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measures reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
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 the trigger.
TO LOCK THE SWITCH ON: Squeeze
trigger switch fully, depress the "Lock-
ON" button and release trigger.
TO UNLOCK THE SWITCH: Squeeze
trigger switch and release it without
depressing the "Lock-ON" button.
▶ Cord Swivel
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).
▶ Planing Action
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.
With the planer fully adjusted, place
the front shoe on the workpiece, (be
certain that the blade drum is not in
contact with the work) and start the
planer as described earlier.
With pressure on the front shoe, and
the 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. 6)
Then gradually transfer pressure to
the rear shoe, and continue planing
to the end of the cut.
If pressure is not maintained over
the rear 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)
Disconnect the plug from the power source before making any
assembly, adjustments or changing accessories. Such preventive safety
on the end of the workpiece, aligned
with the surface to be planed (Fig.
7). Doing this moves the location of a
potential divot off the workpiece and
on to the piece of scrap wood.
Feed the planer at a uniform and
reasonable rate that does not put
excessive strain on the motor or
blades, (do not pull the planer back
over the surface already cut.)
Use progressive cuts until you are
near the desired depth, and then re-
adjust to a thin cut for the final pass
to obtain a good surface finish.
The motor may stall
if improperly used or