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Posted on 1301 Ryobi Planer not planing correclty

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#1 posted 877 days ago

You mean to tell me you never got snipe with this planer before? If so you are a very lucky man indeed. Almost all lunch box planers snipe. The problem is that the first few inches of the board and last few aren’t fully under control of the rollers. Infeed and outfeed tables help some, as do models with cutter head locks, but they don’t eliminate it 100%...

If you weren’t getting snipe before, it’s not that you weren’t, it’s that it was so minor you didn’t notice. You would see it with a good digital caliper…

FWIW, I have the same planer. I have used MUCH more expensive planers with the same results. Even the revered DeWalt DW735 snipes some from what I have seen. Your best bet is to just figure the snipe into your lumber needs and clip the ends off…

The upward pressure thing DOES help, and if you don’t need to within .001” tolerance, is worth doing…

It is entirely possible the wood in specific may have a little to do with it… Running softer woods tends to result in more snipe from what I have seen…

A word of warning. You may want to stock up on replacement knives now. Ryobi is discontinuing this model so knives may be hard to come by in the future…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com


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