Planer blade setting

I was asked by a subscriber to show the concept of setting the blade height in a planing machine. This is how I change the blades on my thicknesser. Setting planer blades is a fiddly job, but if you take your time it is not all that hard to get it right. This way of setting the blades works with any size of planer.

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Set planer knives quickly and accurately with these magnetized setting jigs. The jig holds knives tightly in position while both hands are free to adjust the gibs and cutter head. Keeps knives in perfect alignment while setting. A pair of adjustable jigs for accurately setting up your planer blades within their block. With a lockable vernier setting and magnetic feet, all the blades in the cutting block can be set accurately to the same height.

The easiest and most efficient way to reset your blades. Fits most planer blades. Maximum diameter of cutterhead: 130mm. Sold in a box set of two.

The jig uses powerful magnets to hold planer or jointer knives in perfect position, freeing-up both hands while you tighten the . The jigs can be used with most planers , thicknessers or combination machines. All you need is access to the cutterblock, in most cases this means lifting up the planer beds or removing one of the tables completely. Two small springs behind the knife push the knife up. These springs are very important when setting the knives.

A close up of the knife and wedge arrangement. What I like about this planer is that it uses . Adjusting jointer knives. There are two designs of cutter heads in terms of how the knives are adjusted.

The type pictured at left is with jack screws (A) behind the blades, which are used to lift the blades to the right height. Another set of screws, seen from the side (B) are used to clamp the blades in place. Browse our fantastic range of products online with next day delivery. Makes knife setting simple, easy and accurate. The jig fixes to the cutter block magnetically and with the blades loose in the block the dial and gauge control the setting rod which attaches to the blade magnetically and allows you to make precise settings easily.

Then you simply lock off the blades , remove the jig and get . Unplug your planer from the power source. Remove the dust cover from the planer for easier access to the knives. If you’ve ever struggled to install new knives on your jointer , you’ll appreciate this knife – setting jig from John White, shop manager at Fine Woodworking.

In this video White details how to construct the jig, which uses magnets to set the knives even with the surface of the jointer. Planer Knife Setting Jig. Set the Jigs on the Cutter Head. Tungsten carbide construction allows for a longer life.

The blades feature a double edged design.