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  • Planning painter wood

    I have recently acquired a tp1300 planer. This is my first planer. I have many board feet of painted 1X8 & 1X6 redwood from a fence that I replaced. What is the opinion on planning painted wood? Thanks in advance for any response and sorry for any or many misspelling.

    MRO

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    Re: Planning painter wood

    Watch for nails. Dulls blades quicker and can cause buildup on blades. Blades are fairly inexpensive, weigh the savings.

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    • #3
      Re: Planning painter wood

      Wear a dusk mask if it is old it may be lead paint,

      Be prepared to replace the blades, Dirt and paint are especially hard on blades, Nails are harder on the blades tho,

      more than likely run ever thing through and remove the paint saw the edges off, and then replace the blades and finish to size,
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      • #4
        Re: Planning painter wood

        Depending on the type of paint, you could put some serious wear on the planer blades. If it's an old school enamel, you could actually chip the blades. If it's a more modern latex the paint gums up when it gets hot (from friction).

        Consider this as an alternative. It's more work, but you'll save yourself money and headache replacing blades..
        - Strip the paint with a chemical stripper, after it's dry, run it through the planer. Let the chemicals do the grunt work getting rid of the paint.

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        • #5
          Re: Planning painter wood

          Many thanks to all of you for your helpfull advice. I will proceed with caution. Redwood is hard to find these days let alone the high price. Have great holidays.

          MRO

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