|Forum topic by Praki||posted 12-06-2009 05:27 AM||8847 views||1 time favorited||32 replies|
12-06-2009 05:27 AM
A lot of people seem to get snipe from their planers and I really don’t want to ask this question. However, all my attempts to eliminate snipe from my planer have come to naught. I am pretty desperate now and hope there is an LJ who has solved this issue with his/her planer.
My planer (Delta 22-580) is pretty new and very lightly used. It does a super job of planing but also leaves a two-inch long snipe at in-feed and out-feed. I haven’t measured it with calipers but it is readily visible to the eye. I really don’t want to cut off 4 inches from my boards and don’t want to lengthen the board by attaching scrap wood the sides. I have read some claims that the 22-580 works perfectly with no detectable snipe. I would love to get my planer to work like that!
Here are all the things I have tried (my test piece is a 2×4 white pine pice, 18 inches long).
1. Adjusted the in-feed and out-feed tables to be level. Didn’t help.
Here is where I am puzzled. The Delta manual talks about out-feed roller adjustments only! There seems to be nothing that can be adjusted at the in-feed side. How weird is that! In my Utopian vision of planers, I stick in lumber at in-feed and get a beautifully planed lumber at out-feed.
How do I get there? Is there any 22-580 owner who has some clever adjustment tricks? Any hints, tips and thoughts greatly appreciated!
-- Praki, Aspiring Woodworker