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Forum topic by WalkerTexasRanger posted 02-12-2015 11:47 PM 503 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-12-2015 11:47 PM

I have a Porter Cable PC305TP planer. Unfortunately, when I was planing some boards, one of the old boards had some hidden nails. The good news is that nails were on the bottom side of the board and did not damage the blades. The bad news is that the hidden nails scraped the table top leaving some gouges and burrs. Now, when I plane a board, the raised burrs are causing gouges to be transferred to the new board. What, if anything, should I use to smooth down the rough burr marks? I don’t think the gouged lines are causing any harm; but, is there anything to do with the gouge marks? Thanks WTR

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#1 posted 02-12-2015 11:58 PM

Wet / dry sandpaper. Start with 100grit, then work up to about 600.

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#2 posted 02-13-2015 01:12 AM

Put a cheap chisel in a chisel plane. Or make a chisel plane out of a block of wood.
Then being ever so careful, set the cutting edge exactly flush to the table surface.
Now you can just plane off those pesky burrs.
Finish with some 800 grit wet dry paper wraped around a piece of marble subway tile.

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#3 posted 02-13-2015 02:19 AM

A stone like the one used for sharpening plane knives and chisels. They are cheap and widely available. Lay it flat and move it in a circular fashion lightly over the area. you will feel the difference when the bur has been removed to the surface of the rest of the table.

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