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Forum topic by torea posted 07-02-2017 04:58 AM 458 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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torea

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07-02-2017 04:58 AM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly g0505 planer cherry

I have a project coming up that requires 12.5” boards. I have some cherry that fits the bill, but it’s a tad cupped and the surface has a few chips. I want to run it through my planer to flatten and smooth it a little, but I’m worried that it’ll be too much for the machine, since the max width of a board for the G0505 is 12.5”.

Questions: Does anyone have experience planing boards the full width of this machine? Will it be ok if I just go slowly? Any advice for the best way to do this?

Thanks for the help!


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#1 posted 07-02-2017 05:15 AM

It should handle it fine so long as you take it in small passes. Starting with sharp blades will help too.

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#2 posted 07-02-2017 11:52 AM

Clean the rollers too. Should be fine.

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#3 posted 07-03-2017 04:04 AM

Awesome, thank you!

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#4 posted 07-05-2017 04:03 AM

If you don’t joint it first, won’t it come out still cupped after you plane it? The rollers tend to flatten a plank while feeding it through the planer, then the cup reappears after it comes out the other side. (usually). You might try making a planing sled to overcome this.

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