I own an older 9103 Belsaw planer/moulder. Do "Planer Pals" magnetic jigs work with the wedge-type gibs found on my planer? Or will the upwards movement of the knives caused by tightening the gibs force the knives out of position, or perhaps dull the fresh-ground edges of the knives?
If the knives are too high you will need to reset them or get a different set.
Also, make sure you tighten the knives down before removing the jigs, and DON'T forget they are in the machine!
With this type of jig, the knife is held well during the tightening process. I suggest that you first snug all the gib screws with the knife held against the jig. Once the knives have all been snugged, go back and tighten them to the proper torque for the size of screw being used.
These jigs are available from Woodworker's Supply as well as Leitz Tooling. Other jigs are available from Charles G. G. Schmidt. Be sure to get the jig that is correct for the head diameter you are using. If you can't find one, a local machine shop can make them.
Dave Rankin, forum moderator