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Operation - Makita 1806B Instruction Manual

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For the correct planer blade setting
Your planing surface will end up rough and uneven,
unless the blade is set properly and securely. The blade
must be mounted so that the cutting edge is absolutely
level, that is, parallel to the surface of the rear base.
Refer to some examples below for proper and improper
(A) Front base (Movable shoe)
(B) Rear base (Stationary shoe)
Correct setting
Nicks in surface
Gouging at start
Gouging at end
Connecting a vacuum cleaner
For European countries and areas
When you wish to perform clean planing operation,
connect a Makita vacuum cleaner to your tool. Install
the nozzle on the tool using the screws. Then connect a
hose of the vacuum cleaner to the nozzle as shown in
the figures.
For other countries and areas
A nozzle and joint (optional accessories) are necessary
to connect a Makita vacuum cleaner to your tool.
Consult a Makita catalogue or representative on the
nozzle and joint.


Planing operation
First, rest the tool front base flat upon the workpiece
surface without the blades making any contact. Switch
on and wait until the blades attain full speed. Then
move the tool gently forward. Apply pressure on the
front of tool at the start of planing, and at the back at the
end of planing. Planing will be easier if you incline the
workpiece in stationary fashion, so that you can plane
somewhat downhill.
The speed and depth of cut determine the kind of finish.
The power planer keeps cutting at a speed that will not
result in jamming by chips. For rough cutting, the depth
of cut can be increased, while for a good finish you
should reduce the depth of cut and advance the tool
more slowly.
Although this side view cannot
show it, the edges of the blades
run perfectly parallel to the rear
base surface.
Cause: One or both blades fails to
have edge parallel to rear
base line.
Cause: One or both blade edges
fails to protrude enough in
relation to rear base line.
Cause: One or both blade edges
protrudes too far in relation
to rear base line.


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