Sorry guys and gals. I was in the middle of thickness planning all my stock for the workbench drawers and im having issues with the machine. It seems that all hell broke loose this week. First the gear box sprung a leak. So i ordered a new gasket. Then as im planning the motor just shuts off as the material is running through. I thought it was over heating but i don’t think thats it. Its not popping the breaker. It just shuts off then i free the wood and it turns back on. So i backed off the cut a few partial turns and im taking a 1/32 cut on a 14" and less all the way down to 4 1/2 wide and it just shuts off. So i checked all of the internal wire connections from the end of the plug to all internal connections. Everthing is tight all wires are are in their connectors. What im thinking is i had recently replaced the main power cord months ago and it might be a little to long. I think under a load im getting a voltage drop and its kicking out the motor. But i didn’t have any issues since i replaced it. I also replaced the wire with the exact makings that were on the old one. Be honest im lost but ill try and shorten the main wire and see if it helps.
Now thats not all that happened. My lower table roller fell apart. Well thats fixed. I figured im fixing this i put new blades in it now. But i need to set up all the factory specs again. So it’ll be a while till i get any workbench stuff done.
Today i helped my buddy build 16 raised panel doors in the shop. He bought all S4S wood and MDF 4 × 4 sheets and we got them done. He’ll sand them and paint them at his house. So i guess ill be doing little stuff and try and get my thickness planer fixed. Saturday is the Milwaukee, WI woodworking show so im heading there. Ill be taking pictures and sharing my experience.
-- Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"