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bridgewood 20" planer6/14
planers wanting to roll stock when i feed it on edge?? Any thoughts on a solution? Thanks in advance
Are you feeding the stock straight in? If fed at an angle it will roll.
I'm running it straight through...had this dude 15 yrs and no telling how many ft of wood been through it and its just starting to do this...dial indicated all rollers and feeds and no help
Does it have a pressure bar in front of the cutterhead? Might be not parallel to the bed. If not, I'd try backing off the spring pressure on the infeed and outfeed roller.
Stock on edge rolling is usually caused by uneven spring pressure from side to side on the feed rollers and pressure bar and chip breakers. Or, it could be one end of one element is binding. Clean out all the places that he ends are to move and use a lever to insure they can move freely. Back the springs off all the way and then retension them the same number of turns for each end. My Powermatic has these springs everywhere, and they do make a difference.
Another cause can be a worn pressure bar. You can dial indicate it from side to side to see that it is true. They usually wear most near the center. File or machine this edge dead flat/straight and polish a bit.
15 years is a lot of hard work. Reward it by taking the time to check it out thoroughly. It will be worth it.
thanks a lot fellars!
I just picked up a Bridgewood 20" planer and I'm looking for an instruction or parts manual.