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Jointer/planer combo question

Elektra beckum hc 260

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Nick Blears01/05/2018 20:04:58
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hi all.

I recently purchased an Elektra Beckum hc 260 planer/thicknesses combo built in 1992. I have not tested the planer function yet but had some initial troubles trying to use the thicknesser below.

The machine looks like it has been kept in good condition. I have ordered some silbergleit lube as the beds are not so smooth as it probably hasn't been used in a while not sure if that will have a dramatic change to my issue though.

Ok so basically when raising up the bed and making contact with the rollers which seem to be fixed. the wood doesn't seem to make contact with the blades unless the rollers are really jammed down tight on the wood making it almost impossible to feed the wood through. As the rollers appear to be fixed should this be a case of me perhaps resetting the knives so they pertrude slightly more and make contact more easily?

I haven't tested the planer on top yet although with both indeed and outfeed tables attached and running a piece of wood over the tables (machine off) the blades do catch the piece of wood on the planer. i could only find a Manuel for the metabo hc 260 although both machines appear mostly identicle it notes a planer/thicknesser switch located next to on off buttons which looks like it doesn't exist on the elektra version.

I'm a complete rookie with this being my first machine of this kind and having never used one before. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated I noticed there were few others on here with the same machine.

Ron Davis02/05/2018 20:23:39
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Most paners will only come up to 6mm from the rollers, this is to save planing the metal bed!, try a fa;se tabe froma sheet od 6mm MDF, use ful for planing really thin pieces.

Ron

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