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04-05-2021 07:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer grizzly 1021x2 planer noise

Hello,

There seems to be a slight noise coming from the planer now that I have had it for over a year. It would make a clanking sound when first turning it on at times, but I noticed there was about 1.25 inches of play in the belts so I tightened them and the noise stopped when starting it. Now when the planer finishes planing a board, there is also a slight noise and I am wondering if this is normal or not.

Here is a link to the video (around the 17-18 second mark is the noise).

Thanks.

Kevin

LINK: https://youtu.be/IKk6IdxLCm4

-- Williamsburg, KY


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#1 posted 04-05-2021 09:59 PM

Says video is private, and won’t allow access.

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#2 posted 04-05-2021 10:18 PM

Thanks for letting me know, did not realize it. Should be able to view it now.

Kevin


Says video is private, and won t allow access.

- therealSteveN


-- Williamsburg, KY

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#3 posted 04-06-2021 07:46 AM

Hmm, strange.

How much exit snipe to you have?

A lot: My guess it the board is lifting and hitting the chip breaker. That sound appears to happen just before the cutting ends, likely after the in-feed roller is no longer supporting the board, and it lifts to smack the chip breaker. This would create a fair amount of exit snipe.
Check the height of chip breaker, in-out feed rollers, .vs. knives. Make sure the hold down springs on the feed rollers or chip breaker are not loose.

Another possibility is the anti-kick back fingers in front of in-feed roller are sticky, or making the noise as they spring back to normal?

PS – Suggest you follow the belt tension guide line in manual.
Too tight is worse than a little loose. If belts are too tight, will cause premature wear out on cutter head and motor bearings. It’s not hard to replace those bearings, but it’s 7-8 hours labor the first time you do one. Plus 1-2 hours to reset knives and all roller heights. :(

Best luck.

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#4 posted 04-06-2021 12:51 PM



Hmm, strange.

How much exit snipe to you have?

A lot: My guess it the board is lifting and hitting the chip breaker. That sound appears to happen just before the cutting ends, likely after the in-feed roller is no longer supporting the board, and it lifts to smack the chip breaker. This would create a fair amount of exit snipe.
Check the height of chip breaker, in-out feed rollers, .vs. knives. Make sure the hold down springs on the feed rollers or chip breaker are not loose.

Another possibility is the anti-kick back fingers in front of in-feed roller are sticky, or making the noise as they spring back to normal?

PS – Suggest you follow the belt tension guide line in manual.
Too tight is worse than a little loose. If belts are too tight, will cause premature wear out on cutter head and motor bearings. It s not hard to replace those bearings, but it s 7-8 hours labor the first time you do one. Plus 1-2 hours to reset knives and all roller heights. :(

Best luck.

- CaptainKlutz

Hi,
I will take a pic in a bit showing the amount of snipe and belt tension on the v-pulleys. It is not like it happens every time I plane a board, but just random times is all. I was thinking the anti-kick back fingers in the front as well at first, but I was not sure. I will get some pics in a bit and post back.

Thanks,

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#5 posted 04-06-2021 06:24 PM

Here is a pic of the board I just ran through and the tension on the belts.

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#6 posted 04-06-2021 06:53 PM

I have a Griz 15” G0453Z, and on mine the kickback fingers are not spring mounted, more like a one way flipper. As the board goes in, they raise up, as the board passes them they fall back into place, but won’t allow any movement kicking back, pulling back or anything backward. If I were to crank the head down on a board, there isn’t any pulling it out, until you raise the head, they really do work.

As the board passes them there is a distinct click, as they fall back, and if the noise in the video was right near the end, it sounded like yours does. I have to say mine sounds louder running than the video seemed, so the click I heard was more defined on your video, but it had the same timbre and depth. All I can say is a metallic click sound.

On a longer board like you fed, I would use more support both in, and out bound. Much of what I do now is shorter work, and the tables on my planer seem long enough, when I do the odd furniture piece I’ll set a few roller stands before and after, and I go snipe free.

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#7 posted 04-06-2021 07:39 PM



I have a Griz 15” G0453Z, and on mine the kickback fingers are not spring mounted, more like a one way flipper. As the board goes in, they raise up, as the board passes them they fall back into place, but won t allow any movement kicking back, pulling back or anything backward. If I were to crank the head down on a board, there isn t any pulling it out, until you raise the head, they really do work.

As the board passes them there is a distinct click, as they fall back, and if the noise in the video was right near the end, it sounded like yours does. I have to say mine sounds louder running than the video seemed, so the click I heard was more defined on your video, but it had the same timbre and depth. All I can say is a metallic click sound.

On a longer board like you fed, I would use more support both in, and out bound. Much of what I do now is shorter work, and the tables on my planer seem long enough, when I do the odd furniture piece I ll set a few roller stands before and after, and I go snipe free.

- therealSteveN

You describe exactly the way the 1021×2 is. You are right, there is no pulling the board back once it goes in there. I checked while ago as well and it does appear those just fall back down and is what was making the noise.

I do need to get an outfeed stand as I’m usually doing boards up to 8’ long sometimes, but for the most part they average 2-4’ long.

Thanks for the input :)

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#8 posted 04-07-2021 03:39 AM

Good to hear it was the kicker fingers, fixing that will be easy. lol. As they say “nothing” to it.

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#9 posted 04-08-2021 04:27 PM

Ty! Yeah very true :)

Kevin


Good to hear it was the kicker fingers, fixing that will be easy. lol. As they say “nothing” to it.

- therealSteveN


-- Williamsburg, KY

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