Question about planer roller height
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I was tuning up my Jet 15" planer for a new project and I read in the Operator's Manual that the maximum height of the table rollers should be .005" higher than the table. Is that right? I don't even think I can measure that. I  would appreciate hearing from my fellow Woodnetters  what height you set your table rollers at.

Papa Jim
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  Re: Question about planer roller height by Papa Jim (I was tuning up my J...)
I think the last time I tuned mine, I set them .005 on my 20" Griz
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  Re: Question about planer roller height by Papa Jim (I was tuning up my J...)
I have a Delta, and I recall them being something like that: .003 to .005".
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  Re: Question about planer roller height by Papa Jim (I was tuning up my J...)
Set them low or flush for smoother wood.
Set them high ( up to .005 ) for rough cut wood.
Robert Vaughn showed a cool tip for Parks 12" planer.
Lift up the bed roller bearing blocks, and put a small shim under the 4 blocks, to raise rollers for rough cut lumber. Remove for smooth lumber.
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  Re: Question about planer roller height by Papa Jim (I was tuning up my J...)
(10-29-2019, 09:59 PM)Papa Jim Wrote: I was tuning up my Jet 15" planer for a new project and I read in the Operator's Manual that the maximum height of the table rollers should be .005" higher than the table. Is that right? I don't even think I can measure that. I  would appreciate hearing from my fellow Woodnetters  what height you set your table rollers at.

Papa Jim

Papa Jim, one sheet of printer paper is .004 . Not sure if feeler gauges go that low but I would just use a piece of printer paper with loose drag.

mike
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