Porter Cable Plane totally dead after working a minute
I have a Porter cable 653 Versa Plane with probably less than an hour's use on it. Bought 20 years ago and kept in case. Needed it for smoothing a joist, worked for only one minute and quit working. Won't restart. Checked power with a voltmeter, getting 120V. Tried another outlet, same thing, plane is totally dead. Should I try working on this. Seems built very well with removable covers. First I could check switch with ohmmeter but doubt that's the problem. Any help appreciated.
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This model suffers from cylinder seal failure (large plastic seal sitting on top of cylinder) and sticking headvalve. Easy to fix however. Remove head and pop out the headvalve . Lube the headvalve orings with white grease and reinstall. Replace the plastic cylinder seal with Ridgid seal #079020001013, same part as porter cable but cost less. Good luck
Sounds like it could possibly be a bad alternator if all the cables are tight and started out with a good battery. Do you have a battery or red charge light? Or, alternatively, is there an absence of this light when the car ignition is on, but the car has not yet been started?
Hello. To adjust the depth of the nail you have to increase or decrease the air pressure from the compressor. Look at the compressor and you will see a knob or dial that you can turn to increase or decrease the air pressure. Do this adjustment in small increments testing the nailer by driving nails into a scrap of the same material you will be driving the nails into on the actual job. Increasing the pressure will drive the nail deeper and decreasing the pressure will drive the nail less deep. Joe
The first thing is to make sure the compressor pump has oil!
Run the unit with the tank drain open for 10 minutes to break the compressor and rings in. Let the motor cool for 30 minutes and then use the compressor as normal. Make sure to change the oil every 50 hours of use
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.