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Don W

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#1 posted 06-13-2012 03:28 PM

So I have saw milled my own lumber for a while. I just upgraded from a chainsaw mill to a bandsaw mill. Since I’m never sure I usually cut a little large as well. I only have a ryobi lunchbox planer. Its on my want list to upgrade. That said, I can plane enough lumber for a reasonable size project in a few hours with a little left over.

Your times are long. It should take less than a minute to take 1/16” through the planer(one pass). Even counting a minute to get it off the planer, look at it, admire your work, grab a drink and run it back through, your at 30/16” (or almost 2”) in an hour.

If your planer is that slow, there is something wrong other than its a craftsman.

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