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I have a porter cable/rockwell 653 versa plane 3'' planer. I have had the cutter sent off and sharpened. The cutter is now shorter than it was before. How do I adust the planer for the newly sharpened cutter?
There are two adjustments. First find the screw on the right side that allows loosening of rear baseplate. Once loose, another screw jacks the base up or down. They are both hex heads on mine.
Turn jack screw until a straight edge along the base just clears the cutter. Spin the cutter once to make sure both edges are the same depth and that both clear the straight edge.
For the front shoe, turn adjustment handle to zero. Remove the adjustment handle from the front shoe and find two vertical slots at the front. Two screws (hex heads) allow loosening of shoe. Once loose, the shoe can be adjusted by sliding up or down. With a straight edge held along the rear base and touching the front base, align the front shoe so straight edge barely clears blade and tighten screws. The front and back base should line up. Replace adjustment lever and recheck zero cut clearance as well as maximum depth. Readjust as necessary. If zero clearance is not an issue, the bases can be set to allow deeper cuts than factory specified. It's a powerful planer so if you're cutting softer woods, a deeper cut might be desired.
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Your planer is equipped with a turret stop (M), shown in
Figure 11, for repetitive planing of pre-set depths. Stops are
set at 0", 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4". Use the 0" setting when planing
between 1/8" and 1/4".
TO SET A PLANING DEPTH
1. Be sure the carriage is set above 1-1/4" before trying to
set the turret stop.
2. Turn the turret stop until the desired measurement
shows (Fig. 11).
3. Unlock the head lock lever (Fig. 8). Turn the depth
adjustment crank, lowering the carriage by the desired
increments, until it contacts the turret stop.
NOTE: DO NOT USE FORCE TO CRANK THE CARRIAGE
BELOW THE LEVEL THAT THE TURRET STOP INDICATES.
PERMANENT DAMAGE TO THE HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM ON YOUR PLANER WILL
NOTE: The 3/4" turret stop can be adjusted for other planing
thicknesses. Adjusting the 3/4" turret stop does not affect the
other turret stop settings.
TO ADJUST THE 3/4" STOP FOR OTHER
1. Unlock the head lock lever (Fig. 8) and turn the adjustment
handle counterclockwise to raise the cutter head.
2. From the back of the tool, locate the turret adjustment
bolt (N) shown in Figure 11. This bolt is set for a 3/4"
depth of cut at the factory. Use the crescent wrench provided
to loosen the jam nut. Adjust the bolt up or down to
reach the desired planing depth.
3. Turn the depth adjustment crank, lowering the carriage by
the desired increments, until it contacts the turret stop.
Hope this helps.
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