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#1 posted 02-07-2018 01:42 PM

The Dewalt set has a umber of 1/8” chippers, and a 3/32. That is used to make all the nominal sizes. The shims are used to tweak to get an exact fit. Your board come off the planer at .76 instead of .75? Stack up your chippers for .75 and add a .01 shim.

Slightly undersize piece of ply? Replace one of the 1/8” with the 3/32” and add shims as necessary to match the thickness. It isn’t hard. The only trick is to set the shims so they don’t get caught in the threads of the arbor.

I am not sure how many different chipper widths you would need to replicate that without having to use shims at all.


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