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LEVELING OF HSS BLADES
A PA1206 HSS Blade Leveling Fixture
(optional accessory) is required to level new or
resharpened HSS blades. (Not necessary with
the PA1204 HSS Blades and Retainers, which
are leveled at the factory.)
1. Place the blade and blade retainer on the
leveling fixture and make sure that the blade
retainer engages in the grooves intended for
this purpose. (Fig. 9)
2. Press the plane blade against the stop in
TRIGGER "ON/OFF" SWITCH
Hold the tool with both
hands while starting the
tool, since torque from the motor can
cause the tool to twist.
If the "Lock-ON" button is
depressed, the trigger cannot be
Never leave the trigger
plugging the tool in, check that the trigger
lock is "OFF". Accidental start-ups could
Be aware of the location
and setting of the switch
"Lock-ON" button. If the switch is locked
"ON" during the use, be ready for emergency
situations to switch it "OFF".
TO TURN THE TOOL "ON": Depress the
"Lock-OFF" button on either side of the tool
and squeeze the trigger switch.
TO TURN THE TOOL "OFF": Simply release
the trigger switch.
Your planer is also equipped with a "Lock-ON"
button located on the front of the handle that
allows continuous operation without squeezing
TO LOCK THE SWITCH ON: Squeeze trigger
switch fully, depress the "Lock-ON" button and
TO UNLOCK THE SWITCH: Squeeze trigger
switch and release it without depressing the
The swiveling ball joint on the power cord
makes it easy to position the cord in a way that
makes it easier to use the tool (Fig. 1).
front of the cutting edge to achieve the proper
depth and evenness (levelness) and with the
blade retainer in this position and tighten it with
the locking screws. This will automatically
adjust the blade to the correct height and
3. Tighten the retainer screws.
4. Remove blade and retainer assembly from
the leveling fixture.
5. Repeat the procedure for the second blade.
Proper planing action helps to achieve the
desired result. With practice and experience, it
will become second nature. Make sure that the
workpiece is held in place securely on your
work surface, and standing comfortably, hold
the planer firmly with both hands.
1. With the planer fully adjusted, place the front
2. With pressure on the front shoe, and the
3. Then gradually transfer pressure to the rear
4. If pressure is not maintained over the rear
shoe on the workpiece, (be certain that the
blade drum is not in contact with the work)
and start the planer as described earlier.
fence against the side of the work (to control
the width or angle,) feed the planer steadily
until the full length of the rear shoe passes
over the edge of the workpiece. (Fig. 10)
shoe, and continue planing to the end of the
shoe through the end of the cut, a divot may
be created in the workpiece once the front
shoe clear the end of the workpiece. To
minimize this possibility, use a 3-way edge
clamp to hold a piece of scrap wood (at
least 1-1/2" (38 mm) thick) on the end of the
workpiece, aligned with the surface to be
planed (Fig. 11). Doing this moves the
location of a potential divot off the workpiece