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Adjusting planer blades

Kity 439

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John Baddeley19/05/2018 23:15:00
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The blades on my Kity 439 planer are held in place with 4 nuts and there's a spring which forces the blades out of their housing, when the nuts are slackened.

The manual says it is important that the blades cause a flat piece of wood [positioned over the blades] to move 2 to 3mm when the blades are rotated.

When I tried to adjust the blades to that specification I put a piece of wood at each end of the blade and held them down against the spring, and then tightened up the nuts.

I had to do this very many times as I found the blades are either too low or too high when I was apparently doing exactly the same thing to set the height. It seems to be in the lap of the gods where the blade is (even though you are apparently holding it in the same position) when you tighten up the nut.

Does anybody know a better way of making that adjustment.?

(And I really wish they had found a way to make it a screw adjustment!!)

Thanks,

John

derek willis 125/05/2018 10:48:38
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I found that the best way to adjust, was to make sure both beds were level

I have a steel straightedge,(an old 600mm. planer blade) which I held to the

beds, I then raised each end of the blade until it caused pressure against my

straightedge, and tighten up,never failed.

Derek.

Ron Davis25/05/2018 19:36:21
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Try gluing a 2mm slip of wood to the end of tye flat piece you are using then allow the spring to push he blade to the wood,

Ron

Ron Davis25/05/2018 19:36:36
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Try gluing a 2mm slip of wood to the end of tye flat piece you are using then allow the spring to push he blade to the wood,

Ron

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