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Bosch 53518 Operating/Safety Instructions Manual page 8

Bosch power tools instruction manual planer 53514, 53518
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BM 2610917139 11-03
11/20/03
CHIP EXTRACTION
The planer comes with two chip exhaust
ports, which may be used with a chip bag or
a shop vacuum and vacuum connector (Fig.2)
to keep your work environment cleaner. The
chip bag or vacuum connector may be
attached to either end of the exhaust port.
Moving the port selector lever to position 1
(towards front of tool) discharges chips to the
left, while position 2 (towards rear of tool)
discharges chips to the right (Fig. 1)
PLANER BLADES
The planer blades are
!
WARNING
sharp and fragile and must
be handled carefully to avoid injury to the
user or damage to the blades.
The planer blades have two cutting edges,
and may be reversed when one of the cutting
edges becomes dull or chipped.
Do not attempt to sharpen or use
resharpened used blades of any kind. Use
only blades designated for use with this
model, because other blades will cause
vibration, decrease perfomance and may not
clamp securely in blade holder.
BLADE WRENCH & STORAGE AREA
Your tool is equipped with a blade wrench
that is conveniently located in the handle
base where it is always handy and unlikely to
get lost or misplaced (Fig. 3).
REVERSING OR REPLACING BLADES
To reverse or replace the blade, loosen the
clamping screws with blade wrench. With the
screws loosened, slide the blade lengthwise
out of the cutter drum, taking care to keep
your fingers away from the sharp edges of the
blade (Fig. 4).
A piece of wood may be used for this
purpose. If the blade is gummed and difficult
to remove, you may clean the blade with
mineral spirits, lacquer thinner or alcohol.
Clean all surfaces before reinstalling the new
blade, as this will ensure an accurate blade
setting and proper tool performance.
BLADE ALIGNMENT
To ensure an even cut, it is important that the
blade is adjusted so that it aligns with the
outside edge of the front and rear shoes.
This alignment can be done as follows: place
a straight edge or a piece of wood along the
outside surface of the front shoe and rear
shoe, then slide the planer blade to just
contact the straight edge or wood (Fig.5).
Make sure the blade sits correctly in the
holder groove of the cutter drum.
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Assembly
You may then tighten the clamping screws
which secure the blade and your planer is
ready for use.
FIG. 2
CHIP BAG
(OPTIONAL)
VACUUM
CONNECTOR
FIG. 3
BLADE WRENCH &
STORAGE AREA
FIG. 4
CLAMPING
SCREW
CUTTER
DRUM
CLAMPING
SCREW
CUTTER
DRUM
FIG. 5
STRAIGHT
EDGE
-8-
EXHAUST
PORTS
2.5 MM BLADE
WRENCH
BLADE
BLADE WRENCH

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