Edit 2.0 new knives in and tuned left to right within 3 or 4 thou
Please use caution. I believe this particular event was caused by running thin stock, possibly on edge, that hit a knot and ricocheted around under and into the blade in a repetitive and explosive fashion. The incredible forces exerted by the planer can easily warp thin boards and these forces can be multiplied by hard stock and further yet by knots. When in doubt. Take thin passes.
Edit: New knives scheduled for delivery on Friday, will install as soon as I have them.
Planer is locked out pending repairs to be done in next two days, including tuning and partial blade replacement.
Looks like some very yellow wood was chewed up pretty bad. I’m sorry if anyone’s work was damaged. I would like to know what happened. So if this happened to you please hit me up personally or here in the forum.
There is a chance that this was associated with user error. If so likely scenarios include too severe of a cut and using too short of a piece.
The more likely scenario is that damage to the blade or head was not diagnosed when I worked on it recently as there was a lot of that and . Extreme attention will be paid this go around.
Regardless, I’d like to know what observations were made when the proverbial $#!+ hit the fan!
If a tool ever behaves in a way that is legit scary, please do not hesitate to lock it out, post on the forum, and call me! Aaron Rivers (316)253-4125 my name and number are also on the backboard in the east woodshop. It is better to have a machine down than to risk injury!!!
I will post what time I’ll be down here to work on it in case anyone wants to join.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Woodshop lead- Aaron Rivers