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How to Build a Shopmade Planer Table

This low-cost adjustable table prevents snipe

Some manufacturers have drastically reduced the amount of snipe created by their benchtop planers, but it eventually comes down to a trade-off. For these tools to be portable, the folding infeed and outfeed tables are kept short, and are prone to misalignment. But by removing the manufacturer’s tables and replacing them with a portable, adjustable, shopmade version, snipe becomes much less of an issue. In his tool review, Portable Thickness Planers, Christian M. Whalen recommends building the infeed/outfeed table he learned about from woodworker Andy Beasley.

Click on the PDF to download dimensions and instructions on how to build the table.

From Fine Homebuilding202 March 16, 2009