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How to change the blades on a DeWalt planer

How to change the blades on a DeWalt planer
By Bill Dickson August 28, 2015 6025 Views

Aug 5, 2015 12:03:14 AM

Hello again! Welcome back to another Do It Yourself Article from all the staff here at ToolPartsDirect.com. This time, we’re going to show you how to change the blades on a DeWalt Planer.

Tools You Will Need:

The tool on top of your planer

This project will be a little more advanced than other DIYs in the past. BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN HANDLING THE BLADES! And as always, make sure the planer is powered off and unplugged. Remember, safety first! Alright, let’s get started!

Step 1:

Using your tool, unscrew the top four screws.

Remove the cover.

Step 2:

Now, unscrew the four screws by the warning label. The cover should just slide right off, exposing the inside.

Step 3:

Once that’s finished, unscrew the four brightly colored wing screws.

They should look like this.

Grab the tabs and lift the pad. BE CAREFUL! THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AREA ON THE TOOL!

Step 4:

Very carefully, loosen all the screws holding the blade in place.

Use the magnet side of the tool to gently lift the blade cover from the planer.

Use the same technique to gently lift the blade from the planer.

Step 5:

Replace the blade. USE TOOLS WHEN PLACING THE BLADE, DON’T USE YOUR FINGERS!

Once again, place the blade cover over the blade.

Step 6:

Line the screws up in the blade cover’s holes and screw the screws in.

Mark the side you worked on with a marker. It will help you when you service your tool in the future.

Push the bracket down and spin the belt to get to the next side.

Repeat the same prior steps to the service the other blade on the other side of the planer.

Step 7:

Replace the pad, the colorful wing screws and the covers.

And there you have it! A little time consuming, but hopefully this helped you save some money and time. Be on the lookout for the next DIY Repair article from all the staff here at ToolPartsDirect.com!