I have about 300 sq. feet of used 7/8" thick 6" cedar box car siding
that I intend to mill down to 4" tongue and groove for a ceiling in an
addition. This siding has opaque stain on it. I intend to plane the
unfinished rough side of the boards but was wondering if a single trip
through the jointer (~1/16 off) for the finished side to smooth them
up for their trip through the planer would destroy the jointer blades.
On 7 Oct 2004 07:17:44 -0700, email@example.com (Appkiller) wrote:
Why put them through the jointer if you're going to plane them anyway?
Unless they've got twist (scrap that board) a thickness planer is fine
for preparing both sides.
You'll put some wear on the planer blades certainly. Not so much the
finish, more likely the embedded dirt and grit. I keep my last set of
planer blades around for jobs like this. Then I might put the good
blades back on for the last pass.
They make jointer and planer blades replaceable for a reason. They are
expendable tools. Anything you send through a jointer or planer damages
the blades. Some things at a faster rate then others.
A stain probably isn't going to be any worse on the blades then bare
wood but even if it were, if the job has to be done what difference does
it make if it dulls the blades. To paraphrase, a jointer's got to do
what a jointer's got to do.
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