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Posted on Powermatic 15HH Snipe on both ends

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#1 posted 11-20-2018 02:50 PM

Most snipe occurs on the exit from machine. One quit trick is to keep a little upward pressure on the board as it exits.

Snipe results from the board lifting off the bed as it enters/exits the cutter head. Bowed boards, insufficient roller pressure, and bed rollers can be the cause. Be sure your jointer is set up right and the board is flat. Some planers inherently snipe but on most it can be adjusted out.

I adjusted my bed rollers down flat with the bed and this eliminated all snipe from my machine.

You can also address snipe issues by using a sled that extends from infeed to outfeed through the planer. Put a cleat on the infeed end to keep sled from getting pulled.

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