I got the Ryobi 13" planer and it snips fairly bad, it didn't come with any
infeed/out feed tables, my question is how big do I build them, 13" wide
obviusely, but how long 13", 15", 17" etc or is it the more the marrier
if its sniping on the tail end of the cut the front edge of the board
is probably dropping a little.
You need to look at the typical length of material you are going to be
I use about 2/3 that length for a support table although full length is
so for 4' material a 4' infeed and 21/2' outfeed is fine .
I made mine out of a single sheet of plywood covered with hardboard. It's
the width of the planner and about 4.5' long. (half sticks out on each side
of the planer). I have a small board attached to the bottom to keep it from
feeding through the planer with the boards.
If I were to make another one, I would raise the ends by inserting a sheet
or two of veneer between the ply and the hardboard to raise the ends by
Anything between 12-20" will help. Also, try to slightly lift the end
of the board when it is just about finished planing. (On the outfeed,
of course).That way, when the back roller is no longer supporting the
board, the board won't "tip".. which causes snipe.
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