awesome Darcy!! You rock!
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How about these for blade setting?

http://www.amazon.com/Big-Horn-19612.../dp/B001DDWQQE
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I've never used those so no comment about them but, I can recommend this One Way Gauge It's great for setting machines up.
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I just use an indicator and mag base from the top.

I use a 4" block to set everything else.
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I just use an indicator and mag base from the top.

I use a 4" block to set everything else.
Same here......

If you go this rout, you can use the indicator for a large variety of uses. The $66 dedicated magnetic set is only good for one thing. The indicator, & magnetic base (need both) will set you back about $30 or so. It's now on sale at $17 + $13. It makes it easy to dial in how proud the knives are above the head.....with practice.
http://www.harborfreight.com/1-inch-...cator-623.html
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If you get the HF dial indicator check the stem to make sure moves smoothly. I had one that was a little "sticky". They exchanged it no questions asked.

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I used one for a year. I recently bought a couple Mitutoyo indicators and mag bases.

There is something about quality measuring tools that is hard to describe other then awesome.

The 4" block has been used for a century or more. My 1944 Buss 4l planer manual calls for using a 4" block.
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Ok..so how do you use the 4" block? With feeler gauges?
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No.

You can use it to check that the bed is parallel to the head/knives, let's you check pressure bar height (same as knives to table) then you drop table 1/16" (maybe one turn on height wheel) and check in feed and out feed rollers.

Basic planer settings are the same for any single surfacer.

It's probably in the manual...
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Gotcha. The manual specs heights and tolerances in thousandths. Looks like I am getting a dial gauge. Thanks for all the help everyone!
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http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs...l.aspx?id=4983

Check this one. Should be a good section on setting up and troubleshooting as well.
Common to all single surfacers.
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Old 12-16-2015, 05:27 PM   #34
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Good tip on the cleaner!! This cleaned up real well! Going to get 2 new belts and get it adjusted.
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That's a good looking machine.

Totally Awesome is probably the best cleaner I have ever used. You can't beat the price either. Buy some for your wife. She will get all sorts of use out of it around the house.
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I wouldn't worry about replacing a belt unless it was coming apart or was noisy.
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One of the belts to the motor is real loose and the other is tight. Shouldn't they be close to the same tension?
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I would run it and see how it does first. Under load there might not be any difference in them. 3hp really only needs on B series belt anyway. I always laugh at the 3 belts on a 1.5hp unisaw or pm66.
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Got it fired up tonight. Played with the tension on the feed rollers a bit until the snipe was gone. Runs smooth. Waxed the table too. Going to order some extra knives and call this beast in service.
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