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Author Topic: Grizzly Planer: G0544 20" Pro Spiral Cutterhead Planer  (Read 16756 times)

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Re: Grizzly Planer: G0544 20" Pro Spiral Cutterhead Planer
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2009, 09:06:25 AM »
Nice! But now I have planer envy. :D

What size of dust collector are you using and do you feel like it was enough?


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Re: Grizzly Planer: G0544 20" Pro Spiral Cutterhead Planer
« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2009, 09:14:31 AM »
The planer is in a friend's shop, he has a Bill Pentz style clear cyclone with a 5hp (I think) motor on it.

the chips built up in the first video because I forgot to open the gate...  they disappeared after I opened it.  I think the dust collection is adequate, it's running through a 6" pipe to the planer. 

the only thing I don't like is the gauge is hard to read, and from what I figured yesterday (need to look at it again), 19 turns of the wheel makes an inch... stupid metric system....
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Re: Grizzly Planer: G0544 20" Pro Spiral Cutterhead Planer
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2009, 02:09:45 PM »
. . . .  19 turns of the wheel makes an inch... stupid metric system....

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Re: Grizzly Planer: G0544 20" Pro Spiral Cutterhead Planer
« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2009, 03:00:23 PM »
I don't care about the speed, my complaint is 1/19", it would sure be nice if one crank were a 1/16" inch
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Re: Grizzly Planer: G0544 20" Pro Spiral Cutterhead Planer
« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2009, 05:13:22 PM »


Sometimes ya gotta spell it out for me. I didn't stop to think that 19 turns per inch, would equal 1/19th of an inch per turn.  ::)


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Re: Grizzly Planer: G0544 20" Pro Spiral Cutterhead Planer
« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2009, 06:56:20 PM »
Nice Planer.

I've got the 15" with the spiral cutterhead (GO453Z) and have not used it much yet.  I had dust collector issues.  I had chips coming down on top of the board and getting mashed into the wood by the outfeed roller.  I noticed a little bit of chips at the end of the first video, but you said you didn't have the gate open so I assume that is why you had some chips on the board.

Since then I re-made my home made cyclone seperator top and adjusted fine tuned all the rollers using a dial indicator and the video someone posted about making the little triangle jig.  worked great.  I just got a grizzly dial indicator from my kids for christmas so I don't have to borrow it from work again.

I was getting the lines from the outfeed roller on the planed stock as mentioned on the fist page of your post, but I havn't run a board since I adjusted the pressure on the infeed and outfeed rollers.  Do you see any marks from the rollers?  They are really sharp on the grizzly's.

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Re: Grizzly Planer: G0544 20" Pro Spiral Cutterhead Planer
« Reply #46 on: January 11, 2009, 07:20:18 PM »
the outfeed roller has a machined surface.  I've barely used the machine.  I'll report back as I use it more.
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