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Forum topic by Frenchy posted 01-27-2010 09:29 PM 1411 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-27-2010 09:29 PM

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I have used a Dewalt 13 inch planner for many years. Over time, the bed that supports boards as they are fe through has become scratched to the point that it puts scratch marks on the surface of my boards. Anyone have a suggestion how I can re-smooth the surface?


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#1 posted 01-27-2010 10:53 PM

ROS + 240 grit paper

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#2 posted 01-27-2010 11:00 PM

After you clean the scratches, apply some wax so that you protect the surface and allow for a smoother running of your boards thru it…

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#3 posted 01-28-2010 01:23 AM

The other thing that you can do is to cover it up with a 12” piece of melamine shelving. If it is anchored to the planer to keep it from moving around and leveled it provide a smooth bed and will also provide infeed and outfeed support. You will lose 3/4” of planing capacity but, if memory serves me correct, the Dewalt has a 6” maximum capacity.

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