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105 Makita 12" thickness planer




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105 Makita 12" thickness planer

From: erickson@cs.nps.navy.mil (David Erickson)
Date: 15 Jun 90 22:41:35 GMT

My Makita thickness planer needs to be adjusted to bring the table
parallel with the blades. The manual does not describe this adjustment -
so before I start disassembling the machine, have any of you had this
problem and/or do you know how to make the adjustment?

FYI, the machine is brand new out of the box, and it cuts a .012" (~1/80")
taper on a 12" board. I guess 1/1000" taper per inch is not too bad, but
when edge gluing 12" boards, .012" is definitely noticeable.

I could return the machine or send it to Makita's service center, but
either way means the loss of a couple of weeks, the hassle of UPS, etc.
Besides, I'd rather know how to do it - just in case it ever needs it again.




 

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