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I just finished some drawer fronts and need to sand the joints. Can I use my Dewalt planer for this or will I destroy the planer and the panels? I am hoping to avoid all the sanding. Next time I'll spend a little more time setting up my router. Thanks
 

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I definitely would NOT try to plane those - cross grain planing would probably turn into a real wreck.

Depending on how many drawer fronts you're dealing with, sand them or make new ones.

Next time you do cope and stick;
1. Spend whatever time it takes on the setups to minimize the problem.
2. Plane your stock to the same thickness before you mill the pieces.

Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. - lol
 

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Thanks guys I was afraid of that. I got this Dewalt planer a while back. It does such a great job that I was hoping it was a miracle worker. I've done lots of home remodeling over the years so since I retired I decided to set up a home shop and get a little more serious about my woodworking. I wish I had this equipment when I was younger. This is a great website and I appreciate you experienced guys and gals helping out us young pups. Thanks.
 
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