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Fulton jack planer

by BlackIrishman
posted 02-08-2017 10:59 PM


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bandit571

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#1 posted 02-08-2017 11:03 PM

Use a piece of that foam shelf liner, like for tool box drawers? Set the handle onto a piece, and trace around the bottom of the handle with a sharp knife. Install the “pad” under the handle, and try the bolts again.

Two: You can also add a washer the correct size to fit under the head of the bolt.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#2 posted 02-09-2017 03:21 AM

BlackIrishman


I found a fulton jack planer very cheap, and I bought it in hopes to learn the old ways of wood working. I say that because there is a piece of machinery now days that will do everything for you if you have the cash without dropping a bead of sweat. Anyhow, the handle has a lot of slop in it and I have tightened both screws down as far as they will go, as far as I can tell, but there is still slop in the handle. Any advice to solve this problem?

- BlackIrishman

A couple of observations:

1. I’ve never seen a power planer that can leave the kind of finish that a well-set-up smooth plane can. That’s something for you to look forward to.

2. The wooden handles shrink over time—consider grinder or cutting a small amount off the threaded rod or bolt (it’s bottoming out before the handle can be tightened)

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#3 posted 02-09-2017 03:29 AM

Like bandit said. I’ve used the washer trick several times. You want to be careful about screwing those rods to tight. I’ve seen it happen where doing so will actually force a hole in the sole of the plane. I’ve never done it but it would be heart breaking to have that happen to one of my planes.

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#4 posted 02-09-2017 03:33 AM

You could also slightly file the rod to shorten it a bit.

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