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Forum topic by Dick_Cheney posted 09-30-2016 06:06 PM 418 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dick_Cheney

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09-30-2016 06:06 PM

I got myself a new lunchbox planer. Set up the tables to be higher at the ends than the main table by about 1/16”.
Ran a piece of 2×4 on one side only and measured the snipe with a dial indicator. It says the snipe is about 0.004” on one side and maybe 0.003” on another.

I can see it if I look for it and can feel it but barely. Where does my planer belong to ?

Unacceptable.
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MadMark

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#1 posted 09-30-2016 06:11 PM

Snipe happens.

Always buy your rough lumber a little long and get rid of it with a crosscut. Sometimes good cut planning will eliminate it naturally.

M

-- Madmark - Madmark2150@yahoo.com Wiretreefarm.com

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bondogaposis

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#2 posted 09-30-2016 06:19 PM

I wouldn’t complain about .004” that should be easily removed w/ a ROS and 120 grit paper.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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DirtyMike

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#3 posted 09-30-2016 06:27 PM

Hey Dick, Been quail hunting lately? I would say that is good, chasing thousands down is often a wasted effort.

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HokieKen

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#4 posted 09-30-2016 06:58 PM

.004” is good for a lunchbox planer. If you need a board dead flat, leave it long and cut the snipe off the ends. Otherwise a quick sanding or scraping will make it undetectable.

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

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Jim Finn

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#5 posted 10-01-2016 12:41 AM

You have it pretty close. Try raising the infeed and out feed tables a bit more. That may help.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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