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Forum topic by Jesse posted 02-03-2015 02:40 PM 1688 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-03-2015 02:40 PM

I have the 15” 3 HP 240V Planer with Spiral Cutterhead from Grizzly. I believe model is G0453Z. I really like it, it works well and does what it is supposed to do at a much lower cost than the other brands. The one issue I cant stand is the final outfeed roller is slightly serrated so some of my boards come out with lines in them! Why they would do this I have no idea! The finish plane is great, nice and smooth but they outfeed roller leaves marks!

Has anyone else had and then solved this problem?? I would love to replace that second outfeed with a rubber roller or something, does anyone know where I can find one that fits the Grizzly 15” model? Any other solutions?

Thanks guys, here is the link to my model if it helps at all:

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#1 posted 02-04-2015 01:43 AM

I have noticed that when I take really light cuts but not when I take 1/32 or 1/16”. Try taking heavier cuts to see if that solves the issue for you.

-- Art

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#2 posted 02-04-2015 02:43 AM

Thanks Art, yes if I take very light passes I see stronger marks as well from the in feed roller. Heavier passes remove the in feed marks but the out feed marks are happening after the cut. I’m not sure there is a solution except to replace the out feed roller, has anyone seen an aftermarket item like this that fits the 15” Grizzly?

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#3 posted 02-04-2015 03:31 AM

You might try decreasing the out feed roller pressure. I have the grand-daddy to all these 4 post planers (1982 Rockwell/Invicta), and mine leaves roller marks, but only on the lightest of passes. It’s never caused a problem for me.

Good luck!

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#4 posted 02-04-2015 11:54 AM

I have the Jet version of this planer and the straight knives. It does the same thing. The infeed rollers leave the marks unless you take a deep enough cut.

I also have a DeWalt 735 and use it mostly as a finish planer. It is much better at taking light cuts and I can plane the wood down to withing 0.002”. While this seems a little silly trying to get this precision, it works great when I want the wood to be exactly the same thickness for things like face frames. I thought about getting rid of this planer and just having the 15” but it would just not work out for me.

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#5 posted 02-04-2015 12:32 PM

Have you called Grizzly tech service? They may have an answer, I’m thinking it’s an adjustment to the outfeed roller. I’d bet a lot of money you won’t easily find a rubber replacement roller for it, but that’s also something Grizzly might be able to tell you.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#6 posted 02-04-2015 12:36 PM

I have the same planer and it will also leave the serrated marks unless I take a little more cut than a shave. I don’t think there is a replacement roller.
It doesn’t pose a problem as long as you know about when it will appear. It really is a thin cut when they appear. I learned, and now can get any thickness I want without the marks.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#7 posted 02-04-2015 09:16 PM

The depth of the pass has no bearing on the marks I am referring to. I believe the marks you guys are talking about are marks left by the more aggressive serrations on the in feed roller. If you take a light enough pass that it does not cut away those marks you are seeing marks left on the board. I am seeing smaller, more fine serration marks on my board left from the out feed roller, after the cut pass has taken place.

I did call Grizzly and they suggested that maybe easing the pressure on the out feed roller may alleviate some of the marks. They do not have a rubber or smooth replacement for their 15” model though. I am going to try and adjust the pressure on the out feed roller and see what happens. Otherwise I will sell it and buy a different brand with an out feed roller that is not serrated I guess. I don’t want machine marks left on the board, I got the spiral head cutting version so I could use this as a finish planer.

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