Just a note about cleaning your planer.
The rollers are of course very important, however the center table directly under the cutter head on my planer had a build up of something, probably sap. Previous cleanings included waxing etc but I never CLEANED the table.
When I say cleaning, I mean taking a solvent and cleaning all of the residue off before applying wax.
I found out that waxing residue on the center table gives a nice working condition for about 2 hours work then change blades and plane some more. That method gets pretty expensive but I don’t mind ‘cause I have a stupid streak that keeps me from realizing that something besides dull blades is really wrong.
Ok – stick a fork in me ‘cause I’m done ‹(•¿•)›
Wish I could remember how many blades I’ve thrown away before their life was done $$$$
-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup