do you recommend planing varnished wood

I was planning on changing out my cutter blades anyway. Would this damage my planer if I set the cutting height 1/32 or so to remove a build up of varnish on some old reclaimed oak 1x4 boards. tks Dan
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I did exactly this and the planer was fine. Keep the planing light and make sure you properly dispose of the shavings, as they make the shavings highly combustible...

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On Fri, 19 Dec 2003 00:12:07 -0330, "Dan Parrell"

Go for it. Keep the blades afterwards and use them for first passes on recycled timber.
-- Smert' spamionam
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On Fri, 19 Dec 2003 00:12:07 -0330, "Dan Parrell"

That's the reason I originally bought my planner. Got sick of sanding old paint off some lumber. It worked great, the blades were still OK. If you don't have a dust collector of some sort, you may want to consider one now. And watch out for nails! DAMHIKT
John, in Minnesota
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thanks john I have a king dust collection system
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