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Jason Lester

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#1 posted 03-08-2019 01:14 PM

“Once set up properly these old Gee Tech planers are pretty good machines. “

That is what I am hoping for. We shall see. Oh and I agree on changing the oil. Just trying to get it complete and “working” before a semi tear down and cleanup.

“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. :)”

I think this may have been the case. Not sure if it is two speed or not honestly. All the way out is the only position it seems to work. I tried turning it on and pushing the lever in. It moves but the rollers stop moving. Pulled out it moves everything fine.

-- Jason

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