Delta 12" planer teardownThere are many small 12" thickness planers on the market these days. With the exception of the DeWalt DW735 (which costs twice as much as the others), these planers all have a very similar basic arrangement for the mechanism.
I needed a planer cutter head to try to build a jointer, and the most expedient and cost effective way of getting a cutter head and associated parts was to disassemble my old planer. In fact, I had bought a better planer specifically so I could dismantle this one for the parts.
Here's looking at the bottom of the planer head assembly. The chain drive drives two rubber feed rollers. I'm already starting to remove the cutter head. I already have the cutter head slid partway out the side of the planer.
There is a sort of flange that fits around the pulley-side bearing on the cutter head. This flange mounts in a hole large enough for the cutter head to pass through. Here's removing that flange with a gear puller.
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