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I have a Makita 400 mm planer-model 2040 and the boards won't feed through-the board sticks and it makes marks on the board

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SOURCE: planer is not feeding wood through without manual force

maybe trying to take off too much with one pass try one sixty fourth and see if it does better , if so repeat process i have dewalt i take small amounts does fine get to heavy leaves black marks try it

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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SOURCE: my delta 13''portable planer is having a tough time feeding

If you are trying to remove too much material at one time, this will definetly happen. Try removing less material per pass.

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SOURCE: FITTING DETAILS FOR MAKITA PLANER BLADES

It depends on the planer blade set that you are using. If you are using the the 2 sided blades there is a guage that goes with it to set the blade depth before installing. I would strongly recommend that you go to Makitatools.com and type in your model number and download a copy of the owners manual for specific instructions. Let me know if you have any problems finding them

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SOURCE: how to install 3 1/4 planer blades into makita

go to Makitausa.com and download an owners manual and it will have directions on how to do this. Let me know if you still have problems.

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Sniping


You get sniping with all planers and it will always be the length from the cutter head to the second feed roller. Until the board goes under the second roller it is almost impossible to feed it through and not get some sniping. The same applies to the outfeed side also. Better made (more expensive) planers, table extensions and holding up on the end of the board until the other end is under the second feed roller will reduce sniping somewhat but you'll always have some sniping.

Mar 03, 2013 | Delta TP305 12 - 1/2" Portable Planer

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When feeding a board say about 8 ' wide into the planer it comes out the other end crooked at about 20 degrees.what can be causing this.The model is Delta TP 305 , 12 1/2".


There are a possible number of causes, few of which can be adjusted away.
However, check to make sure the base of the planer, the table under the board is clean and free of pitch and scratches or debris that could interfere with the smooth passage of the board. I use Trewax or some other paste wax on mine to facilitate the board's passage.
You may have a feed roller that is tighter on one side than another, i.e. it is closer to the table on one end than the other end of the roller. It's unlikely there's anything you can do about this, even if you were to make the appropriate hardwood block needed to measure the roller's height at different positions across the table. Small portable planers are prone to this, and often your only recourse is to hold the board straight as it feeds through the machine, by exerting gradual pressure on the side against which it twists.
Finally,it could be the boards that you're feeding into the machine are not flat or have non-parrallel faces to begin with, so the knives of the planer are forced to take a deeper cut off one side of the board. Take a lighter pass and see if the board runs straight. You might be hogging too much off for the planer.
Or the knives could be dull, or knicked, or improperly adjusted and not parrallel to the cutterhead.
But this can be a problem even with industrial quality machines. Normally we just hold the board straight and move on the the jointer or the table saw. It's frustrating behavior, but you can only spend so much time tweaking machines, and then you have to get on with the woodworking.
Hope that helps somehow.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

May 08, 2011 | Delta TP305 12 - 1/2" Portable Planer

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WHEN PLAINING A BOARD IS COMING OUT WITH A UNEVEN PLAINING ON THE ENDS OF THE BOARDS ABOUT 3" TO 4" FROM THE EANDS.


this is normal with all planers, when you feed the board in the planer there are two feed roller one on each side of the knives so you get uneven pressure on the board at the start and at the end of the board .when planing boards for a project always add 10"inches or more extras then cut to lenght after planing to thickness required. never cut boards to length before planing .

Apr 11, 2011 | Dewalt DW735R Reconditioned Heavy Duty 13"...

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How do you put a drive belt on a planer model 2040 ?


TAKE A SCREW DRIVER AND PRIZE BACK THE FROUNT ROLLER. IT SHOULD LOCK BACK. REPLACE THE BELT THEN PRIZE THE PULLY BACK INTO POSITION. IT SHOULD SNAP BACK INTO TENSION POSITION.

Mar 06, 2011 | Makita Garden

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My 13" DEwalt Planer feed is slipping and leaving


Hello Ken,
The black marks you are seeing are most likely from the rollers that feed the material threw the planner. The marks are left on the board when the board stops but the feed rollers are still spinning.This occurs when the feed table is stickey with items such as pitch. I would clean off the table completly and wax it ( or some type of lube).
Another cause could be the matrial that you are using, if the stock is real rough it will not slide as easy as a smooth board.
I hope this helps.

Shop Dog.

P.S. after waxing or lubing the table run a scrap piece first to wipe off any excess.

Nov 28, 2010 | Dewalt Tools & Hardware - Others

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The planner nips the end of the board


My planer does the same thing.

1) I don't make the final cuts on my boards until after planing.

2) I discovered why the planer does this. I don't have a planer table. I use the two metal stands that came with the planer, and they don't really hold the board flat & steady like a planer table would. The planer has 2 rollers >>> one roller is on the feed-end and one roller is on the finished-end. When the end of the board goes past the feed-end roller, it is no longer held flat by two rollers. The weight of the board causes the board to tip up into the planer blade on the last 3 inches. So sometimes I just hold up the end of the board as it finishes ... but it still takes a nip out of the board now and then.

Up-vote if the information helped you. Thanks for the feedback.

Oct 15, 2010 | Delta TP300 Shopmaster 12-Inch Portable...

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Dewalt735 Planer will not drive wide boards thru planer


I use denatured alcohol to clean the rollers on my Makita, and it doesn't seem to have harmed them over the years, but I do this infrequently. If your rollers are coated with pitch and or chips they won't feed well, no matter how they're adjusted.
(I don't think this planer has the capability to adjust the spring tension on the rollers, but I could be wrong.) You can consult the manual online at http://www.dewaltservicenet.com/Products/DocumentView.aspx?productid=22538&typeId=7605&documentId=21151
If you can attach dust collection to the planer it will probably help.
Also, the direction of the grain makes a difference when trying to plane boards as dense as poplar, (which has a kind of weedy, roey grain sometimes, that would prefer to tear out.)
For example, if you were feeding the board from right to left of the page, the grain on the side of the board should look like this//////// instead of this\\\\\\, which will have a tendency to tear out and jam the planer. If you can make sure the boards feed through in the right direction, this may solve your problems.
I heartily recommend the wax, as well. And possibly compressed air with a nozzle to blow chips aside.
Also consider the length of the boards and the effect of the drop weight on the planer's rollers if there is not an extension roller in place (or a worker) to hold the board as it makes its pass through the machine.
If you feed the board with the cup side down to begin with, taking light passes to smooth the top face, then flipping it over end over end and feeding the other side in the opposite direction, flattening first one face, then the other, you might have better luck.
Aside from all this, a surface planer isn't a jointer, which is designed to straighten & flatten boards, and portable planers in general won't perform as well as industrial models of the same capacity.
If you will continue to be running a lot of stock through your machine, you might want to consider investing in a used 13" Rockwell or Delta or some such cast iron planer, with rollers top and bottom to facilitate movement of course material. They aren't as portable, but might save time in the long run.
On a final note, there's no replacement for sharp knives. Even the best planer won't drive stock well when the knives get dull.
Best of luck!

Jan 18, 2009 | Dewalt DW735R Reconditioned Heavy Duty 13"...

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Planer is not feeding wood through without manual force


I had the same problem...sometimes you have to take the smallest amount off (1/64th) and it might work, otherwise your blades are probably dull. Try to feed the boards through the planer towards the sides, not just the center so they wear evenly across the length of the blades. They wear out very quickly, which makes this planer very frustrating. If you take the top cover off and inspect them, you'll probably see nicks in them and it's time to replace or rotate them. Each blade has two sides you can remove all the screws using the T-handle wrench from the top cover and flip them. Also, as the blades begin to wear, the planer will become louder and louder. That's another way to tell. When you install new blades notice how much quieter it is when you plane boards.

Nov 13, 2008 | Dewalt DW735R Reconditioned Heavy Duty 13"...

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