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05-19-2021 07:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer

I pushed my planer a little past its max by running 12” (glued) oak panels through it and trying to take a little too much off. As a result I have a slight ridge in the middle of a couple of them.

Would you:

A) Run the panels through again… but the problem is that I only want to shave off the ridge, so that requires either pushing the boards through manually up to the point where the thing catches and pulls them.

B) Screw it, just stop being lazy and get out your damn sander and stop bothering the good people on Lumberjocks with your silly questions.

Bonus question:

Will I get arrested if I try lowering or raising the cut depth while a board is running through?

TIA


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#1 posted 05-19-2021 08:03 PM

You will be arrested. Sand or scrape. You will be MUCH happier.

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#2 posted 05-19-2021 08:27 PM

I would just hand plane it or scrap. What’s a damn sander precious? :)

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#3 posted 05-19-2021 08:28 PM

A 735 isn’t a hogging it off machine, but you are seeing that. Use it for light passes, just starting at the top of the crown, until you are taking a full width LIGHT pass off.

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#4 posted 05-19-2021 08:40 PM

I think the heavy pass was a Hail Mary.

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#5 posted 05-19-2021 10:56 PM

Okay, thanks, especially Bill.

i only tried to remove maybe 1/32”, but as I said, the panels are close to the 13” capacity.

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#6 posted 05-19-2021 10:57 PM



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#7 posted 05-20-2021 12:57 AM

C. Hand plane

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#8 posted 05-20-2021 01:06 AM

1/2 turn on 12” wide boards won’t overwork the 735. You might have gotten a little bounce in the board as it came off a roller stand. Personally, I’d get out the ROS and sand it out. Alternatively, run it back thru from the other direction with 1/4 turn and support the board as it feeds into the planer until the board comes off the roller stand or whatever you are using to support the board on the infeed side, then move to the outfeed side and support/lightly pull on the board, lifting it up just a bit to keep the end snipe to a minimum.

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#9 posted 05-20-2021 02:58 AM

Ridges on a planer are usually caused by a nick in the blades. You can fix that by offsetting one of the blades a little to one side or the other. Once the nicks are not lined up anymore, the ridge goes away.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#10 posted 05-20-2021 02:58 AM

SMP, I actually don’t have one! So it’ll have to be the belt and random orbit sanders.

EarlS, I didn’t use a roller stand, and I do support the board on the way out. But at this point I do know how to avoid doing this again – this was on the first couple of panels only, and it’s only especially bad on one (which I’m going to use for the underside of course).

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#11 posted 05-20-2021 02:59 AM

Lazyman, the ridge is horizontal, not vertical. But that’s a good idea – I do get a very slight horizontal ridge.

Well, it’s probably time for new blades anyway. Still…

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#12 posted 05-20-2021 03:11 AM

Hmm. Not sure I know what you mean by horizontal and vertical ridges. I was assuming you have a ridge running lengthwise. Maybe a picture would help.

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#13 posted 05-20-2021 03:16 AM

Widthwise, a few inches wide by about 6”.

Not worth a picture. it’s a section where the board jammed and didn’t get planed. When I ran it through a second time, I tried to shave as little as possible while still getting the board to pull through, but then it got to the part where it jammed and choked again because it was thicker.

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#14 posted 05-20-2021 03:16 AM

As I said, I know how to avoid that now.

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