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Re: Need Help with Planer/Molder
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2005, 11:34:18 AM »
Duct tape sounds like a good idea for rubber rollers.  I might try that. :)

The best wax I've found for lubricating the surfaces of a planer or Table Saw is Johnson's Paste Floor Wax.  The one in the short round yellow can.  

It is recommended that waxes called tru wax be used because  many waxes have silicon and other additives in them.  They are death on wood finishes.  Tru Wax, according to what I can find out, was developed from "tree" wax.  Basically, I think, the recommendation is for waxes produced by vegetation rather than animal or mineral sources.
http://www.cyberlipid.org/wax/wax0001.htm

Waxes have been recommended to me for lubrication of the moving parts of the planer as well as the bed.   Gob it on the threads of the acme threads or threaded rods that control the height of the head.  It won't hurt anything but it does create a slick surface that won't rust or collect sawdust.
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Re: Need Help with Planer/Molder
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2005, 01:35:40 PM »
Termite,

Is that the scientific name for teflon? Farmers here use it to line metal on potato harvesters and rollers and elevator (speed) beds on harvestors. Keeps from wearing the metal. Also, teflon is used in the meat shops as cutting boards or at home as cutting boards. They manufacture the stuff not far from here, in Grand Falls. It comes as powder in sealed tubs and they add some chemicals to make it into the teflon product.

Good tip on the planer. :)

As stated ealier your planer has a feed and exit roller and sometimes the rubber on these feed rollers wear and may need replacing. Sometimes I just give the board a hand by pushing it along. ;D
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Re: Need Help with Planer/Molder
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2005, 05:43:47 PM »
Donk,
Don't know if it's the "scientific name" for this stuff but this is what these folks call it.


 
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1/8", 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" thick pieces make great auxiliary fences.
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3/8" x 3/4" piece can be used as a miter gauge slot runner (might require final fitting).
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UHMW machines just like wood, except it has a tendency to clog fine countersinks.
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It's the same material pastry and butcher shops use.  When it's time to change their work surface you can usually get it for a good deal. Also makes good skis for ya tote sled :P

Wax is fine if you run 100 lin ft of lumber but it don't last.  When ya gotta run a couple 1000 lin ft or more and your shutting down the planer to wax while ya customer is standing there watching the clock ... well I had to find something better and the local farm machinery manufacture turned me onto this stuff and  :o  :o BRILLIANT !!! JUST BRILLIANT !!!  
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Re: Need Help with Planer/Molder
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2005, 04:23:31 AM »
I'm pretty sure its teflon, maybe make casual mention of the name and maybe they can confirm it. Teflon is pretty slick too, it lines most new frying pans and is added in some windshield washer fluid. ;)
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Re: Need Help with Planer/Molder
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2005, 07:45:32 AM »
Question of waxes and silicon.  If silicon gets on wood surfaces and cause finish problems if not sanded off, would  not any wax do the same?  Canauba are any of the vegie waxes are slick, and effect the surface finish.

Is it 6 of one and a half dozen of the other?
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Re: Need Help with Planer/Molder
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2005, 04:20:14 PM »
Thanks for all your help, I got it working last weekend.

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Re: Need Help with Planer/Molder
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2005, 08:37:54 PM »
Are ya gonna give us a hint as to what was wrong?  ???
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Re: Need Help with Planer/Molder
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2005, 10:10:50 PM »
Are ya gonna give us a hint as to what was wrong?  ???

ya Paul what ya find out???
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Re: Need Help with Planer/Molder
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2018, 12:26:08 PM »
I have a 15" craftsman planer/molder model 351.217450. The chain broke in the gearbox and when it did, it come off all the sprockets. I would like to know if anyone has one and could take a pic of it and send it to me.

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Re: Need Help with Planer/Molder
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2018, 06:34:16 PM »
I found your question, but you tagged it to an over 13 year old posting. Making a new post in the woodworking section might yield better results. Sorry I can't help, nothing easy to find on Google.


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