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  • Ridgid 13" planer

    My planer will not feed now. The feed roller is working but it dose not push the wood through the knives.


  • #2
    Re: Ridgid 13" planer

    Clean your rollers.

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    • #3
      Re: Ridgid 13" planer

      Originally posted by Wood_Junkie View Post
      Clean your rollers.
      I agree. If that doesn't work, change your blades.
      Teach your kids about taxes..........eat 30 percent of their ice cream.

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      • #4
        Re: Ridgid 13" planer

        Originally posted by Wood_Junkie View Post
        Clean your rollers.
        That, and wax the tables.

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        • #5
          Re: Ridgid 13" planer

          To recap:
          Clean your rollers; wax the tables; and if necessary inspect and change the baldes. Related tips, in order: use alcohol or some-such solvent; use paste wax only (no silicone!); wear *leather* gloves! Changing the blades is like handling 13" razors..

          Since I just finished reading the other planer-related thread on another board, I'll also post this tip:

          Make sure your dust collection hood is properly installed and seated. There is a cutter-head lock that is only released by the dust hood. If the cutter-head lock is engaged, you could see the symptoms of feeding, but only until the wood hits the blades/cutter body and stops (because it's not cutting!). So check that.

          Good luck.

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          • #6
            Re: Ridgid 13" planer

            Do Not wax the tables, the wood will rub the wax off and deposit it onto the rollers! That is a fact and now the rest of you can tell me how wrong I am.
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            • #7
              Re: Ridgid 13" planer

              Originally posted by papadan View Post
              Do Not wax the tables, the wood will rub the wax off and deposit it onto the rollers! That is a fact and now the rest of you can tell me how wrong I am.
              You might only be half right, if the wood picks up any wax from the tables, the wax will only be deposited on one of the two rollers.

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              • #8
                Re: Ridgid 13" planer

                Originally posted by papadan View Post
                Do Not wax the tables, the wood will rub the wax off and deposit it onto the rollers! That is a fact and now the rest of you can tell me how wrong I am.
                First I've heard of that Dan. It's a pretty common practice to apply a light coat of paste wax on tools to prevent rust and lower friction....table saws, band saws, DPs, jointers, etc.

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                • #9
                  Re: Ridgid 13" planer

                  Originally posted by hewood View Post
                  First I've heard of that Dan. It's a pretty common practice to apply a light coat of paste wax on tools to prevent rust and lower friction....table saws, band saws, DPs, jointers, etc.
                  Light coat of oil when the machine wont be used for a while takes care of the rust issues. Clean off before using to prevent oil from getting on your wood. Don't normally need any lubrication for the wood to slide easy, but if it is damp or an oily wood like some of the exotics they can stick a little. A light dusting with baby powder will take care of that and cleans up with an air hose. Besides the wax affecting the rollers in your planer, it will affect your finishing also if not completely sanded away. Most wood out of my planer is ready for finishing as is and does not require any sanding or additional prep work. The tables on the TP1300 are chrome plated and wont rust anyway and are naturally slick because of being plated.
                  Last edited by papadan; 06-07-2009, 04:39 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Ridgid 13" planer

                    Originally posted by hewood View Post
                    First I've heard of that Dan. It's a pretty common practice to apply a light coat of paste wax on tools to prevent rust and lower friction....table saws, band saws, DPs, jointers, etc.

                    yeah if you let the wax dry it shouldnt be a problem

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ridgid 13" planer

                      Originally posted by mike gager View Post
                      yeah if you let the wax dry it shouldnt be a problem
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                      • #12
                        Re: Ridgid 13" planer

                        My understanding was that the only time wax is an issue is if you use something that has silicone in it like car waxes. I have waxed my planer tables many times and have never had an issue with the rollers or finish on the wood.

                        There is no way I would use oil. I can't imagine trying to take that stuff off every time I needed to use the saw plus I wouldn't want to think what would happen if I happened to miss some.

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