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Forum topic by Boiler_B posted 08-25-2019 10:30 PM 168 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-25-2019 10:30 PM

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Hey all,

I got a WEN 13 inch bench top planer for my birthday earlier this year. I’ve used it a number of times, and it has worked well. Recently, it has started leaving long scratches in the boards. It appears to be coming from just left of center. I’ve raised the planer up and looked at the blades, but I don’t see any nicks or bends in it. I ran my finger along the blades and rollers and don’t feel anything sticking out that would cause a scratch. Do you all have any ideas as to what would be causing this? I’ve attached some pictures so that you can see what I’m talking about.


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#1 posted 08-25-2019 10:39 PM

And they’re low spots in the wood and not ridges? If they’re ridges then that usually means a knich in all 3 blades. Offsetting two of them in opposite directions just wide enough to cover the knick works to get rid of it with out having to sharpen, but it sounds like you’ve already done some troubleshooting around that.

If it’s in the top of the board and it’s actually a scratch/low spot, maybe try checking the outfeed roller for something stuck to it, or something. It looks like ridges to me, but if they’re actually scratches, it’s a little odd, since it’s continuous

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