Got a Ridgid 13" planer last year, haven't used it much but, dang, it sure
is noisy. Today I was planing some 1x10x30 pine boards, trying to get them
kinda flat so as to make some simple trivets for campouts. Planed the
boards with the cup side facing down. Taking off a very little.
But, watching the dust going into the DC, I'm really not cutting much and by
lowering the cutting head more it seems like all I'm doing is making more
noise, hardly any more sawdust. So much noise I don't want to do this
outdoors for the possiblility of annoying all my closest neighbors.
I've watched some utube videos, and it looks like I'm doing everything
right, but I feel I'm doing something wrong. Surely my blades aren't this
hopelessly dull by now?
I did clean my blades to remove some built-up residue from previous planing.
I'm contenplating taking my planer down to the Ridgid shop for a look-over,
after all, it's free, but I don't want to look entirely stupid.
It seems to me that the blades might be bouncing the board because of the
cupping. The worst board, cupping-wise, has about 1/8 inch in the middle of
the 10" width.