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Dewalt Planer Measuring Wheel is Stuck

by DonovanL
posted 11-21-2018 05:02 PM

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#1 posted 11-21-2018 05:11 PM

The hand wheel drives a chain like a bike has that turns sprockets on the four screw post. Inspect the chain and sprockets for jamming by any wood chips.

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#2 posted 11-21-2018 05:47 PM

Open up the top cover and check for wood chips. I once had a hole in the dust shroud, and the inside of the planer completely filled with sawdust. The height adjustment crank wouldn’t move at all. I replaced the cracked shroud to keep all the dust moving on to the dust collector, and it was fixed.

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#3 posted 11-26-2018 03:02 AM

Thanks guys! So turns out the chain was jammed with sawdust.
When I took the top off it was covered in sawdust and upon further investigation I found that the adapter I used to connect the dust collection to my shop vac had clogged, causing sawdust to become backed up into the planer. Once I vacuumed out the top of the planer the height adjustment works perfectly. Additionally I’ve learned it’s much better to have a wider hose for the dust collector.

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