Re: Planer keeps going out of adjustment

Randy Johnson
The handwheel isn’t what locks.
Underneath the bed between both the front and rear posts the table raises and lowers on is a steel rod threaded on both ends. One end of the rod threads into a locking nut which is nothing more than a small steel cylinder with a bevel on one side that bears against the the post(s) the table travels up and down on. The opposite end has a locking nut that is shaped the same but is bored smooth for the rod to pass through it. The treaded part on that end screws into the handle that draws the two nuts together making them act as a clamp with the posts between. Once both are tightened you should be able to remove everything above the table without it dropping

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