How to Change Your Handheld Planer Blades

Changing your handheld planer blades is not a difficult process, as long as you follow a few basic steps. As experts in the supply of a variety of knives to the Sheffield area and further afield, we’re well placed to guide you on such matters. With that in mind, we’ve put together a few key steps to follow that will stand you in good stead when it comes to installing new planer blades.

Make Sure There is No Power Coming to the Tool

The first tip is an obvious one. To ensure your safety when you’re carrying out a change of blades, always make sure that the power supply is disconnected to the device. Changing the blades whilst the device is live is an absolute no.

Loosen the Bolts and Remove the Existing Planer Blades

The next step is to gently loosen the bolts or fasteners on your handheld device. You don’t need to completely remove the fastenings and easy blade removal will be possible through the initial loosening. Make sure that you take care when removing the blade as it’s likely to still be very sharp. You can then spin the cutter head round and repeat the process on the other side.

Replace with the New Blades

Once you’ve removed the existing blades you can then replace them with your new planer blades. To do this, gently fit the new blade with the shape of the planer blade groove and slide it into place. Hold it in the position where you would like it to remain, then take your wrench and loosely tighten up the outer two bolts on your handheld planer – simple.

Take Care When Tightening

During the tightening process you need to take care when tightening. The new blade will be extremely sharp so don’t rush through the replacement process. Before sliding the blade into place you may also need to remove any resin that has been left behind. You can do this using paraffin and oil or by gently scraping the debris away.

Make Sure the Alignment is Correct

The final thing to take care of is to verify that the knife is central with relation to its position on you handheld planer. This is essential, as it will prevent the knife from rubbing on the edges of the machine. Once this has been guaranteed you can finish tightening the bolts. Again, simply repeat this on the other side.

Planer Blades, Stanley Knife Blades and More from Knife-Point

We stock a variety of planer blades, including fine grain tungsten carbide blades to fit planers from reputable manufacturers such as AEG and Black & Decker. We understand that everyone needs plenty of choice when it comes to deciding on their new tools and are convinced that once you purchase from Knife-Point for the first time you’re sure to come back to us.

To find out more about any of our knives – including our Stanley knife blades – you can pay our website a visit at www.knife-point.co.uk. Alternatively, if you’d like to reach us for a chat you can give us a call on 07737133030, where a member of our dedicated team will be waiting to take your call.

 

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