Planer Knife setting guage

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Forum topic by H10us posted 12-11-2017 02:56 PM 653 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-11-2017 02:56 PM

I have used a Central Machinery 12” Planer Model CT-318 for many years. Having recently moved I apparently failed to move my User Manual and the planer knife setting gauge. I have tried searching for this accessary and can’t seem to find one. Can anyone suggest a source for this little tool or another method to properly set the my newly sharpened knives. Is there a recommended space for the edge of the knife to be above the knife shaft?

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#1 posted 12-11-2017 03:05 PM

Rockler has a magnetic bar jig that will hold the blade at the same plane as the bed. Another trick I’ve read about which works the same was some sort of flat aluminum stock extending over the opening in the tables with a couple rare earth magnets on top hold the knife right against it (outfeed table height) while you tighten them down. So one across each end of the knife.

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#2 posted 12-11-2017 06:11 PM

These should work are sized most benchtop planers. I used a pair for years on a Delta 22-540 because the factory jig was such a piece of crap.

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