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I made this cart for the 735 dewalt planner, I was was getting a lot of snipe from the long stock I was planning.I used bolts from underneath and set in place and then added another set of nuts under and over the top for adjusting ,and put rollers on for moving around.This setup works very well for me ,and no SNIPE.thanks

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this looks like a dandy idea.

planer is not so portable any more but fixes the issue that most face.

i might try sum thing like this.
 

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A great addition to your DeWalt! I may have to imitate it. Good job!
 

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This is a great solution to the problem that all of us plainer users face, thanks for posting.
 

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fantastic idea, I'll need to borrow it. The board entering the feed side, does it go through the planner? If that is the case you loose 3/4" of thickness. correct? If so not a major deal. But your thickness scale will be off.
 

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oh my why didnt i think of this now i have to steal your idea lol good work
 

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Nice planer table! I'm going to add that to my growing list of things to build.

Paul :)
 

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Very cool! I am gonna have to copy you once we get moved. I think the only alteration I am going to make is to not have the board run all the way through the planer. I am gonna have a seperate infeed and outfeed board, and just use your bolt/nut idea on all 4 corners of each peice so I can raise each side flush with the planer.
 

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Hey Eric
This is one great Idea ,Well done
 

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I do not have the experience that most of you have and I tend to over simplify things - BUT- I have found that if my wood is properly supported at the in-feed and the out-feed I do not have any snipe. I usually control this with a pair of cheap roller-stands. Am I missing something?
 

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Sweet! Im gonna have to do that for my planer. I have been thinking about it but I just haven't been able to put much time into the shop lately. I have a new Rigid 13" planer from HD. It works pretty well but I have had a hard time getting rid of my stupid snipe! This looks like a great solution.

One question though… when you're planing long boards, do they get caught on the bolts that are protruding at the end of the table? Or are the ones on the outfeed side recessed?
 

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Great job on this planer cart.. I think if you use one continuous board, it would eliminate any chance of snipe to occur. Looks like you did that… well done…
 

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Great id-er!
Perhaps Melamine would be even a better surface?
That would make a pretty slippery surface.
I know you can buy 10" or maybe even 12" wide x 8' long melamine shelf boards at Big Box Stores.

What-cha-tink?
 

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this is a great idea,,but dont you loose about 3/4'' of planning depth?
 

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Hi Eric.

I just finished a planer workstation based on your concept. I couldn't find your originial post to give you proper credit, but with Martin's help finally found it. As many other's have said - it is a great idea. Here is a link to my project.
 

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That's a real nice planer cart. That made a wonderful project. It's always nice to making something else for the shop.
 

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I do not have the experience that most of you have and I tend to over simplify things - BUT- I have found that if my wood is properly supported at the in-feed and the out-feed I do not have any snipe. I usually control this with a pair of cheap roller-stands. Am I missing something?
Depends on the planer I think. I currently have a craftsman lunchbox planer (dewalt 735 on order), and even after building long infeed/outfeed tables for it, I was still getting snipe. Recorded a video and what I found was the whole main section of the machine with the motor and cutterhead was actually tilting back once the front roller engaged. The base wasn't moving at all, just the main assembly. Which effectively moved the cutterhead down a little and caused the snipe. Same when only the back roller was engaged, just tilted in the other direction.

I'm kind of hoping the Dewalt wouldn't have that problem with it's 4 post design. Maybe the dewalt snipe is coming from long pieces getting too much leverage and lifting the rollers?
 
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