Blade Replacement And Adjustment; General Maintenance - Craftsman 149.236321 Owner's Manual

5 1/8-inch jointer-- planer
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BLADE REPLACEMENT
AND ADJUSTMENT
NOTE:
To rotate
the cutterhead
or to hold
it steady,
use a
screwdriver
in the slot in the cutter
shaft through
the small hole
the rear of the machine
just above the vacuum
port.
1. Unplug
your
Jointer-Ptaner
and put switch
in off position.
DANGER:
Failure
to unplug
your Jointer-Planer
could
result
in accidental
starting
causing
serious
injury.
2. Block the cutter
guard open.
3. Using the 5132" hex key (Allen wrench),
remove
the three (3)
blade lock screws
securing
blade and blade clamp,
4, Lift blade and blade clamp from cutter
head.
BLADE
CUTTER
HEAD
CLAMP
SCREW
WOOD
BLOCK
CUTTER
RD
5. Clean any sawdust
from
cutterhead
and any parts
you have
removed,
6, Place blade clamp against
the replacement
blade and replace
in cutterhead
with the (3) blade lock screws. NOTE: Retighten
blade lock screws so that the blade is held by friction
but still
allows
for blade movement.
7. Place a straight
edge across
the out feed table and across
the
cutterhead
opening,
8. Rotate
the cutterhead
until
the blade contacts
the straight
edge
(rotate
backwards
to prevent
damage
to the cutting
edge). A properly
adjusted
blade will lightly
tick (touch)
the
straight
edge.
BLADE
CUTTER _HEAD
, BLADE ......
LADE CLAMP
LOCK SCREW_
NOTE: Check blade height
at both ends of blade. After the first
one is adjusted,
repeat for second
blade.
9. BLADE TOO HIGH:
If the straight
edge is lifted
by the blade,
it must be lowered.
Tap the blade lightly
with a scrap piece of
wood to lower it.
10. BLADE TOO LOW: If the blade
does not touch the straight
edge, it should
be raised.
Pry the lower edge of the blade with
a screwdriver
against
the edge of the outfeed
table. Always
protect
the edge of the table with a scrap of wood or piece of
cardboard.
11. Tighten
blade lock screws,
12. Recheck
blade
adjustment,
making
sur_" blade
is still
level
with outfeed
table.
13. Recheck
screws
to be sure they are secure.
DANGER:
FAILURE
TO
TIGHTEN
BLADE
LOCK
SCREWS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS
INJURY.
CHIP
DI 8CHARGE./VACUUM
BACK BIDE
OF
MACHINE
GENERAL
MAINTENANCE
Keep
your
Jointer-Planer
clean
and
adjusted
properly
for
maximum
performance
and longevity
of the machine,
Do not
allow pitch to accumulate
on the tables,
fence, cutter
guard, or
blades.
Clean
them
frequently
with
Sears
Gum
and
Pitch
Remover stock
n umber 49191.
,_WARNING:
DO NOT AT ANY TIME LET BRAKE
FLUIDS,
GASOLINE,
PENETRATING
OILS,
ETC. COME
IN CON-
TACT WITH
PLASTIC
PARTS,
THEY CONTAIN
CHEM-
ICALS THAT CAN DAMAGE
AND/OR
DESTROY PLASTICS.
13
DO NOT allow anything
to obstruct
the chip discharge
outlet
or
disturb
the air flow produced
by the cutter
head.
If the chip discharge
of your
Jointer-Planer
clogs
with
chips,
turn the switch
OFF and UNPLUG
the unit to avoid accidental
starting.
Dislodge
the chips
and debris
with a pencil
or small
wood dowel. When resuming
operation
with the same work piece,
feed at a slower
rate to avoid re-clogging,
Use of a Wet-Dry
Vac
will virtually
eliminate
the chances
of clogging.

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