This woodworker built an extension table for his portable planer and is dead sure it’s flat and level and stable. Nevertheless, he’s getting more snipe than he used to. What’s up?
Ian Kirby: The snipe is a result of incorrect pressure on one or the other end of the rollers inside the machine. You will need to look at your machine manual to see what, if any, adjustments can be made. If there are no adjustments on the machine, try lifting the board from the far end as it exits the machine. That may help. Otherwise, you need to live with the fact that you lose a few inches of wood from each board.