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SAC Planer rubber feed rollers3/15
I have a 24 inch SAC RS 53 planer with tersa-knives. It needs new rubber feed rollers. SAC is no longer in business so I need a new source for these wheels.
The rollers are about 4 inch diameter and roughly 8 inches long. It's been a while since I had the rubber recoated but as I recall there is kind of a hexagonal shape shaft that the rubber feed rollers slide onto.
Does anybody know a company has the ability to service these or provide a similar roller?
I could send the ones I have out to be resurfaced but I don't want to be without the machine for the amount of time that would take.
Apparently WESTERN ROLLER in Oregon can resurface my planer feed rollers. The price and turnaround time seemed pretty reasonable to me. My question now is how to remove the rollers.
The SAC manual says to remove the "bearing block". In the manual this is the large metal donut with the two black handles. There is also a little spring loaded keeper (indicated by pencil). Is it just a matter of untensioning this keeper to be able to remove the block?
Don't know that machine, but what you're pointing at is a snap ring. Very simple to remove given the right tool. And those would be snap ring pliers, go figure! Google them to see. Probably get a cheapo pair at local auto parts store if it's just a one shot deal.
Do you have access to other side? My guess is it will need a little persuasion either pushing or pulling. Don't strike the shaft, use a wood block. A slide hammer would pull it out if you've got one.
Before you remove the snap ring, see if the 2 black handles can be turned.
Could the feed rollers possibly be threaded into the machine frame?
Can't say for sure without more pictures.