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Veer from the straight path

Veer from the straight path

Feeding boards at a slight angle not only reduces surface chip-out, but also helps limit any snipe to one corner. You can also feed a board at a sharp angle; then straighten it somewhat after a couple of seconds. This only works, however, on benchtop planers with rubber feed rollers. Stationary models with steel rollers will not allow you to straighten a board once it starts feeding.

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billguff1 wrote:

My planer was such a wonderful addition to my shop. Planing wood to different thicknesses brings out such wonderfully surprising grain patterns in woods you wouldn't expect it to. It also allows me to meet specified thicknesses outside of dimension lumber in different cut lists of projects. bill77

3/2/2012 11:39:15 AM Report Abuse
countryjem wrote:

I have used my shopsmith planer for years and and some of these tips will increase my planer use . THANKS

3/2/2012 08:40:18 AM Report Abuse
jjmcbus07 wrote:

I used Cut and Paste to put the 10 tips into a single Word document. You can also save the picture, copy it and paste it into the Word document also.

3/1/2012 08:37:56 PM Report Abuse

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