My planer is prone to small sniped endsbut there it is on both ends. Planer snipe is when a planer cuts a little bit deeper at the beginning or end of a long board.
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Jointer snipe thanks for all the feed back vince confirms what my research after the post points to the snipe is on the end of the boardsorry if my wording was confusingvinceyour wording hit homei could literally feel the board dropping off the in feed tablei also know the tables are not co planerand the knives are dull.
Jointer snipe at end of board. Every time i edge joint a board i get snipe at the end. After the first 4 inches and before the last 4 inches its perfectly straight. I am having some trouble with my jointer.
Ive never had this happen on my jointer out of the hundreds of boards that have been run over that thing. The end result is a board that is just a hair thinner at the leading and trailing 3 4 inches. Lots of time i dont bother with it but when i need a smooth board with no snipe this is the trick.
I dont know if its me the machine or normal. I have a dj20 i got used from cl and have not adjusted the tables at all. The effect is usually quite subtle but if you run your fingers along the board you can usually feel a slight step.
On my last pass i noticed a section of snipe on the end that passed over the blades last probably 3 4 inches long but only on that end. Snipe at the end of your cut is a textbook case of the outfeed table being too low. Also the snipe is confined to an inch or two at the end of the board.
If you raise the outfeed table too much you will find that the jointer will not be cutting at the end of the pass resulting in a board that is tapered smaller in the beginning of the pass. Snipe occurs when the board lifts slightly due to the fact that it is only being held down by this single roller. Snipe nearly always occurs on the jointer at the trailing end of the board.
If you raise the outfeed table too much you will find that the jointer will not be cutting at the end of the pass resulting in a board that is tapered smaller in the beginning of the pass. Most often this is caused by the outfeed table being lower than the knives when they are at the top of their arc. If you are making large planer runs you can but one to the other and only snipe the first and.
Shining a light on the board at a low angle also reveals it. Snipe at the end of your cut is a textbook case of the outfeed table being too low. When jointing 30 inch boards my jointer is taking off 116 inch more material at both the front and back of the board in the first and last 4 inches.
But at the beginning and also at the very end of the pass the board is only being held down by one roller.
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