New Oliver 16" planer diagonal lines across board.

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Forum topic by bons posted 06-22-2015 03:36 PM 699 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-22-2015 03:36 PM

Anyone who can help. I am breaking in a new Oliver 16” planer. Every other time I run a board through, it has diangonal lines in the form of light indentations all across the length of the board??. I would post pictures but Internet is down and can’t seem to figure out with I Phone. Any suggestions on what is happening here. BTW—it is a helucal cutter. Thx.

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#1 posted 06-22-2015 04:05 PM

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#2 posted 06-22-2015 04:18 PM

It depends on how light and the specific geometry of the cutter head. Most of these cutter heads will leave very faint cutter patterns in the piece, though they should be rather shallow and should sand out easily. Confirming with Oliver is the best course, though.

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#3 posted 06-22-2015 04:21 PM

Sounds like the feed rollers are embossing a pattern on your lumber. Try taking slightly deeper cuts to see if that helps.

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#4 posted 06-22-2015 06:19 PM

You are both correct. I discovered that only happens when I run the same piece without adjusting for deeper cut. The machine seems to be cutting beautifully with no snipe at all. The 5 horse motor is showing no signs of strain at all. Just gliding and cutting nicely. Thx for your help!!


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