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Posted on Is it me or the planer?

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#1 posted 06-13-2012 04:22 PM

Doss, great questions:
1 – it’s a dedicated 110v outlet on a 30amp breaker. Nothing is running on that circuit except the planer (even the lights are on a separate circuit). I recently redid the electrical in my shop and put in quite a few dedicated outlets.

2 – knives are right out of the package. The package looks to be several years old, but it is sealed.

I am wasting a lot of time and wood for sure. My only “consolation” if you want to call it that, is I am playing for 4/4. And red oak runs me 2.00/bf. I do plan on getting a band saw, and may already have one lined up, but I’m sure it would also need to be pretty beefy as I like to keep my boards wide. I’ve been burned before with ripping before planing. Once planed I saw a few knots that I would definitely have cut around, but now have no choice.

Also, My trash guys would appreciate it a lot more. That’s 2 less contractor bags of chips they would have to throw in the truck.

3 – Edit – yes, I have roller stands supporting the board, both infeed and outfeed


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