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Posted on Question about thickness planer? Why is it taking multiple passes?

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#1 posted 08-08-2017 07:38 PM

Is there a lock to prevent the adjustment from creeping? On some planers it s best to adjust down to the thickness vs. adjusting up to the thickness due to looseness in the adjustment mechanism. As the planer runs the cutter head may settle in the downward direction from vibration.

- WhyMe

Could be backlash as suggested. Check with a dial caliper to see how much its taking with each pass.

That might help you figure out what to check next.

Good luck

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