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Tune-up tip for perfect planing
Your benchtop planer takes a beating in normal use. Give it routine maintenance like the tip below for glass smooth results board after board.
Clean dust and pitch from the knives using mineral spirits and a clean rag or brass-bristle brush. You’ll most likely need to do this after planing wood with high sap, tar, or oil content, such as pine or teak. Be careful not to cut your fingers on the knife edges.
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