Operating Controls; Depth Of Cut - Craftsman 124.33383 Operator's Manual

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• Keep hands clear of all moving parts.
• Do not force cut. Slowing or stalling will overheat
motor. Allow automatic feed to function properly.
• Use quality lumber. Blades last longer and cuts are
smoother with good quality wood.
• Do not plane material shorter than 15", narrower
", wider than 12
than
3
/
4
• Never make planing cut deeper than
• For workpieces longer than 24", use material
support stands. See Recommended Accessories,
page 13.
• Do not back the work toward the infeed side.
• Take precautions against kickback. Do not permit any-
one to stand or cross in line of cutterhead's rotation.
Kickback or thrown debris will travel in this direction.
• Turn switch off and disconnect power whenever
planer is not in use.
• Replace knives as they become damaged or dull.
• Keep planer maintained. Follow maintenance
instructions (see pages 8 -9).

OPERATING CONTROLS

ON/OFF SWITCH
Refer to Figure 7.
The ON/OFF switch is located on the front of the planer
motor. To turn the planer ON, move the switch to the up
position. To turn the planer OFF, move the switch to the
down position.
ON/OFF Switch
Figure 7 - ON/OFF Switch and Circuit Reset
SWITCH LOCK
Refer to Figure 8.
The planer can be locked from unauthorized use by
locking the switch. To lock the switch:
• Turn the switch to OFF position and disconnect plan-
er from power source.
• Pull the key out. The switch cannot be turned on with
the key removed.
NOTE: Should the key be removed from the switch at
the ON position, the switch can be turned off but cannot
be turned on.
" or thinner than
".
1
/
1
/
2
2
".
3
/
32
Circuit Breaker
Key
Figure 8 - Switch Lock
• To replace key, slide key into the slot on switch until
it snaps.
CIRCUIT BREAKER
Refer to Figure 7.
The planer is equipped with a motor protection
device-circuit breaker. The breaker will automatically
shut the planer off when excessive current is consumed.
If the breaker is tripped, turn the planer off and reset
the circuit by pressing the button.
CAUTION:
Be sure to turn the planer off prior to reset-
ting the circuit breaker to avoid unintentional start-up of
the planer.

DEPTH OF CUT

Refer to Figure 9.
Thickness planing refers to the sizing of lumber to a
desired thickness while creating a level surface parallel
to the opposite side of the board. Board thickness which
the planer will produce is indicated by the scale.
Depth-of-cut is adjusted by raising or lowering the
rollercase using handle.
Roller Case
Figure 9 - Depth-of-Cut
• Each full rotation of the handle moves the rollercase
"
1
/
16
6
Handle
Scale

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