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    Does anyone know of a place to get plans for cutter heads or gibs for planers? I have an old belsaw that has the gib screws in the top and when you tighten the screws the knives raise also! It is a pain to change the knives because of this. I would like to make gibs with front screws or change the whole cutter head. I would be grateful for any help, thanks.

    [This message has been edited by chip's (edited 11-29-2005).]

  • #2
    i cant help u there ,but i want to make a molder need ideas, or a plan.....
    freddy
    15X50 colchester.. 9 inch southbend. milrite, wire feed

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    • #3
      There is a set of plans in a popular mech. magazine for a planer that I think you could make into a moulder.

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      • #4
        chips ,,very interested..what was the date of the puplication...or how can i get this information?
        thanks
        freddy
        15X50 colchester.. 9 inch southbend. milrite, wire feed

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        • #5
          I have the same planner with the same problem.Converting it to another typw would be difficult since the jib slots are actually dovetailed.

          I have come up with a solution though.What I do is polish up the slots and jibs so the're slick.Set the knives in loose and jack them up to gage hieght.Snug the jibs to 3/4 tight,grab up a couple pine blocks maybe 1x2" and use them along with a hammer like a punch to tap the knives down on the jacking screws,when the're tapped down tighten them the rest of the way.Hope this helps.
          I just need one more tool,just one!

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          • #6
            There's a planer plan in PM Shop notes 1949.
            reprint available at Lee Valey

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            • #7
              Thanks Weird. I do the same thing but it still sure takes a long time to change knives. I can change out my jointer knives in about 15 minutes. I guess I'm just spoiled with the ease of doing that. I am going to be running some molding with this planer too and the thought of changing the knives between sessions 5 or 6 times doesn't excite me much. If I was able to run all the different types of molding at once it wouldn't be quite as bad. I will try polishing things up to see if the speed for changing out increases. Thanks again.

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              • #8
                Freddy, as for the planer plans I saw they were in a 1970 issue of PM. If you want to know which one I can check. I know I have only part of the issue, which is why I never messed with it. If I find which issue it is, maybe we could get a copy somewhere. I would like to see the whole article

                [This message has been edited by chip's (edited 11-30-2005).]

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                • #9
                  thanks guys.. it might be my next machining project, after
                  i FINISH... the bandmill!!!!!
                  thanks
                  freddy
                  15X50 colchester.. 9 inch southbend. milrite, wire feed

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