13” PLANER WITH HELICAL CUTTER HEAD User Manual

User Manual
Read and understand this manual before using machine.
13” PLANER
WITH HELICAL CUTTER HEAD
Model Number
40300H
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
SECTION 1
Warranty .................................................................................................................................................4
SECTION 2
Product Specifications ............................................................................................................................7
SECTION 3
Accessories and Attachments ................................................................................................................7
SECTION 4
Definition of Terms ..................................................................................................................................7
SECTION 5
Feature Identification ..............................................................................................................................8
SECTION 6
General Safety........................................................................................................................................9
SECTION 7
Product Safety ......................................................................................................................................12
SECTION 8
Electrical Requirements........................................................................................................................13
SECTION 9
Grounding Instructions..........................................................................................................................13
SECTION 10
Unpacking & Inventory..........................................................................................................................15
SECTION 11
Assembly ..............................................................................................................................................16
SECTION 12
Adjustment............................................................................................................................................17
SECTION 13
Operations ............................................................................................................................................20
SECTION 14
Maintenance .........................................................................................................................................23
SECTION 15
Troubleshooting ....................................................................................................................................25
SECTION 16
Parts List...............................................................................................................................................27
INTRODUCTION
This user manual is intended for use by anyone working with this machine. It should be kept available
for immediate reference so that all operations can be performed with maximum efficiency and safety.
Do not attempt to perform maintenance or operate this machine until you have read and understand the
information contained in this manual.
The drawings, illustrations, photographs, and specifications in this user manual represent your machine
at time of print. However, changes may be made to your machine or this manual at any time with no
obligation to Steel City Tool Works.
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WARRANTY
STEEL CITY TOOL WORKS
2 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Steel City Tool Works, LLC (“SCTW”) warranties this “STEEL CITY TOOL WORKS” machinery to be free of
defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 2 years from the date of the original retail purchase by the
original owner. (Granite components are warranted for 10 years. Please inform SCTW within 30 days for any
damages or defects on the Granite components found upon receipt of the products to qualify for the 10 year
limited warranty. See the Granite warranty statement supplied with those products.)
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WARRANTY CARD
Name ________________________________________________
Street _______________________________________________
Apt. No. ______________________________________________
City _________________________ State ______ Zip __________
Phone Number_________________________________________
E-Mail ________________________________________________
NOTE: The Proof of Purchase must be submitted along with this
card in order to have the Warranty to take into effect. Fail to submit
the Proof of Purchase may invalidate your Product Warranty.
The following information is given on a voluntary basis
and is strictly confidential.
Where did you purchase your STEEL CITY machine?
Store: ____________________________________________
City:______________________________________________ Online: ______________________________________________
2.
How did you first learn of Steel City Tool Works?
___ Advertisement
___ Mail Order Catalog
___ Web Site
___ Friend
___ Local Store
Other_______________________
How would you rank your woodworking skills?
___ Simple
___ Intermediate
___ Advance
___ Master Craftsman
9.
How many Steel City machines do you own? _____________
10. What stationary woodworking tools do you own?
Check all that apply.
___ Air Compressor
___ Band Saw
___ Drill Press
___ Drum Sander
___ Dust Collection
___ Horizontal Boring Machine
___ Jointer
___ Lathe
___ Mortiser
___ Panel Saw
___ Planer
___ Power Feeder
___ Radial Arm Saw
___ Shaper
___ Spindle Sander
___ Table Saw
___ Vacuum Veneer Press
___ Wide Belt Sander
Product Description:_____________________________________
Model No.: _________________ Serial No.: _________________
1.
8.
Other____________________________________________
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3.
Which of the following magazines
___ American Woodworker
___ Canadian Woodworking
___ Fine Homebuilding
___ Journal of Light Construction
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5.
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do you subscribe to?
___ Cabinetmaker
___ Family Handyman
___ Fine Woodworking
___ Old House Journal
12. Which portable / hand held power tools do you own?
Check all that apply.
___ Biscuit Jointer
___ Belt Sander
___ Dust Collector
___ Circular Saw
___ Detail Sander
___ Drill / Driver
___ Miter Saw
___ Orbital Sander
___ Popular Science
___ Today’s Homeowner
___ Woodcraft
___ Woodshop News
___ Woodwork
___ Woodworker’s Journal
Other_________________
___ Palm Sander
___ Saber Saw
___ Router
14. What new accessories would you like to see added?
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
What is your annual household income?
$20,000
$40,000
$60,000
$80,000
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to
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$29,999
$49,999
$69,999
$89,999
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___ Portable Thickness Planer
___ Reciprocating Saw
Other_______________________
13. What machines / accessories would you like to see added to the
STEEL CITY line?
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
Which of the following woodworking / remodeling shows do
you watch?
___ Backyard America ___ The American Woodworker
___ Home Time
___ The New Yankee Workshop
___ This Old House
___ Woodwright’s Shop
Other__________________________________________
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Popular Mechanics
Popular Woodworking
WOOD
WOODEN Boat
Woodsmith
Woodworker
Workbench
11. Which benchtop tools do you own? Check all that apply.
___ Belt Sander
___ Belt / Disc Sander
___ Drill Press
___ Band Saw
___ Grinder
___ Mini Jointer
___ Mini Lathe
___ Scroll Saw
___ Spindle / Belt Sander
Other______________________
$30,000 to $39,999
$50,000 to $59,999
70,000 to $79,999
$90,000 +
15. Do you think your purchase represents good value?
___Yes
___ No
16. Would you recommend STEEL CITY products to a friend?
___ Yes
___ No
What is your age group?
___ 20 to 29 years
___ 30 to 39 years
___ 40 to 49 years
___ 60 to 69 years
___ 50 to 59 years
___ 70 + years
17. Comments:
____________________________________________________
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How long have you been a woodworker?
___ 0 to 2 years
___ 2 to 8 years
___ 8 to 20 years
___ over 20 years
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Steel City Tool Works
3656 Enterprise Avenue
Hayward, CA 94545
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Motor Specifications
Type
Universal
Number of Tips
26
Amps
15
Cutterhead Diameter
2-in
Voltage
120V
Table Size
13 x 9.8
Phase
Single
Dust Port
2-1/2 & 4 in
Hertz
60
RPM
23000 + 10% (No Load)
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Product Dimensions
Product Specifications
Feed Rate
26
6 FPM
Maximum Thickness of Stock
6-in
Minimum Thickness of Stock
1/8-in
Maximum Depth of Cut @ 6-in
1/8-in
Maximum Depth of Cut @ 13-in
1/16-in
Minimum Length of Stock
7-in
Maximum Planing Width
13-in
Cutterhead Speed
10000 RPM
Height
19-in
Width
21-1/2 in
Depth
28-3/16 in
Total Net Weight
62 lbs
Shipping Dimensions
Height
19-in
Width
24-in
Depth
16-in
Gross Weight
66 lbs
ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS
There are a variety of accessories available for your Steel City Product. For more information on
any accessories associated with this and other machines, please contact your nearest Steel City
distributor, or visit our website at: www.steelcitytoolworks.com.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Snipe – Gouging or depression of the board at the
ends. Snipe can occur at either the leading end of the
board going into the planer, or at the end of the board
as it exits the planer.
Cutterhead – A rotating piece of adjustable blades that
removes material from the workpiece.
Gum, Pitch, or Resin – A sticky, sap based residue
that comes from wood products.
Workpiece – The piece of stock on which the work is
being done.
Leading End – The end of the workpiece that is
pushed into the planer first.
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FEATURE IDENTIFICATION
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Infeed Table
B.
Thickness Scale
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Outfeed Table
D.
Power Switch
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Raise/Lower Handle
F.
Depth-of-Cut Indicator
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GENERAL SAFETY
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WARNING
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WARNING
TO AVOID serious injury and damage to the machine,
read and follow all Safety and Operating Instructions
before assembling and operating this machine.
This manual is not totally comprehensive. It does not
and can not convey every possible safety and operational problem which may arise while using this
machine. The manual will cover many of the basic and
specific safety procedures needed in an industrial environment.
Exposure to the dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling and other construction activities
may cause serious and permanent respiratory or
other injury, including silicosis (a serious lung disease), cancer, and death. Avoid breathing the dust,
and avoid prolonged contact with dust. The dust
may contain chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
All federal and state laws and any regulations having
jurisdiction covering the safety requirements for use of
this machine take precedence over the statements in
this manual. Users of this machine must adhere to all
such regulations.
Some examples of these chemicals are:
Lead from lead-based paints.
Below is a list of symbols that are used to attract your
attention to possible dangerous conditions.
Crystalline silica from bricks, cement and other
masonry products.
Arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated
lumber.
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This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to
potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or
death.
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Always operate tool in well ventilated area and provide for proper dust removal. Use a dust collection
system along with an air filtration system whenever
possible. Always use properly fitting NIOSH/OSHA
approved respiratory protection appropriate for the
dust exposure, and wash exposed areas with soap
and water.
DANGER
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, WILL result in death or serious injury.
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1. To avoid serious injury and damage to the machine,
read the entire User Manual before assembly and
operation of this machine.
WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, COULD result in death or serious injury.
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CAUTION
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WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, if not avoided, MAY result in minor or moderate injury. It may also
be used to alert against unsafe practices.
2. ALWAYS wear eye protection. Any machine can
throw debris into the eyes during operations,
which could cause severe and permanent eye
damage. Everyday eyeglasses are NOT safety
glasses. ALWAYS wear Safety Goggles (that
comply with ANSI standard Z87.1) when operating power tools.
CAUTION
CAUTION used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in property damage.
NOTICE
This symbol is used to alert the user to useful information about proper operation of the machine.
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11. DO NOT FORCE the machine to perform an operation for which it was not designed. It will do a safer
and higher quality job by only performing operations
for which the machine was intended.
WARNING
12. DO NOT stand on a machine. Serious injury could
result if it tips over or you accidentally contact any
moving part.
3. ALWAYS wear hearing protection. Plain cotton is
not an acceptable protective device. Hearing
equipment should comply with ANSI S3.19
Standards.
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13. DO NOT store anything above or near the machine.
14. DO NOT operate any machine or tool if under the
influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication.
WARNING
15. EACH AND EVERY time, check for damaged parts
prior to using any machine. Carefully check all
guards to see that they operate properly, are not
damaged, and perform their intended functions.
Check for alignment, binding or breakage of all
moving parts. Any guard or other part that is damaged should be immediately repaired or replaced.
4. ALWAYS wear a NIOSH/OSHA approved dust
mask to prevent inhaling dangerous dust or airborne particles.
16. Ground all machines. If any machine is supplied
with a 3-prong plug, it must be plugged into a 3contact electrical receptacle. The third prong is
used to ground the tool and provide protection
against accidental electric shock. DO NOT remove
the third prong.
5. ALWAYS keep the work area clean, well lit, and
organized. DO NOT work in an area that has slippery floor surfaces from debris, grease, and wax.
6. ALWAYS unplug the machine from the electrical
receptacle when making adjustments, changing
parts or performing any maintenance.
17. Keep visitors and children away from any machine.
DO NOT permit people to be in the immediate work
area, especially when the machine is operating.
7. AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING. Make sure that
the power switch is in the “OFF” position before
plugging in the power cord to the electrical
receptacle.
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18. KEEP protective guards in place and in working
order.
19. MAINTAIN your balance. DO NOT extend yourself
over the tool. Wear oil resistant rubber soled shoes.
Keep floor clear of debris, grease, and wax.
WARNING
20. MAINTAIN all machines with care. ALWAYS KEEP
machine clean and in good working order. KEEP all
blades and tool bits sharp.
8. AVOID a dangerous working environment. DO
NOT use electrical tools in a damp environment
or expose them to rain or moisture.
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21. NEVER leave a machine running, unattended. Turn
the power switch to the OFF position. DO NOT
leave the machine until it has come to a complete
stop.
22. REMOVE ALL MAINTENANCE TOOLS from the
immediate area prior to turning the machine ON.
WARNING
23. SECURE all work. When it is possible, use clamps
or jigs to secure the workpiece. This is safer than
attempting to hold the workpiece with your hands.
9. CHILDPROOF THE WORKSHOP AREA by
removing switch keys, unplugging tools from the
electrical receptacles, and using padlocks.
24. STAY ALERT, watch what you are doing, and use
common sense when operating any machine. DO
NOT operate any machine tool while tired or under
the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication. A
moment of inattention while operating power tools
may result in serious personal injury.
10. DO NOT use electrical tools in the presence of
flammable liquids or gasses.
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25. USE ONLY recommended accessories. Use of
incorrect or improper accessories could cause serious injury to the operator and cause damage to the
machine. If in doubt, DO NOT use it.
26. THE USE of extension cords is not recommended
for 230V equipment. It is better to arrange the
placement of your equipment and the installed
wiring to eliminate the need for an extension cord.
If an extension cord is necessary, refer to the chart
in the Grounding Instructions section to determine
the minimum gauge for the extension cord. The
extension cord must also contain a ground wire and
plug pin.
27. Wear proper clothing, DO NOT wear loose clothing,
gloves, neckties, or jewelry. These items can get
caught in the machine during operations and pull
the operator into the moving parts. Users must
wear a protective cover on their hair, if the hair is
long, to prevent it from contacting any moving parts.
28. SAVE these instructions and refer to them frequently and use them to instruct other users.
29. Information regarding the safe and proper operation
of this tool is also available from the following
sources:
Power Tool Institute
1300 Summer Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2851
www.powertoolinstitute.org
National Safety Council
1121 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143-3201
American National Standards Institute
25 West 43rd Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10036
www.ansi.org
ANSI 01.1 Safety Requirements for
Woodworking Machines, and the U.S. Department
of Labor regulations
www.osha.gov
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PRODUCT SAFETY
1. Serious personal injury may occur if normal safety
precautions are overlooked or ignored. Accidents
are frequently caused by lack of familiarity or failure
to pay attention. Obtain advice from supervisor,
instructor, or another qualified individual who is
familiar with this machine and its operations.
11. DO NOT pull the jointer by the power cord. NEVER
allow the power cord to come in contact with sharp
edges, hot surfaces, oil or grease.
12. DO NOT unplug the jointer by pulling on the power
cord. ALWAYS grasp the plug, not the cord.
13. REPLACE a damaged cord immediately. DO NOT
use a damaged cord or plug. If the jointer is not
operating properly, or has been damaged, left outdoors or has been in contact with water.
2. Every work area is different. Always consider safety first, as it applies to your work area. Use this
machine with respect and caution. Failure to do so
could result in serious personal injury and damage
to the machine.
14. DO NOT use the jointer as a toy. DO NOT use near
or around children.
3. Prevent electrical shock. Follow all electrical and
safety codes, including the National Electrical Code
(NEC) and the Occupational Safety and Health
Regulations (OSHA). All electrical connections and
wiring should be made by qualified personnel only.
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15. ENSURE that the machine sits firmly before using.
If the machine wobbles or is unstable, correct the
problem by using shims or blocks prior to operation.
16. This machine is designed to process wood ONLY.
WARNING
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4. TO REDUCE the risk of electrical shock. DO
NOT use this machine outdoors. DO NOT
expose to rain. Store indoors in a dry area.
17. NEVER position fingers or thumbs near the
infeed roller.
18. Long pieces of stock should ALWAYS be supported
with some type of fixture.
5. STOP using this machine, if at any time you experience difficulties in performing any operation.
Contact your supervisor, instructor or machine service center immediately.
19. DO NOT operate jointer with dull or damaged
blades.
20. MAKE CERTAIN that the jointer is properly adjusted prior to use.
6. Safety decals are on this machine to warn and
direct you to how to protector yourself or visitors
from personal injury. These decals MUST be maintained so that they are legible. REPLACE decals
that are not legible.
21. DO NOT try and remove excessive amounts of
wood in one single pass.
22. INSPECT all stock before planing, ensuring that
there are no foreign objects embedded in the wood,
loose knots, or knots that may become loose during
operation.
7. DO NOT leave the unit plugged into the electrical
outlet. Unplug the unit from the outlet when not in
use and before servicing, performing maintenance
tasks, or cleaning.
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8. ALWAYS turn the power switch “OFF” before
unplugging the jointer.
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WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
23. DO NOT attempt to remove jams until power is
disconnected and all moving parts have come to
a complete stop.
24. MAKE SURE that there is adequate operating
space on both the infeed and outfeed sides of the
jointer before operating.
9. DO NOT handle the plug or jointer with wet hands.
10. USE only accessories as described in this manual.
USE accessories only recommended by Steel City.
25. DO NOT attempt to plane wood that is less than
7” long or less than 1/8-inch thick.
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ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
TO PREVENT electrical shock, follow all electrical and
safety codes, including the National Electrical Code
(NEC) and the Occupational Safety and Health
Regulations (OSHA). All electrical connections and
wiring should be made by qualified personnel only.
DO NOT connect the machine to the power source
before you have completed the set up process.
TO REDUCE the risk of electrical shock, DO NOT use
machine outdoors. DO NOT expose to rain or moisture. Store indoors in a dry area.
The motors in these machines are designed to run on
115 volts.
DO NOT connect the machine to the power source until
instructed to do so.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
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Fig. A
WARNING
This machine MUST BE GROUNDED while in use to
protect the operator from electric shock.
In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, GROUNDING provides the path of least resistance for electric
current and reduces the risk of electric shock. The plug
MUST be plugged into a matching electrical receptacle
that is properly installed and grounded in accordance
with ALL local codes and ordinances.
If a plug is provided with your machine DO NOT modify
the plug. If it will not fit your electrical receptacle, have
a qualified electrician install the proper connections to
meet all electrical codes local and state. All connections
must also adhere to all of OSHA mandates.
Fig. B
IMPROPER ELECTRICAL CONNECTION of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in risk of electric
shock. The conductor with the green insulation (with or
without yellow stripes) is the equipment-grounding conductor. DO NOT connect the equipment-grounding conductor to a live terminal if repair or replacement of the
electric cord or plug is necessary.
Check with a qualified electrician or service personnel if
you do not completely understand the grounding
instructions, or if you are not sure the tool is properly
grounded.
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PLUGS / RECEPTACLES
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EXTENSION CORDS
WARNING
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WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, use the
proper gauge of extension cord. When using an
extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to
carry the current your machine will draw.
Electrocution or fire could result if this machine is
not grounded properly or if the electrical configuration does not comply with local and state electrical
codes.
MAKE CERTAIN the machine is disconnected
from power source before starting any electrical
work.
The smaller the gauge-number, the larger the diameter
of the extension cord is. If in doubt of the proper size of
an extension cord, use a shorter and thicker cord. An
undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in a loss of power and overheating.
MAKE SURE the circuit breaker does not exceed
the rating of the plug and receptacle.
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The motor supplied with your machine is a 115 volt,
60 hertz, single phase motor. Never connect the green
or ground wire to a live terminal.
CAUTION
USE ONLY a 3-wire extension cord that has a 3-prong
grounding plug and a 3-pole receptacle that accepts the
machine’s plug.
A machine with a 115 volt plug should only be connected to an outlet having the same configuration as the
plug.
If you are using an extension cord outdoors, be sure it
is marked with the suffix “W-A” (“W” in Canada) to indicate that it is acceptable for outdoor use.
Make certain the extension cord is properly sized, and
in good electrical condition. Always replace a worn or
damaged extension cord immediately or have it
repaired by a qualified person before using it.
Protect your extension cords from sharp objects, excessive heat, and damp or wet areas.
MINIMUM RECOMMENDED GAUGE FOR EXTENSION CORDS (AWG)
115 VOLT OPERATION ONLY
25’ LONG
50’ LONG
100’ LONG
150’ LONG
0 to 6 Amps
18 AWG
16 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
6 to 10 Amps
18 AWG
18 AWG
14 AWG
12 AWG
16 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
12 AWG
10 to 12 Amps
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UNPACKING & INVENTORY
Check shipping carton and machine for damage before
unpackaging. Carefully remove packaging materials,
parts and machine from shipping carton. Always check
for and remove protective shipping materials around
motors and moving parts. Lay out all parts on a clean
work surface.
After cleaning, apply a good quality paste wax to any
unpainted surfaces. Make sure to buff out the wax
before assembly.
Compare the items to inventory figures; verify that all
items are accounted for before discarding the shipping
box.
Remove any protective materials and coatings from all
of the parts and the planer. The protective coatings
can be removed by spraying WD-40 on them and wiping it off with a soft cloth. This may need to be redone
several times before all of the protective coatings are
removed completely.
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WARNING
If any parts are missing, do not attempt to plug in the
power cord and turn “ON” the machine. The machine
should only be turned “ON” after all the parts have been
obtained and installed correctly. For missing parts,
contact Steel City at 1-877-SC4-TOOL.
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A. Handle
E. Hex Soc Head Cap Screw
B. Dust Port
F. Torx Wrech
C. Key
G. Hex Wrech
D. Hex Soc Head Screw
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ASSEMBLY
ATTACHING DEPTH
ADJUSTMENT HANDLE
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ATTACHING DUST PORT
The Dust Port is to be used when the planer to be
connected to a dust collector. It has a 4” port on it to
accomodate most dust collection systems.
To install:
1. Install the dust port in the rear of the planer by
tigthening the soc head cap screws. (4) supplied.
SEE FIG 2.
WARNING
MAKE CERTAIN THAT THE MACHINE IS DISCONNECTED FROM THE POWER SOURCE.
1. Attach the depth adjustment handle (A) to the shaft
(B) and fasten in place with 1 Hex Soc Head
screw. Tighten screw using supplied hex wrench.
SEE FIG 1.
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
A
B
Fig. 3
SECURING PLANER TO
A TABLE OR WORKBENCH
During operation, if there is any tendency for the planer
to tip over, slide or walk, the planer MUST be secured
to a supporting surface such as a workbench or table.
Four holes are provided (2 are shown at (A)) to securely mount the planer. The surface you are mounting the
planer to should be perfectly flat. SEE FIG 3.
A
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ADJUSTMENTS
LEVELING EXTENSION TABLES
RAISING AND LOWERING
HEAD ASSEMBLY
The extension tables must be level with the planer
table. To check the extension tables and adjust if
necessary:
The head assembly consists of the cutterhead and
knives, feed rollers, cutterhead guard, and the motor.
Raising and lowering of the head assembly controls
the depth of cut on the planer. To adjust:
1. Lay a straight edge (A) on the planer table (C) with
one end of the straight edge over the infeed table
(B). SEE FIG 4.
1. To raise the head assembly (A), turn the adjusting
handle (B) clockwise. SEE FIG 5.
Fig. 4
C
B
Fig. 5
A
B
A
C
D
2. Check to make sure that the infeed table is level
with the planer table.
3. If an adjustment is necessary, loosen and adjust
Pan Head Screws (3) (D) on each side of the
table until the infeed table is level with the planer
table. This will adjust the outer edge of the infeed
table.
2. To lower the head assembly, turn the adjusting
handle counterclockwise.
NOTE: One revolution of the handle will move the
cutterhead up or down approximately 1/16”. You can
confirm this by referencing the scale (C) on the right
side of the planer.
4. Repeat this process for adjusting the outfeed table.
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The 13” cutterhead is equipped with 26 indexable high
speed steel cutting tips. Each cutting tip can be rotated
to reveal any one of its 2 cutting edges. If one cutting
edge becomes dull or damaged, users may simply rotate
the cutting tip by 90 degrees to index to a fresh cutting
edge (Fig. 7).
ADJUSTING / REPLACING KNIVES
These indexable insert helical cutterheads are designed
for 40300H Only.
These instructions make reference to many procedures
detailed in your planer manual. Always consult your
manual for these procedures.
Each tip has a referencing dot at the corner. If the tip is
roated, the reference dot location will be used as an
indicator to tell if it is used or new.
WARNING
Fig. 7
Cutterhead knives and inserts are razor sharp!
Always wear heavy leather golves when handling
cutterheads, and avoid contact with ctips whenever
possible. Failure to comply can result in serious
personal injury!
Reference Dot
To rotate or change a HSS cutting tip:
INVENTORY (Figure 6.)
A.
B.
C.
1. DISCONNECT THE PLANER FROM THE POWER
SOURCE!
Helical Cutterhead
Flat Head Torx Screw M5 x 8.8
Cutting Tips
2. Loosen 2 hex head screws from dust chute by hex
wrench. Remove Dust chute.
Fig. 6
3. Remove any sawdust from the head of the HSS tip
Torx screw.
A
B
4. Insert hex wrench into right side panel & cutterhead
and turn the cutterhead to a position for changing tips.
SEE FIG. 7A
C
5. Remove the Torx screw and HSS Cutting Tip.
6. Clean all dust and dirt off the cutting tip and the
cutterhead pocket from which the cutting tip was
removed, and replace the cutting tip so a fresh, sharp
edge is facing outward.
NOTE: Proper cleaning is critical to achieving a smooth
finish. Dirt or dust trapped between the cutting tip and
cutterhead will slightly raise the cutting tip, and make a
noticeable marks on your work-pieces the next time you
plane.
7. Lubricate the Torx screw threads with a light machine
oil, wipe the excess oil off the threads, and torque the
Torx screw to 48-52 in-lbs.
ROTATING/ CHANGING
HIGH SPEED STEEL CUTTING TIPS
Tools Needed:
T-Handle Wrench with T25 Torx Bit
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Fig. 7A
THICKNESS SCALE ADJUSTMENT
The thickness scale, located on the right of the planer,
shows the thickness of the finished workpiece. To make
sure the scale is set properly, run a piece of wood
through the planer and measure the thickness of the
wood. If the scale is out of alignment, loosen the two
round head screws (A) holding the scale indicator (B)
and adjust the thickness indicator to the correct setting.
Make sure to re-tighten the two screws once the
adjustment is complete. SEE FIG. 8
Fig. 8
A
B
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OPERATIONS
Fig. 9
NOTICE: This operations section was designed to give
instructions on the basic operations of this planer.
However, it is in no way comprehensive of every planer
operation. It is strongly recommended that you read
books, trade magazines, or get formal training to maximize the potential of your planer while minimizing the
risks.
!
WARNING
ALWAYS wear eye protection. Any machine can
throw debris into the eyes during operations, which
could cause severe and permanent eye damage.
Everyday eyeglasses are NOT safety glasses.
ALWAYS wear Safety Goggles (that comply with
ANSI standard Z87.1) when operating power tools.
!
A
WARNING
DEPTH OF CUT SCALE
The Depth Of Cut Scale, located on the front of the
machine, is a convenient way to quickly determine how
much material is being planed off in one pass.
ALWAYS wear a NIOSH/OSHA approved dust mask
to prevent inhaling dangerous dust or airborne
particles.
1. With the machine OFF, insert your workpiece just
under the depth of cut scale (A). SEE FIG 10
Fig. 10
!
WARNING
This planer is designed to process wood ONLY.
POWER SWITCH
The planer is turned on by flipping the switch into the
up position and it is turned off by flipping the switch in
the down position. This planer is also equipped with a
special lockout toggle switch that prevents unauthorized
use. To prevent unauthorized use of the planer, simply
pull out the yellow key (A) located on the face of the
switch. SEE FIG 9.
A
B
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GETTING PREPARED
2. Crank the raising / lowering handle until the button
(B) comes in contact with the workpiece.
It is always a good idea to use a piece of scrap wood
for your first planing attempt. Also, before each use of
the planer, make it a habit of checking for loose fasteners, fittings or hardware. Turn the planer ON and allow
it to reach full speed. Pay close attention to any excessively loud noises that may be coming from the planer
or any excessive vibration. If either occurs, shut down
the planer immediately checking again for loose hardware. Go through the ASSEMBLY and ADJUSTMENTS
sections again if necessary.
3. As you rotate the raising / lowering handle, the
needle on the depth of cut scale will move showing
you how much material will be removed in that
pass.
QUICK SET THICKNESS INDICATOR
The Quick Set Thickness Indicator(A) provides a simple
way to set the finished thickness of a workpiece. The
scale comes in settings of 1/8”, 1/4”, 1/2”, 3/4”. Rotate
the wheel of the indicator to the desired finished thick-ness. Use this feature when thickness planing multiple
workpieces to ensure a uniform thickness of all work-pieces.
SEE FIG 11.
Fig. 11
A
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BASIC OPERATION
!
GENERAL TIPS AND GUIDELINES
Thickness planing always works best when at least
one side of the workpiece has a flat surface. If both
sides of the workpiece are rough, feed one face of
the board over a jointer until the entire surface is flat
WARNING
To avoid serious personal injury, NEVER stand directly
in line with the front or rear of the planer. If an object is
thrown from the planer, it will travel in this direction.
ALWAYS plane both sides of the workpiece to reach
the desired thickness
1. Stand to either the left or right side of the planer.
2. Flip the switch to the ON position.
DO NOT plane workpieces less than 1/8-in thick, less
than 3/4-in wide, or shorter than 7-in long
3. Lift the workpiece onto the infeed table by grabbing
the edges of the board at the middle of the length.
It is not recommended to use the planer at it’s maximum depth of cut (1/16”) and at it’s full width (13”).
Continuous use at the maximum settings will shorten
the life of the motor.
NOTE: For longer pieces, be sure to use additional
supports or stands
4. Push slightly on the board and allow the feed rollers
to pull the board through the planer. Once the feed
rollers start to pull the workpiece through, let go of
the board and allow the rollers to do their job. DO
NOT push or pull on the workpiece once the rollers
have engaged.
Light cuts create a smoother finish than heavier cuts
If a smooth cut is not obtained, try reversing the
board for proper grain orientation.
5. Move to one side of the rear of the planer and
receive the planed workpiece by grabbing the
edges of the wood, just like you did when feeding
the workpiece in.
AVOIDING SNIPE
Snipe, gouging or depression of the board at the ends,
can occur when the board is not properly supported.
For workpieces longer than 4 ft, greater care must be
taken to reduce the problem because the additional
length of the workpiece translates into more unsupported weight pulling down on the end of the board.
This unsupported weight will work against keeping the
stock flat. Make sure to use supports or stands whenever long pieces are being planed to avoid this problem. Since snipe occurs at the end of the boards, it is
good practice to start with a workpiece that is slightly
longer than what you need so that you can simply cut
6. It normally takes several passes of varying depths
to achieve a smooth finish, so repeat this process
as many times as necessary. Remember the less
you take off in a pass, the smoother the finish will
be.
THICKNESS PLANING
Thickness planing sizes the workpiece to a desired
thickness, while at the same time creating a smooth
and level surface. The thickness of each cut will
depend on the type of wood, width of the workpiece,
and condition of the workpiece (i.e. dryness, grain composition, straightness, etc). Always make thin test cuts
on a scrap piece of wood prior to performing cuts on
the workpiece.
22
MAINTENANCE
Your planer should provide you with a long time of
service provided you take the time to perform the
following maintenance operations.
2. Remove the side panel to expose the gear box
cover (B). SEE FIG 13.
Fig. 13
A quality paste wax should be applied to the planing
table surface to ease the movement of the workpiece
across it. Be sure to buff off all excess wax so that it
does not get absorbed into the wood when planing.
Having clean feed rollers is essential for optimal results.
Check feed rollers after each use for buildup of pitch,
gum, or resin and be sure to clean off with a non flammable tar and pitch remover
B
Any moving parts should be cleaned regularly with a
penetrating oil and lubricated with a light coating of
medium weight machine oil
GEAR LUBRICATION
C
The gears in the gear box should be lubricated
periodically.
!
WARNING
MAKE CERTAIN THAT THE MACHINE IS DISCONNECTED FROM THE POWER SOURCE.
3. Remove the two screws (C) in order to remove
the gear box cover and access the gear box
1. Remove the socket head screw (A) located on the
front of the machine. You will also need to remove
the other socket head screw, located in the same
position on the rear of the planer. SEE FIG 12
4. Place a light coat of multi purpose grease on the
teeth of the gears (D) and a light coat of spray
lubricant on the chain (E). Do not over-lubricate.
SEE FIG 14.
Fig. 12
Fig. 14
A
D
E
5. Replace all covers and guards that you removed
once lubrication is complete.
23
BRUSH REPLACEMENT
BLADE REPLACEMENT
Brush life will vary depending on the load placed on the
motor. The brushes should be inspected every 10-15
hours of use. To inspect
For information on replacing blades refer to the section
labeled ADJUSTING / REPLACING KNIVES in the
ADJUSTMENT section of this manual.
1. Remove the Brush Holders, one of which is shown
at (A). The other is located in the same position on
the rear of the motor assembly. The Brush Holder
can be removed using a flat blade screwdriver.
SEE FIG 15.
Fig. 15
A
2. Once the brush has been removed, inspect the
carbon (B), the spring (C), and the wire (D).
SEE FIG 16.
Fig. 16
B
D
C
3.
If the carbon of either brush is worn down to 3/16”
or less, both brushes should be replaced. Also if
the spring or wire are burned or damaged in any
way, both brushes should be replaced.
24
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Motor and Machine Operation
PROBLEM
LIKELY CAUSE(S)
SOLUTION
Snipe
(depressions at
end of workpiece)
Dull cutter blades.
Replace or turn cutter blades.
Infeed or outfeed tables out of adjustment.
Readjust tables.
Torn grain.
Too deep a blade setting.
Reduce depth of cut.
Workpiece being fed against grain.
Feed other end of board first.
Dull cutter blades.
Replace or turn cutter blades.
High wood moisture content.
Dry wood before planing.
Dull cutter blades.
Replace or turn cutter blades.
Too deep a blade setting.
Reduce depth of cut.
Incorrect feeding speed.
Use slower feed rate.
Board thickness
does not match
depth scale
indicator.
Depth scale incorrectly set.
Adjust depth scale.
Will not start.
Not plugged in.
Check power source.
Blown circuit.
Replace fuse, reset breaker, or call electrician.
Lockout key removed.
Replace lockout key.
Unit overloaded.
Reduce load.
Circuit overloaded.
Operate on circuit separate from other appliances or motors
or connect to circuit with adequate amp rating.
Fuzzy/rough grain.
Interrupted
operation.
25
NOTES
26
PARTS
27
28
29
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
ST00001
HANDLE ASSEMBLY
2
ST00002
M5xP0.8x20L HEX SOC HD SCR
8
ST00003
M6xP1.0x8L HEX SOC HD CAP SCR
QTY.
1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
56
ST00050
BELT GUARD
1
QTY.
1
57
ST00051
BELT
1
15
58
ST00052
M16xP2.0 L.H. HEX NUT
1
9
ST00004
TOP COVER
1
59
ST00053
CUTTERHEAD DRIVE PULLEY
1
10
ST00005
SHAFT BUSHING
3
60
ST00054
M5xP0.8x12L HEX SOC HD SCR
11
11
ST00006
UPPER BEARING SEAT
1
61
ST00055
CUTTERHEAD BEARING CUP
12
ST00007
ROLLER TUBE
2
62
OR90218
CUTTERHEAD BEARING (6203zz)
2
13
ST00008
ROLLER TUBE SEAT
4
63
ST00056
BEARING RETAINER
1
14
ST00009
HANDLE BAR
2
64
ST00057
M3xP0.5x8L PAN HD SELF TAP SCR
2
1
15
ST00010
SPACER
1
65
SC84509
5x5x12mm KEY
1
16
ST00011
M5xP0.8x5L NYLOCK SCR SOC SET CUP PT
1
66
ST00058
SPIRAL CUTTERHEAD
1
17
ST00012
ELEVATION NUT UPPER
4
67
SC10240H
SPIRAL CUTTERHEAD TIPS
26
26
17-1
ST00013
ELEVATION NUT LOWER
4
68
SC80116
M5xP0.8 TIPS TORX SCREW
19
ST00014
RIGHT SIDE COVER
1
69
SC10259
TORX WRENCH
1
20
ST00015
SCALE
1
70
ST00059
HEX WRENCH
1
21
ST00016
HEIGHT ADJ SPINDLE
1
72
ST00060
DUST CHUTE
1
22
ST00017
M6xP1.0 SPECIAL BOLT
1
73
ST00061
POWER CORD CLAMP
1
23
ST00018
TURNNING TRAY
1
74
ST00062
ADAPTER
1
24
SC10371
STEEL BALL
1
75
ST00063
M6xP1.0x10L HEX SOC HD CAP SCR
2
25
SC10370
COIL SPRING
1
76
ST00064
DEFLECTOR
1
1
26
ST00020
WEAR PLATE
1
77
ST00065
UPPER FRAME
27
ST00021
SPINDLE
3
78
ST00066
M5xP0.8x6L CONE SET SCR
8
28
ST00022
M4xP0.7x10L PAN HD SCR
4
79
ST00067
CUTTERHEAD PINION GEAR
1
29
ST00023
BASE GUIDE RAIL RIGHT
1
80
ST00068
M6xP1.0x12L HEX SOC HD CAP SCR
6
30
ST00024
BASE
1
81
ST00069
MOTOR MTG PLATE
1
31
ST00025
M6xP1.0x20L HEX HD SCREW
4
82
OR72738
CURSOR
1
2
32
ST00026
M6xP1.0 HEX NUT
4
83
OR94533
M3xP0.5x16L RUND HD SCR
33
ST00027
FLAT WASHER
4
84
ST00072
M5xP0.8x8L PAN HD SCR L/WASH
2
34
ST00028
SPINDLE BEARINGS
5
85
OR90362
EXT TOOTH WASHER
2
35
ST00029
BASE BEARING RETAINER
36
ST00030
M5xP0.8x12L SPECIAL HEX SOC HD CAP SCR
37
OR94539
FLAT WASHER
4
86
ST00074
M4xP0.7x12L PAN HD SCR
3
10
95
ST00075
INDICATOR DEPTH ASSY
1
4
96
ST00076
MOTOR PIVOT ROD
1
38
ST00032
SPINDLE SPROCKET
4
97
ST00077
M5xP0.8x16L HEX SOC HD CAP SCR
2
39
ST00033
FLAT WASHER
4
98
ST00078
FLAT WASHER
1
40
ST00034
M4xP0.7x12L NYLOCK HEX SOC HD SCR
4
99
ST00079
M8xP1.25x20L HEX SOC HD CAP SCR
1
41
ST00035
BASE GUIDE RAIL LEFT
1
100
ST00080
GEARBOX ASSY
1
42
ST00036
IDLE WHEEL
2
112
ST00081
M5xP0.8x35L HEX SOC HD SCR
2
43
ST00037
IDLE WHEEL SHAFT
2
113
OR72743
SPROCKET
4
44
ST00038
M5xP0.8x25L HEX SOC HD SCR
2
114
OR94549
RING-EXT RET
3
45
ST00039
LEFT SIDE COVER
1
115
ST00084
GEARBOX DRIVE CHAIN
2
46
ST00040
M4xP0.7x6L PAN HD SCR W/WASH
12
116
ST00085
CUSHION
1
47
ST00041
TABLE SUPPORT
4
117
ST00086
GEARBOX GUARD
1
48
ST00042
SPRING WASHER
4
118
ST00087
M5xP0.8x40L HEX SOC HD SCR
2
1
49
ST00043
TABLE BUSHING
4
119
ST00088
SPROCKET SPACER
50
ST00044
M6xP1.0x16L PAN HD SCR
4
120
ST00089
OUTFEED ROLLER
1
51
ST00045
INFEED / OUTFEED TABLE
2
121
ST00090
SPRING
4
4
52
ST00046
ROLLER CHAIN
1
122
ST00091
BEARING BLOCK
53
ST00047
M8xP1.25x45L HEX HD SCREW
1
123
ST00092
BEARING BLOCK RETAINER
4
54
ST00048
M8xP1.25 HEX NUT
1
125
ST00093
INFEED ROLLER
1
55
ST00049
FLAT WASHER
8
126
ST00094
MOTOR PULLEY
1
30
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
127
ST00095
M4xP0.7x10L PAN HD SCR W/WASH
2
1
QTY.
128
ST00096
CUSHION
150
ST00097
MOTOR ASSY
1
154
ST00098
CUSHION
1
173
ST00099
BRUSH
2
174
ST00100
BRUSH CAP
2
178
ST00101
SWITCH
1
179
ST00102
SWITCH KEY
1
SC75011
MANUAL (NOT SHOWN)
1
31
NOTES
32