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help me to buy a planer portable , any one now any shop or store to buy online ? 

 

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I have a Delta 13" planner I bought from a guy on Craig's List for $100.  I went over to his house to buy a Jet DC-650 dust collector for $40 and mentioned I was looking for a planer, he showed me the Delta and quoted a price.   Both were practically brand new and work great.

Sniping seems to come from the way the board is fed into or exits the machine.  If you don't keep it flat on the table as it feeds into or exits the cut the end of the board will rise slightly into the blades and cause the snipe.  Because the board isn't being pressed flat on the table by both feed rollers (one at the front of the machine and one on the back) it can ride up into the blade.  I added in-feed and out-feed supports that are level with the table to support longer boards as they enter and exit the machine.  This has virtually eliminated the snipe.      

I have a Dewalt 13.5" and had a 12" Delta. Both cut really good, even getting glass smoothe cuts on curly maple (using a simple little trick). To deal with snipe, use a sacrificial board in front and behind each good board. When planing several boards, use the same sacrificial board(s) with all of the good lumber, then lower the head for the next series of sizing cuts. It works. If your good lumber is long, get a buddy to tail-off for you, or else get some supports in place. A big planer is just big bucks for hobbyists and small shop pros. People with 36" planers have other problems like their knives bowing with use (because they don't support the knives in the head properly).

justin waldron said:
I have a 13 inch dewalt planer and it's been good to me for the past 2 years.  They say the knife life is a little shorter compared to most, but they do make aftermarket HSS and carbite tipped blades.  I do agree with David about snipe, but it is what it is, I just cut my lumber longer to begin with and and cut whatever snipe off that's there.  Also, it is nice to be able to walk right into lowes and grab new blades if necessary.   However, if you have the dough for a 2hp or 3hp, that's what you should get, you should always buy more of a tool than less, or you'll be like me and have bought my 4th table saw in 3 years.
In re to snipe, here is a good article. Makes sense.  I have a 12" Delta planer I bought at a garage sale and really it works very well for a lower end model.

I have my eye out on this one. 

http://www.amazon.com/Makita-2012NB-12-Inch-Interna-Lok-Automated/d...

Makita with good reviews. Plus no shipping or tax from amazon.

What is snipe?
What is snipe?
Nipping at the end of the board as it travels either into or out of the planer.  Generally has to do with an incorrectly set up infeed/outfeed table
Bill Schafer said:
What is snipe?
I just bought a Ridged portable. It is 88 lbs. and works quite well. I bought it at Home Depot.

I guess I forgot to post the link. This article has a good explanation and how to address it

http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/understandingsnipe.aspx


Bill Schafer said:

What is snipe?

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