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Powermatic 20-Inch Surface Planer
This machine was put into service on August 7, 2019. It replaced the Powermatic Model 15.
The following is posted on and above the machine:
SURFACE PLANER PROCEDURES
Plane wood that has not been carefully inspected for the presence and removal of
, dirt and any other items that would damage the expensive cutters.
Plane wood having
or knots likely to loosen during planing. Prevents possible damage to cutters.
formed my small wood segments intended for turned bowls, etc. Also prevents possible cutter damage.
engineered wood products
such as plywood, OSB, MDF, particle board, fiber board, etc. That stuff dulls the cutters.
Plane wood with any type of
such as paint, polyurethane, varnish, etc. Coatings dull the cutters too.
Plane wood that is
shorter than 8 inches
thinner than 3/16 inch
Make adjustments other than raising and lowering the table.
Make cuts deeper than 1/8 inch.
Plane pieces wood of different thickness at the same time. (Best to plane one piece at a time.)
Operate the machine without first having had a check-out in its safe and proper operation from a club member authorized to conduct that training.
Click on button to view Operating Instructions.
Click on image to watch video.
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