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can you run a 2x6 on edge through a planer, or would that be a problem safety wise? thanks

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Well Bill. Welcome to the forum. I'm not saying its safe and I would not run just one at a time on edge but I have done it 3 or 4 at a time holding the wood together as it enters and exits the planer at the same time as much as possible. This works good on a drum sander also. Be careful with your hands. I will say its best to get more opinions from the guys.

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OK, someone else said that run a few clamped together also...

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I have run a number of pieces through the planer on edge by doing 3 or 4 at a time but I also built a spacer to fill the rest of the space in the planer to keep the pieces being planed from being able to roll. Make the spacer a little less in height than the thickness of the pieces being planed and put a lip on the front to keep it from being drawn into the planer along with the work pieces.
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sounds like a plan. thanks

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A safer bet would be to run the first edge though a jointer so it will be flat and square with the face.
I would even take that farther and take a dust cut with the jointer on the face first then the edge then plane the opposite edge.
2 by lumber can vary in straightness and that could get you in trouble if you shortcut it.

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A safer bet would be to run the first edge though a jointer so it will be flat and square with the face.
I would even take that farther and take a dust cut with the jointer on the face first then the edge then plane the opposite edge.
2 by lumber can vary in straightness and that could get you in trouble if you shortcut it.
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