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Forum topic by SteveKorz posted 02-15-2009 11:27 PM 2364 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SteveKorz

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02-15-2009 11:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer infeed outfeed support table question

I have a Craftsman Contractor series planer molder. It has the fixed cutterhead with the metal table that adjusts up and down. When I bought this thing, it didn’t even cross my mind that I would have so much trouble with the infeed/ outfeed support.

I would like to build a support table before and after the cutterhead for the material to ride on. With the adjustable metal table on the planer, I don’t know how to accomplish this. If the metal table was fixed, it would be simple because the infeed/outfeed support would be fixed. But, since mine goes up and down, the infeed/outfeed also must go up and down, level with the metal planer table.

My question is, how do you all solve this problem? I’ve bought some of those rollers on stands, but if I adjust the table, they also have to be adjusted every time to avoid snipe. Is this a losing battle?

Thanks in advance…

Steve

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †


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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 02-15-2009 11:53 PM

I’m not familiar with this model, but if the feed rollers are on top, could you not make a longer auxiliary table that fits atop your metal platen and rides up and down with adjustments. My apology for the wasted post if I’m not getting a clear picture of your dilemma. At least you’ll get a bump back to the top of the pulse page.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#2 posted 02-16-2009 12:49 AM

I’ve tossed a few ideas around, but I hadn’t thought about running the support table all the way thru the planer. I may be able to solve the stability problem of the support table “rocking” on the planers metal platen with some countersunk bolts… Thanks Doug, I’ll have to give that some more thought….

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#3 posted 02-16-2009 01:00 AM

Steve, a picture is worth a thousand words. Why not post some so we can see the problem more clearly.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 02-16-2009 01:13 AM

I just went out and looked at mine and I noticed the two holes in the metal platen. I’ve never noticed them before… LOL… I bet it’s for doing as Doug is suggesting, running the support table thru the planer on top of the metal platen and securing it with bolts thru those holes.

Here’s a pic of the same model that I have that I found on the net….

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#5 posted 02-17-2009 02:13 AM

Steve, all I use is rollers on stands just like you. The trouble is if you build a support either end it would need a height adjustment. I have not thought of anything else but if you come up with a bright idea I would like to know about it.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 02-17-2009 05:05 PM

I use the adjustable rollers on each end. After a couple of passes, I adjust them.

-- "non illegitimis carborundum"

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