Issue with power planer - not coplanar

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Forum topic by ivan7342 posted 09-14-2015 12:50 PM 367 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-14-2015 12:50 PM

Hello guys.

I have to prepare two boards to join them, i dont have a jointer, but i do have a power planer, so i put it sideway on a table, checked that i`ts at 90 degrees and put some guides.
After running the boards, i put one on top of the others and find out there is some space in the middle, both boards are concave instead of straigth

So i check the power planer, put the infeed at 0 and find out that the infeed and outfeed are not coplanar, the outfeed it`s paralell to the body of the machine, but the infeed it`s not, the beggining of it is closer to the body than the end of it (The part closer to the knives)

There is no way to adjust them that i can see, i went to the place that sell them, checked the same model and are all the same.

It`s there any way that i can fix that? i was thinking about adding a guide coplanar and paralell to the outfeed before the infeed so i can bypass it, but dunno if it can work.

The boards i need to run are 50cm long and 4,5cm thick.

Here are some pictures.

Here you can see how i put the tool, but that pic is before i put some extensions for the infeed and outfeed…

And there you can see that the infeed is slighty upwards at the beggining.


Any idea is welcomed!


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#1 posted 09-14-2015 01:22 PM

a hand power planer with its very small surface, in not sure how it would be possible to use it to edge boards. if you start with edges that are concave, with a hand power planer youre going to just keep following that without a long infeed and outfeed table that will support the work, which would keep planing the wave/curve into the edge.
handplaners have their uses, but edge planing isnt one of them imo.
if you have a table saw you can build a ripping sled. i can achieve perfect rips ready for glue up with mine. its good for lumber under 30” long.

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