I have not one issue from this planer until I started making end grain cutting boards. The boards are made of oak and red oak blocks that are 2" cubes or close to this measurement. They are glued together using tight bond II so that the end-grain will be the cutting surface. I try to get the blocks as even as possible but they do vary in height to no more than 1/8th". As the blade touches the board it bites hard removing a good chunk and slings the board a good 4 feet. My guess is that the roller doesn’t have enough contact with the board to hold it against the back pressure from the blade. Maybe the board is wobbling/tilting into the blade and causing this? I have discovered that if I take the belt sander and smooth one side of the board (this takes forever) it will plane with no problem. Any suggestions?
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