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Posted on Is it me or the planer?

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#1 posted 06-13-2012 03:53 PM

The feed rate is consistent (listed at 26 FPM) and smooth. I just have to take shallow passes or it trips the internal breaker. I do need to use an extension cord, but it’s beefy and short (12 feet long, 8 AWG) which is well within the spec according to the manual.

I originally bought this planer because I plan on building some mission style tables and need 3/8” stock for the slats. I figured since I had a planer it would save me .50/bf at the mill. That savings evaporates in the form of time and electricity. This planer has some miles on it too, it’s manufacture date was 2007. I picked it up at the owners shop and judging by the shop he has and the amount of stock laying around, I’d say it was used regularly. I’ll have a quick look to make sure everything is tight.

Also, I wax the bed and the tables before each use.


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