Has anyone experience foam buckling while planing with a Hitachi? The > blades are sharp and I do believe they are set proberly. The only thing I > can think of is that I push the planer too fast. Pushing it too fast can > cuase buckling. I guess I saw how fast JC was pushing his skil 100, which > is a higher amp than the Hitachi, so I am probably impatient?>>> Help, please. Steve, try slowing down and use a shallower cut. just walk the planer back and forth with out cutting and then ease the blade in slowley. good luck, Scott.
Steve, try slowing down and use a shallower cut. just walk the planer back > and forth with out cutting and then ease the blade in slowley. good luck, > Scott. Yes, I was running up and down trying to be a pro like JC and then I realized he has a 7.5 amp.
Yes, I was running up and down trying to be a pro like JC and then I > realized he has a 7.5 amp. The amps. don’t have a thing to do with it. Some blanks just love to tear, while others cut like snow. I’ve found that tearing almost always happens along the pour lines in the blank. The grind on the blades can also affect the cut. I never wear ear plugs, the sound the planer is making is tuned to F#, maybe B flat, what ever, but when the blades are cutting in top condition, there is a tone that is musical and when you try to overstep that line is when the sound of popping occurs from the foam being torn out rather than being sliced off. I go as fast as can without tearing the foam, when it happens, slow down.
Swaylock, It looks like some posts are missing on my end. I don’t know how it’s working out for the rest of you. When I try to click on the older messages, the computer tells me that they don’t exist. Keep up the hard work. We all appreciate it!