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Posted on Planer knives ware and best practise to setting depth of cut

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#1 posted 03-01-2019 07:36 PM

Listen to the planer motor and the sounds the machine makes. Every planer is different. Lunchbox planers start to howl if you hog off more than 1/16” at a time. That will lead to excessive motor wear, heat buildup, and knife wear.

Other industrial planers are built for heavy work. Thicker blades, bigger induction motors etc.
If the planer sounds happy, it probably is.

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