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#1 posted 09-21-2020 11:16 PM

+1 wax tables

+1 When my properly tuned old bench top planer(s) had wood feeding issues, it was usually dull blades or dried out rubber roller.

If fresh blades don’t fix it, then try cleaning the rollers.

+ Simple Green
It has phosphoric acid and is great for removing wood resin from rollers, but sometimes you need something industrial.

Cleaning rollers with a rag dripping with lacquer thinner will work, but the current green solvents loaded with alcohol don’t work as well as old stuff. If you have real lacquer thinner from automotive paint supply, that is stuff to use.

When they get really dried out, need to use rubber rejuvenator on the rollers. Most office supplies stores (Staples/Office max) still carry rubber rejuvenator in spray cans for typewriters and printers.

WWW likes to talk about some other rubber grip restoring compounds used on car tires. It works, but dissolves the outer layer of rubber and makes it really sticky. The roller will end up covered in saw dust, and need cleaning even more often if you use these chemcials. Bad idea, even if you have can laying around. :(

Best Luck.

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