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Need help getting rid of snipe on this Jet sander and I think it might be on all. I have adjusted the end feed roller every way possible and have did the same with out feed and nothing helps. I don’t like having to cut my boards longer so I can trim off the snipe. Any suggestions would be more than appreciated. Thanks
 

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It could be caused by the weight of the workpiece tipping it up into the abrasive when starting and exiting the sander, which happens to me on my lunchbox planer with longer boards.

If it's happening with smaller boards you can try gluing on some smaller pieces to the sides. This will put the snipe on them and save your expensive stock
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It could be caused by the weight of the workpiece tipping it up into the abrasive when starting and exiting the sander, which happens to me on my lunchbox planer with longer boards.

If it's happening with smaller boards you can try gluing on some smaller pieces to the sides. This will put the snipe on them and save your expensive stock View attachment 396751
Don't use double sided tape! Please don't ask me how I know. :oops:
 

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Welcome to the forum, Willy! I have the SuperMax 19-38 and found that I had to ease off on the pressure rollers more than the manual suggested. That virtually eliminated snipe for me. I get maybe one board in 50 that shows signs of snipe and even that isn't easy to see unless you're really looking for it.

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It could be caused by the weight of the workpiece tipping it up into the abrasive when starting and exiting the sander, which happens to me on my lunchbox planer with longer boards.

If it's happening with smaller boards you can try gluing on some smaller pieces to the sides. This will put the snipe on them and save your expensive stock View attachment 396751
Thanks Doug, appreciate your suggestion. I guess what bothers the most is you pay big bucks for a tool and have to do whatever to get the results you want. 😀😀
 

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Welcome to the forum, Willy! I have the SuperMax 19-38 and found that I had to ease off on the pressure rollers more than the manual suggested. That virtually eliminated snipe for me. I get maybe one board in 50 that shows signs of snipe and even that isn't easy to see unless you're really looking for it.

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David thanks for that suggestion, I will try next time I fire it up.😄😄
 

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Thanks Doug, appreciate your suggestion. I guess what bothers the most is you pay big bucks for a tool and have to do whatever to get the results you want. 😀😀
yup.

I have a Ryobi drum sander that for the life of me I can't get the feed belt to track straight. Looking online I have found that it was a universal problem with that model. It sands great, you just have to learn how to work around it's limitation
 

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Welcome to the forum Willy T.
 

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I have the jet 16-32 and belt always tracked to one side. Replaces with kingsport problem went away.

The snipe could be you are sanding too much at once. I only turn handle 1/8 turn each pass. Takes longer but I get superior results.
 

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I too was going to suggest the feed rate and depth per pass. I have a SuperMax 19-38 and just went through the setup adjustments again as I saw a video, after 3 years, on proper setup and adjustment. Turns out I was very close but it was good to know the proper method and check. Mine has never had any snip so I may actually be very lucky but I also make light passes. Since I have a planer that will go to 13" and an 8" jointer most of my wood removal is done there and finishing the surface will be by hand planing or sanding. In the case of wider boards the 19-38 does an excellent job. I found these videos that really help with sander operations:


But this was an eye opener for me
 

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The untwisting and flattening video is how I've done it ever since I got the SuperMax. The only difference is I use business cards under the high corner when flattening stock. Sometimes I just set them under the corner and sometimes I tape them in place. Good info in these videos.

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