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Why is my planer doing this?

by thomasfurman
posted 01-22-2017 11:16 PM


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papadan

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#1 posted 01-22-2017 11:23 PM

That is what is known as Snipe, it can happen on either or both ends of the board. It is caused by the wood dropping lower that the cutters as it enters or exits the cutters. With no snipe on the input, you are almost there. Raise the outside edge of the output table just a little bit and try it. What actually causes this is the weight of your wood, it will push down the outer edge of your infeed or outfeed tables, adjust them up slightly to compensate for this.

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#2 posted 01-22-2017 11:29 PM



That is what is known as Snipe, it can happen on either or both ends of the board. It is caused by the wood dropping lower that the cutters as it enters or exits the cutters. With no snipe on the input, you are almost there. Raise the outside edge of the output table just a little bit and try it. What actually causes this is the weight of your wood, it will push down the outer edge of your infeed or outfeed tables, adjust them up slightly to compensate for this.

- papadan

so just to clarify….while facing the planer…adjust the left (outfeed) table up a hair? I’ll try it thanks!

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#3 posted 01-22-2017 11:35 PM

Yes adjust the outer most edge, up just a little and try it.

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Robert

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#4 posted 01-22-2017 11:41 PM

I think you’re talking about a jointer, not a planer.

Sounds like your outfeed table is too low.

Put a straight edge on the outfeed and with the jointer blade at TDC it should just touch.

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#5 posted 01-22-2017 11:47 PM

Lots of people call them Planer/Jointers, even the manufacturers.

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