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    Quote Originally Posted by davewicks28 View Post
    Hey Phil,

    Could I trouble you to send me a few pics (or post on this thread) of the infeed and outfeed tables and how they're setup? Maybe with a straight edge set up along the length and that sort of thing?

    I am sort of not getting snipe but I know my tables could be better setup and some pics would be super helpful!

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    No dramas David I can do that, might not be for a few days though... I haven't even run a straight edge on this one yet so this could be very informative.

    As this unit was snipe free on the shorter pieces I initially tried I have really just added a support brace under the outfeed table, cut to 0.1mm accuracy... i was going to make it micro adjustable then decided why make it harder than it needed to be The only issue is I made it out of real wood.. oops might have to back track and either cut it from some MDF or just print some up on the 3D printer.

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    Thank you mate. You have my email address I believe so if it's easier for you, email through when you have time or post here so others can also view!

    I definitely need to spend some more time on my unit getting the infeed and outfeed tables better adjusted, but seeing your setup where you're getting very little snipe will make the job that little bit easier! I will say with mine if the timber is fed through at an angle the snipe is greatly reduced, along with lifting the timber up on the way in and out as we all do.

    Look forward to some pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by davewicks28 View Post
    Thank you mate. You have my email address I believe so if it's easier for you, email through when you have time or post here so others can also view!

    I definitely need to spend some more time on my unit getting the infeed and outfeed tables better adjusted, but seeing your setup where you're getting very little snipe will make the job that little bit easier! I will say with mine if the timber is fed through at an angle the snipe is greatly reduced, along with lifting the timber up on the way in and out as we all do.

    Look forward to some pics
    Dave, i'll throw them in the forum but i'm sort of feeling they may confuse more than help.

    I've traditionally got the in/out tables co-planer with the bed and then ensured they didn't flex, by the photo's I wouldn't even call these close

    P3280130.jpgP3280131.jpg

    Here is the outfeed bracing... just a section of wood cut accurately to height, looking at the rulers may need to cut a little bit off.
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    But the confusing bit is that as it is currently set the absolute worst "snipe" i have got is as per the photo, I can't feel that with the fingers nor can i really see it.
    It only became visible when I ran the ROS over the top with 120 grit .... 15 od seconds of sanding had removed it.

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    It's more than good enough to cut to length and then thickness!

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    Morning Phil,

    Thanks for posting mate. I think I may have the outer ends of my table a bit too high so I'll try and set them better to see if I get any better results!

    You're correct in saying that although you can see the snipe it doesn't take a lot to sand it out, that's my experience also. I think I might be chasing perfection on something that's unable to be perfect, but I'll get it as darn close as I possibly can!
    The thicknesser only get used once or twice a week for me so I generally find an excuse to not put more time into setting it up, I just use it and generally get a good result anyway!

    There might be a few gripes others have with the Sherwood thicknesser but it's the first and only thicknesser I've owned and I must say it really is a great unit. I have access through a professional Joiner family member to a 3 phase 20in Carbatec thicknesser, it has the old school blades and the quality of the finish on the Sherwood with the helical head is much better and it meets my needs beautifully.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by davewicks28 View Post
    Morning Phil,

    Thanks for posting mate. I think I may have the outer ends of my table a bit too high so I'll try and set them better to see if I get any better results!

    You're correct in saying that although you can see the snipe it doesn't take a lot to sand it out, that's my experience also. I think I might be chasing perfection on something that's unable to be perfect, but I'll get it as darn close as I possibly can!
    The thicknesser only get used once or twice a week for me so I generally find an excuse to not put more time into setting it up, I just use it and generally get a good result anyway!

    There might be a few gripes others have with the Sherwood thicknesser but it's the first and only thicknesser I've owned and I must say it really is a great unit. I have access through a professional Joiner family member to a 3 phase 20in Carbatec thicknesser, it has the old school blades and the quality of the finish on the Sherwood with the helical head is much better and it meets my needs beautifully.

    Cheers
    For others reading this....

    I could NOT see or feel what is displayed in the photo and it was only after a pass with 120 grit paper on the ROS that it was displayed and it looks more like a single pressure line across the board as the timber is not removed towards the edge. This is in my opinion snipe free .... next time I use it i'll run the dial indicator over it to measure this out of curiosity now.

    Dave, If your in/out tables are higher then they definitely need to be lower

    For all my complaints in this thread let me just say....

    Damn Impressive performance from this unit and a very high recommendation level.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussiephil View Post
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    Damn Impressive performance from this unit and a very high recommendation level.

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    Likewise, a quantum leap over my Hafco 12" unit.
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