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Posted on Need some help with a planer

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#1 posted 01-25-2012 03:28 PM

Rut, for the most part I don’t move my in-feed table much. However, at times you will want to adjust it, depending on what wood your working with. I usually take smaller cuts for more highly figured wood.

When I set my blades, I put them dead level with the out-feed table. With the machine unplugged, I will put a straight edge or perfectly flat piece of wood on the out-feed table so the piece of wood is cantilevering over the cutter head. Then I will manually turned the cutter head in reverse. If the blade grabs the wood and pulls it on to the in-feed table, the blades are still to high. If the the blade just “kisses” the wood, without moving it, I am usually happy with my set up.

This is a trick I personally do as a double check. Do whatever works for you.

I always tell people, there is a lot of ways to skin a cat…... but the butter knife is not recommended.

-- There are many ways to skin a cat...... but, the butter knife is not recommended

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