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#1 posted 09-15-2021 04:16 PM

I m with Brad. A nut coming loose is far from a catastrophic failure. Loctite will probably fix it. You can also try using a jam nut to lock it in place. Or put your nut in a vise and squeeze it just a tad out of round.

Nothing wrong with getting a new planer if you just want a new planer. But I certainly wouldn t spend money because of a finnicky nut.

- HokieKen

I’m not done trying to save this thing. Will certainly try some thread locker. I thought about a jam nut, but, there is not enough thread.

Part of the problem is I cant find a way to stop the cutter head from turning while tightening the nut other than just jamming some wood against the blade to keep it from turning. someone suggested an impact wrench, but I don’t have one of those.

The biggest problem is I’m a wood worker, not a tool repairman. :-)

-- Bob, North Carolina, ......... Perfect: adjective: 1- That which will get no better or no worse, as long as you leave it the heck alone!

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