This "Virtually Snipeless" planer is sniping like a @#&^*%. I've tried extra
outfeed supports and aligning the built in infeed and outfeed tables. Aside
from getting NASA engineers down here to align this thing, what's the trick?
What are you trying to plane? How are you trying to plane it? Are the
knives clean? Are the knives sharp?
For example, I've heard of people getting good results when the infeed and
outfeed tables are at a slight upward angle in relationship to the planer
tray below the cutters.
You may also have some sap in the knives.
I had a similar problem with my planer (different brand). I ended up putting
paste wax on the entire feeding surface. This worked like a charm. It turned
out I had a little sap residue making the wood bind just enough to cause
I'll do a little shilling for John Lucas and his site
http://www.woodshopdemos.com . Look here
http://www.woodshopdemos.com/plan-pm.htm which shows the "carrier" he's
using on his planer. There is an article about what he did to
reduce/eliminate snipe someplace on his site and I can't find it right now,
but the url I gave you shows a picture of it. Maybe if John is lurking
about he can provide a link for that article.
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