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Forum topic by AZWoody posted 01-29-2016 01:38 AM 486 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AZWoody

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01-29-2016 01:38 AM

Well today I was planing down some boards and one of the segmented knives chipped and broke off and was embedded in the wood near the end of the planer run. The next pass, I had flipped the board and after running it through, I saw it had gouged the table to the first bottom roller. I found the chip sitting on the cabinet of the machine under the cutterhead.

I’m not that concerned about the gouge but the rough edges of the cast iron that’s sticking up alongside it.
Is that something that can be taken out with a ROS? If so, what grit should I start with for that?
Any other suggestions for something like that?


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#1 posted 01-29-2016 01:43 AM

Hmm… hand sanding with a higher grit than usual to get the gouge mountains down to level? 400 grit or 320 is what I would use since this would be a more… precise sanding. I would not use a ROS for that kind of narrow precision. Hand sanding would be preferred.
Or use a flat head screw driver and wrap the head with the sandpaper, instead of using hand or fingers.

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#2 posted 01-29-2016 01:56 AM

Use a small metal file to knock down the edges. Sandpaper would work, but be much slower. If the chip bugs you, fill it with something like jb-weld and sand flush when cured.

Cheers,
Brad

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#3 posted 01-29-2016 04:02 AM

use a stone like what is used for sharpening chisels ,knives or hand plane blades.

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#4 posted 01-29-2016 04:47 AM

ah… I have great idea! Knowing who I am… sell it to me for $25 and I’ll refurbish it :)

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#5 posted 01-29-2016 03:23 PM

Thanks for the info. I’ll work on it today and see how it goes.

I was thinking of just giving it you Holbs but since you just did such a good job on that other planer, I wouldn’t want all that hard work to go to waste :D

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