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Craftsman planer Bought a craftman 12 1/2 Planer model number 351.217581 and it was working perfectly. Lent it to someone for the day and now there is an issue. The self feeder works but the blades don't seem to cut, and there is a little smoke coming out on the left side near the gears are. I used a dust blower to clean all the **** inside but it's still not working. Any help will be useful.

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I agree with cwradio73. One culture will loan a wife before a knife because the knife can come back dull.
If might be too late now to call over the neighbor and ask how he operated it. If it is an equal relationship, he will get involved. Otherwise, any tool request to any neighbor has to be replied with that you promised (someone) to never loan anything again which can burn out, wear out, or require cleaning.

Dull blades do not cut and can "burn" itself or the wood.

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Well do not loan tools like that out, but the first thing that comes to mind is the blades are dull an may need sharpening. Probably forced it to hard an dulled them. They are easy to do that to. Blades can be expensive but try sharpening them. Mine acts up with worn blades.

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SOURCE: i was using my planer,

feed roller belt broke .......on one end of rooler there is a belt that has broken and needs replaced

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