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Craftsman Parks Planer - Bringing it to life, but a problem...

by Dwain
posted 01-13-2018 05:20 AM


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 01-13-2018 05:32 AM

IIRC, if it’s the model I’m thinking of, the feed rollers are chain driven, so are both running backwards? Did you accidentally wire the motor for reverse direction when you rebuilt it? Cutterhead spinning in the correct direction?

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Brad

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#2 posted 01-13-2018 05:34 AM

Is the cutter head rotating in the correct direction? If not, you have somehow reversed the rotation of the motor… Otherwise, I don’t know enough about those systems to add anything of value.

But keep it up, you’ll get it all working correctly someday soon.

Herb

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#3 posted 01-13-2018 02:24 PM

Happens 51% of the time when you wire up three phase. :-)

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Dwain

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#4 posted 01-13-2018 02:37 PM

Thanks guys, that is what I was thinking of the motor wiring as well, however the cutterhead appears to be going in the correct direction, with the sharp edge toward the wood… My only other thought is it’s something with the gearing…

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#5 posted 01-13-2018 04:46 PM

Hi. Been awhile since I’ve been around one of these. Maybe my memory is wrong, but isn’t there a lever that stops and reverses the feed? Or am I thinking of another model? If there is check where is is set.

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Dwain

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#6 posted 01-14-2018 04:18 AM

Bold1,

That’s right, but the lever only stops the infeed roller, it doesn’t reverse it.

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bold1

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#7 posted 01-14-2018 10:07 PM

Your right. The 95 only has an emergency feed stop. Pulled up the owners manual for the model 95. Everything is gear or chain driven. If your infeed is turning counter so should your knife head. Sounds like your motor.

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Dwain

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#8 posted 03-05-2018 01:26 AM

Well, I thought I’d close this out. bold1, you are right. It was the motor. Evidentally there is a small switch at one end that changes the motor direction. The motor shop didn’t even charge me. HOwever, I paid the price in shame. The shame of the ignorant. Still, I’ll know for next time. Thanks for all the replies!!!

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