Tool Tuneup

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Blog series by Jon3 updated 06-21-2009 11:23 PM 2 parts 9507 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: Dewalt Planer Knife Change

06-18-2009 11:03 PM by Jon3 | 2 comments »

I’m in between projects at the moment. This is a rare time for me. Usually I have more than one going. I decided to take the time now that I’ve finished the drill press table to go ahead and do both some shop cleanup, and some tool tuneups. First up is flipping the knives in my Dewalt 735. This planer has indexable insert knives, and I’ve never flipped them before. I’ve probably run a few thousand board feet through the original set. While it still cuts fairly ...

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Part 2: Rikon Bandsaw Tuneup

06-21-2009 11:23 PM by Jon3 | 10 comments »

One thing I noticed while building my Roubo was that there appeared to be some uncorrected blade drift and inaccuracy in my bandsaw. I have to admit, taking the time to tune it up properly has been on my todo list for a long time, but I’d never gotten around to it. Since this is Tool Tuneup week, I decided it was finally time. The top and bottom doors lift off their pins quite easily, which makes it easier to remove the blade. Then I loosed the four bolts and removed the t...

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