planer won't switch speeds

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Forum topic by Dan2146 posted 02-28-2021 06:20 PM 191 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-28-2021 06:20 PM

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My Delta 22-580 planer works fine at the dimensioning speed but when I switch to finishing speed (while running per instructions) the feed rollers stop. The belt and gears are moving to drive the blades but the chains stop and the rollers do not move. Any thoughts?

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#1 posted 02-28-2021 06:53 PM

In the time it took for my post to be approved I fixed the problem. Disassembled the planer, cleaned and lubricated all moving parts and reassembled. That did the trick. Both speeds work now. Would be nice if the manufacturer could isolate the gears better to protect from dust clogging the works.

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#2 posted 02-28-2021 07:05 PM

If you can identify dust infiltration points a little aluminum tape does wonders. I had to do that on my table router to cover the handle holes when I table mounted it.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#3 posted 03-01-2021 01:29 AM

I only ever use finishing speed on my 580. Not sure if the dimensioning speed works! :)

-- Darrel

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