At least some stands have in/outfeed tables that can be tilted slightly
so that the stock enters/exits the planer at a slight angle relative to
horizontal. This counteracts the tendency to snipe.
So if the legs are splayed 10 degree then what angle should the legs
be ripped at, they should not be square but more of a paralellogram
when viewed end on and then would the feet be mitered and beveled at
10 as well?
> So if the legs are splayed 10 degree then what angle should the legs
> be ripped at, they should not be square but more of a paralellogram
> when viewed end on and then would the feet be mitered and beveled at
> 10 as well?
10 degrees fore and aft, 10 degrees side to side.
Wed, Feb 21, 2007, 10:51am (EST-3) firstname.lastname@example.org (mark) doth
A few years ago Norm made a nice basic stand with splayed legs. Does
anyone know what angles to use for the legs and stretchers when they are
to be splayed?
I didn't use plans when I made mine. I just used two pieces of
plywood for the sides, tied together with a "box" at the bottom (to hold
spare blades, etc.), and a piece of plywood on top - all glue fastening.
Very steady, no problems, planer is bolted down. However, I did make it
short enough to use while sitting - bad back and can't take standing
long using it. I never make stuff like that from plans.
When in doubt, go to sleep.
- Mully Small
I don't know anything about the angles for the planer stand, but I built a
wheeled cart (24" deep x 48" wide) and have my planer bolted to one end of
that. My benchtop drill press is mounted on the other end. I added a couple
of drawers underneath to keep my drill bits and accessories, and sanding
supplies in the second one. I store miscellanous items in the space under
Since the cart is on wheels I can easily roll it out when I need it, and
store it up against a wall when I'm not. Works great!
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