Need some help before I can continue on my new project. Trying to dimension some roughsawn maple. When I get to the planer I couldn’t seem to get my pieces square. I took a piece to the joiner and made it PERFECTLY square. Ran it through my planer and found it was cutting the wood more on one side than the other! Ouch! Then I measured the Cutterhead and roller distance to the table. Turns out (if I did it right) it seems the cutterhead and roller are actually higher on the side taking the deeper cut. I would think the opposite, but I am fairly sure my measurements were correct.
I read on the forum and founds lots of info (esp. JohnW’s posting) but Nothing is working. I can’t mess with the chain, can’t figure out how to disconnect the chain, tried removing the gears from the jack screws and stripped out my allen wrench. Measured the knives, a little worn but AOK. I am at the point where you start to feel helpless. Besides, the planer squared stock perfectly before this last project. Didn’t drop the thing or hit it with my car.
The manual has nothing about truing this gadget up. The Delta 6″ joiner manual does a great job, but nothing for the 12″ planer. It is 6 months old! I have never seen a planer go out, let alone in 6 months. Help me please! A case of beer to whomever can help me fix this thing!!! Haha.