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Forum topic by oper80r posted 08-29-2016 08:45 PM 860 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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oper80r

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08-29-2016 08:45 PM

Hey Guys

Hoping you can point me in the right direction. I ran some pine through my planer and it came out looking beat up. Is this do to the blades or is it the wood? Could it be tool adjustment?



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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 08-29-2016 08:55 PM

You may want to reduce the depth of cut and run the board the other way through the planer. One way pulls the grain up, the other will properly shear the grain, think stroking a cat’s back one way, smoothing the fur, the cat will be happy the other way he’ll claw your hand off LOL!

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#2 posted 08-29-2016 09:02 PM

Swap out your knives and take a thinner pass. Also make sure you’re feeding it the right direction as mentioned.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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JAAune

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#3 posted 08-30-2016 12:50 AM

Try a different piece of wood before messing with the planer. Some boards have what’s referred to as “reaction wood” which won’t cut cleanly and leaves fuzz.

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#4 posted 08-30-2016 12:18 PM

Looks like you’re cutting against the grain. Try turning the board around and see if you get the same results.

Also, you might want to clean or lightly stone your knifes. Pine resin has a habit of sticking to cutters when it’s hot and setting up like epoxy.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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oper80r

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#5 posted 08-30-2016 12:19 PM

Thanks guys great tips I’ll provide an update when I try all this info

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GR8HUNTER

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#6 posted 08-30-2016 03:05 PM



You may want to reduce the depth of cut and run the board the other way through the planer. One way pulls the grain up, the other will properly shear the grain, think stroking a cat s back one way, smoothing the fur, the cat will be happy the other way he ll claw your hand off LOL!

- Mark Shymanski

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clin

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#7 posted 11-17-2016 12:27 AM



Well i do a lot of custom writing services and i have never came face to face with the type of issue you are facing so i am a little bemused here, but i think you should have a professional d this work rather than doing it yourself? Just think about this option ok?

- romiyo

That’s some out of the box thinking there. Never would have thought writing services could solve a planer problem.

By the, what did the OP ever do to solve this?

-- Clin

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HorizontalMike

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#8 posted 11-17-2016 12:45 AM

Posts #1 and #2 are dead-on. Don’t get too aggressive, especially if you are planing harder wood. Take minimal passes to keep from tearing out grain and ending up rough. But don’t over-run your planer for too long of a time. I have a current thread about that if you are watching.

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#9 posted 11-17-2016 01:02 AM


Posts #1 and #2 are dead-on. Don t get too aggressive, especially if you are planing harder wood. Take minimal passes to keep from tearing out grain and ending up rough. But don t over-run your planer for too long of a time. I have a current thread about that if you are watching.

- HorizontalMike

I have an 1980s ish Ryobi 10”, I think they were the original lunch box planers. Back when Ryobi made quality tools. I bought used for 80$ about 6 years ago, had the blades sharpened, check the brushes for wear. Not much. I have plained for 30+ minutes on it with Cedar no problems with a 1/32nd+ cut. Cherry the same thing.
I think what happened to yours was a wiring/connection fault, or poorer quality as most have gone too. Without finding where fault stared or what caused it I am only guessing.
If my wood prevaior did not have a 48” planer and drum sander, and just charges minimal and 15 minutes away, I would up grade to the DeWalt 13” for my larger width boards.

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#10 posted 11-17-2016 01:40 PM

Pine does that sometimes especially when your blades are dull and the motor gets bugged down slowing the rotation.

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