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Posted on Help Help - How to take snipe out of my planer

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#1 posted 10-08-2012 11:41 PM

Whoa, wait a sec. Don’t take snipe as inevitable. I’m a n00b with my new Grizzly jointer. I was getting snipe when I first set it up. Are you new to using a jointer or just got a new one to REPLACE a jointer?

If you’re new to using a jointer:
Make sure you set the outfeed table according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Use LESS PRESSURE pushing DOWN on the board as it’s starting into the knives. You only need enough downward pressure to keep the board moving forward
Take extremely light cuts while you are getting used to how to feed the board.

For the record… once I got the OPERATOR trained (me) I had to adjust the outfeed just slightly different from what Grizzly said. VERY slightly.

If you’re NOT new…. well I probably shouldn’t be advising you as you probably know more than me :)

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