planer snipping

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Blog entry by Binn posted 06-04-2014 05:31 AM 1237 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a issue with my 20 inch planer snipping my wood as it leaves the planer, has anyone figured out how to correct this issue?
I reajusted the pressure bar and I think that helped a little but still does it.

-- Barry, Louisiana

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#1 posted 06-04-2014 05:51 AM

A common problem Barry,

You could reduce the cutter depth or put a piece of sacrifical timber the same thickness in just before the end run.

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 06-04-2014 06:09 AM

If you can extend the outfeed table for more support it will help. Raising the far edge of the outfeed table approximately 1/16” higher than the planer bed will eliminate snipe.

Good luck with it.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 06-04-2014 01:15 PM

Both above suggestions are good advice. I lift the far end of the board way off the outfeed table when I’m getting close to the end. This has eliminated most of my snipe on my 18”er.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 06-04-2014 06:07 PM

Thanks guy’s i’ll try these suggestions, I did adjust the pressure bar a little and that helped some so i will do what ya suggest.


-- Barry, Louisiana

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