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I was given a king 12 in surface planer and the raise/lower mechanism is binding. Just wondering if this is a common problem. I have cleaned the unit of any sawdust accumulation and have even tried lubrication to see if it will free up
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Is this a 2 post or 4 post model?

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I don't know about the 12" but I have a 16". If yours is chain driven between the posts it could be a chain that is too loose or too tight or dragging on something. Also check the threads to see if they are rough or damaged.

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It is a 4 post model. I have loosened off the screws holding the guide bearings and it seemed to free it up a little. Cleaned all areas that might collect wood dust. I'm at a lose as the mach does a good job for me.
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Chain has just a small amount of slack, cleaned all saw dust in this area. Thinking I might loosen off all the bolts that hold the unit together, maybe only 1 of the 4 corner posts has a bind.
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The chain has a master link in it. You can pop the side off and split the chain. This is what you have to do to adjust the head anyway, which, by the way, I had to do with my 16". I thought it would come adjusted but that was way wrong. With the chain off you could try each column separately. Read the manual for setting the head. I don't have the manual handy but it involved making a hardwood jig and sliding it under each corner of the cutting head to see if they were the same distance from the table. If none of the posts have a bind then I would think it must be the chain/sprocket/tensioner assembly.

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