Yes, snipe is quite possible, especially on the smaller ones. My 13" planer has fold up tables and it was a bit fo a fiddle to het snipe minimized. Mine required adjusting the tables a bit high at their outer ends to allow for the flex from a heavy board. I actually slightly lift the back end of the work at the beginning and end of a pass to keep snipe to a minimum. I just allow for the snipe area when planing even though the snipe my planer produces can be sanded out.