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Posted on Avoiding tearout on a jointer

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#1 posted 07-06-2009 04:02 PM

I agree that maple is very difficult to joint or plane. I have found that very light cuts WITH the grain are the best. I have also lightly moistened the wood with a wet sponge just prior to jointing will also help to raise the grain and soften it slightly to help in avoiding tearout. The water works well with extremely difficult grain. You can also joint at an angle, dont run the board straight across the blades, angle it slightly

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