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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-25-2016 12:16 PM

I have a Rigid 13” planer and chose that brand for two reasons. It has a lifetime guarantee and I saw guy using one to make signs at a fair and it had no snipe. Mine is pretty snipe free but not completely on long heavy boards.
I sold my Delta bench top planer because it always had snipe and I could not get away from it. I think it had something to do with the positioning of the drive rollers but not sure. I have used a few DeWalt planers and they are very good machines!!

I take it you don’t have a power jointer. The one thing to remember about a planer is that it cuts to dimension but it does not flatten. You have to first have one side down flat before feeding it through the planer. You can do that with a jointer or a hand plane. Then you get good results on the planed pieces.

You will love that addition to your workshop!!

cheers, Jim

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