Using the full width of a Grizzly G0505

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by torea posted 07-02-2017 04:58 AM 709 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View torea's profile


24 posts in 1478 days

07-02-2017 04:58 AM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly g0505 planer cherry

I have a project coming up that requires 12.5” boards. I have some cherry that fits the bill, but it’s a tad cupped and the surface has a few chips. I want to run it through my planer to flatten and smooth it a little, but I’m worried that it’ll be too much for the machine, since the max width of a board for the G0505 is 12.5”.

Questions: Does anyone have experience planing boards the full width of this machine? Will it be ok if I just go slowly? Any advice for the best way to do this?

Thanks for the help!

4 replies so far

View JoshNZ's profile


133 posts in 1678 days

#1 posted 07-02-2017 05:15 AM

It should handle it fine so long as you take it in small passes. Starting with sharp blades will help too.

View knotscott's profile


8364 posts in 3984 days

#2 posted 07-02-2017 11:52 AM

Clean the rollers too. Should be fine.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

View torea's profile


24 posts in 1478 days

#3 posted 07-03-2017 04:04 AM

Awesome, thank you!

View runswithscissors's profile


3081 posts in 2633 days

#4 posted 07-05-2017 04:03 AM

If you don’t joint it first, won’t it come out still cupped after you plane it? The rollers tend to flatten a plank while feeding it through the planer, then the cup reappears after it comes out the other side. (usually). You might try making a planing sled to overcome this.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics