|Forum topic by Tennessee||posted 05-02-2012 04:55 PM||1435 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-02-2012 04:55 PM
I have to admit, when I put burl and quilted wood through my spiralhead Grizzly, it performs beautifully and produces a brilliant finish for a planer. But I just cannot seem to rid this machine of enough snipe to make me happy.
So I Googled this problem, and it seems like a fair amount of the Grizzly Spiralhead Planer buying public shares my woes. I found an interesting solution on a smaller woodworker site in the Carolinas. One fellow suggested taking the outfeed tables to .040” high at the tips. I can do that, no problem, and probably will try tonight or tomorrow. Many of his fellow members replied they had taken their tables as high as 1/16” at the tips. That’s pretty high!
Wondering if anyone else has used this as a solution when you have to run shorter boards. Apparently, it doesn’t help much on long boards, which makes sense.
-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com