I recently purchased a used General 130 planner at an auction. The planner had a 3 phase motor so this week-end I replaced the motor with a Leeson single phase motor and also installed a new motor starter. Today I ran the first piece of wood(cedar) through the planner for a test cut. The infeed roller seems to really grap the wood and tends to want to make the trailing end of the board jump up.
I assume the in-feed roller needs adjusting but I also noticed that the roller is locked solid, when I pull up on it, even with the spring tension screws backed off all the way. Is this normal? I assumed that when I pull up on the roller I should be able to over come the spring tension and move the roller upward a small amount.
All advise will be appreciated.
Here is a pic of the planner.