Thickness Planer Problems!
(Sorry for the long read)
I'm new to the site, and hope I am in the right section. I have a few problems with a 12 1/2" thickness planer.
The first problem is that there is a noticable slant in the planed material itself. One side becomes thicker than the other side, which is very noticeable when gluing up thickness-wise. I'm not even sure where to start on this one.
The second problem is that I get about 1 1/4" (varies) of snipe mostly at the end of my lumber with every pass. I notice if the lumber is raised slightly when it is almost all the way through it tends to be a lot less snipe.
The third problem is that the lower/raise crank on top is moving when I put lumber through, and when it is feeding into the planer itself. I gave read some feeds on where to adjust, but pictures are broken.
And lastly, I'm about to give up on this thing and buy another. The problem here is I am dead broke.
Any info or help provided is more than appreciated. I have the manual and I'll try to provide as much information as possible in this and the next few days.
I use the planer a lot, as I do a ton of cabinetmaking. I haven't replaced the blades. The model is a Wen 15 amp 12.5 inch planer; hone depot internet# 206214836.
Any help is appreciated, and I can provide as much information as needed. Thank you ahead of time!