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Forum topic by Charlie75 posted 12-17-2014 08:40 PM 764 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Charlie75

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12-17-2014 08:40 PM

I have a question about my jet planer. When I in feed a piece of lumber often the rollers that pull it through start to slip and I get snipe in the middle of my lumber. I assume this to be a problem with the rollers themselves. My question is what can I do if anything. Are these rollers replaceable or fixable? Some time in the future I plan on replacing the planer but it’s not in the budget right now.

Thanks in advance.
Charlie

-- Charlie75, Alto


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jmartel

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#1 posted 12-17-2014 08:44 PM

Clean the rollers and wax the bed of the planer. That should help.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#2 posted 12-17-2014 10:00 PM

DULL BLADES! Yep, when the blades are dull, the rollers are trying extra hard to push the stock through. There is extra resistance so the rollers slip and leave black marks or divots.
In thousands of feet of lumber, I have never actually had to clean my rollers. Waxing the bed will help for a short while, but replacing or sharpening the blades is the fix.
Best of luck with it.

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#3 posted 12-17-2014 11:40 PM

Thanks guys. Makes sence that dull blades might do it. I really should replace the blades. they have been sharpened two or three times.

-- Charlie75, Alto

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#4 posted 12-18-2014 12:11 AM

Don’t skip over that comment about waxing the bed. That gave me double blade life all by itself. I draw a few lines on the plate with a bar of beeswax every time I plane and improved the skipping problem.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#5 posted 12-18-2014 01:26 AM



Don t skip over that comment about waxing the bed. That gave me double blade life all by itself. I draw a few lines on the plate with a bar of beeswax every time I plane and improved the skipping problem.

- Dave G

Thanks Dave. I’ll give it a hot. Will parafin work?

-- Charlie75, Alto

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#6 posted 12-18-2014 09:27 AM

I’m sure it will. I think soft paste wax would not work as well because it would rub off right away. As long as you can see the lines you draw with the candle or whatever then you’re getting lubrication.

I started using beeswax for three reasons: 1) I had a bunch leftover and I don’t want to waste it and 2) It’s a proven wood finishing compound 3) I like the smell

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#7 posted 12-19-2014 12:48 AM

Dry lube (various brands) also is good for making tables slippery. Don’t get it on your feed rollers, though.

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