I've had my planer for over a year now and I've had this problem since day one. I don't use it too often so this problem hasn't been a huge deal but I'll throw it out here for any suggestions. First of all the rollers are constantly covered with sawdust chips. Because of this I get little specs on the wood where the chips on the rollers transfer onto the wood. Secondly, about half of the time the rollers do not pull the board through the planer. I have to push or pull really hard to get the board through. I am only taking off about 1/32" each time and the boards are not cupped or warped. I think the two problems might be connected. I wonder if the woodchips on the rollers are preventing the rollers from getting a good grip on the board. As you can imagine this problem is really annoying. It requires a lot of sanding to get the little specs out and I don't like the thought of pushing/pulling my wood through the planer. The rollers are working because I can see them turning. Help!
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