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Ryobi planer won't pull wood through, Sometimes pushing/pulling helps.

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    I have the same problem with my Ryobi 1300 planer. It doesn't seem to matter how much or how little I plane off, you have to push/pull the wood thru and when working by your self when you move from pushing to pulling the wood stops and you get a small cup where the blade is running against the stalled wood. We also have a Delta 12.5" planer setting beside the Ryobi that is used to do the "rough" planing and then we finish in the Ryobi. We have no problems with the Delta feeding with cuts as deep as 1/8" but the Ryobe won't even pull the wood thru at 1/64". Any Ideas on how to solve this problem? The feed speed on this planer has been changed to 18 fpm from the 26 fpm, and I would have thought that would have given it more power to the feed rollers to pull the wood thru.

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I have this planer and what I have found is first clean the rollers with naptha on a rag be VERY CAREFUL plug machine in kick on and off un plug machine clean exposed part of roller then plug in and kick on again to move rollers, after that clean in feed and out feed tables then wax with hard wax and polish and wood should feed thru much better.

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These planers are a bit sensitive. Too much bite and too little both result in the problem you cite. The hardness and the dryness of the board also impacts it. Therefore, I would say for starters just experiment a bit with the amount you are trying to remove with each pass. I usually only remove 1/16th inch per pass.

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