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Posted on What can you do in an "oh crap" moment while planing lumber on a benchtop planer?.

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#1 posted 09-24-2020 02:42 PM

Power switch will stop it faster than cranking up.

Many planers won’t feed a too deep cut. My Grizzly G0889 has an actual depth of cut indicator and too thick of a cut won’t fit under the front lip.

Depth of cut indicator and headlock lever. The Wixey is a nice add on.

Start turned off and well high and wiggle the board as you crank down until the board stops easily sliding. At this point the feed rollers have caught but there should be minimal cut. Pull the board out (if you can’t, back off until you just can.) Go down a 1/2 turn from there to start.

Check your lumber thickness and in the steps above be sure to find the high spot (a few thou doesn’t matter).

Look at the edge of the board and feed falling grain direction first to minimize tearout. Flip end for end instead of rolling over to maintain correct grain orientation. Plane both side equally to reduce post-planing warp.

Wax your feed table and both in & out feed trays!

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