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Tune-up tip for perfect planing

Your benchtop planer takes a beating in normal use. Give it routine maintenance like the tip below for glass smooth results board after board. Use dust-collection equipment when possible, and use compressed air to blow away debris from the cutterhead, rollers, and table surface with each use. This helps avoid feed rollers that slip, and dimpled wood surfaces that result from feed rollers compressing chips against the workpiece.  
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