|Forum topic by texretvet||posted 01-24-2015 01:24 AM||1137 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
01-24-2015 01:24 AM
I have a cheap Ryobi 12 inch planer.
While it seems to work fine in all other aspects, it leaves about an inch of snipe at the beginning and end of each piece unless I precede it with a piece of the same thickness and follow it up with one as well. As I’m sure some of you know this gets really old, really fast.
I extended the in-feed table by 16 inches and the out-feed tables by 24 thinking that would help, but it didn’t.
I have heard some people say that lifting up on a piece as it goes in and as it comes out will help, but it doesn’t seem to on this planer.
I usually just use the method I mentioned above. Or, I just make sure my pieces are longer than what I need, but that is not always possible, and I always feel like I’m wasting wood.
Anyone have any suggestions?
Also, is this just common of all planers? Are there any sub $500 planers that I could upgrade to that wouldn’t have this problem? If not in that price range, what kind of money would I need to spend to move up to something that doesn’t have a problem with snipe?