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Project by sidestepmcgee posted 02-11-2009 11:59 PM 7779 views 54 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cart for the 735 dewalt planner, I was was getting a lot of snipe from the long stock I was planning.I used bolts from underneath and set in place and then added another set of nuts under and over the top for adjusting ,and put rollers on for moving around.This setup works very well for me ,and no SNIPE.thanks

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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#1 posted 02-12-2009 12:20 AM

this looks like a dandy idea.

planer is not so portable any more but fixes the issue that most face.

i might try sum thing like this.

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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#2 posted 02-12-2009 12:40 AM

A great addition to your DeWalt! I may have to imitate it. Good job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 02-12-2009 04:11 AM

This is a great solution to the problem that all of us plainer users face, thanks for posting.

-- bryano

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#4 posted 02-12-2009 03:55 PM

Great idea.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#5 posted 02-12-2009 05:23 PM

fantastic idea, I’ll need to borrow it. The board entering the feed side, does it go through the planner? If that is the case you loose 3/4” of thickness. correct? If so not a major deal. But your thickness scale will be off.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#6 posted 02-12-2009 05:46 PM

oh my why didnt i think of this now i have to steal your idea lol good work

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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#7 posted 02-12-2009 09:35 PM

Nice planer table! I’m going to add that to my growing list of things to build.

Paul :)

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#8 posted 03-17-2009 11:11 PM

Very cool! I am gonna have to copy you once we get moved. I think the only alteration I am going to make is to not have the board run all the way through the planer. I am gonna have a seperate infeed and outfeed board, and just use your bolt/nut idea on all 4 corners of each peice so I can raise each side flush with the planer.

-- Location: Lincoln, AL

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#9 posted 05-14-2009 01:22 AM

nice solution for a frustrating problem

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#10 posted 05-14-2009 01:28 AM

Nice planer cart.

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#11 posted 05-14-2009 01:30 AM

Hey Eric
This is one great Idea ,Well done

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 01-06-2010 06:02 PM

I do not have the experience that most of you have and I tend to over simplify things – BUT- I have found that if my wood is properly supported at the in-feed and the out-feed I do not have any snipe. I usually control this with a pair of cheap roller-stands. Am I missing something?

-- Jim, Richmond Virginia - Plan your work - Work your plan.

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#13 posted 02-23-2010 09:22 PM

Sweet! Im gonna have to do that for my planer. I have been thinking about it but I just haven’t been able to put much time into the shop lately. I have a new Rigid 13” planer from HD. It works pretty well but I have had a hard time getting rid of my stupid snipe! This looks like a great solution.

One question though… when you’re planing long boards, do they get caught on the bolts that are protruding at the end of the table? Or are the ones on the outfeed side recessed?

-- Spencer, Gilbert Az (

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#14 posted 03-09-2010 07:44 AM

Great job on this planer cart.. I think if you use one continuous board, it would eliminate any chance of snipe to occur. Looks like you did that… well done…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#15 posted 03-27-2010 04:10 AM

Great id-er!
Perhaps Melamine would be even a better surface?
That would make a pretty slippery surface.
I know you can buy 10” or maybe even 12” wide x 8’ long melamine shelf boards at Big Box Stores.


-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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