|Forum topic by MrDan||posted 01-17-2011 02:34 AM||3678 views||1 time favorited||10 replies|
01-17-2011 02:34 AM
So I finally got fed up with the crappy infeed/outfeed support tables that Delta provided with my 22-540 and I built a long, semi-permanent table to address the issue of snipe and lack of support for long boards.
The problem is now I’m getting double snipe on the leading end of my boards and also the usual snipe on the trailing end too. Has anyone ever had this and how do I get rid of it? I’ve done many hours of searching online for tricks to remove snipe, but I only find the normal 2” of snipe on the leading and trailing ends of boards, not double snipe up front.
Here’s a pic to show what I’m talking about. I’ve marked the location of the snipes with a marker for clarity:
I followed the plan from the March/April 2006 issue of Fine Woodworking by Andy Beasley. I used 3/4” melamine instead of the 1/2” mdf that he recommended and shortened the length of the bed to 4’ due to the size of my planer bench. Here it is:
I’ve elevated the outside edges of my tables to create about an 1/8” “U” shape to them but that didn’t help at all.
Now I know that I can use scrap boards in front of and behind my work piece and also just cut off the snipe after planing (too wasteful for me) but I know that MANY people have planers that do not snipe and I strongly believe that it’s just a matter of proper adjustment to make machines function properly—we shouldn’t have to live with the evils of nasty snipe—especially double snipe.
Any thoughts, comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
My question is: Can I make any adjustments to the machine itself to address this? The manual does not mention anything about built in adjustments (not surprisingly).