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Posted on Shellacked Board thru Benchtop Planer?

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#1 posted 04-02-2013 05:33 PM

It will dull your knives faster, absolutely. The planer rotor head is cutting into the top of the finished board as the feed rollers push the board forward. Bits of finish will melt as this happens, sticking to the blade and creating more resistance as the blades cut through, heating up the blade, causing more build up. All of that dulls the blades.

But Jay makes a good point, which is the time saved might make it worth it. For a small board with shellac, go with the DNA and a scraper to remove it. If you’re prepping a bunch of reclaimed boards, plane away.

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