By following a few simple steps, you can easily change your handheld planer blades. Knife-Point are experts in knife supply and are well placed to advise on such matters. They have been the industry leader in the Sheffield area for a number of years and have put together an extensive guide on how to efficiently change your planer blades:
Cut the Power
This is an absolute necessity. 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.
Loosening and Removal
Next, 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.
New Knife 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.
Be Careful During the Tightening Process
Taking care during the tightening process is essential. 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.
Finally, you need to verify that the knife blade is central in relation to your 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.
Stanley Knife Blades and Planer Blades from Knife-Point
Knife-Point stocks fine grain tungsten carbide planer blades suitable to fit planers from reputable manufacturers such as AEG and Black & Decker. They understand that everyone needs plenty of choice when it comes to deciding on their new tools and once you purchase from Knife-Point for the first time you’re sure to go back to them.
To find out more about any of their knives and blades you can pay their website a visit at www.knife-point.co.uk. Alternatively, if you’d like to reach them for a chat you can give them a call on 07737133030, where a member of their dedicated team will be waiting to take your call.