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Forum topic by johnwellborn posted 06-10-2018 03:04 AM 415 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-10-2018 03:04 AM

Hello I have an older Ryobi AP-10 Type 11 planer inherited from a deceased brother. Two questions concerning this unit I would like to submit and do not have a manual. The first concerns the drive belt that needs to be replaced and getting the correct fit. I have found sources for the belt online but they do not specify “Type 11”. Is it important that this Type 11 be noted when ordering?

Second, while machine is down hope to make other correction. While using machine the crank for the depth gauge will tend to move and now actually use large magnet to make stationary. Is there a screw/bolt that could be tightened to correct this issue?

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#1 posted 06-10-2018 12:47 PM

The manual (if the right manual for your machine) lists a spring washer for the handle. Might see if it is in place.

Manual is vague on the belt so you might have to get the one you mentioned and see about it being the correct match. Do you have the old belt?


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#2 posted 06-10-2018 03:38 PM

Thank you Mike. I have been confused what the type 11 could signify. The belt I am about to order states it fits the AP-10 and is 13.5” in length. Measuring the broke belt does appear to be that length so the gut feeling is it be one to fit.

While the machine is down will check those spring washers you mentioned. Also be a good time to change out the blades as well. Eager to repair since this breakdown has stalled my current project, gun cabinet arising from re-purposed cypress fencing.

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