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#1 posted 03-08-2019 05:30 AM

If you have two speed gear box, then you also have a 3rd – neutral gear position. When speed selector is in middle the feed rollers do not turn. The speed change lever moves roughly 3/4” total between high and low speed, and can be tough to know which speed until you understand your planer.
If you attempt to change speeds while machine is not running, it typically gets stuck in neutral, until you force it back into gear. :)

You issues is not uncommon for a newbie. There are many planer help posts on LJ and WWW on 15” planer operation and rebuilding. So memorize the manual, search WWW, watch some tube; and you will get it figured out.

Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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