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Forum topic by motion posted 06-12-2020 03:17 PM 286 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-12-2020 03:17 PM

I’m finally getting ready to put the planer back together. The question I have is both the in and out feed rollers use oil fed bronze bushings inside cast iron blocks, oil is fed through the tension adjustment screws down pass the spring and into the bushing/shaft. When putting this back together should I consider putting sawdust or foam of some type, in the core of the spring to act as a sponge to retain the oil and dispense it more slowly? there was some grease and sawdust in there when I cleaned everything up and I thought it was build up from years of use. I didn’t know they needed to be oiled, I thought they had bearings. Thanks in advance

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#1 posted 06-12-2020 04:08 PM

It’s interesting that in my manual (22-680) it doesn’t mention oiling those bronze bushings at all. When I took it apart to install a new cutterhead, the infeed side was binding due to some crud buildup on that journal. So I cleaned things up and oiled them when i reassembled. That was in 2009, and I don’t remember trying to oil them since.

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#2 posted 06-12-2020 04:18 PM

Thanks for the response, I believe I’ll just cut some strips of felt and place them in the spring to act as a wick, also I’m purchasing some some plastic rivets to place in the hex holes to remind me to ad some oil from time to time and keep debris out. Thanks

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#3 posted 10-02-2020 09:46 PM

I’m buying this planer, how do you like it?

-- Matt, Pennsylvania

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#4 posted 10-05-2020 10:41 AM

I believe it’s a good planer and will give good service. Pending the condition and price you’ll pay, consider installing a Shelix cutter head, it’s not necessary but it cuts really great. It goes without saying the machine should be dialed in and any repairs/maintenance (oil change, etc.) should be performed prior tp operating. Enjoy

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