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    My 1300 planer is snipeing both ends of boards as they enter and leave the cutter head. I have adjusted both infeed and outfeed tables level with the bed. The problem with alignment is that the infeed and outfeed tables are about 1/16" below the level of the bed when the outside of the tables are parallel with the bed. Can anyone suggest somethng else I might try. It is driving me nuts because all I hear are good reports on these planners.
    Thanks

  • #2
    You actually want the far ends of the infeed and outfeed tables to be slightly HIGHER than the bed. I believe it even says so in the manual. Check out http://www.wwforum.com/faqs_articles/planer_setup.pdf for an excellent discussion on snipe and how to minimize it.

    FWIW, my TP1300 has given me nothing but good results.

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    • #3
      How longa boards are you runnin' through? Make sure you support them in and out. When I run 'em through I push down slightly until I see the board on the other side, and when they come out I keep my eyes and ears open to what the end of the board is doing and adjust out feed from there.Sometimes boards are warped and twisted and you're gonna get a little snipe! Always leave a little extra to be safe and trim off later mine doesn't run perfect.I just enjoy getting the feel for it and conquering it!!! Good luck!

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      • #4
        I'm sorry,I take part of that back! So far my planer has run perfect! but my lumber hasn't always come out of the planer perfect!!!!! that's better LOL!

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        • #5
          Thanks Kevin for the heads up on the alignment article. I will try it and be forever grateful if it solves the problem.

          Al

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          • #6
            Al, manual says the outer edges are level with bed. Also I should've been a little more clear about adjusting the out feed. I should have said I adjust my flip-top stands higher or lower for both infeed and outfeed if it needs it. It depends what the board is like. Take a good look at you lumber first! Good luck!

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