BIG THANKS TO LOWEL!
Although I couldn’t do exactly what -Lowel explained to do my OTF mods. What happened was: I couldn’t find a big screw driver to remove the screw inside the foots housing…so!
What I did: I removed the belt cover, pulled out the belt, removed the gear screws on left front of planer, I toggled out the cutter head assembly… I then removed screw under foot plate, I then thought…I tried a smaller screw driver on big screw holding the clicker plate…I could not get it out…so! I bent it up towards the back (roof)inside, tested clicker -which is loose! But I decided I didn’t want it too loose, so I took a thin rod and pushed it into the two holes on opposite sides of clicker arm…pulled it back to click slightly, but kept it good n loose!..it’s a SUCCESS!!! Now I can cross cut, zero out on rails, rocker etc! -THANKS Lowel for being a ADVANCED SHAPER who helped me make up my mind and I’m STOKED! After doin the mods, I can tell a guy if he doesn’t want to strip down planner, all you’d need to do is get a screw driver and push the clicker up towards the roof on to disable, or lessen the clicker. Go slow. But man, it’s nice n loose! But I made mine a tad stiffer at full depth and near zero…IM PUMPED UP! I can’t wait to install new blades and start shaping!!!
To reinstall the cutter head assembly, I couldn’t get a hold of -Lowel, so I devised a plan. I took the cutter head assembly and and kinda toggled it the same wsy I got her out…but! In reverse. Then I had difficulty trying to push it back in…so! I thought of an idea. And I pushed the cutter head assembly as close as I could to the holes…then I was able to get screws in holes! Then I did a alternating tightening of my screws…it worked!!!
Folk’s -don’t let that clicker fool you! Upon removing my lower shoe, I discovered that damn thing (clicker)is just a lousy piece of sheet metal is all! That’s why it’s a easy w screwdriver…in my case, I used my thumbs…well HERE’S A DOUBLE THUMBS UP!