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Forum topic by flatboarder posted 10-29-2010 04:49 AM 966 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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flatboarder

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10-29-2010 04:49 AM

Topic tags/keywords: powermatic 15 thickness planer

Hello all you fellow Lumber Jocks, It appears that once again i have gotten myself into a mess. One night not long ago when I was working on my JOINTER, I grabed my Planer to move it out of the way. I grabed the out feed table and when i did the table came loose and since then i have not been able to get the tables and the roller alligned enough ” I Guess” in order to get the snipes out. 3” ’s from the front and 4” ’s from the back. It’s enough to drive me insane. 1/32 for each pass is what I’m getting snipe wize. I hope that that this makes sense . Who knows the trick to get this thing fixed. Here is what i have done so far. First i leveled the tables using a 48” starrett steel straight edge. i was able to get them within .002 all the way accross all three tables. I have set the bottom table rollers from .000 up to .004 ,.001 at a time. I also tried jacking up the in feed table a little. I also placed the straight edge accross all three tables and tried to raise the rollers to where they were just touching the straight edge to see if that was the answer, ” Nope” It was not. I’m very sorry to have to ask for help again, It’s just that I dont know anyone around here, or anywhere else for that matter. My shop and my computer ar not at the same Place so you can feel free to call me If you like at 850-712-3876 anytime night or day. Thanks alot Christopher

-- Ive cut this board three times and its still too short?


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#1 posted 10-29-2010 04:03 PM

I think I read somewhere that the infeed and outfeed tables ends (outboard) should be slightly higher than the center plate. This puts an upward pressure on the board being planed.

This makes sense to me because if I lift the end of the board, as it exits my planer, there is less snipe.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 10-29-2010 04:12 PM

I’ve been trying this and it did help on the out feed side. the problem with the infeed side is that it did help some but not until I raised it up so high that I mean an 1/8” high I thought that was too excessive.

-- Ive cut this board three times and its still too short?

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#3 posted 10-29-2010 05:09 PM

Which planer do you have (DeWalt, PowerMatic, Delta, etc.)?

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#4 posted 10-29-2010 05:10 PM

that does seem a little high to me, too. What brand planer do you have?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 10-29-2010 10:55 PM

I’m sorry guys It’s a Powermatic 15” the 15HH byrd shelix head thanks

-- Ive cut this board three times and its still too short?

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#6 posted 10-30-2010 04:57 AM

I was checking the feed rollers and noticed that on the side where the belt is, ” That will be the left side If your facing the machine from the in feed side” they have about .001 to .002 play in them. up and down movement. The other side has no play what so ever. There also is .001 difference between the right side and the left only on the in feed feed roller the out feed side was dead on. of course unless If you push up on it. I really dont think .001 would make a difference, but them being loose like they are I’m not sure If that could cause a problem.

-- Ive cut this board three times and its still too short?

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