Jet planer thicknesser plastic gear

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Forum topic by Stanger posted 07-25-2017 02:23 PM 627 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-25-2017 02:23 PM

My Woodman planer thicknesser (PT310HH) which is the same as the Jet JPT310 HH has been stalling the wood feed when in thicknesser mode. It would feed in ok and then the feed roller would stop turning and the wood required a bit of a push to get going again. This was not due to excessive thickness being removed.

On investigation I’ve found there is a plastic cam wheel that has a few teeth worn down in one patch that is causing the problem (see attached photos).

My question is;- Has anyone else had this problem and can the plastic gear be replaced with something a bit more robust (or is it plastic for a reason)?



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#1 posted 07-25-2017 03:40 PM

I don’t know anything about that machine
but I had an INCA jointer/planer that had
a plastic helical gear in it for the feedworks.
My understanding was that if something
went really wrong in feeding the plastic
gear would fail and was thus a sort of
failsafe. It was considered a consumable
part and replacements were available.

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#2 posted 07-25-2017 04:56 PM

What Loren said. I too had an INCA J/P and went through a couple gears. I was told that was an engineered weak point to save damage to other parts.

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