15 Inch Planer

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Info and Guides[edit]

Blades: 3x 15 inch HSS blades

How to operate[edit]

  1. Connect the dust collection hose
  2. Set the height of the table. Your board should pass just underneath the metal plate in the middle
  3. If your board is particularly long, set up support rollers on the infeed and outfeed sides to match the current height
  4. Turn the dust collector on
  5. Turn the planer on
  6. Feed your board in straight until the rollers grab it and start to pull it
  7. Move towards the outfeed side to support the end of it as it comes out
  8. Once the board has exited the planer, carry it back to the in feed, adjust the height either an eight of a turn or a quarter of a turn
  9. Make another pass, and repeat steps 6 through 8 until the board is the desired thickness
  10. Turn off the planer and dust collector. Sweep up any chips around the planer. You can leave the dust collection hose connected


  • NO RECLAIMED LUMBER IN THIS PLANER. Talk to Alex or Jeff about using the Dewalt planer.
  • If you put excessive wear on the blades you will be expected to pay for sharpening or new blades.
  • Take light passes on harder woods (1/8 turn)
  • Each pass should be no more than a quarter turn, or 1/32" deep

Useful Videos[edit]

How to Use a Surface Planer | Woodworking - Howcast on Youtube