Snipe prevention on my planer.

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Project by Dudley posted 1755 days ago 4569 views 19 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is what I did to prevent snipe. With this rig I don’t get snipe at either end. And I bought a large BBQ grill cover to cover it up. Got a cart at the tail end and a fan at the lead end and most of the chips are contained. The stand is Ryobi miter saw stand. Used 3/4 BC luan plywood for the bed and ripped 1x white pine for the side boards. You can cover the bed with formica if you like. The adjustables at each end of the stand hold the bed nice and firm. I posted this because i’ve seen a lot of discussion on the forum about sniping. Hope this help some of you solve the problem.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#1 posted 1755 days ago

I like it..good idea. I will have to steal that one.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 1755 days ago

Proper support of the wood is all that is needed. I would love to have the space to set up my planer permanantly with infeed and outfeed tables.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#3 posted 1755 days ago

I like it. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 1755 days ago


As that guy, Gomez Adams (Adams Family) used to say: CAPITAL IDEA!

Very nicely done. It’s almost like a second job for two crosscut sleds when they’re not hanging out on the table saw :-)

Love the cover, too.

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 1755 days ago

Good job dudley

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1755 days ago

this is nice wish i had that much space in my shop. but i would have just tilted the ends of the tables furthest awayfrom the machine up put a straight edge and measured under it nearist the machine to get an 1/8” that should have been fine but u must have some prett big stock to put through that thing if not u have the space for the set up now u can put longer stock through there.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 1754 days ago

thats a great idea…im tempted to try it….thanks for the good idea dudley..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 1754 days ago

Great idea, Thanks Dudley.

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#9 posted 1754 days ago

Dudley, this is an interesting modification to the planer. I have been considering something like this, not necessarily for snipe prevention, but to add infeed and outfeed support. I may have to “borrow” your design.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 1754 days ago

Scott: I’ll be glad to send you the detailed info when you get ready.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#11 posted 1754 days ago

Great idea. The bed and the BBQ cover.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#12 posted 1754 days ago

Love the beds great addition.Just make sure your cover is breathable or you will end up with rust where you don’t want rust(speaking from experience and a nearly destroyed jointer)

-- Nothing's just gets expensive

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#13 posted 1753 days ago

Hacksaw: Thank for the reminder. I keep things well lubed with dry lube or spray silicone. BTW it’s not beds, it’s one single bed that runs all the way through. And it is removable. Thanks.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#14 posted 1752 days ago

Are both sides the same thickness? One long sheet all the way through? Does the ply cause drag??

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#15 posted 1752 days ago

Carolynne: Yes it’s one sheet all the way through. I used 3/4 luan plywood and coated it with a couple coats of clear coat & I wax it every now and then. I use Renaissances wax. The sheet is wider on each side of the planer and narrows down in the center to the width of your planer cutters. You have to raise the cutter head way up and slide the board in at an angle and drop it down. I can give you exact dementions and photos of it removerd if you like.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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