Getting Peak Planer Performance
Use custom bases and a dial indicator to set knives and adjustments
Robert M. Vaughan says that until you are sure that your machine is adjusted properly, it’s hard to tell whether your planing problems originate with the tool or with the user. A cross-sectional diagram helps clarify parts of the planer, and Vaughan explains how to understand the machine. He talks about preparing to tune it up, setting the knives, and setting the machine and its individual parts. He also offers helpful hints, from troubleshooting adjustment problems to managing dust collection.
From Fine Woodworking #107