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Ryobi Masonry... | Answered on Apr 30, 2018

Not all portable thicknessers have a power feed and the stock does have to be forced through.

Planers with a power feed can be choosy about whether they work or not, depending on the size of cut the planer is set for - too big a cut and they don't work, too small a cut and they don't work. This is especially true of those entering middle-age. Considering most of the parts for your machine are obsolete and no longer stocked, I guess that is where your machine is now...

You need to examine your machine to check it it has a power feed and if it does, you need to dismantle it and check all the parts and the drive are fit for the purpose.

Delta Masonry... | Answered on Apr 23, 2018

Try Googling (mastercraft )(55 5512-2)(manual) without parens.

Masonry Tools | Answered on Mar 12, 2018

I have one and can scan it and send it to you if you still need it.

Masonry Tools | Answered on Jan 07, 2018

It is a long time since I encountered the Elu brand. I had to junk some Elu stuff 30 years ago due to inability to obtain spares. At least bearings are mostly standard items that can be sourced from many suppliers.

I haven't replaced bearings on an Elu jointer but the design and construction is probably similar to other brands so the process is largely intuitive using the usual techniques - warming plastics, aluminium housings and using bearing pullers when appropriate.

If all else fails keep removing bits until the part you need is what remains. Often that is the only method that works due to such tools being designed to be assembled in the least possible time and least possible number of operations. Sometimes the construction is downright sneaky...

It doesn't matter if the original bearings get knocked about or stressed by the removal process but ensure the new bearings are treated gently and not stressed by pressing only on the inner race to fit on a shaft, the outer race to fit into a housing or alternatively warming a housing will ease assembly.

Good luck!

Masonry Tools | Answered on Sep 06, 2017

Model 557 is shipped with a 4" diameter blade installed. This blade is used
for all operations except for the "FF" biscuit. The "FF" biscuit requires that
the 2" blade (furnished with the tool), be installed as follows:
1. Loosen four blade cover retaining screws (A) Fig. 10, and remove blade
2. Depress and hold spindle lock button (B) Fig. 11, while rotating blade by
hand until spindle lock engages.
3. Continue to hold spindle lock button while using the 5/32" hex wrench
(furnished with tool), to remove blade retaining bolt and flange, (by
rotating counterclockwise).
4. Remove blade and store in a safe place for future use.
5. Place 2" diameter blade (furnished with tool), onto blade mounting
flange (orient with teeth facing in same direction as directional arrow
cast in housing, see Fig. 14).
6. Position blade retaining flange (flat side out), to spindle, insert blade bolt
and rotate clockwise until hand-tight.
7. Depress and hold spindle lock button (B) Fig. 11, while rotating blade by
hand until spindle lock engages.

8. Continue to hold spindle lock button while using the hex wrench
(furnished with tool), to tighten blade retaining bolt securely, (by rotating
9. Rotate the "quick set" depth adjusting turret (A) Fig. 12, to the "FF"
10. Lift safety lever (A) Fig. 13, fully retract the plunge mechanism, and
reposition the safety lever as shown in Fig. 14. Slowly release pressure
on plunge mechanism.
11. Reposition blade cover plate to tool, and secure in place with the four
retaining screws (removed in step 1).

Masonry Tools | Answered on Sep 06, 2017

what directions do you require
how to mix cement ( on the bags)
how to service the motor if petrol ( google manufacturer of the engine and down load pdf version for the engine

Masonry Tools | Answered on Jul 03, 2017

search online or call around to cement facilities

Masonry Tools | Answered on Jun 15, 2017

you may have to spend money as the damaged armature bars are what causing the problem
they have damaged from excessive arcing caused by failing field windings or armature windings
you may have to get in an electrician to check out the motor to find out what you have to replace but it will only be the motor component and not the whole planer

Masonry Tools | Answered on May 06, 2017

fixya site is not a pricing operation
ring different hardware retailers to get a price

Masonry Tools | Answered on Feb 20, 2017

have you tried looking on ebay or on the internet for a company that might have one.

Masonry Tools | Answered on Dec 15, 2016

dajomail52 at this link, claims to have the manual on this link.

Reliant Jointer Model DD39C

Masonry Tools | Answered on Dec 07, 2016

In the FAQ section of this site they say to send them the details and they will send you a PDF

Masonry Tools | Answered on Nov 11, 2016

notifying the manufacturer for part , distributor in your area --or tool repair store or online search of unit

Masonry Tools | Answered on Oct 22, 2016

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