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  • Ridges after using planner

    Hello,

    Starting my first project, a dining table, with my new Ridgid tools. Using 2" rough soft maple. Noticed that after I've taken several 1/32" cuts with the 13" planer, there are small grooves left on 25% the face of the board that need to be sanded out. Is this normal?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Ridges after using planner

    You have small nicks in your knives. These can be caused by knots or foreign matter in the wood. On my delta I can shift the knives left or right slightly, this will offset the currently lined up nicks and produce a smooth board. I would loosen the knives and bias one as far to the left as the index pin will allow and the other to the right. If you can not shift the blades left/right you will have to flip them and use the second edge or install your spare set.

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    • #3
      Re: Ridges after using planner

      Thanks WBRooks. This is the first time I've used this tool, is this common for a new planer? Should HD supply new blades?

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      • #4
        Re: Ridges after using planner

        Not normal but it happens, depends on the material you run through it. Sure would not hurt to ask for a new set

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        • #5
          Re: Ridges after using planner

          Flip the blades over, they are double sided. There is a new set under one of the infeed/outfeed tables.
          info for all: http://www.hoistman.com http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/index....wwtoolinfoforu --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

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